16 September 2004 Edition

British to impose water charges

16 September 2004

The introduction of water charges in the Six Counties will penalise the vulnerable and put low income families at risk of falling into water poverty according to the General Consumer Council. Free article

NIPSA Dispute Comes to an End

16 September 2004

After 40 weeks of industrial action members of the largest trade union in the Six Counties rejected the leadership's call for a full-scale strike by 51-41, leaving the Executive with no other option but to accept the British Government's pay offer from last month. Free article

Aer Rianta break up confusion

16 September 2004

Despite concessions to unions, granted in the summer wage negotiations, the break up of Aer Rianta continues with Transport Minister Seamus Brennan sending official letters to the 12 members of the new Dublin Airport Authority. Free article

Residents win battle for future of St Michael's

16 September 2004

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Andrew O'Connell has welcomed the victory by Inchicore and St Michael's Estate residents in their battle to re-establish a people-centred plan to transform the area. Free article

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Backing for nurses protest in Drogheda

16 September 2004

Commenting on the protest this week by members of the Irish Nurses Organisation in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson and Cavan/ Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said he supported the INO's stance and called for an injection of resources to "reduce the pressure on the Out Patients Department, especially for orthopaedic patients". Free article

Success in Sinn Féin battle to save Dublin's oldest heritage village

16 September 2004

Sinn Féin City Councillors who have been fighting against 'apartment-led' proposals for Chapelizod because they constitute a "gross over-development" of the city's oldest heritage village achieved a significant victory at a City Council meeting on Monday, 13 September. Free article

Felix Gallagher co-opted to Fingal Council for SF

16 September 2004

Felix Gallagher was co-opted onto Fingal County Council as a Sinn Féin Councillor at the monthly meeting of the North Dublin local authority in County Hall, Swords, on Monday. Free article


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