28 August 2008 Edition

Doherty reveals chronic under-funding of school buildings

28 August 2008

SINN FÉIN Education Spokesperson Senator Pearse Doherty has slammed the Department of Education for approving extensions to many schools while knowingly not providing adequate funding for the extensions to be built. Doherty said he is aware of at least 26 schools in a regional area that have been given approval for school extensions but cannot proceed with building due to inadequate funds. Free article

'Shell to lay 6,000 rusting pipes in Corrib'

28 August 2008

SHELL EP Ireland is seeking to deploy the world's largest pipe-laying ship to work in Broadhaven Bay as part of its plans to construct the controversial Corrib gas pipeline. Free article

DUP blocking multisports stadium

28 August 2008

SINN FÉIN MLA and chairperson of the Assembly's Department Culture Arts & Leisure (DCAL) Committee, Barry McElduff, has said that comments made by Jeffery Donaldson expressing regret that the Six Counties would miss out on 2012 Olympic action because of the failure to proceed with the stadium at Long Kesh ignored completely the fact that all of the delays are because the DUP is internally split on the issue. Free article

Loyalist bandsmen threaten Rasharkin residents

28 August 2008

SINN FÉIN North Antrim MLA Daithí McKay has received several complaints from Rasharkin residents who allege that they were threatened by loyalist bandsmen attending a parade in the village on Friday, 22 August. Free article

Case against Tyrone republican is dropped

28 August 2008

TYRONE republican Brian Arthurs was acquitted last week of trumped up charges that were made against him last year in what was condemned by republicans at the time as a politically motivated operation. Free article

INTERNATIONAL : Opponents of Morales attempt right wing coup

28 August 2008

BOLIVIA'S first indigenous president, Aymara Indian Evo Morales, won the recall referendum on his presidency held on 10 August with a massive majority, getting 68 per cent of the vote. The vote is a ringing endorsement for the Morales government's progressive reforms aimed at overcoming the country's colonial legacy, which has left the indigenous majority desperately impoverished and excluded. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

28 August 2008

Underpaid drug services staff work to rule, Hospitality workers keep tax-free tips, Childcare costs increasing pressure on workers and Women still paid less than men Free article

Tour of plaques in memory of Derry Volunteers

28 August 2008

LAST WEEK saw the first ever a tour of the plaques erected by the Derry Republican Graves Association in memory of Volunteers of Briogáid Dhoire Óglaigh na h-Éireann who died on active service in the Bogside / Brandywell area. Free article

Fermanagh recruitment drive

28 August 2008

Sinn Féin this week launched a new website for the Enniskillen by-election and a 'Text to Join' initiative that is part of a new recruitment drive in Fermanagh. Free article

Fógraí bháis: TP Ennis

28 August 2008

THE death occurred on Tuesday week past, 19 August, of life-long Cavan republican TP Ennis. A native of Clareboy, Carrickaboy, TP was a brother of the late Volunteer Joe Ennis, who pre-deceased TP by 15 years. Both brothers were committed republican activists in their native County Cavan. Free article


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