19 July 2007 Edition

Shell to Sea a community under siege

19 July 2007

Over forty activists opposed to the controversial Shell pipeline/refinery scheme proposed for Erris, County Mayo gathered in the pouring rain outside the Department of Justice in Dublin Friday last to protest against the imprisonment of three local fishermen on charges of assault which the men and the protestors strenuously deny. Free article

Peaceful outcome in Ardoyne

19 July 2007

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly praised the work of the Ardoyne Parades Dialogue Group after last Thursday's loyalist Twelfth parade passed peacefully. Free article

ICTU conference : Strong opposition to privatisation voiced

19 July 2007

Ballymun Regeneration Limited (BRL), the Dublin City Council agency appointed to oversee the regeneration of Ballymun in Dublin's northside, is in direct contravention of its mission statement - to provide at least 20% local labour - and has failed in its duty to ensure all contracts awarded go to companies compliant with labour law, according to Andy Smith the Regional Organiser with the Building and Allied Trades'Union (BATU). Free article

Níl imeacht na Gaeltachta dosheachanta - Conradh na Gaeilge

19 July 2007

Níl bás na Gaeilge mar theanga teaghlaigh agus phobail sa Ghaeltacht dosheachanta má dhéantar bearta daingne cinnte anois chun an scéal a leigheas dar le Conradh na Gaeilge. "Is ceist thábhachtach í todhchaí na Gaeltachta don náisiún go léir" a dúirt Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh, Uachtarán an Chonartha, a bhfuil cónaí air i nGaeltacht Ráth Chairn, agus é ag trácht ar thuairisc Ollscoil na hÉireann Má Nuat a sceitheadh agus a deir go bhféadfaí go n-éagfaidh an Ghaeilge sa Ghaletacht faoi 2025 má leanann cúrsaí mar atá. Free article

'Closure of A&Es must be resisted' - Ó Caoláin

19 July 2007

Commenting on reports that the Health Service Executive is to close A&E units at three more hospitals, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called for a "united national campaign" against these service cuts. Deputy Ó Caoláin said: Free article

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Ógra Shinn Féin launch new National Website

19 July 2007

The republican youth movement Ógra Shinn Féin have launched a new national website. The website is in addition to the growing number of platforms that Ógra have opened up in the past year, including their blogspot, local websites, Glor na nÓg and Spark. Free article

Adams to meet DUP Culture Minister on Irish language

19 July 2007

Announcing a meeting with DUP Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, scheduled for Thursday 26 July, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams reiterated Sinn Féin's call for the rights of Irish speakers to be safeguarded through appropriate legislation. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

19 July 2007

Talks commence at LRC over Eircom pay dispute, Unions reject 'miserly' 2% pay offer, New ICTU President, Construction job losses to increase and Worker receives award in 'displacement' case Free article

Agallamh le baill SEGI - Amaia agus Uriz

19 July 2007

Conas atá sé go bhfuil teanga na mBascach chomh láidir i bhur dtír? Cén céimeanna a thóg sibh é seo a chur i gcrích? Free article

Success for Kilkenny Youth Weekend

19 July 2007

The second annual Kilkenny Youth Weekend took place in Kilkenny City on the weekend of 14 and 15 July. The weekend saw Ógra Shinn Féin activists from all over the country descend on the South-East. The weekend saw a mixture of political discussion and healthy debate as activists were treated to a wide-ranging Clár of events. The aim of the weekend was two-fold. Firstly, to galvanise support for Ógra in the area. The second was to bring Ógra activists from all over the country and provide them with a forum for debate and discussion. It was clear as activists returned home on Sunday afternoon that both aims were successful. Free article

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