13 January 2005 Edition

Anger as Derry man is sentenced over Bloody Sunday Inquiry

13 January 2005

In one of the most profound ironies of the whole Bloody Sunday Inquiry, a Derry republican has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for refusing to appear before the Tribunal. The decision was met with dismay by the Bloody Sunday families, amongst others. John Kelly, brother of Michael, who was killed on the day, told The Derry Journal that "for an innocent Derry man to be the first and possibly only person to be jailed for what happened on Bloody Sunday is a scandal" and called on Lord Saville to reverse his decision. Free article

Unworkable bin charge system a health hazard

13 January 2005

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Daithí Doolan has called on City Management to ensure that all household rubbish in the Dublin City Council area is collected as a matter of urgency. The Sinn Féin councillor's call comes in the wake of the first week of the Council's new 'pay-by-use refuse' collection scheme, which has seen bags of uncollected rubbish piling up on a number of Dublin streets. Free article

Council seeks end to jailing of asylum seekers

13 January 2005

Belfast City Council has backed a Sinn Féin motion condemning the practice of detaining asylum seekers in prison facilities. Free article

Migrant loses legs to frostbite

13 January 2005

In a tragic story this month, a 23-year-old Ukrainian worker has had her legs amputated after she was found suffering from hypothermia and frostbite. Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin Anti-Collusion Day

13 January 2005

On Saturday 18 December, Ógra Shinn Féin held an anti-collusion day in Strabane and Omagh. A public screening of a video about collusion in Strabane Sinn Féin office was followed by a rooftop protest in Strabane's town centre. Free article

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First British Iraq torture trial underway

13 January 2005

The court martial of Gary Bartlam, the British Army soldier accused of the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, began in a military court in Bergen, Germany, on Monday this week. However, the Ministry of Defence ordered that the hearing be held in secret, a move which led a number of British newspapers to consider legal action to overturn the decision. Free article

Donegal charges hike slammed

13 January 2005

Donegal Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse Doherty has said that the decision taken by the Donegal County Council to increase rates by 5% and refuse charges by 10% will be a severe burden on small businesses and households in the county. Free article

Restoration of Monaghan on-call status not sufficient

13 January 2005

In a reaction to the restoration from noon on Thursday 6 January, of Medical On-Call status at Monaghan General Hospital, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin described the development as "an important but insufficient step to address and assuage the needs and real fears of the people of County Monaghan regarding acute services at Monaghan General Hospital". Free article

Seán Sabhat remembered in Limerick

13 January 2005

Over 200 people attended the annual Seán Sabhat commemoration in Limerick on Sunday 2 January. Led by a local colour party and the Youghal Republican Flute Band, the march made its way through the city centre to Sabhat's grave at the Republican Plot, Mount St Laurence Cemetery. Free article

Airgead Eorpach scaoilte le Lá

13 January 2005

Tá deireadh leis an bhac ar airgeadú oifig Lá i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGall. Thug údaráis an chláir Eorpaigh, INTERREG, le fios do bhainisteoireacht Lá go n-íocfaí siardheontais a bhí dlite don nuachtán ó osclaíodh an oifig I nGaoth Dobhair i mí Meithimh 2004. Free article

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