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2 November 2006 Edition

All Ireland conference - Wide range of organisations represented

2 November 2006

Partition has been an unmitigated disaster for all the people of this island Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams told a packed conference hall in Newry last week. Free article

The Mary Nelis Column

2 November 2006

Despite DUP blustering that they will not be bought off in the sale of the Century, the concept of Bertie's gold may in the end be too alluring to resist. The Sunday Times has hinted that mega bucks to the tune of €57 billion could find its way North to co-fund healthcare, hospitals and energy - very tempting in a place where many people still live in Third World conditions. Free article

Interview - PANA Chairperson Roger Cole

2 November 2006

The Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) holds its Annual general meeting in Dublin this weekend. The organisation is determined to make the Iraq war, and Irish complicity through the use of Shannon airport, an issue in the next 26 County general election. Here, ELLA O'DWYER speaks to PANA chairperson Roger Cole about PANA, its objectives and Cole's own political background. Free article

The case for GM freeEurope

2 November 2006

From 1999 until 2004, when I worked as an environmental adviser to the United Left Group - known as the GUE from its French initials - in the European Parliament, I participated in the battle to establish the most stringent laws possible to control the cultivation and marketing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products in the manufacture of which they had been used. Free article

Magee Protest at British army presence

2 November 2006

Ógra Shinn Féin at Magee College in Derry protested the presence of the British Army and Royal Navy at the Employment fair in the campus On Tuesday 24 October. Free article

Cúlchaint

2 November 2006

Tá MacDubhghail ag cur deireadh leo's ní bheidh éinne ann chun ár dtithe a ghlanadh agus ár n-éadaí a n-iarnáil; Free article

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An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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Taxpayer facing multi-million euro Kyoto fines

2 November 2006

The full scale of the 26 County Government's failure to meet the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions was revealed this week, after European Environment Agency projections forecast a 16% overshoot by 2010 of the original 1998 CO2 agreement. Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

2 November 2006

Last week I meant to wish readers who had entered the Dublin City Marathon the best of luck. Too late now but I hope that it went well for you all. I had intended to do it again myself this year but the old knees are no longer up to it. It's all that time spent on the prie dieu you know. Repenting for past sins and praying for a few more occasions of sin to present themselves. Free article

International unions merge

2 November 2006

On Wednesday, a new global trade union movement was born with the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL). The International Trade Union Confederation will have a combined membership of over 175 million, spread over almost 400 individual trade unions and five continents. Free article

Athbhliain Úr na gCeilteach

2 November 2006

Féile seanbhunaithe thar a bheith ársa ar fad is ea Oíche Shamhna. Ní fios cé chomh fada a rinne na Ceiltigh comóradh ar Fhéile Shamhna ach is cosúil go síníonn sí siar na cianta, trí mhílaois ar a laghad, chomh ársa is a bhí pobal Ceilteach riamh ann. Síolraíonn cuid mhaith de mhuintir na hÉireann ó na Ceiltigh agus eascraíonn cultúr na nGael go mór ón dream céanna. Trí mhíle bliain ó shin mhair na Ceiltigh i gcroílár na hEorpa timpeall na hAlpa ón mBóihéim go Oirthear na Fraince, ó Abhainn an Phó go bruach Mhaigh Thuaidh na hEorpa. Ina ndiaidh sin scaip siad amach gach treo go gach carn na mór-roinne - ó Árainn go dtí an Áise Bheag (an Tuirc inniu). Free article


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