14 May 2009 Edition
14 May 2009
A new report shows that Catholics in the North are more likely to face prosecution, to be remanded in custody and over-represented in the prison population and subject to discriminatory practices in prison. The report by North's Criminal Justice Inspectorate highlights institutional bias in the Criminal Justice System and confirms the belief amongst nationalists of an inherent bias that reaches across the Criminal Justice system. While the implementation of the Patten recommendations will address the situation in regards to policing, the same diligence needs to be applied across the Justice system from the PPS to the recruitment of members of the Prison Service. Free article
14 May 2009
The Oireachtas All Party Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food this week endorsed a report by Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris on the Future of Farming and Fishing in the West of Ireland. The report calls for the reversal of all government budget cutbacks in the agriculture sector and complete reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. Martin Ferris travelled the length of the West Coast to carry out an extensive survey of farmers and fishermen and received hundreds of submissions from interested parties. The report will now be sent to the cabinet with a call from the committee for a full Dáil debate. Free article
An Phoblacht Magazine
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’.