5 October 2006 Edition

International Guatemala - Local communities organise to build a better life

5 October 2006

In the second of his reports from Guatemala, Sinn Féin's Director of European Affairs, EOIN Ó BROIN, looks at the language based social economy projects, which are giving hope to some of the country's poorest communities. Free article

Health Crisis - Sinn Féin activists mobilise

5 October 2006

Speaking with Sinn Féin elected representatives and members in Dublin, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP said it was crucial that there is a big turn out for the party's "Demand your healthcare rights" rally on 21 October. Free article

PSNI brutalising New Lodge residents

5 October 2006

"The PSNI are running amok in this area", said Sinn Féin councillor Carol Ní Chuilin. She was speaking after a weekend incident in which 23-year-old Kevin Thompson was beaten by the PSNI. Free article

Sugar beet solution to bio-fuels industry

5 October 2006

Launching Sinn Féin's discussion document on the Irish sugar industry at the Ploughing Championships in Carlow last week, the party's Agriculture spokesperson Martin Ferris TD said a revitalised sugar beet industry could point the way to a thriving Irish bio-fuels industry. Ferris was joined at the launch by Wexford councillor John Dwyer and local Carlow/Kilkenny election candidate Kathleen Funchion. Free article

Progress made on border GP After Hours scheme

5 October 2006

A Sinn Féin delegation including the party's all-Ireland spokeperson Barry McElduff MLA and health spokesperson John O'Dowd has pressed the British government on all-Ireland co-operation in the area of of healthcare. The meeting with direct rule Health Minister Paul Goggins was held at Stormont Castle on 3 October. Free article

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Tax inequality - Rabbitte adheres to the regressive system

5 October 2006

"Taxes are down and will stay down" declares the headline on a recent edition of the Labour Party news sheet 'the Rose'. It is a pledge, from a party that claims to be of the left, to preserve the status quo - a personal guarantee from Pat Rabbitte that Labour will do nothing to tackle the inequalities in the present tax system. It is a promise from the Labour Party to retain a tax regime designed by the Progressive Democrats. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

5 October 2006

INTO disputes report on public sector wages as incomplete and Two different worlds in Six Counties public sector Free article

Fógraí bháis - Michael Ferguson

5 October 2006

Sinn Féin MLA Michael Ferguson who died suddenly last week was buried in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast on Thursday, 28 September. There was a large attendance at the funeral, including many members of the Sinn Féin leadership, including party President Gerry Adams. Free article

Drogheda Remembers the Hunger Strikers

5 October 2006

Led by an Ógra Shinn Féin colour party and joined by two Republican bands, around 500 people from all over County Louth and beyond, participated in a short parade on Sunday, 1 October, to the recently unveiled Hunger Striker plaque at the Grove Hill to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike. Free article

Big Letterkenny crowd recalls Hunger Strike period

5 October 2006

Six hundred and fifty republicans gathered at the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny for a 1981 Hunger Strike event which saw those attending enjoy a mixture of music, poetry, and talks. The guest speakers were Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, Former MLA and member of the 1981 Relatives Action Committees Mary Nelis and former Long Kesh POW Tony Kelly. Free article

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