13 September 2000 Edition

Deaths narrowly avoided

13 September 2000

Attacks carried out last Saturday, 9 September, on the homes of two nationalist families living in the Ormeau Road area of Belfast could have cost five people, three of them children, their lives. Free article

Mandelson plays unionist card on flags issue

13 September 2000

New proposals for the flying of flags announced by the British secretary of state last week are against the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement which provides for symbols to be displayed on the basis of equality or neutrality, says Sinn Féin. Free article

Wim on a whim

13 September 2000

So Wim Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has told those of us living in the 26 Counties that we need to avoid a `giveaway budget'. So what? Free article

EU sues Britain over Sellafield

13 September 2000

The EU Commission announced on Monday, 11 September, that it is suing Britain over plans to dismantle a nuclear reactor at Sellafield in Cumbria. Free article

Report reveals abuse of asylum seekers rights

13 September 2000

What is going on in the asylum division of the 26-County Department of Justice? It is here, under the authority of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, that asylum seekers' applications for refugee status are determined. Free article

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Building the Equality Agenda in Cabra

13 September 2000

Every week, once or even twice a week, 30 to 40 people who have worked with Dublin City Councillor Nicky Kehoe go to doors with leaflets telling people what's going on. They keep residents informed of the answers he received to his council questions. These range from what happened on the area committee, news about lights, crossings and traffic, about an outbreak of meningitis in school, the school warden service, house building, playgrounds, child care, etc. ``People can't have a say unless they know what is going on,'' says Nicky. Free article

Housing policy ``a catalogue of failure''- Ó Caoláin

13 September 2000

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said the Government's housing policy is exposed as ``a catalogue of failure'' by the latest report from the National Economic and Social Forum. The Cavan/Monaghan TD described the Taoiseach's response to the report blaming the lack of housing on a labour shortage in the building industry as ``a lame excuse''. Free article

Smithfield skyscraper slammed

13 September 2000

The decision by Dublin City Manager, John Fitzgerald, to grant permission for a proposed high-rise development in Smithfield, Dublin, is set to reignite the campaign against high-rise developments in the inner city. Free article

Extra 10,000 students in private rented sector

13 September 2000

Figures from a forthcoming Higher Education Authority report show an increase of over 10,000 in the number of university students living in flats and apartments in the 26 Counties. Free article

Waste management battle spreads

13 September 2000

On Monday, Sean McManus proposed that the Sligo Co. Council declare their vote approving MC O'Sullivans' Draft Waste Management plan for the Connaught region null and void, because councillors had not received the full submissions which had been made to the council. The plan proposes to burn 44% of waste in the region. Free article


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