20 April 2006 Edition

International: public unease at US policies

20 April 2006

Many point out that it was greed for oil that brought the US and the British governments to occupy Afghanistan, that they wished to build an oil pipe line that would open the rich oil wells of the former soviet republics and Iraq. Many now wonder whether this is also dictating White House policy in relation to news that Iran is developing a nuclear capacity. Free article

Fógraí bháis

20 April 2006

Over 1,000 people attended the funeral of Siobhán O'Hanlon in Belfast last Friday, the large attendance a testimony to the respect in which she was held. Free article

International news in brief

20 April 2006

EU cannot rule out cancer link to GM foods

Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace say they have documents which show how the EU Commission has serious concerns over the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms consumption despite telling the public it is safe to eat them and feed them to farm animals. The two groups are citing a report submitted by the commission... Free article

Did Special Branch collude in murders?

20 April 2006

A former north Belfast UVF leader was involved in more than a dozen murders while he was an agent for RUC Special Branch. A report due to be completed by Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan is set to expose the role of Special Branch in the murderous activities of one of their agents. Free article

Eircom: CWU will treat bid as hostile unless consulted

20 April 2006

Eircom, the formerly state owned Irish phone company, will have its fifth owner in just over six years after a joint bid by Australian venture capitalists Babcock and Brown (B&B) and the Eircom workers share fund ESOP. Free article

Talks on Electoral Register plans

20 April 2006

Sinn Féin National Director of Elections Pat Doherty MP has held talks in London with the British Direct Rule Minister David Hanson to discuss the planned changes to the Electoral Registration system in the North. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

20 April 2006

Polish worker dies in Roscommon, Ballivor workers accept enhanced redundancy package and New York transport union hit with $2.5m fine Free article

Ag Cuimhniú ar an Éirí Amach

20 April 2006

Is cosúil go bhfuil gach éinne ina bpoblachtánach anois go bhfuil tóir mhór ar an bpoblachtánachas. Ach ní amhlaidh a bhí i gcónaí. Anois tá naocha bliain caite ó Éirí Amach na Cásca i 1916 agus tá Stát na Sé Chontae is Fiche ag déanamh comóradh mar ba cheart dóibh ar an eachtra seo, rud a rinne poblachtánaigh i gcónaí. B'fhiú a chuimhniú tráth úd gur chuir údaráis na Sé Chontae is Fiche cosc iomlán ar phoblachtánaigh comóradh a dhéanamh ar 1916 agus a scaoileadh na Gardaí chun batráil a thabhairt dóibh siúd ar thug ómós cuí do lucht an Éirí Amach. Free article

Dúirt Siad...

20 April 2006

The week in quotes. Free article

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