24 August 2006 Edition

Family challenges Lisburn City Council over UDR memorial

24 August 2006

The family of Michael Power, who was shot dead in 1987, are challenging Lisburn City Council over its decision to erect a monument to the UDR in Lisburn city centre. According to the Power family the UDR was implicated in Michael's killing and they say the memorial planned by Lisburn Council "is an insult to the many nationalists killed by the UDR and its successor the RIR." Free article

Interview: Faris Arouri, Peace and Freedom Youth Forum

24 August 2006

24-year-old Palestinian Faris Arouri is chairperson of the Peace and Freedom Youth Forum, based in the West Bank. His organisation lobbies political parties on national and social issues. Faris is from Ramallah, a city in the centre of the West Bank. It has been declared for a long time that the capital of a Palestinian state would be Jerusalem, but Ramallah is the capital in the interim. Faris comes from a political family which was active in the Palestinian National Movement, a local branch of the PLO when that organisation was illegal. When he was in Ireland recently, attending a youth conference, An Phoblacht got his views on the current crisis in Palestine, which has been overshadowed by the Israeli invasion of Lebanon Free article

Ógra urge activists to mobilise and plan

24 August 2006

At the recent meeting of its National Executive on Saturday, 19 August, Ógra Shinn Féin formally ratified the new logo agreed at National Congress earlier in the year. + Ógra Shinn Féin formally launched their recent publication looking at the Hunger Strike of 1981 on Saturday, 12 August. Awaiting the Lark is a collection of personal memories, recollections and accounts from various republicans about the Hunger Strike of 1981, and was launched in the Felons Club in West Belfast. Raymond McCartney MLA, Dominic Adams, Michelle Gildernew MP and Séanna Walsh performed the launch. Free article

LUAS firm linked to illegal Israeli settlements

24 August 2006

Sinn Féin Party Chair and MEP for Dublin Mary Lou McDonald has expressed concerns about the company operating the LUAS light rail system in Dublin. Free article

Private property rights secondary to needs of people - Crowe

24 August 2006

Sinn Féin's Social Affairs spokesperson Seán Crowe TD this week said he was not surprised at the results of an Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) monthly house price index which showed that house prices in the 26 Counties were up 15.4% in July this year. Arguing that the 26 County Government is interested only in 'creating the appearance of doing something, rather than actively challenging vested interests' he pointed out that the right to private property should always be secondary to the needs of the people. Free article

Page 1 of 2

An Ghaelscolaíocht: Suíomh Streachailt

24 August 2006

Bhí go leor sna meáin an tseachtain seo faoin Ghaelscolaíocht agus ach go háirithe an conspóid, a bhain le alt san Indo (agus ní ghlacfainn focal an Indo mar fhírinne choíche, go háirithe i leith na Gaeilge de) bunaithe ar ráiteas tagartha ón Aire Oideachais, go raibh Gaelscoileanna ag coinneáil uimhreacha na ndaltaí i ngaelscoileanna síos d'aonturas. A leithead de raiméis níor chuala mé riamh, is soiléir cé chomh sásta agus a bhéas Kevin Myers leis an bhfoilseachán céanna. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

24 August 2006

Concern at exploitation of migrant workers and A closer look at liberalisation Free article

Hunger Strikers remembered in Derrygonnelly

24 August 2006

A large crowd gathered for a Hunger Strike Commemoration in Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh last Saturday night. Free article

Clones tragedy remembered 84 years on

24 August 2006

Fermanagh IRA leader Commandant Matt Fitzpatrick was remembered last Sunday, 84 years after his death. Friends and family members gathered for a short ceremony at his grave after a memorial mass at Drumalee, Belturbet, County Cavan where Matt was buried 84 years ago. Free article

Fógraí bháis

24 August 2006

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our friend and Troops Out Movement comrade Colm Reaney, shortly after 6pm on the evening of 18 August. Free article

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1

Powered by Phoenix Media Group