8 June 2006 Edition

Rally for Terence Wheelock

8 June 2006

A large crowd of people marched to Store Street Garda Station in Dublin's North inner city last Saturday, 2 June to mark the first anniversary of the arrest of Terence Wheelock who was fatally injured in Garda custody there. Free article

International: Taoiseach amongst highest paid European leaders

8 June 2006

The Irish government has been calling on the public to care for elderly relatives at home in order to free hospital beds in our underfunded and overcrowded health system while on the pages of French paper L'Express it is revealed that the Irish Taoiseach and President are two of the most highly paid government officials in Europe. Free article

Defending progress in Education

8 June 2006

With those in favour of academic selection in the Six Counties upping the ante, Sinn Féin education spokesperson, Michael Ferguson, has sought to defend the process of change initiated by Martin McGuinness. Free article

News in Brief

8 June 2006

US soldier says Haditha killings intentional, Perú, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Somalia and Canada Free article

Economy: No sign of funding for badly needed services

8 June 2006

The 26-County economy is still in a period of sustained growth as new figures on employment and tax returns recorded 17,500 new jobs and a 16.7% rise in tax revenues in the 26-Counties over the first three months of 2006. However the economic data released by the Central Statistics Office and the Department of Finance showed also an economy increasingly dependent on economic growth patterns that might not last in the long term. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

8 June 2006

BATU exposes breaches of employment law in Fingal, Investigation follows another workplace death and Low paid civil servants revolt against union executive Free article

Faughill Mountain reclaimed

8 June 2006

Republicans in South Armagh raised the national flag at the site of the recently dismantled British army spy post on Faughill mountain. Free article

Adams addresses Presbyterian congregation during Wexford visit

8 June 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams visited a number of communities in County Wexford last month, including an historic visit to Enniscorthy Presbyterian Church where he addressed members of the congregation. Free article

In Brief

8 June 2006

Memories of Kieran Doherty TD at Long Kesh, Belfast council to spend £100,000 on loyalist bonfires, DUP threaten SF councillor, Orange Order links to UDA exposed, UVF flags erected outside Catholic school, Another racist attack in Derry and On the run with An Cumann Cabhrach Free article

Dúirt Siad...

8 June 2006

The public disenchantment with the politicians daily grows proportionally, as a deeper public sense of the wider breakdown of our society becomes ever more evident. Tom McGurk, Sunday Business Post, 4 June.

Government plans to encourage the construction of private hospitals on the grounds of public hospitals promote a two-tiered health service and should be... Free article

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