1 September 2005 Edition

PSNI fuel Castlederg trouble

1 September 2005

Trouble that broke out during a loyalist parade through the mainly nationalist Ferguson Crescent area of Castlederg, County Tyrone, on Saturday night 27 August was worsened by the actions of the PSNI. Free article

The World Today - Countering the 'information dictatorship'

1 September 2005

"Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute to military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is and who the bad guy is" -Danny Glover, civil rights activist and United Nations' Goodwill Ambassador, praised the launch of the new channel and dismissed the idea that the content would be "Anti-US" Free article

Upsurge in support for 16 Moore Street

1 September 2005

The last headquarters of the Provisional Government in 1916 on Moore Street in Dublin's city centre has been inspected by Dublin City Council architects with a view to documenting it's architectural and historic importance and identifying work that needs to be carried out. This follows the recent upsurge of public support for the campaign to save the building. Free article

The World Today - New Left Party in Germany

1 September 2005

When Germany goes to the polls on 18 September there will be two main questions in people's minds. The first is the size of the victory for the Christian Democrats led by Angela Merkel and whether she will have a sufficient base of support to displace the Social Democratic/Green coalition of Gerhard Schroder. The second is the fate of the recently formed Left Party. Free article

Newry republican monument unveiled

1 September 2005

On Friday 26 August almost to the day when the original monument at the Republican Plot in St Mary's Cemetery was destroyed in a frenzied attack, a stunning new memorial was unveiled by prominent Newry Republicans Brian Tumilty and Seán Mathers. Free article

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GAMA Monaghan contract to be raised at council

1 September 2005

Sinn Féin councillors on Monaghan County Council are to raise the decision to award controversial Turkish construction firm, GAMA, the €50 million contract to build the Castleblayney bypass. Free article

Social housing the solution to homelessness

1 September 2005

Focus Ireland, the non-governmental organisation tackling homelessness launched its annual report at Dublin's City Hall last Tuesday. Focus also announced plans to provide over 800 units of accommodation over the next five years in an effort to tackle homelessness through direct acquisition, community settlements and outreach services. Free article

Donegal job haemorrhage continues

1 September 2005

In the second blow to Donegal in as many weeks the Clubman Omega shirt factory has announced its closure after 20 years of operation with the loss of 67 jobs. The company, which at its peak employed almost 200 people from the area, intends to move its manufacturing facilities to Lithuania, citing 'unacceptably high costs of production' as the explanation for the move. Free article

Fian Jim Templeton commemorated in Lower Ormeau

1 September 2005

A commemoration parade held along the Lower Ormeau Road in South Belfast on Sunday 28 August marked the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Fianna member Jim Templeton. Jim, who had joined the Fianna in 1973 at the age of 13, was shot dead by loyalist gunmen as he stood outside the Rose and Crown Bar in August 1975 two years later. Free article

Greaves summer school....a missed opportunity

1 September 2005

As the 17th Desmond Greaves Summer School opened last Friday night to discuss the prospects for the left in Ireland, approximately 200 left-wing activists from a variety of political groups and none were shutting down two dozen Statoil stations across Dublin and Ireland. Free article

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