5 April 2007 Edition

Nurses' dispute 40,000 work-to-rule

5 April 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil leader and spokesperson on Health and Children Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called on the 26 County Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney to intervene directly to help to resolve the nurses' dispute. He said the Minister had failed to ensure that the long-standing need for a 35-hour week for nurses was met by the health service employers. Free article

McEntee report to underline collusion

5 April 2007

As An Phoblacht went to press this week, the publication of the McEntee Commission`s report on the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings, which killed 33 people and injured over 300, was imminent. The report investigated issues such as why the Garda investigation ended prematurely, why certain leads were ignored and why documentation went missing. Free article

IRA apology

5 April 2007

The following IRA statement was supplied to An Phoblacht this week. Free article

Sinn Féin and DUP tell Hain to quit

5 April 2007

Just a week after the historic agreement between Sinn Féin and the DUP, the first joint initiative undertaken by the First and Deputy First Minister designate saw Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness sign a joint letter telling British Secretary of State Peter Hain and his officials to move out of Stormont Castle. The two ministers intend to move their own staff into the building. Free article

'Won't Pay' campaign gets its wrong again!

5 April 2007

Dismissing claims by the Secretary of the Won't Pay Campaign in the Six Counties, Gary Mulcahy that Sinn Féin has announced the introduction of water charges through the Northern Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA has said: Free article

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Dempsey must act to prevent collapse of post office network

5 April 2007

Sinn Féin Communications spokesperson Seán Crowe has urged the Minister for Communications Noel Dempsey to "urgently act to prevent the total collapse of this state's post office network". Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

5 April 2007

ATGWU say no to nuclear power and Latvian crew refuse to unload ship in Louth Free article

Sinn Féin Corporate Manslaughter Bill

5 April 2007

Sinn  Féin  Workers Rights’ spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD this week published the party’s Corporate  Manslaughter  Bill. Sinn Féin is calling on the government  to  allow  time  for debate on this important piece of proposed legislation and for its full implementation. To   coincide   with   the   publishing  of  the   Bill  Sinn  Féin activists (above) highlighted the lack of... Free article

Memorial Garden : Sacrifice of republican women honoured

5 April 2007

An ambitious project to build a memorial garden to honour the women of Ireland who have dedicated their lives to the struggle for freedom is well under way. Free article

35th anniversary of Volunteers' deaths in Bawnmore

5 April 2007

On 7 April 1972, just after two o'clock in the afternoon, the small nationalist estate of Bawnmore, on the fringes of North Belfast, was rocked by an explosion in a row of garages in Bawnmore Grove. The premature explosion claimed the lives of three young IRA Volunteers - John (Jackie) McErlean, Samuel Hughes and Charles McCrystal - members of 'E' Company, 3rd Battalion, Belfast Brigade Óglaigh na hÉireann. Free article

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