13 September 2007 Edition

Sinn Féin in Assembly call for fiscal freedom

13 September 2007

Stormont Assembly resumed business after the summer recess this week with Sinn Féin seizing the initiative with a call for increasing fiscal freedom from the British Treasury. Free article

Gilmore invited to debate future of left

13 September 2007

Eamon Gilmore has succeeded Pat Rabbitte as the leader of the Labour Party without a contest and without immediate debate on the future of the party. It remains to be seen if any such debate will ensue or if Gilmore will focus solely on reorganisation after the failure of his predecessor's strategy based on the Mullingar Accord with Fine Gael. Free article

Direct talks invitation to Loyal Orders

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has invited the Loyal Orders to hold direct talks with Sinn Féin. The Sinn Féin MLA was speaking during a debate in the Six County assembly on sectarian violence. Free article

Comprehensive cancer services urgently needed

13 September 2007

The Fianna Fáil/PD/Green Government is attempting to shirk its responsibility for the chaotic state of cancer care services. Fall-out from the current reviews of breast screening in Barrington's Hospital in Limerick and other hospitals is being used by the Government to divert attention from its own failure to deliver comprehensive cancer care. Free article

McCann and Anderson challenge PSNI on Domestic Violence

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin MLAs Jennifer McCann and Martina Anderson held what they described as a, "productive meeting", with the PSNI at Dunmurray Barracks last Wednesday 5 September. Free article

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Adams condemns West Belfast murder

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has described the killing of Harry Holland as "a brutal and savage murder, which has shocked the West Belfast community." Free article

Grave concern over arrest of Zimbabwean family in Belfast

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has expressed his outrage at the arrest of a Zimbabwean family in Belfast by the Immigration authorities and said Sinn Féin will do its utmost to free the family and allow them to remain in Ireland. Free article

Suicide Prevention is everyone's business - Ruane

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin Education Minister Caitríona Ruane has said that everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. She was speaking as she launched a new information pack produced by the Samaritans aimed at providing emotional support for students across the North. Free article

Opposition must unite against withdrawal of route - McDonald

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin National Chairperson and Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has extended her support to the Shannon Action Group in their protest letter writing campaign launched today in an effort to put further pressure on the government to retain the Aer Lingus Shannon-Heathrow route. Free article

Anderson demands end to use of plastic bullets

13 September 2007

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Martina Anderson demanded an end to the use of plastic bullets when she addressed a meeting of the North's Policing Board meeting. Free article

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