5 July 2007 Edition

Huge drugs haul indicates need for greater resources

5 July 2007

In light of a massive cocaine find in the sea off West Cork this week, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said the scale of the seizure is indicative of the market for the drug in Ireland and called on the Government to "use every resource available to underpin and implement all five pillars of the national drugs strategy". Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday, Ó Snodaigh said the funding shortfalls for local drugs task forces from Budget 2007 must be reversed. Free article

Taoiseach challenged on meeting with Tony O'Reilly

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has challenged the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on his pre-election meeting with Independent News and Media mogul Tony O'Reilly. Ahern did not deny that the secret meeting had taken place and said that he meets members of the media from time to time but that "An Phoblacht has not sought a meeting"! Free article

Stanley becomes vice chair of Laois County Council

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin Laois/Offaly representative Brian Stanley was elected as Vice Chairperson of Laois County Council by a vote of 13 to ten on Monday, 25 June. The votes were one Sinn Féin, nine Fine Gael, one Labour and two independents. Ten Fianna Fail councillors voted against the proposal. Free article

Mail dispute threatens small businesses

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has warned that small businesses will suffer if the current dispute at Royal Mail escalates. Free article

Positive first step in welcoming migrant workers

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin has welcomed the six county Health Minister Michael McGimpsey's announcement that Migrant workers and minority ethnic communities will be better informed about health and social services in the North. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

5 July 2007

Standards tightened on employee references, NIPSA backs Israeli boycott, Garda whistleblower case proceeds and Minimum wage increases Free article

International : News in Brief

5 July 2007

Turkey, India, South Africa and African Union Free article

Unionist paramilitary killer honoured at Whiterock parade

5 July 2007

Nationalists living along the Springfield Road in Belfast are angry that a unionist paramilitary killer was commemorated during an Orange Order parade last Saturday, 30 June. Free article

Police brutality in Coleraine

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin councillor Billy Leonard has said that some police over-reacted in their dealings with a sectarian clash in Coleraine last weekend. Free article

Anderson attends London debate

5 July 2007

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson participated in a lively debate with the DUP's Sammy Wilson MP at a public meeting held on the future of the peace process in Ireland. The meeting took place at Red Rose Club in London, Jeremy Corbyn Labour MP was also on the panel. Free article


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