3 February 2005 Edition

Company juggernaut on the roll

3 February 2005

Warning - a 'juggernaut' is on the roll. No, it's not just hype but the actual word used by the new owners of Procter & Gamble and Gillette to describe their global business plan. The two giant international companies are to merge into one of the world's largest consumer product companies. Free article

Palestinian MP's fears for Gaza - BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS

3 February 2005

Addressing a public meeting in Derry city centre during the Bloody Sunday weekend, Palestinian MP Dr Jamal Zahalka expressed his deep concerns over the proposed Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Free article

Motivate, Educate and Inspire

3 February 2005

Ógra activists from all over Ireland converged in Derry last weekend for a packed Ógra Shinn Féin National Congress. Activists from Tyrone, Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Galway, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan, Meath, Kerry, and from all the main universities and colleges were joined by international comrades from the Basque Country, Palestine, Catalonia, and the Socialist Labour Party from Britain. Free article

Unfinished Revolution - From Beijing to Newry

3 February 2005

"It is not by chance that the time has come for women to receive their rightful place in all societies and for it to be recognised once and for all that they are no more guests on this planet. This planet belongs to them too." Statement by Gertrude Mongella, Secretary General of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995 Free article

Sinn Féin unveils border-busting Strategy

3 February 2005

The official launch of Aontú, the Sinn Féin strategy group for cross-border integration, took place in the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen on Friday last. It is one of the party's major initiatives to advance the all-Ireland agenda and prepare for Irish re-unification. Free article

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Protests as rubbish piles up in Cork City - SF shakes up City Hall

3 February 2005

Spare a thought for the unfortunate "city fathers" of Cork, whose lives are being made a misery by unruly Shinners both inside and outside the council chamber. Cork City Council used to be a cosy set-up. Councillors' main business was to make long-winded speeches congratulating themselves and the City Manager on what a great job they were all doing. Free article

Oireachtas Traveller Interest Group launched

3 February 2005

Sinn Féin Equality spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD attended the launch in Dublin of the Oireachtas Traveller Interest Group on Monday. Free article

New prison an attack on local democracy

3 February 2005

Sinn Féin candidate for the Meath by-election, Councillor Joe Reilly, has described the decision to build a new 'super prison' on the Dublin/Meath border as an "attack on local democracy". Free article

Blair to apologise over Conlon injustice

3 February 2005

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is reported to be on the verge of making a public apology to the family of Guiseppe Conlon. In one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice carried out by the British judiciary against Irish people, the Falls Road man was imprisoned and left to die in a British jail. Free article

Collusion exhibition ordered out university

3 February 2005

Officers from the students union at Jordanstown University ordered the removal of an exhibition on collusion from its premises on Wednesday 2 February, saying it caused offence to staff in the union building and to students. Yet, not more than 100 yards away, uniformed PSNI members were holding a recruitment drive unchallenged. Free article

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