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8 December 2005 Edition

OTR row - No amnesty agreed for British killers - Ahern had no notice of British move

8 December 2005

Speaking after a meeting with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last Thursday, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said Ahern had told him he had no advance notice of the British putting an amnesty for security forces into OTR legislation. Free article

Budget - pretending to tackle inequality

8 December 2005

Twenty-Six-County Finance Minister Brian Cowen was announcing details of his budget as An Phoblacht went to press this week. In an initial reaction Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín O Caoláin TD said Cowen was attempting to erase the memory of previous Fianna Fáil/PD budgets which rewarded the very wealthy and allowed the gap between rich and poor in Irish society to widen. Free article

All out in support of Ferries' workers - Huge show of strength expected

8 December 2005

BY Justin Moran

It is shaping up to be the largest show of union strength in decades. SIPTU's call for a national day of protest on Friday in support of Irish Ferries' workers has galvanised the Irish Trade Union Movement. Activists across the country are striving to ensure the highest possible turnout for the demonstration in Dublin and a number of other towns in... Free article

PSNI raids - GAA grounded targeted

8 December 2005

PSNI raids in West Belfast last week connected with last year's Northern Bank robbery caused anger in nationalist circles, especially as one of the premises targeted was Antrim GAA's Casement Park headquarters. Free article

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Parades Commission appointments - Appointment of Orangemen

8 December 2005

Does the appointment of Orangemen to the Parades Commission breach the legislation? That's the question nationalist residents' groups are asking the Commissioner of Public Appointments to investigate. Free article

CRJ's "cautious welcome" to British proposals

8 December 2005

Draft guidelines drawn up by the British Government for Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) schemes operating in the Six Counties have been "cautiously welcomed" by CRJ Ireland. Spokesperson Noel McCartney said his organisation wanted to clarify aspects of the draft proposals but he welcomed the guidelines as "a basis for moving forward". Free article

Healthcare crisis - Fight privatisation

8 December 2005

As the Fianna Fáil/ Progressive Democrats' Government marches forward with its plans to privatise services throughout the 26 Counties, the healthcare system has become a key battleground. Free article


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