6 May 2010 Edition

BOBBY SANDS LECTURE: Bobby Storey, Chairperson of Belfast Sinn Féin

6 May 2010

BELFAST SINN FÉIN chairperson Bobby Storey addressed the annual Bobby Sands lecture held in the Andersonstown Social Club on Sunday, May 2nd. The annual lecture was part of a series of events over the past week, attended by several hundred republicans, to commemorate the lives of the 10 men who died in the 1981 Hunger Strike. Free article

Still seeking justice for Nora McCabe

6 May 2010

THE Belfast High Court last week declared that charges should have been considered against RUC officers involved in the killing of Belfast mother-of-three Nora McCabe in July 1981, during the Hunger Strike. Nora's husband, Jim, writes about why he took the case. Free article

10,000 unemployed in Clondalkin - urgent action needed

6 May 2010

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT can be tackled if the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government show some imagination and action, Sinn Féin's Eoin Ó Broin told a public meeting in Clondalkin, Dublin, last week on 'Ending the Jobs Crisis'. Free article

British Army recruiting by FÁS agency questioned in Dáil

6 May 2010

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen is under pressure from a Dáil question by Sinn Féin to explain why and how the state's FÁS jobs agency in Limerick became involved in advertising for the British Army through a jobs club in clear contravention of the Hague Convention on neutrality and the state's own Defence Act, which makes it a criminal offence to recruit Irish citizens to a foreign army. Free article

Minimum wage defence launched

6 May 2010

THE minimum wage is now in the Irish Government's firing line but last Thursday, ahead of events to mark International Workers' Day and in front of the Dáil, Sinn Féin TDs Martin Ferris and Aengus Ó Snodaigh launched Sinn Féin's national leafleting campaign to fight what they called "another disastrous governmental attack on the low-paid". Free article

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Right to Work rally next Tuesday

6 May 2010

UNITE has thrown its support behind the Right to Work Campaign, a coalition of young unemployed, trade unions, workers, community groups and other parties looking to press for greater effort on jobs and services from the Irish Government. Free article

CRH's Dun Laoghaire AGM the focus of Israeli divestment campaign

6 May 2010

AS we go to print, the AGM in Dun Laoghaire of Cement Roadstone Holdings, the Irish multinational building materials firm, was the focus of the campaign to have its shareholders demand that the company divest itself of any involvement in apartheid Israel. Free article

New play about the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strikers

6 May 2010

IN DUBLIN in 1984, the economy was failing, unemployment was rife and 10 young women and one young man were about to change the world. In July, a shop worker on Henry Street refused to sell South African fruit to a store customer as part of the anti-apartheid economic boycott and was suspended. Ten colleagues followed her out on strike; they thought it would last two weeks - it went on for nearly three years. Free article

Countdown to 'Celebrating the Women

6 May 2010

A LIMITED number of tickets are available for the much-anticipated national 'Celebrating the Women of Struggle' dinner dance in the Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, on Saturday, May 15th. Free article

Rain fails to dampen spirits as Border Campaign is remembered

6 May 2010

I'M SURE Kevin Myers must have thought his prayers were answered on Sunday morning when dark clouds hung menacingly over the good people of Enniscorthy. Thankfully, Irish republicans are a more resilient lot. As it turned, out the dark clouds, which turned into pouring rain in the afternoon, not only failed to dampen the spirits of the hundreds of people who gathered in the County Wexford town for the unveiling of a new monument honouring those who took part in the IRA's Border Campaign of 1956-1962 but instead added to the poignancy of the occasion. Free article

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