7 October 2004 Edition

Adams to attend European Social Forum in London

7 October 2004

The third European Social Forum will meet in London on 14-17 October under the banner Another World is Possible and Another Europe in Another World. There will be a welcome rally on the evening of Thursday 14 October and the Forum will end with a solidarity demonstration in Central London on the afternoon of Sunday 17 October. Free article

Gaza bleeds as Israeli offensive escalates

7 October 2004

Israel's latest offensive against the Palestinian Territories may last for weeks. By Monday 4 October, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the tanks and troops invaded densely populated Gaza on Tuesday 27 September has reached 70. Free article


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Former general wins Indonesia's presidential elections

7 October 2004

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been declared the runaway winner of Indonesia's presidential election, capping a rapid rise to power for the former general who has vowed to create jobs and fight terrorism. Free article

Wexford passes Finucane motion

7 October 2004

Wexford Borough Council has passed a motion calling on Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to insist that the British Government conducts a full and proper independent public inquiry into the 1989 killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Free article

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Derry/Belfast Dual Carriageway - Maybe by 2025!

7 October 2004

The Director of Network Services at the Roads Service has suggested that Derry may get a dual carriageway sometime approaching 2025 and even then it will only go as far as Dungiven, as he claims traffic between Dungiven and Castledawson would not justify the expenditure. Free article

Economic weakness requires All-Ireland framework

7 October 2004

Sinn Féin Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew, speaking at the 9th annual economic conference organised by the CBI on Wednesday, said that there are huge structural economic problems in the North that demand a new approach based on an all-Ireland model. Free article

Aer Lingus pensions "major cause of concern"

7 October 2004

Speaking during Leaders Questions in the Dáil on Tuesday, Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin raised the issue of the privatisation of Aer Lingus and the role of the former Minister for Transport Séamus Brennan in it. He said it would be "an act of piracy if a handful of individuals were allowed to asset-strip the company". Free article

Castlerea prisoners to seek release in High Court

7 October 2004

Two of the four remaining republican prisoners convicted of the manslaughter of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe have been granted leave to bring High Court proceedings against the Dublin Government for the refusal to release them under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Derry marchers demand human rights for all

7 October 2004

Derry Mayor Gearóid Ó hEara and Belfast republican Martin Meehan were among hundreds of people who took to the streets of Derry on Saturday 2 October to mark the anniversary of the famous civil rights march in the city in 1968 that was attacked by the RUC. Free article

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