21 October 2004 Edition

Human Rights report slams conditions for female prisoners

21 October 2004

Conditions in which female prisoners are held in Maghaberry Jail, County Antrim, have been heavily criticised in a report by the Six-County Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). The report, released on Tuesday 19 October, highlighted the systematic abuse of the human rights of women prisoners held at Mourne House inside the top security prison and called for a public inquiry into endemic failures in the regime, under which girls as young as 14 are held. Free article

Bringing Republicanism to the Councils

21 October 2004

Service charges and their impact on local communities dominated the National Elected Representatives Conference held on local government financing in the 26 Counties in Dublin last Saturday. Free article

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Employment optimism misses West Belfast

21 October 2004

Recently released Labour Market statistics in the Six Counties show that while overall employment in the north of Ireland has increased, the picture for West Belfast remains bleak. West Belfast has the highest number of unemployment claimants in the city at 3,265 - over twice as high as the numbers of claimants in South and East Belfast. Free article

News in Brief

21 October 2004

A round up of some of the week's other news stories. Free article

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