8 April 2010 Edition

Maghaberry prisoners must be treated with respect

8 April 2010

Following protests in Maghaberry Prison at the weekend, Sinn Féin Assembly member Carál Ní Chuilín has called on the prison authorities to treat republican prisoners held there with respect and dignity. Free article

Gone but not yet forgotten

8 April 2010

Almost without exception, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) passed without notice last week. An article in the Belfast Newsletter and a parade in Ballymena were not insignificant but neither could disguise the fact that the commemoration of an organisation, once integral to the Orange State, could no longer command its former place within civic society. Free article

Adams urges support for Basque initiative

8 April 2010

Following a recent public commitment by the Basque pro-Independence group, Abertzale Left, to use 'exclusively political and democratic means and the total absence of violence to attain its political goals' a group of international leaders have published a statement calling on ETA to support a permanent ceasefire and for the Spanish government to respond positively to such a declaration. Free article

Anderson submits response to Bill of Rights consultation

8 April 2010

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Equality and Human Rights Martina Anderson MLA last week handed over Sinn Féin's formal submission to the consulation on a Bill of Rights for the North. She was joined by head of the party's Equality and Human Rights Department, Vincent Parker. Free article

New edition of Iris launched

8 April 2010

Mícheál Mac Donncha, editor of the republican magazine Iris, is pictured with TDs Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Aengus Ó Snodaigh at the launch of the latest issue of the publication, which focuses in particular on James Connolly and the centenary of the publication of his seminal Labour in Irish History Free article

Cullinane selected as Waterford candidate

8 April 2010

At a recent selection convention, Waterford City Councillor David Cullinane was selected as the party's candidate in a bye-election triggered by the resignation of Martin Cullen or at the next General Election. Cullinane said a bye-election would put Waterford centre stage and allow the county to seriously impact on national politics. Free article

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