27 October 2005 Edition

Fighting back - lessons from home and abroad

27 October 2005

Last week marked UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, in a year which has been marked as one of Making Poverty History. On Thursday 20 October, Sinn Féin, as part of its Céad Bliain events, held an all-Ireland conference on Ending Poverty, North and South, local and global. Free article

Tory leadership race - Cameron seems safe bet to win

27 October 2005

When the BBC evening news interviewed David Cameron a few nights ago to seek his views on the Labour Government's proposed radical changes to the education system in Britain -- without also interviewing his rival for the Conservative Party leadership David Davis - they were effectively saying, whether deliberately or otherwise, that they believe the contest is already over. Free article

Dáil review - Government challenged on deportations, drugs and health crisis

27 October 2005

While the tragic death of Patrick Walsh in Monaghan General Hospital overshadowed all other issues in Leinster House last week Sinn Féin TDs also challenged the government in relation to a range of other issues. Free article

Shell-to-Sea campaign - Two laws for Rossport and Shell

27 October 2005

Vincent McGrath, one of the Rossport 5, declared their defiance at a public meeting in Dublin last Monday. "One of the suggestions from an Opposition party leader to solve the Rossport 5 situation was relocation. Well my ancestors were relocated to Mayo in 1650. I think it was a man named Cromwell. And that is enough for me. We are not moving." Free article

Lawlor coverage - Call for action against

27 October 2005

A Sinn Féin call for a debate about newspaper coverage of the circumstances of the death of former Fianna Fáil TD Liam Lawlor was ruled out of order in the Dáil last Tuesday. Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan called for the proceedings of the House to be adjourned to "discuss the need to ensure that certain shameless newspapers cannot publish fiction, presented as fact simply to earn yet more money for their fat cat owners, as witnessed on Sunday last; also the introduction of sanctions to ensure that Tony O'Reilly and all newspapers cannot gain financially from such actions. Free article

Empey calls for unionist paramilitaries to disarm

27 October 2005

"End the pain," UUP leader Reg Empey told feuding unionist paramilitaries during the party's annual conference this week. "Begin the job of decommissioning the firepower that was brought so much misery," said Empey urging groups like the UVF, UDA and LVF to disarm and disband. Free article

Union 'blackmailed' by DUP

27 October 2005

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has called on the Ulster Farmers' Union to clarify their position after a union delegation withdrew from a meeting with Sinn Féin scheduled to take place next month in Brussels. Free article

News in Brief

27 October 2005

A round-up of the week's news. Free article

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