11 January 2007 Edition

David Ervine dies suddenly

11 January 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams extended condolences to the family of PUP leader David Ervine, who died suddenly in Belfast this week. Free article

Northern Bank charges dropped

11 January 2007

The PSNI's 'political agenda' and its conduct during the investigation into the Northern Bank robbery of two years ago have once again come under scrutiny after the charges against two men were withdrawn in the High Court in Belfast on Wednesday, 4 January. Free article

McGuigan and O'Reilly not to seek nominations

11 January 2007

Sinn Féin North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan is to take up a full-time position within the party and is not seeking to run again as a candidate for the Six County Assembly. and Sinn Féin Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Thomas O'Reilly has announced that he will not seek a nomination to stand in the Assembly election, planned for March Free article

Policing: Bankrupt nature of SDLP policy exposed

11 January 2007

West Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Maskey accused the SDLP Policing Board member Alex Attwood of complete hypocrisy after he publicly condemned new PSNI powers to enter buildings and seize documents even though the SDLP did not oppose this measure during the consultation period. Free article

Suicide - Urgent need for all-Ireland awareness campaign

11 January 2007

A Sinn Féin delegation led by Party President Gerry Adams met British Health Minister Paul Goggins last Monday to review progress on the suicide prevention strategy and to discuss the British government's financial commitments on the issue. Free article

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Harney must provide beds to address A&E overcrowding

11 January 2007

Commenting last week on a leaked report from the Accident and Emergency Task Force established by Health Minister Mary Harney, Sinn Féin Dáil leader and spokesperson on Health Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said Harney must produce a credible plan to provide the additional beds necessary to address A&E overcrowding. Free article

Nic an Bhaird case highlights need for Language Act

11 January 2007

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún and Francie Brolly MLA joined a protest organised by Na Gaeil óga outside Laganside Court Complex on Friday January, in support of Máire Nic an Bháird and Rights for Irish speakers in the Six counties. Free article

Affordable housing unaffordable for average earners

11 January 2007

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Seán Crowe TD has questioned how so-called 'affordable' housing schemes can continue to function when the price of such homes are out of reach of people on average incomes. Free article

Time to reject ISME

11 January 2007

The ugly face of ISME (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association), the representative association of small and medium enterprise, has been all too evident in recent times. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

11 January 2007

Migrant Workers' Rights Promoted in the North, Worker dies in Building Site Accident and Impact to hold special conference on Health Services Free article

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