1 February 2007 Edition

Remove the IMC - Murphy

1 February 2007

Speaking as the IMC delivered its latest report to the two governments Sinn Féin MP for Newry & Armagh Conor Murphy today said that it was time to end the negative role played by the IMC and remove the veto it is attempting to exercise over peoples' democratic rights and entitlements. Free article

Victims' Report 'unacceptable'

1 February 2007

Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has described the report published by Bertha McDougall as "disappointing" and "unacceptable". Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe BY STEPHANIE LORD

1 February 2007

Dublin Port Workers to Strike, Fyffes contractor told to raise employee pay and overtime rates, Lecturers embark on sixth strike and Nurses to announce ballot result on Friday Free article

International: NGO lists areas of conflict and suffering the media ignores

1 February 2007

Last week An Phoblacht summarised some examples of under-reported humanitarian crises, which have been detailed by Médicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), an NGO providing healthcare in conflict areas. This week we conclude MSF's list of top ten under-reported humanitarian stories of 2006. Free article

Basque prisoner on hunger strike

1 February 2007

Spanish Special Criminal Court Audiencia Nacional has decided to keep Basque political prisoner Iñaki de Juana Chaos in prison despite doctors' warnings that, due to the state of his health, he could die any time. De Juana has spent nearly 90 days on hunger strike and his health has rapidly deteriorated in spite of the force feeding techniques being used by doctors under Spanish courts' orders. Free article

SIPTU marks centenary of Belfast strikes

1 February 2007

A wreath laying ceremony organised by SIPTU took place on Tuesday 30 January at the grave of James Larkin in Glasnevin cemetery. It was the first in a series of events by the union to mark the centenary of the 1907 Belfast strikes, and the arrival of Larkin and mass trade unionism in Ireland. Free article

Sinn Féin meets Methodist Church leaders

1 February 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams met the leadership of the Methodist Church in Ireland on Tuesday, 30 January in Belfast. On the Sinn Féin delegation were Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness MP, Michelle Gildernew MP, Martina Anderson (Director of Unionist engagement) Councillor Tom Hartley and Councillor Caral Ní Chuilin. The Methodist delegation included Rev Harold Good, Rev Dr Fred Munce, Rev Bob Stout, Dr Gwyneth Hines and Rev Henry Keyes. Free article

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