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17 May 2007 Edition

The only real alternative

17 May 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams speaking at the launch of the party's manifesto in Dublin on Wednesday, said there is only one real alternative in the 26 County General Election - Sinn Féin. Free article

Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle agrees to take up Policing Board places

17 May 2007

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing Alex Maskey confirmed at the weekend that Sinn Féin would be taking its three places on the new Policing Board in the Six Counties. The decision was made at a meeting of the party Ard Chomhairle in Dublin on Saturday. Free article

Hospital plan : Government did not want publication before general election

17 May 2007

Sinn Féin has revealed plans by the Health Services executive (HSE) for hospital re-configuration in the North east of the 26 Counties. Speaking on Tuesday, Louth TD Arthur Morgan said the HSE plans, which had come into his possession, showed that the loss of services at Louth Hospital is not about better services but part of a money saving operation. He said people should know Fianna Fáil's plans for health services as they face into the general election. Free article

Miscarriage of Justice : one of many under Diplock system

17 May 2007

Charlie McMenamin was questioned illegally, beaten during interrogation and convicted in a non-jury court. Crucial alibi evidence was suppressed and the 16-year-old was bullied into signing a false confession and pleading guilty. While in detention fear and despair drove the Derry teenager to attempt suicide. Free article


Proposals on drugs issue and anti-social behaviour

17 May 2007

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has said that, in government, Sinn Féin would appoint a Minister of State to focus specifically on the drugs issue. He also called for systematic social investment and drug treatment services to tackle the drugs crisis which he said was a major contributory factor to anti-social crime which is now afflicting communities across the country. Free article

Youth manifesto launched

17 May 2007

Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin's youth manifesto last Sunday, Ógra Shinn Féin national organiser Barry McColgan said suicide prevention, road safety, Irish unity and tackling homelessness among young people are key priorities for Ógra Shinn Féin. Free article

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