5 May 2005 Edition

Special needs decision "beggars belief"

5 May 2005

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe says the decision of the Department of Education to make special needs assistants redundant is scandalous, given the dire needs of children throughout the State. Free article

Gama workers picket Ballymun site

5 May 2005

Gama Construction workers have called unofficial work stoppages on their sites across the country in protest at their working conditions and the refusal to date of the multinational Turkish-owned company to pay them in accordance with agreed rates for construction workers in this country. Free article

Anniversary protest at Policing Board HQ

5 May 2005

Upper Bann Sinn Féin Westminster candidate John O'Dowd last Friday attended a protest outside the Policing Board headquarters in Belfast to mark the second anniversary of the PSNI murder of Neil McConville at Ballinderry. Free article

Adams calls for plans for Connolly's 90th anniversary

5 May 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP on Sunday attended an event to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the death of 1916 Rising leader James Connolly and to mark May Day. Connolly used to live in a house at the corner of the Whiterock and Falls Roads in West Belfast. Free article

May Day march for migrant worker rights

5 May 2005

'Rights and entitlements for migrant workers' was the theme of the May Day march in Dublin last Saturday, where about 300 of the Turkish workers currently leading the war against the bonded labour conditions of migrant workers in Ireland, led a demonstration of some 400 people to celebrate May Day. Free article

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Máirtírigh na Rossan

5 May 2005

Rinneadh comóradh ar ceathrar a fuair bás ar son na Poblachta sa tréimhse 1922-23 i gceantar na Rossan i nDún na nGall ag an deireadh seahtaine seo caite. Ar an Domhnach a bhí an comóradh agus bhí an Comhairleoir Pearse Doherty mar cathaoirleach ar an ardán. Gráinne Mhic Géidigh, comhalta nua-thofa Shinn Féin ar Údarás na Gaeltachta a léigh Forógra na Poblachta agus léigh Seosamh Óg MacGrianna an Liosta Laochra. Seo thíos sliocht as an óráid a thug Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD. Free article

Empty bus lanes slammed

5 May 2005

The Government has come under fire once again over its mismanagement of the transport and traffic problems in Dublin City. Sinn Féin Donaghmede Councillor Killian Forde has lashed into the Department of Transport for allowing a multi-million two-kilometre stretch of bus lane on the N32 to lie idle, while car users on the same road sit in traffic gridlock. Free article

Clooney base plans welcomed

5 May 2005

Derry citizens have welcomed the decision that the former British Army base at Clooney is to be re-developed to create social and economic benefits for the people of the city. However, the speed with which the Department of Social Development (DSD) and the Northwest Development Office secured the site and published a consultation paper on its future is being contrasted with the length of time it is taking to produce any such ideas for the Ebrington and Fort George bases. Free article

Tournament a success

5 May 2005

The inaugural One League five-a-side soccer tournament, organised to promote the creation of a unified Irish soccer league, proved a massive success last Sunday, when supporters' teams from Cork City, Derry City, Glenavon, Linfield and Bohemian FC played in a friendly yet competitive competition in Dublin. Free article

UDA members to tell all on cohorts

5 May 2005

It emerged at Belfast High Court on Wednesday 27 April that two UDA members currently in protective custody, are to give evidence against six men accused of membership of the loyalist paramilitary organisation and of drug offences. Free article

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