6 April 2006 Edition

ETA ceasefire: Interview with Batasuna spokesperson, Pernando Barrena

6 April 2006

On Thursday 23 March, in a move showing the determination of the Basque pro-independence left movement to initiate conflict resolution with the Spanish and French states, ETA called a permanent ceasefire. So far however, the response of the Spanish government has not been as positive as expected, as Batasuna's main interlocutor, Arnaldo Otegi has been imprisoned after being charged in relation to incidents that took place at a demonstration he addressed. Here, Batasuna spokesperson, Pernando Barrena, talks to An Phoblacht about the objectives, hopes and possibilities opening up in the Basque Country. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

6 April 2006

Verdict of the People's Court - 'La Guillotine' and Ógra disrupts private health conference Free article

Economy: Uncontrolled growth, increasing privatisation

6 April 2006

An unstable economy today, growing uncontrollably and funded by massive rising personal debt, and a future economy with nearly 30% of its citizens over 65, one million new Irish migrant workers and a million new houses built. Free article

Suicide prevention funds to be monitored

6 April 2006

Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams, has said that the British government's announcement of an increase in funding to tackle suicide rates in the Six Counties "will require careful monitoring" to ensure delivery. The decision to give £1.9 million to suicide prevention groups over the next 12 months came only days after it was revealed that the number of people taking their own lives in the Six Counties soared by almost 50% in the space of the last year. Free article

Brian Campbell remembered

6 April 2006

There was not a dry eye in the house as the crowd of several hundred gave Brian Campbell's partner Gráinne and his mother Kathleen a standing ovation. For over two hours the crowd listened attentively to comrades and friends of Brian speak about the man they knew. Free article

New Dublin City Councillor

6 April 2006

There were furious exchanges in Dublin City Council last Tuesday Evening as Sinn Féin's newest Councillor was co-opted. Free article

Fógraí bháis

6 April 2006

Rita Foos, nee O'Connor (68) who died of cancer at her home in Akron, Ohio on 11 March was a staunch supporter of the Irish struggle for independence. Free article

In Brief

6 April 2006

A short look at the other stories of the week Free article

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