23 March 2006 Edition

Fears for rural way of life

23 March 2006

Six County Environment Minister Jeff Rooker's new Draft Planning Policy, which all but prohibits new single dwellings in rural areas, has come under fire amidst fears that it may have a detrimental effect on rural communities. Fears have been expressed that this will drive up the price of houses. Free article

International: GMO's - Regulation and resistance at Brazil conference

23 March 2006

Are you worried about what you eat? We are not just talking about healthy diets here, but the content of your food. Is your food free from Genetically Modified Organisms? And we are not talking only about what is on the label of your curry paste or brown sauce. Without knowing it, you and your family may be consuming Frankenstein foods, the full affects of which are still unknown. Free article

Dublin Anti war rally

23 March 2006

Nearly 1000 people braved freezing conditions in Dublin last Saturday to voice opposition to the war in Iraq and demanding an end to the use of Shannon airport by the US military. Free article

International news in brief

23 March 2006

Jericho raid fallout, Belarus, War on Iraq, Serbia and Darfur-Chad Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

23 March 2006

Vote for strike action at FÁS and Impact waver on Aer Lingus Free article

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Emergency services undervalued

23 March 2006

Dublin Sinn Féin has launched a discussion document calling for investment and reform in Dublin Fire Brigade. A Safer Dublin was launched last Tuesday 21 March at a press conference adressed by Aengus O Snodaigh TD, Councillor Daithí Doolan and Tony McDonnell, SIPTU Convenor for Dublin Fire Brigade. The event was chaired by recently selected Sinn Féin candidate for Dublin Mid-West Joanne Spain. Free article


23 March 2006


Le Seán ó Donaile

"Chachurra"- sin an t-aon focal Bascaigh a bhí agam go dtí Mí Eanair nuair a bhog cailín Bascach isteach liom. Sin a ghlaonn na Bascaigh ar an Guardia Civil, an dream a chuidigh go mór le Franco agus iadsan a d'eagraigh an coup d'état i 1981.

Tá sé do-chreidthe cé chomh ainneolach is atáimíd faoi Tír na mBascaigh. Is iomaí Bascaigh... Free article

New Dublin Councillor nominated

23 March 2006

Dublin Sinn Féin has announced that the party will nominate Críona Ní Dhálaigh to replace Andrew O'Connell, the party's outgoing Councillor for the South West Inner City, at the April meeting of Dublin City Council. Elected to the council in 2004 Andrew has reluctantly had to step down due to family and work commitments. Free article

Memorial plaque to be removed

23 March 2006

The forthcoming demolition of the well known Dublin pub, The Widow Scallons, to be replaced by apartments, has raised concerns about the retention of the commemorative plaque dedicated to IRA Volunteer Martin 'Doco' Doherty, killed by unionist paramilitaries in an attempted bomb attack on the pub in 1994. Free article

Suicide Prevention Day of Action

23 March 2006

Ógra Shinn Féin organised a Suicide Prevention National Day of Action on Wednesday 22 March. Ógra cumainn and youth activists were active across Ireland, from Derry to Kerry, with protests, candle lit vigils, information stalls, leaflet drops and public talks on the issue. Free article

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