2 August 2007 Edition

Call to expunge records of former political prisoners

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has broadly welcomed proposals by the 26 County Law Reform Commission that some old convictions would not have to be disclosed during job applications and interviews. However, Ferris said a major issue which needs to be addressed now is that of discrimination against former political prisoners. Free article

Calls for Ombudsman to investigate Ballymagroarty incident

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson has called for zero tolerance and the full rigours of the law to be brought to bear on drug dealers. Free article

Veiled Ministerial threat to Pavee Point unacceptable - Ó Snodaigh

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has called on 26 County Justice Minister Brian Lenihan to clarify his comments regarding the possible withdrawal of exchequer funding to Pavee Point. Free article

All-Ireland co-ordination of work on an healthcare stepped up

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin Health spokespersons Caral Ní Chuilín (Assembly) and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Dáil) together with their political advisors Colm Glover and Mícheál MacDonncha, met in Dundalk on Thursday 31 July to step up co-ordination of their work on an all-Irela

Death of Volunteer Paddy Markey

2 August 2007

Around a thousand mourners gathered on Monday morning in the Oldpark area of North Belfast for the funeral of Volunteer Patrick Markey. Free article

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Review of Irish Medium Education should be 'Bold and Brave' - Ruane

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin Education Minister in the Six Counties Caitríona Ruane has told the Project Board set up to review Irish-medium education in the North to be bold and brave in bringing forward their proposals. Free article

Adams calls on Minister to review decision on Andersonstown Barracks Site

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has called on Margaret Ritchie the Minister for Social development to urgently review her decision to award the site of the old Andersonstown Barracks to a private developer and he has asked for an early meeting with the Minister to discuss the widespread local concerns from residents about the proposed development. Free article

West Belfast to host Anti-Racism World Cup

2 August 2007

The Anti-Racism World Cup rolls into West Belfast as part of this year's Féile An Phobail programme. Free article

Sinn Féin at South African Conference on Conflict Resolution

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney, will attend a conference in South Africa this week to discuss the transition from conflict into peaceful political struggle. He will be accompanied by party members Séanna Walsh and Bairbre de Brún MEP. Free article

Safety at work : Low levels of fines not helping to improve conditions

2 August 2007

Sinn Féin Upper Bann MLA John O'Dowd has expressed concern over the accountability of employers over deaths in the workplace in the North after new figures showed that almost 160 people have been killed in their workplace over the past ten years but that only 31 employers had been found guilty of health and safety breaches. Free article

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