26 July 2007 Edition

Economic growth crucial

26 July 2007

 Northern Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Junior Minister Gerry Kelly were in Dublin on Monday for a meeting with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Government Chief Whip Tom Kitt to discuss economic development in the Six Counties. McGuinness, commenting, said the North is entering a much more optimistic era for economic development and said a crucial period lies ahead in... Free article

UDA feud erupts

26 July 2007

The violence that erupted in the East Antrim town of Carrickfergus on Saturday night 21 July was the latest episode in internecine UDA feuding. Free article

Tara demo in Dublin

26 July 2007

Over 1,000 people participated in the 'Love Tara' march in Dublin on Saturday last, organised by TaraWatch to bring public pressure to bear on Green Party Environment minister John Gormley to reroute the M3 motorway away from the Hill of Tara archaeological complex. Free article

Equality for women 'generations away'

26 July 2007

Sinn Féin Equality spokesperson Foyle MLA Martina Anderson has expressed disappointment at a new report from the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), which says equality between men and women is potentially generations away. Free article

Confirmation of end to British operation

26 July 2007

Sinn Féin Newry Armagh MP Conor Murphy has welcomed confirmation from British Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth that the almost 40-year British military operation of the Six Counties will end on 31 July. Free article

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Sinn Féin picket Health Minister's office

26 July 2007

Dublin Mid West Sinn Féin picketed Mary Harney's office in Clondalkin on Saturday last to highlight inequality in the health service and the anger people feel at Harney being returned to the role of Health Minister. Sinn Féin members also supported a subsequent demonstration outside Harney's office to highlight the dangers of mobile phone masts and ESB pylons in North Clondalkin. Free article

One-off fuel payment urged over bad weather

26 July 2007

Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has again today called on the Minister for Social and Family Affairs to introduce a one-off payment for social welfare recipients qualifying for fuel allowance to cover additional fuel costs incurred due to un-seasonal weather conditions throughout June and July. Free article

Adams praises West Belfast Intervention Project

26 July 2007

Sinn Féin West Belfast MP Gerry Adams today formally opened the new office for the Intervention Project in the upper Springfield in West Belfast. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

26 July 2007

Premier Foods job cuts, Eircom strike averted, Need for All Ireland Economy and Union co-operation arrangement Free article

Volunteer Patrick Cannon commemoration

26 July 2007

Two days before his election to the Seanad, Pearse Doherty joined Dublin republicans in commemorating IRA Volunteer Patrick Cannon from Edenmore on the city's Northside. Cannon died on active service with Donegal Volunteer Peter McElchar in July 1976. In an upbeat speech at the graveside in Balgriffin Cemetery, Pearse urged republicans to "look back with pride upon the gains we have made, consolidate them and press ahead with the next phase of our struggle". Free article

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