26 January 2006 Edition

Nigerian woman released from Mountjoy

26 January 2006

Nigerian woman Pamela Izbekhai was released from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin last Monday 23 January. Pamela was arrested earlier in the month in County Sligo, after she went into hiding for five weeks to avoid a deportation order. Free article

Ó Caoláin in East Belfast

26 January 2006

Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin visited unionist East Belfast on Monday and met political, business and community representatives. The event was a fact-finding mission of Oireachtas members sponsored by Co-Operation Ireland. Free article

Stanley selected for Laois/Offaly

26 January 2006

Laois County Councillor Brian Stanley was unanimously selected as the Sinn Féin candidate for Laois/Offaly in the next 26-County General Election. Free article

News in Brief

26 January 2006

A round-up of the rest of the week's news. Free article

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Fógraí bháis - Brendan (Basil) Doris

26 January 2006

It was with great sadness that I learnt of the death of Brendan (Basil) Doris last Thursday. An early morning phone call from his daughter Michelle to say her Daddy had died numbed me into a sense of shock. Basil had been a great friend, comrade and Council colleague to me. Free article

East Derry AGM

26 January 2006

East Derry held its annual AGM on Thursday 19 January. Outgoing East Derry Comhairle Ceantair Chair and Cúige member Clíona O Kane welcomed delegates and handed over to Eric McGinley to conduct the election of officers. Anthony O'Neill from Glenullin was elected the new Chairman. Free article

Schoolgirl victims of sectarian attack

26 January 2006

A group of schoolgirls from North Belfast were attacked by a sectarian mob as they made their way to school through the loyalist Ballysillan area. The six teenagers from Ligoniel were kicked, spat on and had cans of lemonade poured over them by a gang from the Boys and Girls Model School as they made their way to Our Lady of Mercy Girls' Secondary School on Bilston Road on Monday 23 January. Free article

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