Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

7 June 2007 Edition

Sinn Féin in first public Policing Board meeting

7 June 2007

Sinn Féin members took part in their first public meeting of the North's newly constituted Policing Board on Wednesday, 6 June. Speaking after the meeting, party spokesperson on policing issues Alex Maskey said that the party was on the Board to ensure real accountability, representativeness and impartiality. Free article

Policing : Republicans open up new site of struggle

7 June 2007

Speaking to PADDY McDAID, Sinn Féin spokesperson on policing and justice ALEX MASKEY MLA, says that in joining the North's Policing Board, republicans have entered a new theatre of struggle but that much work must be done to achieve a fully accountable and representative civic policing service. Free article

Second Rally to demand Irish Language Act

7 June 2007

A second rally to demand a rights-based Irish Language Act has been organised by Irish language activists for Saturday, 9 June in Belfast. Free article

An Post work stoppage

7 June 2007

Post offices across the 26 Counties closed for an hour at lunchtime on Wednesday as part of an EU-wide protest against plans by the European Commission to open all of An Post's business to full competition. Free article


Eradicating deprivation should top new government policy agenda

7 June 2007

As a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute pinpointed the key indicators of poverty in the 26 Counties last week, the Combat Poverty Agency (CPA) also marked 20 years of work with an exhibition of photographs covering the two decades of activism by the agency, along with a warning that cycles of disadvantage affecting over 18% of the population still persist in Irish society today. Free article

Catholic victim 'sacrificed' in FRU plot

7 June 2007

UVF killer Brian Robinson and his Catholic victim Patrick McKenna "were sacrificed to make the British security forces look good," according to a senior UVF source. The information confirms the suspicions of Patrick McKenna's family, who believe collusion between unionist paramilitaries and the British Government played a role in the killing. Patrick McKenna (43) was shot dead as he walked along the Crumlin Road on 2 September 1989. Free article

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