6 December 2007 Edition

Galway action saves bin charge waivers

6 December 2007

SINN FÉIN activists turned up at Galway City Hall on Monday, 3 December, to protest at the proposed abolition of the bin charges waiver in Galway City. Councillors were to discuss the Galway City budget for the upcoming year, including a proposal put forward by the City Manager to do away with the current waiver for the bins. Free article

Ógra urged to get active for Prisoners' Month

6 December 2007

ÓGRA Shinn Féin National Organiser Barry McColgan has urged Ógra Shinn Féin to get active throughout the month of December to remember POWs who are still held in jail this Christmas. According to McColgan, whilst many protests, leaflet drops and vigils will be highlighting the incarceration of Irish republican POWs, a number of other actions will highlight international POWs. Prisoners held as a result of anti-imperialist struggles such as The Miami 5 and Leonard Peltier will be the focus of a number of events. Free article

Creggan school wins climate change photo competition

6 December 2007

Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún has congratulated St Mary's College in Creggan, Derry, on winning this year's all-Ireland photo competition on climate change, which was co-sponsored by the European Parliament and the Departments of Environment, North and South. Students aged 16 to 18 throughout the 32 Counties of Ireland were asked to submit photographs with accompanying captions, based on the theme 'Climate Change - Causes, Effects, Solutions' and the winning entries were selected by an independent panel. The competition was organised by the EP Information Office in Ireland and co-sponsored by the Departments of Environment, North and South. Free article

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Nuacht na nOibrithe BY STEPHANIE LORD

6 December 2007

Argos flies in scab workers, Migrant workers face homelessness as governments block worker protections and Mexican workers take over sugar mills Free article

Toireasa Ferris pays tribute to Kilmichael heroes

6 December 2007

OVER a thousand people gathered on 25 November at the annual Kilmichael commemoration in West Cork to hear Sinn Féin Councillor Toireasa Ferris pay tribute to the Tan War heroes. Con O'Callaghan, Chair of the Kilmichael/Crossbarry Committee, opened proceedings by outlining the events of that day, when the West Cork Flying Column, led by Tom Barry, ambushed and killed 18 Auxiliaries in one of the crucial battles of the Tan War. Free article

Kilkenny honours Manchester Martyrs

6 December 2007

REPUBLICANS from across the south-east gathered in Hugginstown, County Kilkenny, on Friday evening, 23 November, to remember Allen, Larkin and O'Brien, The Manchester Martyrs. The commemoration, which has taken place for the past 30 years, is one of the last torch-lit processions in the country. Free article


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