22 November 2007 Edition

PSNI fail to protect families under sectarian attack

22 November 2007

A Catholic family living in Stoneyford Village, County Antrim was attacked by loyalists just hours after a Sinn Féin delegation called on the PSNI to protect Catholics in the area. Free article

Special Branch agent was key figure in violent breakaway UDA faction

22 November 2007

A FORMER British soldier who acted as a spokesperson for the breakaway South East Antrim UDA was a Special Branch agent. Jon McDowell admitted to a Northern based Sunday newspaper two weeks ago that he worked as a Special Branch agent for three years and passed on information to Special Branch about the loyalist killer gang. Free article

EirGrid put costs before health

22 November 2007

Over 1,000 people packed a public meeting in Trim this week to protest against the refusal of EirGrid to lay new cross border electricity cables underground. EirGrid are planning to build one line between Batterstown in Meath and Kingscourt in Cavan in what will be a new cross border link up. A separate meeting in Kingscourt this week was attended by hundreds of people, where a substation is also to be built along with the pylon network. Free article

Reilly exposes paltry savings from hospital shutdown

22 November 2007

The reality of the Health Service Executive spending freeze is hitting hard in Meath and the North East this week. More than 150 orthopaedic patients are to have operations cancelled, while a total of 430 people on waiting lists for Orthopaedic treatment in Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath will have their waiting times lengthened considerably after a HSE decision to close the regional treatment unit at Navan Hospital for the month of December in a cost cutting exercise. Free article

Cúige Uladh Ógra AGM

22 November 2007

Cúige Uladh Ógra Organiser Cllr. Johnny McGibbon has urged all young Republicans to mobilise for next week's ÓSF Cúige Uladh AGM. The meeting on Sat 24 November, is in Sevastapol St. Sinn Féin office @ 11am. Free article

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Health Minister gets 2,500-strong petition for Grove Hospital

22 November 2007

HEALTH MINISTER Mary Harney has received a petition containing the signatures of 2,505 people in Tuam calling for the reinstatement of health services in the former Grove Hospital. Free article

Morgan calls for agency workers' legislation

22 November 2007

THE launch of a trade union campaign this week by SIPTU to improve agency workers' rights was attended by Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan, who called on the Irish Government to introduce legislation to provide equal treatment for agency workers. Free article

Minister should intervene directly in pharmacy dispute

22 November 2007

HEALTH Minister Mary Harney should urgently intervene in the stand-off between the Health Service Executive and chemists in the Irish Pharmaceutical Union, Sinn Féin Dáil Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said this week. Free article

International : Basque pro-independence movement launches new campaign

22 November 2007

THE Basque pro-independence movement has pledged to take its campaign for 'A Democratic Framework' for conflict resolution "onto the streets, into the workplaces and into the universities". Free article

Sóisialachas ar an tSlí ar Ais?

22 November 2007

Tá sé mhí imithe uainn anois, ach go fóill tá daoine ag déanamh measúnú mórchúiseach ar an olltoghchán deiridh. D'fhéadfadh duine ar bith a dhéanamh amach maidin an chomháirimh nach toghchán maith a bhí ann do pháirtithe naheite clé, nó na páirtithe beaga i dTeach Laighean. Laethanta agus seachtainí ina dhiaidh sin dhein na comhfhreagraithe polaitiúla measúnú ar na cúiseanna éagsúla ar éirigh go maith le grúpaí áirithe, agus cén fáth nár éirigh chomh maith le grúpaí eile. I gcoitinne bhí tairbhe ag baint leis an mheasúnú céanna i dtosach ach, mar a dúirt mé, sé mhí níos déanaí, tá sé díreach thar fóir. Tá rialtas nua againn agus go leor botún déanta acu cheana. Tá sé in am dúinn uile bogadh ar aghaidh ón dtoghchán agus obair linn. Free article


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