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5 July 2007 Edition

Policing : Initiative aims to tackle criminal violence in Ballymurphy

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin President and West Belfast MP Gerry Adams co-hosted a meeting on Tuesday evening in the Upper Springfield area of his constituency to which he invited PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde for the first time. Free article

Folly of pre-election tax cut promises exposed

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has said that the latest quarterly economic commentary by the Economic Social Research Institute was further evidence of the folly of the pre-election tax cutting promises made by all the other major parties. Free article

Dáil : Ó Caoláin challenges Greens to facilitate debate

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin challenged the Government on Tuesday to provide Dáil time to allow a proper debate on changes to Dáil rules. The Government made rule changes which copperfasten the exclusion of Sinn Féin TDs from full speaking rights in the Dáil, while Sinn Féin proposed changes to allow such full access. The Government put through its motion without debate. Ó Caoláin challenged the Green Party to prevail on its Government partners to allow an open debate. Free article

Anger mounts at destruction of Tara valley

5 July 2007

While hopes were raised that damage to the Gabhra Valley at Tara, County Meath recently named one of the world's 100 most endangered sites by the New York-based World Monument Fund, might be averted with the discovery of a National Monument at neraby Lismullen last month, these were dashed when former Minister for Environment Dick Roche approved the destruction of the Lismullen monument during his last hours in office. Free article

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Miscarriage of Justice : Development likely to encourage other victims

5 July 2007

Derryman Charlie McMenamin against whom trumped up charges were quashed on appeal last month, has said the lengthy legal battle to clear his name has been worth it - if it means others are spared the abuses he suffered. McMenamin was speaking after three Appeal Court judges presented their final submissions to the High Court in Belfast in which they ruled the case against him should never have gone to trial. They upheld all of the concerns raised by the Criminal Cases Review body. Free article

International : Nestlé-Free Week

5 July 2007

Kit-Kat, Nescafé, dairy products... You may not realise it, but when you buy these brands you are consuming Nestlé products, and while doing so endorsing a corporation with a record of misuse and mistreatment of children and babies; a company that prioritises profit over the health and wellbeing of infants. Free article


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