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17 January 2008 Edition

Lisbon Treaty will result in huge loss of power for Ireland

17 January 2008

Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has said that contrary to suggestions by the Irish Government and Fianna Fáil MEPS, the Lisbon Treaty will result in a loss of power for Ireland. And McDonald said it was laughable for Fianna Fáil to suggest that the loss of an automatic seat on the EU Commission somehow represents a new era for equality. Free article

Call for truth recovery process tailored to Irish needs

17 January 2008

A TRUTH COMMISSION to examine the conflict in Ireland should not follow the South African 'confrontational' model, a coalition of victims' groups announced at Stormont last week. Free article

Ahern should resign over poor health service, not dig-outs

17 January 2008

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern should resign because he has presided over ten years of inequality and the poor health service, not because of 'dig-outs' from wealthy friends, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said this week. Free article

Orde stance on Omagh case 'unacceptable'

17 January 2008

SINN FÉIN policing spokesperson Alex Maskey has said that Sinn Féin cannot accept the response of PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde to the judgement following the collapse of the Omagh trial involving Seán Hoey. Free article


Doherty slams Benchmarking report

17 January 2008

The Benchmarking report on public service pay in the 26 Counties, published last week, particularly failed lower paid public sector workers who were led to believe that their pay demands would be addressed through the process. according to Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty. Benchmarking was leading to the mirroring of wage disparities in the private sector in the Public sector, he said. Free article

McGuinness and Paisley secure

17 January 2008

THE NORTH'S First and deputy First Ministers Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness have secured the commitment of EU Commission President Jose Barroso to extend the life of a special EU taskforce on the North set up in May of last year. Free article

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