12 January 2006 Edition

Nuacht na nOibrithe

12 January 2006

The workers's news. Free article

PSNI man points gun at kids

12 January 2006

Children in the Turf Lodge area of West Belfast were left traumatised last Friday evening, after a PSNI officer pulled a gun on them while they played football. The trigger-happy officer was witnessed pulling the loaded weapon from its holster by a number of local residents who reacted with panic. Free article

This generation can achieve Irish unity - Dwyer

12 January 2006

Over 200 people turned out for the annual Seán Sabhat commemoration in Limerick. Led by a local colour party and the Ballyseedy Martyrs RFB from Tralee, the march proceeded from Arthur's Quay through the city centre to Sabhat's grave at the Republican Plot in Mount St Laurence Cemetery. Free article

Harassment of election workers

12 January 2006

Sinn Féin's Paul Butler has called for the Police Ombudsman to investigate the PSNI over harassment and intimidation of Sinn Féin's Lagan Valley election workers during the 2003 Assembly elections. He is also demanding that Dromore Leisure Centre should not be used as a count centre in any future election. Free article

31st anniversary commemoration of IRA Volunteer John Francis Green

12 January 2006

Several hundred people and four marching bands turned out on Sunday last in Castleblayney for the 31st anniversary commemoration of the death of IRA Volunteer John Francis Green. A native of Lurgan in County Armagh, John Francis was brutally slain at Mullyash, County Monaghan, on 10 January 1975 by a British Army undercover unit reportedly led by the infamous Captain Nairac. Free article

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Sinn Féin challenges DUP over homophobic motion

12 January 2006

Sinn Féin is calling on the Equality Commission to investigate a DUP motion before Lisburn Council opening the way for council staff to refuse to carry out duties associated with same sex civil partnerships. Free article

Hundreds show support for Ó Caoláin

12 January 2006

More than 300 party activists packed into the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan last Friday to record their support for Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD and Dáil leader, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, recently targeted by a British-owned Dublin Sunday newspaper. Free article

Series of attacks leave family homeless

12 January 2006

A Catholic family escaped injury after unionist petrol bombers attacked their Lapwing Way home in the unionist Clooney area of the Waterside shortly before midnight on Thursday 5 January. Free article

News in Brief

12 January 2006

A round up of some of the week's other news stories. Free article

The 'freest economy' in Europe

12 January 2006

The most free, the most expensive, the least taxed, the most unequal - which Ireland do you live in? As the New Year trundles on a growing amount of newly-published economic and social statistical data is showing a 26-County economy that is a mass of contradictions. This week ROBBIE SMYTH trawls the growing deluge of facts and figures asking, which Ireland do you live in? Free article

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