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11 September 2008 Edition

Widespread anger as Durkan advocates return to unionist majority rule

11 September 2008

THERE is widespread anger among republicans and nationalists over suggestions made last weekend by SDLP leader Mark Durkan that mandatory power sharing in the North - a key part of the Good Friday Agreement and a cornerstone of the Peace Process - could be ended and that there could be a return to majority rule. Free article

Sinn Féin confident in Fermanagh by-election

11 September 2008

SINN FÉIN believes it can capture a Fermanagh council seat from the DUP in next Thursday's by-election. Free article

Letter exposes death sentence plan for Monaghan Hospital

11 September 2008

THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed in a letter to Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin its plans to remove all acute care from Monaghan General Hospital and to downgrade it essentially to a Minor Injuries Unit. Free article

HOUSING: AccomModation problems North and South

11 September 2008

WITH economic downturns affecting the housing markets across the country, An Phoblacht writers look at the causes, the consequences and the possible solutions for meeting families' needs to have a home Free article


Hunger strike and arrests at sea as Shell ship arrives

11 September 2008

GARDAÍ arrested local fishermen off the Corrib coast in County Mayo on Wednesday for being near the world's largest pipe-laying vessel, brought in by the Shell multinational oil giant to develop its controversial gas pipeline. Free article

Campaign to have H-Block escapee freed

11 September 2008

H-Block escapee Pól Brennan is looking forward to his court appearance on 17 September when his appeal for an "adjustment of status" will be heard. Free article

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