21 June 2007 Edition

Scottish First Minister in North visit

21 June 2007

Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, Alex Salmond visited the Six Counties this week where he addressed Assembly members at Stormont. Free article

Report highlights higher levels of Catholic Inequality

21 June 2007

Sinn Féin's Equality and Human Rights spokesperson, Foyle MLA Martina Anderson, this Wednesday described a Labour Force Survey report, that highlights higher levels of inequality among the Catholic community as providing a "compelling and unanswerable case for the primacy of the equality agenda". Free article

Stamp duty proposals will not make housing more affordable

21 June 2007

Following the publication of the new Government's Finance (No. 2) Bill allowing for the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers, Sinn Féin spokesperson on housing Arthur Morgan TD said on Wednesday that the Bill is deeply flawed and ill thought out and that the most likely effect would be an increase in house prices. Free article

Fine Gael interests made approaches to Sinn Féin

21 June 2007

Following the General Election, approaches to Sinn Féin were made on behalf of Fine Gael with a view to seeking Sinn Féin co-operation in the Dáil vote for the nomination of Taoiseach. Free article

Ó Caoláin well

21 June 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin took unwell on Tuesday while at Leinster House. As a precautionary measure Ó Caoláin was taken to St James's Hospital in Dublin from where he was released a number of hours later. Ó Caoláin was back at work in Leinster House on Wednesday. Free article

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Loyalist parade passes peacefully

21 June 2007

Spokesperson for Ardoyne residents, Joe Marley, welcomed the peaceful outcome to last Friday's Tour of the North loyalist parade in North Belfast. Free article

Adams meets groups on Irish Language Act

21 June 2007

Sinn Féin President and West Belfast MP Gerry Adams and Francie Brolly MLA met representatives of a range of Irish Language activist organisations on Tuesday last. The focus of the discussion is the securing of an Irish Language Act for the north. Free article

International : Divided Palestine only suits Israel and its backers

21 June 2007

June is not the month for Palestine. In June 1967 - exactly 40 years ago - the Six Day War heaped disaster upon the catastrophe of 1948 and shaped the decades to come: occupation, partition, despair. Free article

Poverty : Anderson calls for proactive campaign to eradicate disadvantage

21 June 2007

Sinn Féin Equality Spokesperson, Foyle MLA Martina Anderson has said that the economy of the north is characterised by unacceptable and unsustainable levels of poverty. She also called for procurement policy and local labour clauses to support the campaign to tackle poverty. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

21 June 2007

Foreign vessel detained in Irish waters, Aer Lingus to deal with strikers 'severely', Possible industrial action for teachers and HSE breach social partnership agreement Free article

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