9 November 2006 Edition

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News in Brief

News In Brief

Government paying lip service on labour law

Sinn Féin Enterprise spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has accused the Irish Government of paying lip service to labour law and of being complicit in a 'workplace culture of bullying, inequality and discrimination'. He was speaking following claims by Minister Mícheál Martin that workplace inspections this year were six times those in 2005, and the publication of a number of reports today on discrimination against women and immigrant workers, as well as violence in the workplace.

Dublin community activists in EU Parliament

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed a delegation of women community activists from Dublin to the EU Parliament in Brussels this week. The delegation was accompanied by Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh and party representative Joanne Spain.

The delegation is on a fact finding mission regarding funding issues and a European Commission programme designed to combat violence against children, young people and women.

The delegation was organised through the offices of Mary Lou McDonald MEP.

Iraq and use of Shannon airport to be election issue

Sinn Féin's Davy Hyland MLA, British Respect MP George Galloway and Roger Cole, Chairperson of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) at the organisation's AGM in Dublin last Saturday. PANA is determined to make Irish neutrality, the Iraq war and the use of Shannon airport by the US military issues in the forthcoming 26 County general election.

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