Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

20 July 2006 Edition

Editorial: Massacre in Lebanon - action needed

20 July 2006

Nearly 300 people have already died as a result of Israeli military attacks in Lebanon and Palestine and many more will die unless Israel ceases the massacre we are witnessing. Free article

Workers' rights: TD uncovers abuse of South African workers

20 July 2006

Sinn Féin has exposed another example of exploitation of foreign workers by Irish companies. Following up on investigative work carried out by Sinn Féin Donegal county councillor Thomas Pringle, the party's spokesperson on Workers' Rights, Arthur Morgan TD exposed the abuse of South African workers employed on a government-funded contract to retro-fit seatbelts on Bus Éireann buses. "Over a dozen men are working at sites in Dublin, Donegal, Rosslare, Cork and Athlone", Morgan told An Phoblacht Free article

Republicans work to ensure peace at Twelfth flashpoints

20 July 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has praised nationalist residents and republican activists for their work in keeping flashpoint areas peaceful around 12 July. Adams revealed that Sinn Féin was in contact with unionist representatives and Protestant churchmen in an effort to ensure calm. Free article

Remembering 1981: Hurson Anniversary marked across the country

20 July 2006

Republicans across Ireland marked the anniversary of the death in 1981 after 46 days on hunger strike of IRA Volunteer Martin Hurson. Free article


Nuacht na nOibrithe

20 July 2006

Sinn Féin Trade Union Department relaunched, SIPTU Firefighters meet Sinn Féin, Hotel workers vote for industrial action and Taxi strike Free article

Property developers target Greencore

20 July 2006

Nobody is happy this week with how agriculture minister Mary Coughlan allocated €145 million EU compensation for the end of sugar beet production in Ireland. Beet sugar processor Greencore is threatening legal action, beet growers and contractors feel hard done by, while in the background property developers circle the former public sector firm anxious to begin asset stripping. Free article

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