2 March 2006 Edition

Dunnes back down as Delaney reinstated

2 March 2006

Dunnes Stores has 137 stores in Ireland, with another 15 in England, Scotland and Spain. Its annual profits are measured in hundreds of millions of euros. It employs approximately 20,000 people. Last week it backed down in the face of a 22-year-old Dublin woman prepared to stand by her principles in the face of management intimidation. Free article

International: Oil giant forced to compensate local communities

2 March 2006

A Nigerian court has found Anglo-Dutch oil corporation Shell guilty of polluting the Niger Delta and told it to pay a fine of $1.5 billion (€2.5 billion) in damages to the Ijaw people of Bayelsa state. Free article

Support for Belfast TriVirix workers

2 March 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams is calling on British Secretary of State, Peter Hain to support efforts to rescue the TriVirix International company which went into administration last week. Free article

International News in Brief

2 March 2006

• ETA prisoner found dead • Afghanistan • Sahara • Philippines • Uganda Free article

Agents told of bomb plot: PSNI members allege cover-up

2 March 2006

British Military Intelligence and Gardaí Special Branch withheld information that would have thwarted the bombing of Omagh in August 1998 and saved the lives of 29 people, unborn twins and saved dozens of people from being seriously injured, say senior members of the PSNI. Free article

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Adams meets father of UVF victim

2 March 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams held talks on Monday, 27 February with Raymond McCord senior, whose son Raymond junior was killed by the UVF on the orders of a Special Branch agent. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

2 March 2006

A Sinn Féin delegation met SIPTU representatives on Tuesday to discuss working together against Government plans to sell off Aer Lingus. Free article

Eircom sale: Feeble regulators, government hand wringing

2 March 2006

For sale Eircom, a former national asset, but now one directionless phone company, which comes with feeble regulators and a compliant national government prone only to occasional hand wringing. This model has as standard easy access to asset stripping and a low debt burden more than capable of being ramped up by a billion euro or two. Free article

Labour's concern on bank profits too late

2 March 2006

As Allied Irish Bank (AIB) profits rose 23% to a record €1.7 billion for 2005, it seems that the Irish banking sector, already the most profitable in Europe, is set for another bumper year. In the coming weeks the other big four- Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, National Irish and Irish Permanent and Life are set to report their earnings for 2005 and there are no indications that any of these financiers will be running reduced profits. Free article

Left Republican Review Returns

2 March 2006

Left Republican Review is back after several years in abeyance. During the past year the magazine's editorial board has developed a business plan to transform the publication into a commercially viable, not for profit enterprise. Free article

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