22 May 2008 Edition

TD acts to curb 'dial-a-drink' abuse

22 May 2008

THE total number of off-licences issued in the 26 Counties last year was 4,261, 320 more than the previous year. That's almost one additional premises selling alcohol every day. This sharp increase, and the resulting high number of licensed premises, makes policing the sale of alcohol nigh on impossible. Free article

Youth forum debates drugs issues

22 May 2008

A YOUTH FORUM on drugs held in the Teachers' Club in Dublin at the weekend - organised by Ógra Shinn Féin as part of its 'NARC' campaign - sparked an interesting debate and dealt with many crucial issues relating to drugs and alcohol. Free article

US human rights monitor examines Garda action at Rossport

22 May 2008

DENNY LARSON, director of the San Francisco-based human rights group, Global Community Monitor (GCM), visited Ireland last week. Free article

New urgency for agency workers' laws

22 May 2008

SINN FÉIN Workers' Rights spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has called on the Irish Government to end its delay on protection for agency workers after the British Government agreed this week to agency worker legislation going through Westminster this autumn. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

22 May 2008

Potential job losses for Belfast health sector, SIPTU members defer strike at contracting firm, Local government workers hold strike ballot, HSE to lift recruitment ban and Unions reject PFI plans Free article

Tim Pat Coogan launches book on 1950s EOKA and IRA prisoners

22 May 2008

A BOOK recording the imprisonment of Cypriot EOKA and IRA prisoners in England in the 1950s was launched in Dublin by Tim Pat Coogan, historian and author, in the Ireland Institute on Saturday, 10 May. Free article

Volunteers remembered in emotional day

22 May 2008

"OUR patriot dead remind us of our humanity, that we should live for us and not for me, that human progress, built on the sacrifice of many thousands of patriots is a gift that must be cherished," Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Hartley said last Sunday at a day of events to honour Volunteers Jimmy Quigley, Eddie 'Mundo' O'Rawe and James 'Spotter' Murphy. Free article

Long Kesh plan being undermined by 'misinformation campaign'

22 May 2008

THE North's Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) has been accused of involvement in a 'misinformation campaign' to undermine the citing of a new stadium at the site of the former Long Kesh prison. Free article

CS gas 'used more than handcuffs'

22 May 2008

A REPORT presented to the Policing Board's Human Rights Committee shows that CS gas is being used by the PSNI to restrain suspected offenders more often than handcuffs. Free article

European Parliament overwhelmingly backs MEP's PEACE report

22 May 2008

SINN FÉIN MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed the European Parliament majority vote endorsing her evaluation report on PEACE funding. Free article


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