30 March 2006 Edition

ETA ceasefire: Reaction and prospects for progress

30 March 2006

With the dust beginning to settle on the post ceasefire Basque and Spanish landscape, the attention of the international community is focused on the reactions of the various political players and what this says about future prospects for political progress. Free article

Secret EU talks: Leaders back building of nuclear powers stations

30 March 2006

The Dublin government has implicitly supported a new generation of nuclear power stations in Europe. German officials attending last weekend's EU summit in Brussels disclosed details of secret talks at which only Austria and Germany explicitly rejected the nuclear option. Free article

International news in brief

30 March 2006

UKRAINE, ITALY, MEXICO and PALESTINE Free article

Campaign to abolish prescription charges

30 March 2006

Sinn Féin has launched a Six County-wide campaign aimed at abolishing health service prescription charges. Free article

Harney confronted over cancer screening

30 March 2006

The refusal of Minister for Health Mary Harney to return free cervical cancer screening services to West Dublin has forced local Sinn Féin members to step up a protest campaign. Free article

Education board refuses to implement cuts

30 March 2006

Belfast Education & Library Board (BELB) has become the first education board in the Six Counties to refuse to implement British Government cuts to school budgets. saying it would be "immoral" to preside over cuts impacting adversely on children. Of 25 members present at the meeting on Monday 20 March, 20 voted against implementing cuts. They now face suspension unless there is a u-turn by Thursday 30 March. Free article

"We will prioritise healthcare" - Ó Caoláin

30 March 2006

Two hundred delegates representing Sinn Féin cumainn throughout Counties Cavan and Monaghan unanimously selected sitting TD Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin to contest the forthcoming General Election as the sole party candidate in the constituency. The convention in Cootehill, County Cavan on Thursday 23 March was chaired by Sinn Féin vice-President Pat Doherty, MP for West Tyrone. Free article

Housing discrimination

30 March 2006

The perfromance of the North's Housing Executive's in relation to its own seven year housing strategy for North Belfast has been exposed as a complete failure. Free article

Fógraí bháis

30 March 2006

Johnnie Holly and Philip McDonald Free article

In Brief

30 March 2006

A short look at the other stories of the week Free article


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