18 October 2001 Edition

Government must act on Monaghan jobs disaster - Ó Caoláin

18 October 2001

Reacting to the announcement of the closure last week of Monaghan Poultry Products with the loss of 300 jobs, Sinn Féin Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called for immediate action to provide employment in a county that has been "scandalously ignored" by government. Free article

TDs face bin charge anger in Finglas

18 October 2001

"I've never seen anything like it," said an awed local Sinn Féin activist. "They were slaughtered." Free article

Mayo councillor joins Sinn Féin

18 October 2001

Vincent Wood, Sinn Féin representative in Mayo, announced this week that Councillor Gerry Murray from Charlestown, County Mayo, who resigned from Fianna Fáil last month, becoming an Independent, has now joined Sinn Féin. Free article

Nelis calls for working group on higher education

18 October 2001

Foyle Assembly member Mary Nelis has urged Dr Sean Farren to establish a working group to bring forward recommendations for the development of Higher Education in the North West. And she has urged the minister to give serious consideration to working in cooperation with the Dublin government on this matter. Free article

Government must respect electorate on Nice

18 October 2001

Sinn Féin representative to the Forum for Europe, Aengus Ó Snodaigh has described comments from Foreign Affairs Minister Brian Cowen that there will be no change in the text of the Nice Treaty as deeply insulting to the Irish electorate who rejected the Treaty last June. Free article

Campaign to save rural post offices

18 October 2001

"Government representatives should listen to what Postmasters and others are saying concerning the very survival of the rural post office," says Sinn Féin's Mayo candidate Vincent Wood. He was speaking after a meeting organised in Killala as part . Free article

Health chiefs to lose bonuses

18 October 2001

Sinn Féin health minister Bairbre de Brún has introduced a new system of payment for senior health service employees that will end the old structure that awarded bonuses to senior executives at a time when the Health Service was underfunded in all major departments. Free article

Tough talking as SF meet Crespo

18 October 2001

Enrique Baron Crespo, leader of the Parliamentary Group of European Socialists, and a delegation of Socialist MEPs met a Sinn Féin delegation in Leinster House on Tuesday, 9 October. Free article

Sinn Féin sweeps the colleges

18 October 2001

Sinn Féin continues to grow by leaps and bounds in the universities of Ireland. After several years of hard work, the Sheena Campbell Cumann of DCU Sinn Féin has overtaken Fianna Fáil as the biggest political party on campus. Free article

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