10 November 2005 Edition

Huge turnout for 100th birthday party

10 November 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP addressing over 1,000 supporters at the party's Céad Bliain Birthday Dinner in Dublin's City West Hotel told those present:"We will see a united Ireland in our lifetime." Free article

Standing "like a rock" against Free Trade Area

10 November 2005

Leaders of all countries of the Western Hemisphere, except Cuba, met in Mar del Plata, Argentina from 28 October to 5 November for the Fourth Summit of the Americas. The key issue was the deadlock around the resumption of negotiations on creating the US proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. The FTAA would open Latin American markets to US business while keeping in place US and Canada protectionist policies. Free article

World news in brief

10 November 2005

A look at some of the other stories from around the world this week. Free article

UVF informer moved to secure wing

10 November 2005

Special Branch informer and UVF leader Mark Haddock is being held in a special secure unit at Maghaberry Prison after the PSNI warned jail authorities that his life would be in danger from UVF associates after he was named as an informer last month. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

10 November 2005

Temporary cessation at An Post - Industrial action on Monday by the Communications Workers' Union (CWU) could have been averted at any stage over the weekend if An Post management had been willing to accept proposals from the National Implementation Body (NIB) comprising representatives of government, employers and trade unions. Free article

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Register Now

10 November 2005

It was revealed this week that a total of 242,000 people in the Six Counties have still not completed forms for the new electoral register and only have until 18 November to do so. The annual report of the Chief Electoral Officer gives statistics about the register since the Electoral Fraud Act was introduced in 2002 and shows new legislation has served only to disenfranchise voters. Free article

Kevin Barry remembered in Carlow

10 November 2005

• Kevin Barry was commemorated in Rathvilly, County Carlow last weekend. Hundreds turned out for the event, which was chaired by the Carlow/Kilkenny General Election candidate Kathleen Funchion and addressed by Martina Anderson. Free article

Séamas O'Kelly Night

10 November 2005

Loughrea hosts an evening of celebration of the legacy of writer, journalist and patriot Séamas O'Kelly on 19 November at 8pm in O Dea's Hotel. It is almost 90 years since the death of the Loughrea-born writer, who spent a large part of his life in the east of the country. Free article

Getting away with murder - again?

10 November 2005

The court-martial of seven British paratroopers accused of murdering an Iraqi youth in May 2003 collapsed last Thursday when the British military judge ordered that charges be dropped and, controversially, accused Iraqi witnesses of lying and seeking "bloody money". Free article

Kevin 'Beaver' Kearns - An appreciation

10 November 2005

Omagh became a poorer place on 30 August with the sudden death of Kevin 'Beaver' Kearns. Beaver joined the Republican Movement in the early '70's and was subsequently jailed for his activities. On his release from Long Kesh he married his sweetheart Maresa and they had five children, Colm, Ciarán, Pól, Daniel and Joanne. Free article

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