Issue 1 - 2023 front

31 August 2006 Edition

Aer Lingus : Government floats state airline

31 August 2006

Minister for Transport Martin Cullen outlined his flotation plans for Aer Lingus on the 28 August, finally confirming the Government's oft-stated intention to sell off the state airline. Free article

Dublin/Monaghan bombings : Governments knew identities of the bombers

31 August 2006

Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said the revelation this week of a British Government memo showing that it had told the Irish Government that men in British custody were responsible for the Dublin and Monaghan bombings underlines the case for a special Ahern/Blair summit on collusion. Free article

Upsurge of unionist paramilitary activity in North Antrim

31 August 2006

Unionist paramilitaries are being blamed for a series of threats against the lives of all Sinn Féin's elected representatives in North Antrim over the past week. Free article

Spotlight to shine on RUC torture

31 August 2006

A Derryman tortured by RUC detectives in 1978 and forced to sign false confessions will have his case heard by the Court of Appeal. Free article


Gas attack : Ex-POW calls on British to come clean

31 August 2006

"CR gas, for the uninitiated, is manufactured in hell. The fires of hell create this stuff and the Devil sells it under licence to the British Government. They in turn, after carrying out tests on their most implacable of enemies, the Irish, sell it to the despots, dictators and democracies of the world." Free article

Public transport: Strike action possible

31 August 2006

Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson Seán Crowe TD, speaking in support of SIPTU and NBRU public transport workers on Wednesday ahead of possible strike action, has called on Transport Minister Martin Cullen to 'stand up to the PDs'. Pointing out that 'public transport users must wait until the latest neo-liberal whimsy of the Progressive Democrats is indulged', he went on to outline the failure of public transport privatisation and deregulation across Europe, before committing Sinn Féin to supporting the workers in their efforts to improve the service offered to consumers. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

31 August 2006

ASTI launches campaign on class size, Strike ballot at Chorus Communications, Strike at Independent Newspapers? and More than 200 jobs to go in Antrim Free article

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