Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

24 February 2005 Edition

Debating service charges - Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2005

24 February 2005

One motion at the upcoming Sinn Féin Ard Fheis that is sure to be the subject of debate is Motion 57, relating to service charges. Here, PAUL O'CONNOR argues that all Sinn Féin elected representatives must be mandated to vote against estimates where service or bin charges are included, while CAOILFHIONN NÍ DHONNABHÁIN argues that voting against estimates is not the most logical form of opposition, as the power to impose service charges no longer rests with elected members of local authorities. Free article

EU Constitution - We don't know, don't care

24 February 2005

Across the 25-state European Union, its citizens, political parties and governments will in the coming 18 months have to debate, discuss and in the case of ten states, including the 26 Counties, vote on ratifying the new EU constitution. But recent polls and last Sunday's Spanish referendum have shown that across the EU, a substantial amount of voters don't care or don't know about the proposed constitution. Free article

The 5th Column

24 February 2005

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Read on... Free article

Amhráin iontach i gcomhair Mósaimbíc

24 February 2005

Is rud iontach é Seachtain na Ghaeilge ach is rud níos fearr é a céilúradh agus níl slí níos fearr é a chéilúradh ná leis an dlúthdhiosca iontach seo atá curtha le chéile ag Seachtain na Gaeilge Teoranta. Free article

Staonadh ón Iomarca

24 February 2005

'A little bit of self-denial keeps us all sane' - a statement, writes AN DRAOI RUA, that stands for all creeds, especially in this commercial western society. Free article

Book Review

24 February 2005

That old saying, 'a picture paints a thousand words', finds no better proof than in the telling of history. A storyteller can regale his listener with tales of Nelson's Pillar being blown to pieces by the IRA, but the actual pictures of the shattered British statue do the event more justice. Free article

Dúirt Siad...

24 February 2005

Some of the week's best quotes... Free article

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