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16 August 2007 Edition

Belfast March & Rally : Thousands demand the truth about killings and collusion

16 August 2007

Oscar Wilde famously wrote "The truth is rarely pure and rarely simple". Those marching for truth in Belfast last Sunday know that. The families who attended, the youth and the international community who stood in solidarity also know that. But what they also know is that the truth must come out. How a huge world power continued, and still continues around the world, to subvert and collude with local militias to kill and suppress those they claim to represent still needs to be answered. This was the context for the annual August March and Rally in Belfast on 12 August. Free article

Aer Lingus dispute : Company trying to undermine agreed pay structures

16 August 2007

The announcement last week by Aer Lingus that it will terminate its Shannon - Heathrow service has led to outrage and protests in the mid west region over the possibly devastating local economic and social impact of the move aswell as threatened strike action by Aer Lingus staff over the terms of working conditions at the Belfast base. Free article

One hundred days of North's Executive

16 August 2007

Sinn Féin group leader in the Six County Assembly, John O'Dowd has said that the first 100 days of the Executive have demonstrated the importance of having decision making in the hands of locally elected politicians. Wednesday, 15 August will mark the first 100 days of the power-sharing Executive led by Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. Free article

Paisley position on Irish language slammed

16 August 2007

The Democratic Unionist Party is seeking to block any bid to have an Irish Language Act passed in the Six County Assembly, according to a letter signed by party leader and Six County First Minister Ian Paisley. Free article

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Loyalist funding - Ritchie avoids making a decision

16 August 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey commenting on the announcement by Minister Margaret Ritchie on loyalist funding has said that while many will have very serious concerns about the funding that Margaret Ritchie needs to take a decision about how public money is spent. Free article

Government assault on Irish language continues - Ó Snodaigh

16 August 2007

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has criticised proposals from the Minister of State with responsibility for integration Conor Lenihan in which he has called for the removal of Irish language requirements for civil servants. Free article


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