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4 October 2007 Edition

Act against drugs gangs demand Sinn Féin TDs

4 October 2007

THE Irish Government has been strongly challenged this week by Sinn Féin over its response to the escalating problem of gun and drugs crime. Amidst continuing shootings and murders by drugs gangs, drugs seizures including €2 million of heroin in West Dublin this week, and a warning by Kerry TD Martin Ferris that dangerous amphetamines are gaining a foothold in rural towns like Tralee, Sinn Féin has demanded greater resources and a more concerted focus on tackling the problem. Free article

3,200 children in North attend Irish-medium education

4 October 2007

The above is how one Irish language enthusiast described the foundations of Irish Medium Education in the six counties. Today we are glad to see over 3,200 children attending Irish-medium education in the six counties. Free article

Disability rights campaign makes a million signatures

4 October 2007

SINN FÉIN Equality Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has announced that the 1million4disability campaign has successfully collected one million signatures to put pressure on the European Commission and individual states to deliver disability rights in all aspects of life. Free article

Sinn Féin Dáil and Seanad team

4 October 2007

NEW portfolios announced by Sinn Féin for the new Dáil and Seanad terms are profiled by MÍCHEÁL MacDONNCHA. Free article

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Ploughing championships : Priorities for agriculture and rural communities outlined

4 October 2007

Sinn Féin Six County Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew and Martin Ferris TD were joined by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, MEP Bairbre de Brún and local Councillors Brian Stanley and Paul Hogan last week as they launched the party's initiative around 'Equality for Rural Ireland' at the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore and called for a new deal for rural Ireland. Free article

All-island intiative on cancer care services for North West

4 October 2007

In an all-island initiative Sinn Féin representatives from throughout the North West region presented a letter and petition of protest to Minister for Health Mary Harney and her Northern counterpart Michael McGimpsey on Wednesday over the continued failure of their departments to progress plans for a satellite radiation unit based in the North West of Ireland serving cancer patients on a cross border basis. Free article

45 cops quit to dodge probes

4 October 2007

PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde has been challenged by Sinn Féin to explain why 45 PSNI officers have been allowed to escape punishment for a range of criminal offences - including downloading child pornography - by taking early retirement. Free article


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