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2 November 2006 Edition

Adams tells Brown to address legacy of colonialism and partition

2 November 2006

This Wednesday saw a meeting between British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and representatives of all the political parties in the Six Counties in relation to a peace dividend. Free article

Housing Sinn Féin seeks to reverse dilution of housing provision obligations

2 November 2006

This week saw Sinn Féin TDs introduce a Bill in Leinster House aimed at tackling the chronic housing crisis in the 26 Counties. The Bill restores provisions in the original Planing and Development Act 2000 obliging property developers to provide 20% social and affordable housing in all housing developments. Free article

South Armagh Volunteer dies in road crash

2 November 2006

Gerald Fearon, from Dromintee in South Armagh, who died in a road crash on Friday night 27 October, was an IRA Volunteer. Free article

Concert Big name artists to perform at Dublin's Ambassador

2 November 2006

A concert themed 'A Celebration of Remembrance' will take place on 2 December in the Ambassador Theatre Dublin in remembrance of the 1981 Hunger Strikers. Big name artists such Karen Casey and Kila will perform at the event and a representative of the Cuban government will attend. Free article

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Economy - Joint Government study launched

2 November 2006

Collaboration, competition, globalisation, the knowledge economy, innovation, research and development and not to forget the prize of a socially inclusive island economy, these are the core themes of a major new economic study launched jointly last week by the British and Irish Governments. Free article

Housing Conference - Government policy responsible for crisis

2 November 2006

Sinn Féin this week moved legislation in the Dáil to amend the Planning and Development Acts to close a loophole allowing property developers to buy their way out of social and affordable housing provision. The development followed hot on the heels of a party conference in Dublin last weekend dealing with Sinn Féin's policy on housing. Free article

Survey highlights difficulties of finding homes under scheme

2 November 2006

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Seán Crowe TD has called on the four local authority managers in Dublin to increase limits on the shared ownership housing scheme to reflect the reality of the housing market. Free article


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