16 February 2006 Edition

All Ireland agenda-time for action

16 February 2006

Sinn Féin's General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has said there had been enough rhetoric and promises and that it is "now time for action" to achieve progress on the all Ireland agenda of the Good Friday Agreement Free article

International News

16 February 2006

US abuse in Guantanamo. British role exposed in Iraq Free article

Enhanced role for MI5 slammed

16 February 2006

The British secret service agency MI5 is due to assume primacy in intelligence gathering in the Six Counties Free article

Ryanair exposed

16 February 2006

Irish airline Ryanair was at the centre of a storm this week over safety and working conditions following a damning television exposé of practices at the company Free article

Housing: nationalists being forced out of North Belfast

16 February 2006

Catherine McLoughlin lives with her two young children in a one of seven tower blocks in the nationalist New Lodge in North Belfast. Five years ago she was told by the Housing Executive that it would only be a temporary arrangement "But now they are saying there is no hope of us ever being allocated a proper house" Free article

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Irish American campaign builds for immigration reform

16 February 2006

Over the next four months or so, the US Congress and White House will make key decisions on illegal immigration, decisions which will affect the estimated 40,000 Irish undocumented. The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform wants to make sure there is an Irish voice in the immigration debate Free article

Fianna Fáil's privatisation agenda rolls on

16 February 2006

An Phoblacht's ROBBIE SMYTH says that Great Southern hotel group undermined Government policies Free article

The Matt Treacy Column

16 February 2006

Hugh McElroy points a free for Monaghan

Hugh McElroy points a free for Monaghan

Focus on Olympic skiers!

Most sporting interest this week will focus on the performance of the four Irish representatives at the Winter Olympics in Turin. Alpine Ski Racers Kirsten McGarry and Thomas Foley, Cross-Country Skier Rory Morrish and Skeleton Bobsleigher David Connolly are flying the flag and I will chart with... Free article

New Lodge Six Remembered

16 February 2006

Thirty-three years ago Jim Sloan, Jim McCann, John Loughran, Brendan Maguire, Tony 'TC' Campbell and Ambrose Hardy were shot dead by the British Army on the New Lodge Road. On Friday 3 February families and friends of the victims gathered with other members of the community to yet again demand justice Free article

Tony Gormley remembered in Kileeshil

16 February 2006

The Tony Gormley Cumann, Sinn Féin in Killeeshil, County Tyrone held a very successful historical night in Quinn's Corner on 9 December Free article


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