25 August 2005 Edition

News in brief

25 August 2005

In brief news stories of numerous unionist and unionist paramilitary attacks and intimidation upon nationalists in Co. Antrim. Free article

The World Today - Miami 5 get retrial

25 August 2005

Following seven years of imprisonment, five Cubans who have become known as the Miami 5, are to have their cases heard again in a US court. The Miami 5 were given sentences ranging from 15 years to life in prison for charges arising out of their opposition to extreme right-wing, anti-Castro organisations based in the US state of Florida. The United Nations described the sentences as "arbitrary" and severe, while criticising the "partiality" of the tribunal. Free article

Workers in struggle

25 August 2005

News in brief on workers in struggle in Ireland and other parts of the world. Free article

Slum Ireland returns

25 August 2005

Windowless bedrooms, mould on the walls, vermin infestation, flats without hot or even cold running water, its not Dickens' London but increasingly is the scenario confronting tenants in Ireland's rented sector. Free article

Joe Cahill - a 'giant' of Irish freedom

25 August 2005

A monument to the late Joe Cahill, former Honourary Vice President of Sinn Féin and life-long republican activist was unveiled at Milltown Cemetery, Belfast on Sunday 21 August. Free article

Creggan honours finest and bravest

25 August 2005

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness MP unveiled an impressive new monument in memory of fallen IRA Volunteers and republican activists from the Creggan area of Derry last weekend. Free article

1916 headquarters to be re-evaluated

25 August 2005

Number 16 Moore Street, the final headquarters of the Provisional Government during the 1916 Rising, is to be re-evaluated by Dublin City Council. The council is to have the building inspected by architects with a view to preserving it. The building is also to be inspected by a reputable urban historian. Free article


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