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Sinn Féin Poll Surge (Free article)

2 March 2012

THE Behaviour and Attitudes survey for the Sunday Times shows Sinn Féin support in the 26 Counties jumping four points to 25%, making it the biggest challenger to Fine Gael (32%), ahead of Fianna Fáil (dropping four points to 16%) and the Labour Party down to 10%. (Independents — ranging across the political spectrum from Left to Right — stand at…

All Party Committee calls on Minister to halt plans for Single Working Age Payment (Free article)

14 March 2012

On Tuesday (March 13) an All Party Oireachtas report published today said that if Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton goes ahead with her plan to introduce a Single Working Age Payment, the ratio of jobseekers to vacancies could more than double.

Calls for explanation of €30million spend on Garda firearms training (Free article)

14 March 2012

The Government has been asked to explain why the Garda spend on weapons has increased ten-fold between 2010 and 2011. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Jonathan O'Brien TD, put the question to the Minister for Justice after it was revealed in a Parliamentary question that not only had the spend on firearms rocketed in the last year…

Youth unemployment: Gerry Adams addresses national youth conference (Free article)

2 June 2010

GERRY ADAMS has told Sinn Féin's National Youth Committee meeting in Dublin's inner city that the Government is doing nothing to address youth unemployment while Sinn Féin has set out proposals to get 50,000 under-25s off the dole, including a specific youth jobs fund to create 20,000 new jobs. "We cannot stand by and let the skills…

16,000 'Greetings from the dole' postcards delivered to Dublin Government (Free article)

7 June 2010

Sinn Féin’s ‘Jobs for the Unemployed’ campaign saw the delivery of over 16,000 postcards to Government buildings in Dublin on Wednesday. The postcards demand action on creating jobs and were launched by the party earlier this year as part of an extensive campaign on unemployment. The party’s elected representatives arrived in Dublin with…

Where are the Luddites when you need them? (Free article)

7 June 2010

'AN PHOBLACHT' began publishing as a monthly, I think, in 1970, around the same time that the Belfast-based 'Republican News' came on the streets. My mate Peter and I in our teens, and just after the Falls Curfew, used to sell Rep News from under our coats as people came out of St Paul’s Mass. It’s hard to believe, given the public display…

Rejuvenated and re-energised - An Phoblacht monthly new prices (Free article)

23 June 2010

By now, many of our readers will know that An Phoblacht will launch as a new monthly on 24 June. The paper is adapting, like most print media, to the phenomena of online media and is also changing its format - the new monthly edition will be crammed with interesting features, interviews and analysis. This edition will complement the vastly…

Cuban delegation meets Sinn Féin in Belfast and Dublin (Free article)

23 June 2010

Sinn Fein hosted a delegation from Cuba at the annual Cairde Sinn Fein in Belfast at the weekend. The delegation joined over a thousand guests at the Europa Hotel for the evening event. The group had met the Sinn Féin TDs in Leinster House earlier in the week. The Cuban Ambassador to Dublin Terecita Trujillo accompanied government…

Dublin's Dolphin House breaches UN standards (Free article)

23 June 2010

A meeting of residents at Dolphin House, organised to highlight the living conditions in Dublin Corporation flats, was told this week that that UN standards on housing are being breached in Dolphin House. Councillor Criona Ní Dhálaigh attended and spoke at the meeting, and said Dolphin House is by no means unique in these living conditions.…

Harrison Ford and saving Seán Mac Dermott Street Swimming Pool – The Mary Lou McDonald Column (Free article)

24 June 2010

THINGS got controversial at the Save Our Swimming Pool campaign fund-raising quiz the other night. It was the picture round. No one could figure out who the angry-looking man in the grainy photograph was. One person – who I will not name (yet) – swore that it was Harrison Ford. It wasn’t. It was Ivor Callely. Fianna Fáil Senator Callely…

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