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12 October 2006 Edition

Peace talks - Sinn Féin determined to make progress

12 October 2006

Below we carry an edited version of the speech delivered by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP to a large party rally in the Europa Hotel Belfast last Tuesday, on the eve of political talks aimed at restoring the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Aer Lingus takeover - Call for EU to investigate

12 October 2006

The war of words and bank accounts for control of Aer Lingus continues this week, as staff at the company explore options for increasing their 15% holding, while Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has hit out at a claim by his own staff for parity with Aer Lingus pilots. Free article

Call for solidarity in wake of Bellanaboy clashes

12 October 2006

Shell to Sea campaigners have accused the Gardaí of "progressively rougher tactics" in order to enable Shell personnel and machinery enter the controversial gas terminal site at Bellanaboy, County Mayo. Free article

Bill bad for collusion victims

12 October 2006

Dublin Sinn Féin protested at Leinster House on Wednesday to highlight the impact a new Tribunal of Inquiry Bill will have on victims of collusion and their families in their quest for truth. Free article


Raytheon admits production of military material

12 October 2006

The local Derry plant of US missile manufacturer Raytheon, which has been the focus of anti-war demonstrators in recent months, has now admitted that it is involved in producing military applications. Free article

Gathering of the Clans 2006

12 October 2006

The Gathering of the Clans, an event traditionally held to bring together the families of republican POWs held in jails in England, took place over the weekend of 6-8 October in the Sliabh Beagh Hotel and Tourism Centre, Knockatallon, County Monaghan. Free article

Call for Dubliners to support health rally

12 October 2006

Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has called on Dubliners to come out in support of a major health rally planned for Dublin on 21 October. Speaking at a press conference in Darndale on Dublin's northside on Tuesday, McDonald said that Dublin people should come out on the streets in huge numbers to demand our healthcare rights. Free article

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