24 November 2005 Edition

Dublin Women learn from European experience

24 November 2005

A delegation of women from all over Dublin travelled to the EU Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday at the invite of Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald. The women activists, from right across the community sector, were accompanied on their trip by Dublin City Councillors Larry O'Toole and Dessie Ellis. Free article

North council move welcome

24 November 2005

The proposals announced on Tuesday to revamp council, education and health systems in the Six Counties have been welcomed by Sinn Féin MLAs. Free article

EU support raised for anti-Sellafield campaign

24 November 2005

A Sinn Féin delegation including Arthur Morgan TD, Caitríona Ruane MLA and Dundalk Councillor Tomás Sharkey, travelled to Brussels on Tuesday 22 November to hold discussions in relation to the Sellafield nuclear plant. Free article

Rally threat halts the race to the bottom

24 November 2005

Last week workers at Doyle Concrete in Kildare won an important victory. The family-owned company at Cappanargid, outside Rathangan in Kildare, had brought in Eastern European workers, on changed pay and conditions, to replace workers who have been forced to take obligatory redundancy. Free article

INTERVIEW: Advocacy and research in the struggle for justice

24 November 2005

As governments prepare their agendas for the sixth Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Hong Kong and developing countries confront inequalities imposed by policy and access, a focus on Africa and Asia is urgently required. Here, Yao Graham, co-ordinator of Third World Network Africa speaks to An Phoblacht Free article

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Nuacht na nOibrithe - Report details murderous attacks on trade unionists

24 November 2005

A total of 145 people were killed worldwide in 2004 for trade union activities, an increase of 16 deaths on the previous year, according to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions annual report published last month. The report covers 136 countries from five continents. It documents over 700 violent attacks on trade unionists, and nearly 500 death threats Free article

Trade Union leaders debate at Sinn Féin conference

24 November 2005

A key Sinn Féin conference on the issue of Social Partnership was addressed by leading trade unionists last Saturday in Dublin. The conference was opened by the party's Workers' Rights spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD, who said this was a crucial period for trade unions and those concerned with upholding workers' rights. Free article

Commemoration - The Manchester Martyrs

24 November 2005

Phillip Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O Brien were hanged in Manchester England on 23 November 1867. The men were sentenced to death in a show trial designed to strike terror into the upsurge of Fenian resistance to British rule. The three became known as the Manchester Martyrs. A commemoration for the Manchester Martyrs was held in Bandon, County Cork last Sunday. Free article

Portglenone residents terrorised

24 November 2005

A drug-dealing gang has brought misery to residents in an estate in the North Antrim village of Portglenone over the last 18 months through a campaign of anti-social behaviour. Houses and cars have been attacked in the Smyth Crescent and West Road area of the village. On one occasion thugs attempted to torch the home of a grandmother living on her own. Free article

News in brief

24 November 2005

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

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