31 August 2006 Edition

Ógra Shinn Féin: New Uladh Organiser

31 August 2006

The AGM of Ógra Shinn Féin Uladh took place last Saturday in Belfast City Hall. Free article

International: Middle East conflict

31 August 2006

Over 30 days after Israel waged war on Lebanon, the head of Hizbollah, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has confirmed that the group is holding "indirect talks" with the Israeli Government about its prisoners and the fate of the two Israeli soldiers whose capture on 12 July was used by the Tel Aviv administration as a pretext for war. Free article

Inequality - time to challenge cosy consensus

31 August 2006

This week's publication of the annual Conference of Religious in Ireland (CORI) report on inequality and exclusion in Ireland is a glaring indictment of an Irish Government in thrall to capital and indifferent to poverty and inequality. Despite the fact that the 26 Counties is undergoing unprecedented economic growth, with projected budget surpluses of €450 million for the next three years, the state spends less on social protection than 20 of its 25 European partners - Cyprus, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia being the four countries we spend more than. Free article

Doolan selected for Dublin South East

31 August 2006

Sinn Féin has selected Dublin City Councillor Daithí Doolan to contest the forthcoming 26 County General Election for the party in Dublin South East following a unanimous vote at electoral convention on 24 August. Free article

Hunger Strikers and local republicans remembered in Strabane

31 August 2006

Large crowds turned out last Saturday evening in Strabane to take part in the Annual West Tyrone Volunteers Commemoration and the unveiling of a seven foot granite memorial stone at Townsend Street as a permanent tribute to the 1981 Hunger Strikers. Free article

Turf Lodge remembers

31 August 2006

This weekend sees a series of events organised by the Turf Lodge Commemoration Committee will take place to remember the sacrifices made by hundreds of people from the area over the course of the struggle. Free article

Greaves Summer School Important alternative platform

31 August 2006

Generally speaking when we think of summer schools we think of the great and the good of establishment Ireland getting together for a congenial chat about how great the Celtic Tiger and the EU are, and "Isn't one side as bad as the other" in the Six Counties. Free article

Remembering 1981: Cavan/Monaghan Commemoration a huge success

31 August 2006

'A Huge Success' - That was the verdict of Cllr. Brian McKenna, the cathaoirleach of the Cavan/ Monaghan Kieran Doherty commemoration committee following the march and rally held in Ballyconnell on Sunday last. Free article

Fógraí bháis

31 August 2006

Passing of a staunch Cavan republicanThe death occurred on 12 August, following a period of illness, of lifelong republican Patsy Lee, a native son of Lislea, Crosskeys, County Cavan. Free article

Duirt Siad...

31 August 2006

The week in quotes. Free article


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