24 May 2007 Edition

Irish and British Governments criticised on fishery policies

24 May 2007

The Irish and British Governments have both been criticised this week over their attitudes to the Irish fishing industry. Free article

Window of opportunity in deportation case welcomed

24 May 2007

Sinn Féin Human Rights and Equality spokesperson Martina Anderson MLA has welcomed a delay in the planned deportation of a mother and baby from the Six Counties to Cameroon. Free article

Demand for joint summit on collusion

24 May 2007

Speaking on 17 May, on the 33rd anniversary of the Dublin/Monaghan Bombings, Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald reiterated Sinn Féin's call for an Irish-British summit on collusion. McDonald said that if in Government after the general election, Sinn Féin would immediately initiate a Dáil debate on collusion and make a demand on the British Government for it to participate in a joint summit on collusion. Free article

Dialogue the way forward on parades

24 May 2007

Sinn Féin group leader in the North's assembly, Upper Bann MLA John O'Dowd commenting on the first meeting of the Strategic Review of Parades Body today, said that progress on the parading issue will be on the basis of local dialogue and accommodation to resolve contentious parades. Free article

Antrim GAA launches Casement historical society

24 May 2007

The launch took place on Friday, 18 May of the Roger Casement Historical and Cultural Society, a major initiative to promote history and the Irish language among Antrim Gaels. Free article

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Sinn Féin to ensure PSNI accountability

24 May 2007

Sinn Féin members on the North's Policing Board will ensure full accountability of the PSNI, one of those members said this week. North Antrim MLA Daithí McKay said Sinn Féin had brought the policing issue into the political negotiations which led to the Good Friday Agreement and that it had been part of every set of political talks since. Free article

Hospital cuts will devastate coronary care in North East

24 May 2007

The proposed major cuts to services in Monaghan General Hospital, revealed in a document obtained last week by Sinn Féin, will devastate coronary care in the North East region, according to Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD. Free article

Adams calls for balanced regional development

24 May 2007

On the general election campaign trail in Sligo this week, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that job creation and balanced regional development were key priorities for Sinn Féin. Free article

Ní Chuilin slams North health cuts

24 May 2007

Sinn Féin Health Spokes-person, North Belfast MLA Caral Ní Chuilin has said that so-called 'efficiency savings' of £338 million over three years will have a devastating impact on Health services in the Six Counties. Ní Chuilin was speaking after a Department of Health document outlined where these cuts will be made. Free article

New hospital consultant posts should be public only

24 May 2007

Speaking as the Irish Hospital Consultants Association began industrial action this week, Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said that Sinn Féin supports the introduction of a new contract to ensure that all new hospital consultant posts are public only. Free article

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