25 July 2002 Edition

Support for Colombia Three

25 July 2002

Recating to news that the date set for the start of the trial for the three Irishmen in Colombia is now set for 4 October, Caitriona Ruane of the Bring Them Home Campaign said: Free article

Comhlámh calls for education and legislation

25 July 2002

On Friday, 28 June in Dublin, Comhlámh, Development Workers in Global Solidarity: Ireland launched a booklet entitled Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (also known as Female Circumcision). Free article

County Managers overturn incinerator decisions

25 July 2002

On Monday, two County Managers did their bit to subvert local democracy. Seamus Dooley, Wexford County Council Manager, announced in a press statement that he was overturning the majority of the elected county councillors, and the views of their constituents, by signing his approval of the South East Area Waste Management Plan. The decision forces through an incinerator in the place of the recyling composting measures which Wexford people have endorsedAnd then he went away on his holidays. Free article

Glass workers march for fair redundancy

25 July 2002

The Irish Glass workers held a march on Saturday demanding that the Ardagh company pays the Labour Relations Court recommendation of five weeks per year of service to each worker. Free article

Kerry Women's Forum campaign for breast-care screening

25 July 2002

The Kerry Women's Forum last week launched a newsletter entitled 'Speaking Out: Women in the Community'. The four-page document covers a range of issues, including health care, women in rural Ireland and the plight of carers. Free article

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Remove sectarian graffiti

25 July 2002

Sinn Féin councillor Martin Cunningham has called on Unionist politicians and councillors to support the removal of loyalist graffiti death threats in Kilkeel. Free article

Bhreatnach takes on cultural brief

25 July 2002

Sinn Féin General Secretary Lucilita Bhreatnach announced on Wednesday that she will be moving into a new position within the party next spring, after 15 years in her current role. Lucilita will continue to work at party leadership level and will also take on a new role in charge of cultural development within the party. Free article

Maskey says the future isn't Orange

25 July 2002

Belfast Mayor and Sinn Féin councillor for the Laganbank ward of South Belfast, Alex Maskey, took the party's campaign against the siting of phone masts in built up areas to the Ballynafeigh area of the Upper Ormeau Road last Wednesday 17 July. Free article

EU ruling on Irish budgetary policy slammed

25 July 2002

The news that the EU has told the Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy that he cannot use a €600 million windfall from the currency changeover to improve the State's financial position shows the need for the rejection of the Nice Treaty, says Sinn Féin spokesperson on European Affairs, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD. Free article

Protest against Minister Martin's health cuts

25 July 2002

Dublin Sinn Féin has organised a protest against the latest cuts and cost rises imposed by Health Minister Mícheal Martin. The protest will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 31 July outside the Department of Health and Children, Hawkins House, off Burgh Quay in Dublin. Free article

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