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‘Make a stand’ - SF

adamsjimlarkin.jpg In the last pre-election rally, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams vowed his party would stand up for Irish citizens against bad government and bad government decisions.

Published February 25, 2011

Historic election is underway

ballotbox.jpg Polling stations will remain open until 10pm on Friday in what is sure to be one of the most significant Irish elections in recent times. Voting has already begun on Ireland’s offshore islands.

Published February 25, 2011

Final insult for McGurk’s massacre families

mcgurksbar2.jpg The memories of the 15 McGurk’s bar victims have been vindicated by a new report on the atrocity, but relatives of the dead and injured are still angry over a shocking response to the report by the current PSNI police chief Matt Baggott.

Published February 25, 2011

Stormont parties squabble over coalition carve-up

stormontstatue.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has accused two parties within the struggling Stormont Executive of trying to cut his party out of the Six-County administration.

Published February 25, 2011

Date set for Pearse Jordan inquest

pearsejordan.jpg An inquest into the death of unarmed IRA man Pearse Jordan, shot by police in west Belfast almost 20 years ago, may be held in October.

Published February 25, 2011

Libyan rescue bid ends in fiasco

libyaplane.jpg An attempt to evacuate desperate Irish citizens fleeing from the chaos of Libya’s descent into civil war failed on Wednesday night.

Published February 25, 2011

The return of Tweedledee?

finegael.jpg Fine Gael is likely to be in a position to form a new Dublin government next week as opinion polls show Sinn Fein, Labour and Fianna Fail now in the race for second place in Friday’s 26-County general election.

Published February 21, 2011

Gerry McGeough ‘jailed for his beliefs’

gerrymcgeoughposter.jpg A former member of the Sinn Fein leadership has been put behind bars in Maghaberry Prison after being convicted for an IRA action 30 years ago.

Published February 21, 2011

Sinn Fein in campaign overdrive

sfelectionbillboard.jpg With less than a week to go, Sinn Féin has sharply escalated its 26-County general election campaign by outlining key policies in a number of high-profile media events.

Published February 21, 2011

Breakaway groups struggle to assert role

realsinnfein.jpg A Republican Sinn Fein breakaway group elected a leadership for itself at a gathering of the organisation at the weekend.

Published February 21, 2011

Monument to Brendan Hughes destroyed

hughesmemorialsmashed.jpg A granite monument in honour of former IRA hunger striker Brendan ‘The Dark’ Hughes has been vandalised within days of being unveiled.

Published February 21, 2011

Coins marked as ‘RIRA’ currency

riracoin.jpg Dissident republicans in Belfast are engraving pound coins with the initials of the breakaway ‘Real IRA’.

Published February 21, 2011

Gerry McGeough convicted by Diplock court

Promiment Tyrone republican and former Sinn Fein Ard Chomhairle member Gerry McGeough has been found guilty of taking part in an IRA attack on a British soldier in August 1981

Published February 18, 2011

‘Down here’, backs are up

rtedebate11.jpg Political campaigning ahead of the general election has heated up significantly following Monday night’s televised leaders’ debate, which saw sharp clashes between Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin.

Published February 15, 2011

Fine Gael attacks Irish language education

gaeilgeprotest.jpg A shock Fine Gael proposal to abolish the compulsory teaching of Irish if put into power in this month’s 26-County general election has provoked spontaneous protests in Dublin.

Published February 15, 2011

EU to insist on punitive interest rate

ollirehn.jpg The European Union has demanded “continuity” in government economic and fiscal policy following the 26-County general election on February 25th.

Published February 15, 2011

Inequality at Bombardier

bombardier.jpg One of the British government’s high-profile beneficiaries remains an overwhelmingly Protestant-staffed company, it has emerged.

Published February 15, 2011

McGuinness escapes air disaster

corkplanecrash.jpg Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness escaped death in a plane crash on Thursday, thanks to a last minute change of plan.

Published February 11, 2011

‘Censorship’ over television debate plan

gilmoremartin.jpg The first major television debate of the 26-County election campaign - between Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore - saw sharp and energetic exchanges on budgetary policy, the EU/IMF bailout and the introduction of the bank guarantee.

Published February 11, 2011

Lenihan leaves a ten billion euro question

lenihan.jpg A decision by the Dublin government to defer the recapitalisation of the banks until after the 26-County general election has been condemned as ‘a stroke’ by the opposition parties.

Published February 11, 2011


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