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28 April 2005 Edition

No to water charges

28 April 2005

The British Government's proposals to introduce water charges in the Six Counties amount to a double taxation and will hit the least well off. If introduced and taken along with other rate increases, it will mean that in some cases people will be facing a 200% increase on what they pay at the moment. Free article

A suggestion for Bertie to solve the A&E crisis

28 April 2005

As we report this week, the Taoiseach told the Dáil that there were "zero" people on trolleys in the Accident and Emergency unit in Monaghan General Hospital. Bertie Ahern is correct. There is no one on a trolley there because the hospital has no A&E unit. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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