25 January 2001 Edition

Fierce opposition to Louth/Meath incinerator

25 January 2001

In the tiny village of Duleek, County Meath, last Thursday, between 500 and 600 people filled a hall to capacity. They were overflowing out to the street. Indaver, a Belgian multinational company, had applied for planning permission four days earlier to build an incinerator on the village's doorstep, at Carranstown. Free article

DEATH OF YOUSEF ALLAN

25 January 2001

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Yousef Allan, the delegate-general of Palestine in Ireland, who died last Wednesday, 17 January. Free article

Failing the `problem child'

25 January 2001

ROISIN DE ROSA examines the case of one child who has been failed by the 26-County authorities and reflects on the crisis in accommodation and services to cater for children at risk and in need of care. Free article

Hospitals face axe as Martin balances books

25 January 2001

A spokesperson for the Irish Hospital Consultants' Association (IHCA), Dónal Duffy, has accused the 26-County Department of Health this week of being ``engaged in a budget balancing exercise, at the expense of patient care''. Free article

Monaghan and Dundalk fight to save maternity services

25 January 2001

Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called on the Minister for Health and Children, Mícheál Martin, to intervene directly to avert the threatened closure of maternity services at Monaghan General Hospital. Ó Caoláin made his remarks on Wednesday as he participated in a delegation of Monaghan-based members of the North East Health Board (NEHB), who were meeting at Stormont with Health minister Bairbre de Brún. Free article

Nuclear double standard

25 January 2001

Chris Patten's name will forever be etched in Irish minds for two reasons. One, being his report on the RUC and two, his tears from the deck of the Britannia as it left Hong Kong in 1997. Free article

Scottish prison figures highlight discrimination

25 January 2001

The ongoing debate in Scotland about anti-Catholic sectarianism, initiated by the composer James McMillan in 1999 when he stated that the country is institutionally sectarian, has been fuelled in recent days by a doctoral student, Michael Rosie. He has discovered that although only 15% of the general population of Scotland is Catholic, Catholics represent almost 30% of the prison population, a figure that has not fallen significantly since the 1920s. The largest proportion of prisoners, 44%, is Church of Scotland. Free article

Adams to go under the hammer for St Patrick

25 January 2001

A political chess set featuring the Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams as one of the pieces is to be auctioned to raise funds for this year's St Patrick's Day Carnival in Belfast. Free article

Hunger strikers to address Clonakilty public meeting

25 January 2001

Two former republican prisoners who participated in the 1981 Hunger Strike in Long Kesh, will address a public meeting on the topic in Clonakilty next Thursday 1 February. The Clonakilty 1981 Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee, which was recently established, this week confirmed that Jackie McMullan and John Pickering will be special guests at the meeting, which takes place at the Strand Hotel at 8.30pm. Free article

Fógraí bháis

25 January 2001

Yousef Allan and Jack Coney Free article


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