9 October 2008 Edition

€9.4 billion deficit, rising unemployment and falling output show crisis in Irish economy

9 October 2008

RECORD Exchequer deficits, a ten-year high in unemployment, deepening household debt, and a second consecutive quarter of falling output, sales and investment proves conclusively that the 26-County economy is in recession. And this has prompted Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan to cite the newly-released figures as a "significant wake-up call" for the Fianna Fáil/Green Party coalition. Free article

OPINION : War Park enthusiasts peddle imperialist myths

9 October 2008

THE 26 County State is drifting into celebration of an imperialist army, the British Army. Celebration of war is being conducted in the name of peace. On 7 October President Mary McAleese, opened a 'Peace' Park in Mayo listing the names of Mayo men who fell in the service of the British Empire, or with US forces in Korea and Vietnam. Though they went down fighting and killing, remembering is somehow an argument for peace. This is a 'War Park', a means of promoting war. Free article

Call for Campbell to act as 'a minister for all'

9 October 2008

DUP MINISTER for Culture, Arts and Leisure Gregory Campbell is coming under increasing fire over his attitude to the GAA. Free article

Those behind Fermanagh bomb have nothing

9 October 2008

THE people behind the bomb at Wattlebridge, near Newtownbutler, in County Fermanagh last Saturday offer nothing positive and can deliver even less, Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew said. Free article

Threat to 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs

9 October 2008

AER LINGUS employees are to ballot for all-out industrial action over a cost-saving plan by management looking to save €74 million that requires 1,500 jobs being outsourced or axed altogether. Free article

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Campaign to free Liliany Obando

9 October 2008

COLOMBIAN trade unionist and human rights activist Liliany Obando was arrested on 8 August by anti-terrorism police and charged with "rebellion" against the state in what she has called a "new witch-hunt against the political opposition in Colombia". Free article

The story of Eileen Flynn - a censored story

9 October 2008

[Editorial note: Last week Phoenix magazine reported that the Irish Times did not publish a short letter filling in a gap in reportage of the death of Eileen Flynn. We asked the author of that letter to fill in that gap here.] Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

9 October 2008

Think-tank says jobless will rise, CPSU recommends rejection of new pay deal, Vincent de Paul warning and Odlums to close in Kildare Free article

Return of church to Sailortown community welcomed

9 October 2008

THE return of St Joseph's Church to the Sailortown community in Belfast has been welcomed by the Sinn Féin Junior Minister and MLA for North Belfast, Gerry Kelly. Free article

Comhgairdeas Daithí McKay

9 October 2008

SINN FÉIN'S Northern Assembly team has congratulated their party comrade, North Antrim MLA Daithí McKay on winning Slugger O'Toole's 'up and coming politician' award in Belfast on Tuesday night. Free article

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