25 November 2004 Edition

Renewed opposition to incinerators

25 November 2004

Martin Hallinan, Sinn Féin member of Cork County Council, secured almost unanimous support for his recent resolution calling on the new Minster for the Environment, Dick Roche, in the interests of democracy, to change plans to build an incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Free article

Pro-Palestinian group protests killings

25 November 2004

Members of the Irish Palestine Solidarity Committee (IPSC) held a picket on the Falls Road on Saturday 20 November to highlight the genocide carried out by the Israeli Government of Ariel Sharon against the Palestinian people. Free article

Working to enhance local power

25 November 2004

Many people, as they left last Saturday's conference of Sinn Féin's National Elected Representatives Forum (NERF), commented that they had participated in a quite unusual and remarkable event - a birdseye view of where we are and where we are going. Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin commemorate Arafat's death

25 November 2004

On 18 November a large crowd attended a candlelit vigil to commemorate the one-week anniversary of the death of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. The candlelit procession was organised by the Ógra Shinn Féin cumann of Queens and Jordanstown Universities and took place on Palestine Street in the Holylands area of Belfast. Free article

Health Bill 'the wrong remedy for the wrong illness'

25 November 2004

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin has described the Health Bill as "the wrong remedy for the wrong illness". The Health spokesperson said it removes democratic accountability and concentrates energy on bureaucratic change rather than on delivery for patients and real reform. The process of changeover to the Health Services Executive has "descended into chaos", he said. Free article

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Anger as City Council moves to end role in housing provision

25 November 2004

Anger and opposition is growing as Dublin City Council leads the charge to fundamentally alter the role of local authorities in the delivery of social housing in the 26 Counties. Last year, Assistant City Manager Brendan Kenny expressed the desire of Council Management to get out of housing provision. Free article

Part privatisation of Aer Lingus a Trojan horse

25 November 2004

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin says the Goldman Sachs report on the future development and direction of Aer Lingus has correctly shown that any partial divestment of the company by the Government will seriously undermine the state's strategic interests and will lead to the complete privatisation of the company. Free article

Department of Social Development accused of political bias

25 November 2004

West Belfast MLA Fra McCann has accused the Department of Social Development of political bias after Sinn Féin was denied representation on the Housing Executive board. The Department of Social Development announced on Monday the latest appointments to the ten-member board. Free article

Fallujah protest outside Raytheon plant

25 November 2004

Last Friday, the Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign carried out the digging of a symbolic grave at the Raytheon plant in Derry. During the protest, large numbers of white ribbons and flowers were tied to the railings which run along the perimeter of the Raytheon plant, which manufactures military software. Free article

State housing plan in tatters

25 November 2004

The state has "completely and utterly failed over 48,000 families who continue to languish on local authority housing waiting lists", says Sinn Féin Meath County Councillor Joe Reilly. Free article

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