9 March 2006 Edition

International: Israeli policies led to rise of Hamas at expense of secular forces

9 March 2006

Hamas leaders have announced that they are ready to talk peace as soon as Israel ends its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories. Meanwhile Israel and the US have indicated that they will not deal with a Hamas-led government because of its views on the use of force and on the Israeli state. Free article

British surveillance of GAA exposed

9 March 2006

A British army spying operation on Dromintee GAA club in South Armagh has been raised by Sinn Féin with the British Prime Minister. Newry/Armagh MP Conor Murphy, recently produced for the media a British army R21M Pathfinder reference document that listed up to a dozen cameras and the subjects on which they were trained. Free article

International News in Brief

9 March 2006

Iran, South Korea cuts troops in Iraq, Taiwan and Sri Lanka Free article

Shoukri free again

9 March 2006

Loyalist gang leader, Ihab Shoukri, arrested in a PSNI raid on the Alexandra Bar in North Belfast, and later released, has escaped imprisonment again. At a court appearance on Wedesday, a judge refused to revoke his bail, ruling there was no evidence he had broken bail conditions. Free article

"Complete demilitarisation, end political policing" - Maskey

9 March 2006

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has described the latest report by the IMC on demilitarisation as irrelevant and called for a speedy completion by the British Government of a full programme of demilitarisation, including the dismantling of its entire war machinery and an end to political policing. Free article

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Action demanded on Atlantic Corridor

9 March 2006

A Sinn Féín delegation met Dublin Transport officials on 28 February, to discuss the crucial area of infrastructure development required to meet the needs of the Western Seaboard or Atlantic Corridor. Free article

Search US Shannon planes - Ó Snodaigh

9 March 2006

Sinn Féin Justice and Human Rights spokeperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, has presented a book of evidence to Gardaí in relation to the ongoing and controversial practice of 'extraordinary rendition' by the United States and called for Gardaí to search US planes in Shannon involved in the practice. Free article

Belfast housing figures "damning"

9 March 2006

The Housing Executive must do more to house nationalists in North Belfast, said Sinn Féin's Caral Ní Chuilin. Free article

Freedom of assembly in Dublin under attack

9 March 2006

Sinn Féin members of the council have pledged to oppose any new moves to restrict the right to protest. Free article

Smash discrimination

9 March 2006

Sinn Féin has outlined plans for an anti-discrimination campaign 'smash discrimination anois', to expose discrimination wherever it exists and publicly called on the Equality Commission to investigate Lisburn Council. Free article

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