22 March 2007 Edition

Election worker in gun threat

22 March 2007

A Sinn Féin election worker was targeted by unionist paramilitaries as he made his way to work last week, just days after the North's Assembly elections. Free article

Government must stop private, for-profit hospital plan

22 March 2007

Commenting on the Taoiseach's response to his Leader's Question on the Government's hospital 'co-location' plan in the Dáil this week, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said: Free article

ESB : Spectre of another Eircom debacle looms large

22 March 2007

The ESB is a profitable state company yet its future is uncertain. The Irish Government has announced long-expected plans to break up the ESB and effectively set it up for privatisation. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

22 March 2007

EU Public Services Campaign Launched, Staff at Leibharr crane plant strike in Killarney and Crew on Panamian registered vessel refuse to leave Belfast Free article

International : Anti-war demo for FF ard fheis

22 March 2007

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the United States last weekend to call for an end to the Iraq war. The demonstrations marked the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion. Free article

Palestinian Ministers appointed

22 March 2007

Palestinian ministers were appointed last Thursday following an agreement reached in Mecca between Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, of Hamas, and President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah. Free article

Kurdish protest at Leinster House

22 March 2007

A 200-strong gathering of the Kurdish-Irish community protested outside Leinster House on Tuesday, 6 March in support of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. The protest followed laboratory reports issued by Ocalan's legal team which confirmed elevated levels of carcinogenic metals in his system. The demonstrators allege that Turkey is slowly executing the death penalty originally handed down to Ocalan who has been held in solitary confinement for eight years since his illegal rendition to Turkey in a joint operation between US, Greek and Israeli security services. This sentence was commuted to life in prison when Turkey abolished the death penalty in 2002. Free article

Volunteer Tom Smith remembered in Dublin

22 March 2007

Over 100 republicans attended the annual commemoration last Saturday, 17 March for Dublin IRA Volunteer Tom Smith who was killed during an escape attempt at Portlaoise Prison on St Patrick's day 1975. Free article

Large attendance at Keith Rodgers Commemoration

22 March 2007

There was a large attendance at the recent commemoration for IRA Volunteer Keith Rodgers who was murdered on the 12 March 2003. Free article

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