3 May 2007 Edition

RUC failed Rosemary Nelson

3 May 2007

RUC Chief Constable Ronnie Flanagan and other named officers did not properly investigate threats against murdered Lurgan lawyer Rosemary Nelson, according to a report by Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan. Free article

Investment in primary education a key priority

3 May 2007

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Seán Crowe TD has said that investment in primary education would be a key priority for Sinn Féin in government. Free article

1907 Dockers' Strike : New plaque unveiled

3 May 2007

Across the road from the Dockers' Club on Pilot Street in the Sailortown area of Belfast stands the decaying St Joseph's Church. Once the heart of a thriving community, the chapel which has been closed by the Catholic Church against the wishes of local people, represents the decline of a community once rich and vibrant with the families of men who worked on Belfast's Docks. Free article

May Day : Global Day for Fair Pay

3 May 2007

Migrant workers, particularly those from outside the EU, represent the most vulnerable section of the labour force and face a bleak future without the support of the trade union movement, the President of the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, Arthur Hall, told a May Day Rally in Dublin last Sunday. The rally marked the beginning of Dublin's May Day Festival. Free article

Fógraí bháis

3 May 2007

Death of Councillor Mickey McAnespie Free article

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International : The misery of human trafficking

3 May 2007

On 26 March, at least 29 people died after being forced at knifepoint to jump from a boat into the sea off the coast of Yemen. The dead were migrants who had paid traffickers to get them to Europe. Instead, the traffickers betrayed them and forced them into the sea and certain death. Free article

A heroe's welcome home for Willie Corduff

3 May 2007

Campaigners against Shell's inland refinery at Bellinaboy in County Mayo greeted Willie Corduff, winner of the prestigious $125,000 Goldman Environmental Prize, and his wife Mary at Knock Airport on Wednesday. Free article

Cuban solidarity protest disrupts speech at UCD

3 May 2007

Plans by the man tasked by the US administration with pushing the idea of "regime change' in Cuba to deliver a low key address to students of Politics at University College Dublin last Monday failed when the event was greeted by demonstrators who responded to calls from Cuban solidarity groups. Caleb McCarry is described by the US administration as its "Transitional Coordinator for Cuba". Free article

Councillor receives third death threat

3 May 2007

Sinn Féin Representative for Banbridge and District, Cllr. Dessie Ward, has received notice of yet another death threat. This is the third such threat against his life in the past 18 months. Ward received notice of the threat when the PSNI visited his Banbridge home on Friday. Free article

Mary Doyle co-opted to Armagh Council

3 May 2007

Mary Doyle has been co-opted onto Armagh Council to represent the Crossmore Ward following the recent resignation of Sinn Féin Councillor Pat O'Rawe. Free article

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