30 August 2007 Edition

Indian festival promotes greater respect - McGuinness

30 August 2007

Sinn Féin deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MP MLA, opening a traditional Indian summer festival in Belfast on 26 August said that the event did much to promote greater understanding and respect between ethnic and local communities. Free article

MP leads Crossmaglen Community at historic police engagement

30 August 2007

Newry and Armagh MP Conor Murphy led a group of representatives from the Crossmaglen community at a meeting with senior PSNI Officers on Friday, 24 August. The group also involved Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty as well as local community and business representatives from Crossmaglen. Free article

Fáiltíonn Gaelscoileanna Teo roimh oscailt scoileanna lán Ghaeilge

30 August 2007

Dúirt Gaelscoileanna Teo an seachtain seo gur cur siad failte roimh oscailt ceithre bhunscoil lán-Ghaeilge agus ceithre iarbhunscoil lán-Ghaeilge mí Meán Fómhair 2007 a bheas ag oscailt a gcuid doirse don chéad uair i mbliana. Free article

Regret at Councillor's resignation

30 August 2007

Reacting to media reports that Councillor Jimmy Fleming has left Sinn Féin to join Fianna Fáil, the Chairperson of the Party in County Wexford, Seamie Davitt expressed his disappointment at the decision. Free article

Tragic death : Major health and safety issues raised

30 August 2007

A Polish lorry driver suffered a heart attack and died on board an Irish Ferries vessel on Thursday after two passengers came to his aid. The passengers, one a school nurse and one who had some CPR training, administered CPR to the man but unfortunately were not able to save him. The nurse subsequently phoned RTE's Liveline show where she suggested that the man's life may have been saved had there been a defibrillator on board the ship. The Stena Line company provide defibrillators on all of its vessels with a large proportion of its staff specifically trained to use the medical equipment. Free article

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Black Preceptory Parade raises tensions in East Belfast

30 August 2007

Sinn Féin East Belfast representative Niall O'Donnghaile has lambasted the Black Preceptory for it's blatant disregard for Short Strand residents when for the second year running it played the 'Sash' outside St Matthews Church in the Short Strand last weekend. This was in breach of a parades commission ruling earlier this week Free article

Sinn féin hopes to work well with Rabbitte's successor

30 August 2007

Responding to Pat Rabbitte's resignation as leader of the Labour Party last week, Sinn Féin Dáil Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD wished Rabbitte well in his continued role as a member of the Dáil and said he hopes to have a good working relationship with whomever succeeds him as Labour Leader collectively offering a truly left opposition to the current Fianna Fáil/Green Party/PD coalition. Free article

An Géarchéim Tithíochta

30 August 2007

Le deanaí cuireadh tús le feachtas úrnua i mBlá Cliath. Tá an feachtas seo bunaithe thimpeall an méid tithe folamh, nó inúsáidte, atá sa príomhcathair, go háirithe agus sinn i lár géarchéim tithíochta mórthimpeall na tíre. Tá praghas fothain fad-téarmach imithe ar mire ar fad. Tá sé beagnach do-dhianta ar dhaonine óga tigh nua a ceannach gan cabhair éigin a fháil óna tuistí, ar a laghad. In ainneoin an méid seo áfach fós tá scata mór tithe folamh fud fad na cathrach. Sé aidhm an plean seo ná aird a tharraingt ar mhéid na faibhde i measc an phobail, ach go háirithe i measc daoine áitiúla na ceantair sin. Tá ceart bunreachtúil ag daoine fothain agus sábhailteacht a bheith acu agus iad ag cur fúthu sa stáit. Tá an eagráíocht i mBlá Cliath ag súil go dtuigfidh daoine an méid sin tréan bhfeachtas seo. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

30 August 2007

Multiple investigations at sheltered workshops, Aer Lingus cabin crew echo pilots, Labour court rule against FAS and 260 potential job losses in Antrim Free article

Kieran Doherty remembered in County Cavan

30 August 2007

Some 250 to 300 people marched from the assembly point at Rathkeelan to the Volunteer Kieran Doherty TD memorial in Ballyconnell on Sunday week past. Led by a colour party and two marching bands, the marchers were applauded along the route by wellwishers who gathered at a number of vantage viewing points. Among the marchers were Terence and Mairéad Doherty, brother and sister of Kieran and others of the Doherty family. Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Cavan Monaghan T.D. Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, who was Director of Elections for Kieran Doherty in the successful 1981 General Election, also attended as did Kieran's Election Agent, Sinn Féin councillor on Cavan County Council Charlie Boylan. Several other Sinn Féin councillors from both Cavan and Monaghan were also present. Free article


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