20 July 2006 Edition

Loyalist depravity reaches new low

20 July 2006

A video mocking 15-year-old sectarian murder victim Michael McIlveen is circulating in Ballymena. The video, being circulated by mobile phone, shows McIlveen, who was beaten to death in May, standing with friends and a subtitle below the image reads 'Fuck Mickey Bo'. Free article

International Lebanon: Deadly consequences of Israeli domination

20 July 2006

Israel's assault on Lebanon, following Hezbollah's cross-border raid on Wednesday 12 July and weeks of unremitting bloodshed in Gaza, brought demands for international action to contain the crisis and mediate an end to the fighting. Lebanon's appeal for the UN Security Council to step in is supported by most Arab governments and by France, Lebanon's former colonial master and the current Security Council President. But the council has been vainly trying for a fortnight to agree a resolution on Gaza, with the US threatening to use its veto in defence of Israel, while US President, George Bush, expressed support for Israel's strategy at the G8 summit in St. Petersburg. A consensus on the more complicated, fast-moving crisis now engulfing Lebanon is highly unlikely. Free article

"Penal law" treatment of Belfast Irish speaker

20 July 2006

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has described the arrest of an Irish language school teacher in Belfast for speaking Irish as 'treatment which brings us back to the days of the penal laws'. Free article

In brief

20 July 2006

Haiti, Uganda, Japan and México Free article

Tithíocht Shóisialta

20 July 2006

Ceann de na fadhbanna is mó a ghabhann le tithíocht shóisialta sna Sé Chontae is Fichead ná nach bhfuil a lán de na daoine a chuireann iarratais isteach ina lorg in ann teacht slán leis na riachtanais thuillte. Is iad na comhairlí contae atá i bhfeighil ar thithíocht shóisialta agus éilíonn siad go gcaithfear ar iarratasóirí idir €30,000 agus €54,000 a thuilleadh in aghaidh na bliana. Ciallaíonn sé sin nach bhfuil tuairim is 50% den daonra in ann teacht slán leis an riachtanas áirithe seo. Free article

Fógraí bháis

20 July 2006

Anthony Gormley, the Honorary President of the Tyrone National Graves Association (NGA), died at the age of 76 on Saturday 10 June. In fact, Anthony was buried on his 77th birthday on the very feast of St Anthony himself. Free article

Cannon and McElchar honoured 3O years on

20 July 2006

There was magnificent sunshine last Saturday as republicans gathered at the graveside of IRA Volunteer Patrick Cannon from Edenmore on the city's Northside. He died with his comrade Volunteer Peter McElchar of Donegal 3O years ago near Castlederg, County Tyrone. Free article

Dúirt Siad...

20 July 2006

The week in quotes. Free article

New mural in Ardoyne

20 July 2006

• Brendan McFarlane, O/C republican prisoners in the H-Blocks during the 1981 Hunger Strike, Sinn Féin Councillor Margaret McCleanaghan and Hunger Striker Martin Hurson's sister Jean unveil a new mural in memory of the Hunger Strikers in Ardoyne, B

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