21 May 1998 Edition

If you don't know, then vote No

21 May 1998

``The vast majority of people do not know what they are being asked to endorse. It is unreasonable to expect that they can be enlightened in the space of a week'' - these were the words of Dublin SF South West representative Seán Crowe who advised those unsure of the implications of the Amsterdam Treaty to vote No at a press conference in Dublin this week. Free article

Garvaghy welcomes support

21 May 1998

The Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition (GRRC) has voted to end its opposition to nationalists from outside Portadown joining the protest against the annual Drumcree Orange march in July. Free article

People flooding clinics as housing epidemic soars

21 May 1998

Dublin North Inner City SF Councillor Christy Burke spoke this week of a housing epidemic in Dublin which has caused the ``flooding'' of his advice centres. He said a ``monumental'' problem has been allowed to escalate owing to ``the failure of the present Government.'' Free article

TD meets asylum seekers

21 May 1998

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin met representatives of the Association of Nigerian Asylum-Seekers in Ireland in Kildare House on 20 May. Free article

Dunlavin Green martyrs remembered

21 May 1998

On the day he was shot in Ballymun Larry O'Toole was looking forward to the following day when he was due to speak at the 1798 commemoration at Dunlavin, County Wicklow. As a native of West Wicklow, the Dunlavin event was very special for Larry and from his hospital bed he urged that the commemoration should go ahead. Free article

Help fund Irish schools

21 May 1998

Tuesday 19 May saw the launch of a patronage scheme to help fund the shortfall that exists in state funding for Irish medium education. Launched by Gaeloiliuint, the Earlamh scheme aims to encourage friends of Irish medium education, Irish culture enthusiasts, those employed in Irish medium jobs and people with a concern for the equality agenda to give a small monthly donation towards combating this shortfall. Free article

G8 debt double standard

21 May 1998

Rather than being net recipients of aid the Third World is subsidising the first to the tune of four dollars paid to us for every dollar we give them Free article


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