Seán Treacy Commemoration – Mary Lou McDonald

Sunday 15th October, 2017.

The text of the oration delivered by Mary Lou is here: 2017-10-15-MLMcD-TextOfSpeech

There’s video of the oration:

And photographs… lots of photographs

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Liam Lynch commemoration, 2017

On Sunday 16th July the annual Liam Lynch commemoration was held in the Knockmealdown Mountains, above Goatenbridge in County Tipperary.

Well attended, we heard a lament played by Padraig O Cadhain, a little of which is here:

The oration was delivered by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, the final part of which is here:

Donnchadh reminded us that it is clear to all who look rationally and objectively at the present state of the ‘Republic’ of Ireland that the vision of 1916 and of 1919 has not been fulfilled.

Below are some of the photographs taken at the event, held as always in beautiful Irish July sunshine.

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Elevation of Mayor Catherine Carey of Sinn Féin Clonmel

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These images have NOT been screened for blurries or blinkies. More will be uploaded, and the dodge photos removed then.

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Bus route X7 to go

Meeting to discuss the cancellation of Expressway bus service between Clonmel and Dublin.
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Recent Motions to Council – Tipperary Sinn Fein Councillors

Upcoming..

The first motion below, 8.2, submitted by Sinn Fein Councillor, Catherine Carey, was born out of anger from some locals in Clonmel from an incident where Irish Water turned off supply to number of households, including some elderly, without any prior notice. This left many unprepared for having no water for a long period.

 

Passed..

Number of people in emergency accommodation rises yet again!

Tipperary Sinn Féin Councillors support call on Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, to speed up the delivery of social housing to meet the growing number of people in emergency accommodation. The call comes as the Department of Housing published the December homeless figures showing yet another increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation.

Speaking on this, Councillor Martin Browne said: “The latest homeless figures published by the Department of Housing show yet another increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation. On that month, December, 4643 adults were in emergency accommodation, an increase of 207 people on November. For the first time since these figures were collated we now have more than 7000 in Department of Housing funded emergency accommodation.”

Sinn Fein Councillor Davy Dunne added: “This figure does not include adults and children in Tusla funded domestic violence emergency accommodation, non-Irish nationals in emergency accommodation funded by the New Communities Unit of the Department of Social Protection or the 400 families trapped in Direct Provision despite having their Stamp 4 visas.”

Councillor Catherine Carey stated: “The Government refuses to fully fund the purchase of up to 1000 houses offered for sale by AIB and PTSB. To date funding has only been approved for 200 of these units and contracts signed on only 30.”

Councillor Davy Doran said: “Minister Coveney keeps telling us that money is not a problem in tackling the homeless crisis. Yet houses for sale that could house homeless families are not being bought. The Minister needs to either put his money where is mouth is and buy those 1000 units Catherine mentioned or explain to the Dáil the reasons why he has chosen not to take families out of emergency accommodation and put them into houses that tonight are lying empty.”

Mná na hÉireann

Friday 28th October, Park Hotel, Clonmel

A gathering of strong Republican women who have lived in the shadows for too long and who have endured unimaginable pain, intimidation and suffering for our common cause which is freedom, equality and justice for all on the island. The speakers on the night shared their stories and let us have a glimpse into how it was and how it can still be.

The guest speakers on the night were: Martina Anderson M.E.P., Joan McDermott speaking on the Mother and Baby Scandal, Jennifer McCann ex POW, Mary Doyle North Belfast Councillor and survivor of the 1980 Hunger-strike.

The night was hosted by the Clonmel Sinn Féin Cumann – the George Plant Cumann – and was presented by Deputy Mayor Sinn Féin Councillor Catherine Carey.


Martina Anderson MEP

Mary Doyle

Joan McDermott

Jennifer McCann

Women Of The Nation

19:00, Friday 28th October, Park Hotel, Clonmel:

This will be a gathering of strong Republican women who have lived in the shadows for too long and who have endured unimaginable pain, intimidation and suffering for a common cause which is freedom, equality and justice for all in Ireland. The speakers on the night will share their stories and let us have a glimpse into how it was and how it can still be.

The guest speakers on the night will be: Martina Anderson M.E.P., Joan McDermott who will speak on the Mother and Baby Scandal, Jennifer McCann ex POW, Mary Doyle North Belfast Councillor and survivor of the 1980 Hungestrike.

The Mná na hÉireann Exhibtion will be on display.

The night will be hosted by the Clonmel Sinn Féin Cumann – the George Plant Cumann – and will be presented by Deputy Mayor Sinn Féin Councillor Catherine Carey.

So please join us at the Clonmel Park Hotel on October 28th 2016.

RUNNING ORDER FOR THE WEEKEND:
OCTOBER 28th 2016
19.00: Ladies enter the room
19.05 Guests and speakers welcomed to the event
19.10: Proclamation of the Irish Republic Read by Helen
19.15 Chairperson Niamh Introduces Martina Anderson M.E.P.
19.30 Mise Eire sung by Lilian Fitzpatrick.
19.35 Joan McDermott, Survivor of Mother and Baby Scandal
19.50: Mary Doyle, ex POW
20.05: Sniper’s Promise played by Gundy Humphries on the flute
20.10: Jennifer McCann MLA, ex POW
20.25: Questions and Answers chaired by Cllr Catherine Carey
21.00: Close with National Anthem sung by Lilian Fitzpatrick.
OCTOBER 29th 2016
Midday: Wreath laying at Manchester Martyrs Monument
14.00 Refreshments at Fozzy’s

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