24 July 2008 Edition

UUP have nothing to fear from Irish language - Brolly

24 July 2008

Responding to comments made in the Belfast-based Newsletter by Ulster Unionist Party MLA David McNarry in which he said unionists will continue to oppose an Irish Language Act, Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Irish language Francie Brolly MLA said that the UUP have missed the point. Free article

Call for urgent action to stem influx of crystal meth

24 July 2008

A MAN was arrested this week in connection with the biggest ever seizure of the highly-addictive synthetic drug crystal meth. Free article

Green Ministers urged to suspend Shell operation as Corduff arrested

24 July 2008

TWELVE people, including 2007 Goldman Environment Prize winner Willie Corduff of the Rossport Five were arrested on Tuesday, 22 July during a peaceful protest against Shell contractors working at the landfall site at Glengad. Free article

Derry youth victim of sectarian attack

24 July 2008

UP TO six teenagers were involved in a sectarian attack on a 12-year-old Derry boy on Sunday afternoon 20 July. In the attack, which took place in the Carlisle Road area of the city centre, the young boy suffered cuts and bruises to his neck and face. A second 12-year-old who was with the boy escaped uninjured. Free article

Mandelson proposals will devastate Irish agriculture - de Brún

24 July 2008

OVER 1,200 farmers protested at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday against EU Commissioner Peter Mandelson's World Trade Organisation (WTO) proposals. The protest coincided with the visit of French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Free article

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Adams extends best wishes to Mandela on 90th birthday

24 July 2008

Sinn FÉin President Gerry Adams last week added his voice to those extending their best wishes to former South African President Nelson Mandela on his 90th birthday. Free article

Call for dismantling of Mountpottinger barracks

24 July 2008

SINN FÉIN East Belfast representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has formally submitted the party's submission to a consultation on the future of Mountpottinger PSNI Barracks in the Short Strand area. Free article

Morgan voices support for Fishermen

24 July 2008

SINN FÉIN TD Arthur Morgan voiced his support for the protests by fishermen in Dublin this week to coincide with the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The Louth TD attended protests at O'Connell Bridge and outside Government Buildings. Free article

Wicklow victory in battle against poisonous waste

24 July 2008

RESIDENTS of West Wicklow this week breathed a huge sigh of relief and claimed a massive victory after South Dublin County Council reversed its decision to dispose of highly poisonous hydrogen cyanide at Kilbride Army camp in the Wicklow Mountains. Free article

Mapuche representatives meet Sinn Féin

24 July 2008

Jim Gibney Director of Sinn Féin's International Department along with Tom Holland and Teresa Brown met with representatives of the Mapuche people in the party's Falls Road Headquarters last Thursday 17 July. Free article


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