15 April 2010 Edition

Call for universal single-tier healthcare system

15 April 2010

Speaking on Wednesday at a conference in Dublin on 'Financing Universal Healthcare in Ireland', organised by the Adelaide Hospital Society, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Sinn Féin Dáil leader and spokesperson on Health & Children called on Health Minister Mary Harney to scrap her plan to impose prescription charges on medical card patients. Legislation to impose the charges of up to €10 per month is due to be published this month. Ó Caoláin reaffirmed Sinn Féin's demand for a single-tier universal healthcare system funded from fair and progressive general taxation. We carry here an edited version of his speech to the Conference. Free article

Bord Pleanála approves destruction of Moore Street

15 April 2010

The National Monument at 14 to 17 Moore Street, last meeting place of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, is under its greatest threat after An Bord Pleanála approved planning permission for a massive shopping mall development by chartered Land Ltd. which will reduce the historic site to a façade, engulfed by a shopping mall. Free article

Current law bans sale of 'legal highs' to under-18s

15 April 2010

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, has said provisions contained in the Childcare Act 1991 can be used by Gardaí and the Courts to address the sale of a number of so-called legal highs to persons under 18. And, according to Ó Snodaigh, this legislation could be easily and quickly amended to prohibit the sale of all of these drugs to persons under eighteen. Free article

Election exposes Orange politics and Unionist confusion

15 April 2010

Political interference by the Loyal Orders has been slammed by Sinn Féin's Alex Maskey as involvement in a blatantly sectarian "carve up". The Belfast MLA was commenting after an open letter from the Orange Order and Royal Black Preceptory in Sandy Row appeared in the Newsletter. Free article

Dalkey oil find - time to claim our rights

15 April 2010

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Natural Resources Martin Ferris TD, has said that the announcement of a significant oil find off Dalkey Island, County Dublin once again highlights the need for a radical change in the manner in which off shore exploration is managed and taxed. Free article

Plé ar an Stráitéis ag Ard Fheis CnaG

15 April 2010

Labhróidh an tAire nua Gnóthaí Pobail, Comhionannais agus Gaeltachta, Pat Carey, TD, ar na deiseanna atá ann do Chonradh na Gaeilge i Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge an Rialtais ag oscailt oifigiúil Ard-Fheis an Chonartha san Óstán Strand, Luimneach ag 9.00in oíche Aoine, 16 Aibreán 2010 Free article


15 April 2010

More Easter Commemorations from around the country Free article

Fógraí bháis: Chrissie Heffernan

15 April 2010

Life-time republican and community activist Chrissie Heffernan passed away recently after a battle with illness. A large funeral on the Tuesday after Easter heard Chrissie's friend and colleague Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Crowe remember the Liberties woman with pride and extend condolences to the Heffernan family on behalf of the thousands of republicans who experienced the kindness of Chrissie and her partner Vinnie over decades of work for the republican cause. Free article

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