20 May 2010 Edition

€1m medical aid to Cuba sent from Dublin

20 May 2010

A GROUP of volunteers from Dublin Sinn Féin gathered in Inchicore to help load a container of hi-tech medical equipment destined for Cuba worth an estimated one million euro! Free article

Celebrating 'The Women of Struggle'

20 May 2010

"A VERY comradely initiative" is how guest speaker Barry McElduff MLA described Ógra Shinn Féin's 'Celebrating the Women of Struggle' dinner dance in Strabane on Saturday night. Free article

Standing ovation for relatives as British trades councils back independent inquiry into Ballymurphy Massacre

20 May 2010

TWO relatives of people killed by the British Army in the Ballymurphy Massacre were campaigning in Blackpool at the weekend as guests of the Annual Conference of Trades Union Councils. Free article

Castebar Council votes solidarity with Palestinian people

20 May 2010

CASTLEBAR Town Council has unanimously backed a motion tabled by Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane urging the Town Manager not to sign any new or renew any existing contracts with French multinational Veolia while the company supports Israel's illegal occupation of the West Bank. Free article

O'Neill slams closure of A&E in Mid-Ulster and Whiteabbey

20 May 2010

HEALTH MINISTER Michael McGimpsey's decision to close the A&Es in the Mid-Ulster and Whiteabbey hospitals has been slammed by Sinn Féin MLA for Mid-Ulster Michelle O'Neill, the party's spokesperson on Health. Free article

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Youth unemployment conference to be held in Dublin

20 May 2010

ÓGRA Shinn Féin has announced details of their forthcoming National Youth Unemployment Conference, to be held in the Teachers' Club in Dublin on Saturday, June 5th, at 11am. Free article

Mid-West community urged to get behind Limerick City FC in clash with FAI over Barcelona match

20 May 2010

TDs, councillors, trade and community groups across the mid-West have been called on by Sinn Féin Councillor Maurice Quinlivan to get behind Limerick City FC in their clash with the Football Association of Ireland over who gets to stage a match with the famous Barcelona FC first. Free article

Campaign to keep Athlone nursing home open

20 May 2010

THERE is widespread disgust and anger at the proposed closure of a nursing home by the Health Service Executive in Athlone. The plan to shut Loughloe House, which was built in 1979, has come as a huge shock to the residents and their families with some describing the move as a modern-day eviction. Free article

Community celebration for ex-Councillor Margaret McClenaghan

20 May 2010

FORMER Sinn Féin councillor Margaret McClenaghan was the guest of honour at a presentation held in north Belfast last Friday night, May 14th. The Ardoyne woman stood down from Belfast City Council just before Easter due to ill-health. But she was fighting fit last Friday as she walked into the Glenpark Inn to the tumultuous applause of her many friends and comrades. Free article

Strabane 'out of hours' cuts plan taken up by Patients' Council

20 May 2010

THE Patients and Clients' Council has now taken up local concerns about plans to cut local GP out-of-hours medical services in Strabane and Limavady, according to Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Claire McGill. Free article

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