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8 November 2007 Edition

Martin Meehan True to the end

8 November 2007

MARTIN MEEHAN was buried at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast on Tuesday, 6 November. The graveside oration was delivered by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, the MP for West Belfast and also A republican legend and A strong believer in workers' rights Free article

Meehans targeted by so-called 'dissidents'

8 November 2007

On the night before he died, two suspect devices were found at the home that veteran republican Martin Meehan shared with his wife, Sinn Féin Glengormley Councillor Briege Meehan. Free article

Connacht and Leinster kick off 26-County fightback

8 November 2007

A SERIES of important Sinn Féin gatherings are currently being held around the 26 Counties as part of Sinn Féin's fightback after the general election. The process began on Saturday, 3 November, with conferences in Connacht and Leinster, two of Sinn Féin's five regional organisational areas or cuigí. Free article

Call for action to avert community childcare crisis

8 November 2007

FURTHER APPEALS have been made to the Minister of State for Children Brendan Smith to suspend the introduction of a new funding scheme for community childcare facilities amid growing alarm at the implications of the new scheme for children, parents and childcare providers. Free article

UDA drug dealers blamed for teen's death

8 November 2007

THE news that the South East Antrim Brigade of the UDA handed over a number of weapons to be decommissioned may have been a welcome development but this was soon drowned out by the sound of angry mothers protesting against UDA drug dealing in the Tiger's Bay area of North Belfast. Free article

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Massive pay increases for government unacceptable - Morgan

8 November 2007

SINN FÉIN Finance spokesperson Arthur Morgan has described the announcement of "massive" pay rises for 1,600 senior public servants including the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and government ministers as totally unacceptable. Free article

Assembly Speaker blocks Seagate question

8 November 2007

EAST DERRY Sinn Féin MLA Francie Brolly said on Monday that it was a disgrace that, a week after the announcement that 900 jobs will go from the Seagate operation in Limavady, there had been no ministerial statement from Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Nigel Dodds and a refusal by Assembly Speaker William Hay (DUP) to allow a Priority Question on the issue. Free article

Public inquiry into breast cancer scandal demanded

8 November 2007

HEALTH MINISTER Mary Harney has ruled out a public inquiry into the wrong diagnosis of breast cancer in patients at Portlaoise Hospital. Seven women who were screened at the hospital had been given the all-clear but were told last week that they had breast cancer. An eighth woman came forward on Monday. Free article


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