Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Bugging and surveillance – a cause for concern

by Gerry Adams.

Bugging devices in all shapes and forms, tracking devices to monitor movement, and remote controlled surveillance cameras were all an integral part of the British government’s war in the north. Over the years they were found in the homes of republican activists, under floor boards and cabinets, attached to wooden beams in attics, and hidden […]

Pat Finucane: 25 years later the search for truth continues

by Gerry Adams.

The story of Pat Finucane has been told and retold many times. He was one of almost 4,000 citizens to die as a result of the war in the north. Pat was also one of hundreds, perhaps over a thousand, to die as a consequence of state sponsored collusion between British state forces and unionist […]

The state of Labour in Ireland

by Neil Warner.

Politics in Ireland seems to be in a peculiar situation these days. While the public mood has , even according to mainstream commentators, been moving to the left in recent years, the Irish Labour Party has been moving determinedly to the right, while dissent and discussion in the party is tolerated less and less. Polls […]

Pat Finucane and the Smithwick Inquiry report

by Gerry Adams.

Eight years after it was established, the report of the Smithwick Tribunal was finally published on Tuesday evening.  I want to commend Justice Smithwick for his hard work of many years. I am very mindful that at the heart of the Smithwick Inquiry there are two bereaved families and I hope the report helps bring […]

Sinn Féin opposed to austerity, North and South

by Declan Kearney.

Mike Penning, former Tory Northern Ireland Office minister, and now Work and Pensions Minister flew briefly into Belfast last week on a mission. He threatened that unless his government’s cuts agenda is implemented here, penalties will be imposed on the Executive. Incredibly he said welfare cuts was a matter of fairness. He arrogantly accused those of us […]

The past cannot be an obstacle to the future

by Gerry Adams.

November 8 was the anniversary of the 1987 Enniskillen bomb attack in which 11 people were killed in an IRA bomb attack. Just before I left Belfast to travel to the USA I was interviewed for a documentary on the Ballymurphy Massacre in August 1971 in which 11 people were killed by the British Parachute Regiment. […]

Adams and Powell to address Ireland conference in London

by Newsdesk.

A conference in London next month will see Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and others address a series of themes relating to the place of Ireland in the twenty-first century. Titled “Towards a new Ireland – a new phase of the peace process”, the conference, hosted by Sinn Féin, will consider the economic future of the […]

Austerity is hurting Ireland, north and south

by Conor Murphy.

People in Ireland are struggling under the impact of austerity policies. So too are people in Britain. We often have more in common than we think. In many countries in the Euro Area the ‘Troika’, the EU Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF have imposed very harsh austerity measures. But in 2008 the […]

The Good Friday Agreement and the promise of a new society

by Gerry Adams.

On the signing of the Good Friday Agreement George Mitchel famously said that that was the easy bit. The hard part was going to be implementing it. And he was right. The twists and turns from April 10th 1998 to April 2013 have been many. At times the process has collapsed. At other times it […]

Join Irish trade unionists on the St Patrick’s day parade tomorrow

by Newsdesk.

There will be a trade union presence on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in London tomorrow, Sunday 17th March. The occasion is to commemorate the 100 years since the “Dublin Lockout!” This event was an important epoch in the history of Trade Unionism in Ireland as the anniversary is being promoted by the Dublin Trades […]

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