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26 October 2006 Edition

Health Rally - Thousands descend on Dublin city centre

26 October 2006

Behind a banner declaring: Demand your Right to Healthcare, representatives of hospital action groups and local healthcare campaigners from across the country joined Sinn Féin TDs, MPs MLAs, councillors and activists on a colourful and eye-cathcing march through the city centre streets to a rally outside the GPO. Free article

St Andrews proposals - consultation group to report back to Ard Chomhairle

26 October 2006

Last Thursday, 19 October, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP briefed the party's Ard Chomhairle on the political talks that took place at St Andrews in Scotland the previous week and on subsequent events. Free article

Peace Process Republicans must be magnanimous but vigilant

26 October 2006

An important all-Ireland conference on cross border integration in Ireland organised by Sinn Féin, took place in Newry last Tuesday. Free article

Corrib controversy Gardaí continue to abuse protestors

26 October 2006

Protest pickets were maintained at the Corrib gas terminal in North Mayo again this week following a Shell to Sea national Day of Action last Friday, 20 October. On Monday a sit-down protest was broken up by Gardaí and on Tuesday about 100 members of the Shell to Sea campaign again took part in a silent protest march at the site. Free article


PSNI fail murder victim

26 October 2006

The parents of murdered teenager Gerard Lawlor believe the PSNI deliberately thwarted the investigation into their son's killing in order to protect Special Branch agents. Free article

Bombardier losses highlight overdependence on FDI

26 October 2006

Almost 650 workers are to lose their jobs in January, following the announcement by Canadian aerospace company Bombardier of cuts in its Belfast subsidiary, Shorts. Free article

Housing scam - Meath County Council to repay families

26 October 2006

A long-running campaign by Sinn Féin councillor Joe Reilly to force Meath County Council pay in excess of €680,000 to 21 families has recently met with success. After investigating the Rural Cottage Tenant Purchase Scheme in County Meath, Reilly uncovered a system whereby the Council was charging participants for land that they already owned. Free article

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