15 March 2007 Edition

Charging of McAnespie and McGeough 'scandalous'

15 March 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has described as "scandalous" the charging of Vincent McAnespie and Gerry McGeough following their arrest on the day of the count in the Six County Assembly elections. Free article

Loyalists attack youth

15 March 2007

The loyalist thugs who attacked a 16-year-old Catholic in the Alliance Avenue area of Ardoyne just before midnight on Saturday night 10 March were intent on killing him says Sinn Féin councillor Margaret McClenaghan. Free article

Drugs crisis - supporting the community response

15 March 2007

Community workers and representatives of local organisations from across Dublin joined Sinn Féin activists and elected representatives at a Sinn Féin organised conference on the drugs crisis on Monday, 12 March. Free article

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

15 March 2007

The results of the Northern election once more showed an overwhelming endorsement for continued political and social change. Free article

Aer Lingus : profits prove airline was asset to state

15 March 2007

Sinn Féin Transport Spokesperson Seán Crowe TD has said that the 2006 pre-tax and operating profit figures for Aer Lingus, announced this week, "vindicated the view that Aer Lingus operated as a state asset and not a liability, and the decision by this Government to sell our former national airline was a political decision and not an economic one". Free article

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Break-up of ESB opposed

15 March 2007

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Natural Resources Martin Ferris TD has outlined the party's strong opposition to the Government's proposed break-up of the Electricity Supply Board. Ferris was reacting to the announcement this week by Minister Noel Dempsey that ownership of the electricity grid would pass to Eirgrid. Free article

International : Chavez and Bush in South American tours

15 March 2007

This is a tale of two presidents, a geographically similar journey and wildly differing public receptions. On the one hand, we have a president castigated as a demagogue and a dictator, on the other is the self-styled 'leader of the free world' (wherever that is). Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

15 March 2007

Exploitation of construction workers rising, Fixed-term contract worker wins case, T&G and Amicus to form 'super union' and SIPTU and Aer Lingus hold talks Free article

International in briefs

15 March 2007

Mauritania, Nigeria, Palestine and Sri Lanka Free article

Book Launch : Finely Tempered Steel

15 March 2007


Martin Óg Meehan with his daughter Niamh and son Conúil at the launch in Belfast this week of his book Finely Tempered Steel. Seán McCaughey and the IRA.  The book tells the story of Belfast republican, and former IRA Chief of Staff Seán McCaughey, who died on hunger strike in Portlaoise Jail in 1946.

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