11 February 2010 Edition

Bill for Dublin Mayor must include democratic reform

11 February 2010

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh says the promised legislation to provide for the direct election of a Mayor of Dublin must include democratic reform of local government. Free article

TG4 revisits execution of George Plant

11 February 2010

A docudrama series called Ceart agus Coir is currently broadcasting on TG4, investigating capital punishment in Ireland since the establishment of the State and re-enacting old murder cases from the first half of the 20th century. Free article

Catalan weekend in Belfast

11 February 2010

Around 100 people participated in a series of events discussing the Catalan struggle for independence and celebrating Catalan culture last weekend in Belfast. This included about 40 young people who travelled to Ireland from the Catalan Countries to take part in a political lecture, a dinner and concert, and a tour of republican Belfast. Free article

Céad míle fáilte in Munster

11 February 2010

Councillor Johnny Griffen, who was elected as an independent member of Mallow Town Council last June and recently joined Sinn Féin, was formally introduced to the party at the Munster Cúige AGM. Free article

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25th anniversary of shoot-to-kill deaths

11 February 2010

Memories are still raw in Strabane about the terrible events that took place in the early hours of 23 February 1985, when three young local IRA Volunteers Charlie Breslin (aged 20), and brothers Michael Devine (aged 22) and David Devine (aged 16) were summarily executed by British State Forces in a pre-planned shoot-to-kill operation in a field overlooking the Head of the Town area of their home town. Free article

Wicklow Haiti appeal

11 February 2010

Sinn Féin members last week took to the streets in Bray, County Wicklow, in a bid to raise funds for Haiti. Free article

Fermanagh republicans mark Brookeborough raid

11 February 2010

Despite the cold weather, hundreds of republicans from all over Ireland gathered outside Roslea, County Fermanagh, on Sunday to commemorate the Pearse Column's 1957 raid on Brookeborough RUC barracks. Free article

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