4 November 2004 Edition

PSNI actions at wake house inexcusable

4 November 2004

Sinn Féin Councillor for North Belfast, Carál Ní Chuilín, has slammed the actions of the PSNI after they entered the home of a woman who had died at 2am on Friday 29 October and took her son out for questioning. Free article

Women still losing out

4 November 2004

"While women have contributed significantly to Ireland's economic success, they have not experienced the benefits of that success." So said Orla O'Connor, Head of Policy at the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI), launching the organisation's Pre-Budget Submission to a large group of women, supported by Mary Lou McDonald MEP and Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD (Sinn Féin), Cllr Bronwyn Maher (Green Party) and Senator Sheila Terry (Fine Gael), outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Free article

Marchers highlight A&E crisis

4 November 2004

Hundreds of people marched last weekend to Leinster House demanding government action on the crisis that is gripping the 26-County states's A&E departments, with patients stranded on trolleys in hospital corridors because of a lack of beds and unacceptable waiting times for treatment. Free article

Radical changes needed to electoral law

4 November 2004

Sinn Féin has called for radical changes in electoral registrations in the Six Counties. Speaking after meeting with NIO Minister John Spellar on Monday, Foyle MLA Mitchel McLaughlin said that legislative changes in electoral registrations must come about as part of democratic reform. Free article

Irish Northern Aid Chair receives Joe Cahill Award

4 November 2004

Over 250 people attended the 23rd Annual Philadelphia Irish Northern Aid (INA) Testimonial Dinner on Friday 29 October. For their support and commitment to a free and united Ireland, awards were presented to Larry Dunigan, Clan na Gael; Willie Farrell, New Jersey INA; Carolyn Killion, LAOH and Irish Political Prisoners Children's Holiday (IPPCH); Seán McCann, Philadelphia INA and GAA; and, Connie McCrea, IPPCH and Donegal/Tyrone Societies. Free article

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Newest GAA club kicks off

4 November 2004

In the wake of last week's engineered controversy surrounding Cumann na Fuiseoige's badge and association with Bobby Sands, the country's newest GAA club, based in Twinbrook, West Belfast, has played its first match, against the Country Antrim team of Cargan. Free article

Adams urges urgent action to tackle Darfur crisis

4 November 2004

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams this week urged the Dublin Government to "take immediate and urgent steps to encourage the international community to tackle head-on and effectively the humanitarian crisis in Darfur". Free article

Wicklow's illegal dump debacle

4 November 2004

"As the old cliche goes, it is more in sorrow than in anger that we find ourselves again dealing with planning in County Wicklow," says David Gahan, chair of Wicklow Sinn Féin. Free article

PSNI harass SF activists

4 November 2004

Sinn Féin councillor and chair of Strabane District Jarlath McNulty is accusing the PSNI of engaging in, "a vindictive and unrelenting campaign of harassment against republicans and their families" in the Clady and Glebe areas of Tyrone in recent weeks. Free article

More loyalist sectarianism in Coleraine

4 November 2004

Sinn Féin Coleraine Councillor Billy Leonard has accused loyalists in Coleraine of trying to attack a Catholic man in the town at the weekend. Free article

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