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16 November 2006 Edition

Shell to Sea - McDowell scare tactics designed to deceive public

16 November 2006

In an exhibition of 'in your face' brutality Gardaí last Friday, 10 November launched a reckless assault on peaceful protestors near the site of Shell's controversial Corrib gas pipeline at Bellanaboy in County Mayo - and in the full glare of the national media. Free article

Sinn Féin, 'won't be deflected' by threats

16 November 2006

Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness told a Belfast press conference, on Monday 13 November that the party would not be "deflected from what we think is the right thing to do", after threats against some members of the Sinn Féin leadership emerged. Free article

Huge republican turnout at Edentubber

16 November 2006

Last Sunday over 2,000 republicans from all-over Ireland attended the 49th anniversary of the Edentubber explosion in 1957 when Paul Smith from Bessbrook, Oliver Craven from Newry, Michael Watters from Ravensdale, George Keegan and Paddy Parle from Wexford lost their lives. Free article

Court ruling Hain's sop to DUP ignored procedures

16 November 2006

Peter Hain's appointment of RUC widow Bertha McDougall as Victims' Commissioner was a politically motivated sop to the DUP and ignored proper procedures. So ruled High Court Judge Girvan in Belfast last week. Free article


Collusion Yet another team to 'investigate'

16 November 2006

Running scared in the wake of another damning report highlighting British state collusion, PSNI Chief Hugh Orde announced the establishment of yet another team tasked with 'investigating' allegations of collusion this week. Free article

Decision by Taoiseach to meet Fullerton family is welcomed

16 November 2006

Sinn Féin's Donegal North-East representative, Councillor Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, has welcomed news that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has agreed to meet the family of murdered Donegal Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton in Dublin this Thursday, 16 November. Free article

CIE needs a hike in investment not fares

16 November 2006

CIE has applied for a range of price increases that will mean significant hikes in fares for 26-County rail and bus users in the New Year. If sanctioned this week by coalition transport minister Martin Cullen, the rises will mean another drain on household income in 2007 as many families already have to accommodate a 34% rise in gas prices, a 20% increase in ESB charges in January, not to mention five increases in mortgage interest rates during 2006 and a 12.5% hike in VHI premiums. Free article

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