2 November 2006 Edition

International - Governments warned on climate change

2 November 2006

A tropical Ireland? Melting ice-caps? Disappearing glaciers? Climate change has become part of the vernacular and a reality of our times. However, little is being done by those responsible for the "ozone crisis" to solve a problem that is threatening not only nature, but human survival. However, there is good news, as Nicholas Stern, a former chief economist with the World Bank, warned governments that climate change could tilt the world's economy into the worst global recession in recent history. So, maybe those who choose to ignore the Kyoto Protocol and other international agreements aimed at decreasing pollution levels may decide to change tack now that their economies are in danger. Free article

Shared vision for Long Kesh site

2 November 2006

As demolition squads moved in to begin the destruction of Cage 20 in Long Kesh so began the first phase of the regeneration of one of the most contentious sites of the last four decades of the conflict in the North. Free article

Suicide crisis - British Government launches prevention strategy

2 November 2006

"Suicide across the island has become the biggest killer of our young people. In the last decade, the incidence of suicide in Ireland has increased by more than 25%. In 2003-4 there were 577 people who died through suicide. Figures recently compiled indicate that last year, the total number of people who died as a result of suicide was 645." Free article

Adequate income for all, not re-election, should be Budget objective

2 November 2006

Budget 2007 is just over a month away. The PDs are looking for "a substantial middle-class tax cut". Fianna Fáil backbenchers are no doubt at this very moment salivating at the prospect of buying the next election in a 'give-away' budget. Free article

St Teresa's honour Joe McDonnell and Kieran Doherty

2 November 2006

Hunger Strikers Joe McDonnell and Kieran Doherty were remembered in Belfast on Friday night 27 October in St Teresa's GAA Club in Belfast. Free article

In Briefs

2 November 2006

News in Briefs, National Draw and Toomebridge remembers Free article


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