12 October 2006 Edition

Iraq - Leaked intelligence report worrying for Bush

12 October 2006

On Sunday, 24 September, the New York Times and Washington Post published articles based on the leak of a classified intelligence report entitled Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States and which was produced by 16 US intelligence agencies highlighting how the war in Iraq "was cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement". Free article

RIR event Protestors confronted by PSNI

12 October 2006

Members of campaign group An Fhirinne protested last week as British monarch Elizabeth Windsor viewed the final passing out parade of one of the most notorious British army regiments ever to have operated in the Six Counties - the Royal Irish Regiment, in Belfast. Free article

Paisley meets Primate - Indication of political changes

12 October 2006

The handshake was off-camera, but a Press Association photographer was allowed to capture a smiling Ian Paisley and his party colleagues seated across a conference table to an equally cheerful Sean Brady and his delegation at Stormont. The image was positive and businesslike, with that all-important distance, the width of the table, separating the participants. Free article

Dún Laoghaire's shameful housing record

12 October 2006

To highlight Dún Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council's shameful record for providing social housing, Dún Laoghaire Sinn Féin picketed this month's council meeting. Local Sinn Féin activists picketed the Council offices on Monday 9 October. Free article

Robert Fisk renowned journalist addresses West Belfast audience

12 October 2006

Western powers should take their armies out and leave the people of the Middle East alone. That was the message British war correspondent Robert Fisk brought to West Belfast last week. Free article

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Launch of new book on Hunger Strike

12 October 2006

Author and journalist Danny Morrison launched Hunger Strike, a fascinating collection of essays on the 1981 Hunger Strike from over 50 individuals, in Hughes & Hughes bookshop in Dublin on Saturday, 7 October. Free article

Bellaghy vigil marks end of hunger strike

12 October 2006

A candlelight procession, marking the end of the 1981 hunger strike, was held in the County Derry village of Bellaghy on Sunday 8 October. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

12 October 2006

IMPACT seeks pay rise for Ryanair pilots, SIPTU publishes unique 1916 pamphlet and Midwives ballot for industrial action Free article

Short Strand to remember its fallen

12 October 2006

Thirty years ago, on 16 October, the night sky over Belfast suddenly turned bright orange. I watched this strange occurrence with other republican prisoners from the top landing of C Wing in Crumlin Road jail and wondered about the source of it. It was not long before we heard on the radio that an explosion had occurred at Belfast's gas works in the Markets area. Free article

Memorial unveiled to IRA volunteers in Dún Laoghaire

12 October 2006

Republicans from Dún Laoghaire and South Dublin accompanied by the Joe McDonnell Flute Band made their way the short distance from Ballybrack village to Maddens Lane for the unveiling of a memorial plaque to two IRA volunteers, Patrick Meaney and Thomas Dunne on. Free article


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