21 May 2009 Edition

Deireadh na scéime 'Baile Beo'

21 May 2009

Fógraíodh droch-scéal an tseachtain seo caite do choisti aggus pobail Ghaeltachta nuair a deimhnigh Pádraig Ó hAoláin, Príomhfheidhmeannach Údarás na Gaeltachta na ráflaí a bhi ag dul thart le tamall nach mbeidh an scéim 'An Baile Beo' ag dul ar aghaidh feasta - droch-thoradh eile na gciorruithe atá an tÚdarás ag cur i fheidhm mar gheall ar an gcúlú eacanomaíochta. D'admhaigh Pádraig Ó hAoláin nach mbeadh airgead go leor le cur sa duaischiste agus brú millteanach ar an Údarás sábháiltí a aimsiú sa bhuiséad. Free article

Policing meeting in Irish a historic step forward

21 May 2009

The North's Policing Board held a groundbreaking meeting this week entirely through the medium of Irish. Speaking in advance of the meeting in Derry's City Hotel on Tuesday night Sinn Féin MLA and Policing Board member Martina Anderson described it as a historic step forward in terms of equality for the Irish language community. "This is a significant step forward in terms of the equality agenda and recognition of the needs of the Irish language community and should be welcomed", she said. Free article

International : Sri Lanka

21 May 2009

While the Sri Lankan military has achieved a 25-year-old goal in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) this does not equate with a guarantee that the war for an independent Tamil homeland is over. Already, lurid stories are beginning to circulate of the fate that befell the last remaining Tamil Tigers, including the senior leadership at the hands of the Sri Lankan military. Free article

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Taoiseach must press British on Dublin/Monaghan bombings at EU and UN

21 May 2009

THE Dáil all-party motion calling for the British Government to release all the documents it has on the Dublin/Monaghan bombings in 1974 should be raised at EU and UN level to get some action from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald said at Monday's 35th anniversary commemoration of the attacks. Thirty-three people were killed on 17 May 1974 - the worst loss of life in a single attack during the conflict - and almost 300 injured. Although the attack was claimed by the unionist paramilitary UVF, evidence points to heavy involvement, if not direction, by British Intelligence. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

21 May 2009

Minister's education plea to jobless 'dishonest', Eircom privatisation cause of job cuts and Trade unions discuss mortgage arrears and jobs Free article

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