25 May 2006 Edition

Amnesty highlights reality of Afghanistan

25 May 2006

When the Fianna Fáil/PD government allowed US planes to use Shannon Airport en route to the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, they probably never thought that their actions would come back to haunt them. Now they have, in the form of Afghan refugees, reminding the Irish Government of its shared responsibility for their plight. Free article

Auditor to probe Lisburn Council

25 May 2006

Sinn Féin councillor Paul Butler has welcomed the decision by the Six County local government auditor to scrutinise the accounts of Lisburn City Council after thousands of pounds were squandered on legal advice on a series of controversial issues. Free article

In Brief

25 May 2006

News from around the world Free article

Wiwa slams Shell during Famine Walk

25 May 2006

The theme of this year's Afri Famine Walk in County Mayo was Land for People, Not for Profit with organisers focussing on the issue of the exploitation of natural resources in Erris, County Mayo and in the Niger Delta. Free article

Peaceful end to Afghani hunger strike welcomed

25 May 2006

The hunger strike in Dublin's St Patrick's Cathedral by Afghani asylum seekers ended at the weekend. That it ended without the tragic loss of life has been welcomed by human rights campaigners, anti-racist groups and political parties. Free article

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Coalition double standards

25 May 2006

With crisis at Aer Lingus, the closure of Fruit of the Loom in Donegal and a new €175 million venture capital fund unveiled in the same the seven days, the detail of Fianna Fáil's business enterprise policy has been finally revealed. It's a case of some money for 3% of Irish businesses, no money for most of the rest especially if you are outside Dublin and no money yet if your enterprise happens to be a national asset in need of investment. Free article

Fograí Bhais - Michael O'Riordan

25 May 2006

Michael O'Riordan, who died last week aged 88, was synonymous with communism in Ireland. Born in Cork in 1917, just five days after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, he outlived that revolution by 15 years. Free article

Death of Richard McIlKenny

25 May 2006

Richard McIlkenny, one of six Irishmen wrongly convicted of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings died on Sunday, 21 May in a Dublin hospital. 72-year-old McIlkenny, was freed in 1991 after 16 years imprisonment following a long campaign to expose Britain's miscarriages of justice against Irish people living in England. Free article

Caidhp Báis ar an Iúgasláiv - LE CATHAL Ó MURCHÚ

25 May 2006

Níl aon amhras anois ach go bhfuil deireadh leis an Iúgasláiv mar a bheith ó a bheartaigh muintir Montainéagró scaradh óna gcomhnaidhm leis an Seirbia. Tá deireadh iomlán anois ar Chomhnaidhm na hIúgasláive mar a bhí sé ag tús 1991 agus gach cuid de scartha. Coincheap forásach a bhí san Iúgasláiv nuair a bhunaigh Tito agus a Phartasánaigh cumannacha an tír i 1945. Free article

In Briefs

25 May 2006

The rest of the week's news Free article


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