12 January 2006 Edition

Netanyahu victory bad for Palestinians

12 January 2006

Likud will try to win back traditional votes that deflected to support Sharon's new party. Likud's leader, Binyamin Netanyahu, 56, was for years Sharon's main political rival within the right-wing party. Free article

Belfast City Council to pay for St Patrick's Day

12 January 2006

A last-minute DUP attempt to stop Belfast City Council from funding this years St Patrick's Day celebrations failed at a council meeting on 4 January. For the first time the council has taken ownership off the event. Free article

News in Brief

12 January 2006

News snippets from around the world Free article

Support urged for nurses postcard campaign

12 January 2006

Sinn Féin has urged public support for a postcard by the Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) highlighting the worsening situation in hospital Accident and Emergency units. Free article

A very Kerry Christmas in London

12 January 2006

The Sam Maguire Cup and 500 Christmas cards and presents made Christmas 2005 a very special occasion for 500 Irish emigrants in London. The initiative taken by Toiréasa Ferris, Sinn Féin Mayor of Kerry, came after a trip to the Cricklewood Homeless Concern, the London Irish Centre and Arlington House last October. All deal with Irish people who fell on hard times after moving to England. Free article

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Equality Commission has "failed dismally"

12 January 2006

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has issued a strong warning on the future direction of the North's Equality Commission and questioned why the series of public meetings being organised by the commission do not include meetings in Down or Tyrone. Free article

PSNI colludes in threat to students

12 January 2006

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing Gerry Kelly accused the PSNI of colluding with loyalists in the BIFHE complex at Tower Street in Belfast after two men threatening Catholic students with knives were not arrested by PSNI members at the scene. Free article

Community welcome for Mary Lou

12 January 2006

"If you can't make a direct, positive impact on the communities you serve as a political activist, you're working in vain." So said Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald, the new general election candidate for Dublin Central, at a meeting with community activists in the constituency last Wednesday. Free article

Russian gas dispute highlights importance of Corrib

12 January 2006

There was a shell-shocked mood in Europe this week as governments realised the extent to which their countries and economies are dependent on natural gas supplied by Russian energy company OAO Gazprom. Free article

Irish company should reveal profits from 'Apartheid Wall'

12 January 2006

Sinn Féin has called on Irish company Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) to reveal the profits it has made from the building of the notorious 'Apartheid Wall' in Palestine. An Phoblacht revealed CRH's involvement in the wall in 2004. Free article


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