27 September 2007 Edition

New deal for rural Ireland needed - Ferris

27 September 2007

THE 76th annual Irish National Ploughing Championship was held at Tullamore, County Offaly from 25 to 27 September 2007. Free article

Minister challenged over u-turn on Causeway Visitors Centre

27 September 2007

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has challenged Six County Environment Minister Arlene Foster to clarify if there was a u-turn made within her Department from recommendation to decline the private sector application for a Visitors Centre at the Giant's Causeway to being of 'a mind' to approve it. Free article

State's top 50 earners paid less than 5% tax

27 September 2007

FIGURES published this week by the Revenue Commissioners in the 26 Counties show that the top 50 earners in the state paid less than 5% tax. Free article

Orde wrong to retain PSNI full-time reserve

27 September 2007

SOUTH BELFAST Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said Hugh Orde has made the wrong decision in retaining 382 PSNI full time reserve officers, a decision which is in direct violation of the Patten recommendations on policing. Free article

Non-Garda phone line for serious crime urged for Dublin

27 September 2007

THE shooting of an unarmed motorcycle traffic Garda in Dublin during the rush hour on Tuesday morning is being seen as a further escalation in the capital's gun and drugs problem. Free article

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Eircom slammed for scrooging on senior citizens

27 September 2007

Sinn Féin's Dublin City Councillor, Críona Ní Dhálaigh has accused Eircom of 'scrooging' senior citizens by pursuing them for hefty reconnection fees following their move to a new senior citizens complex. Calling on the company to reconsider, she pointed to the vast profits made by Eircom and its top executives and asked whether the company's commitment to 'corporate social responsibility' was mere hypocrisy. Free article

36,000 on North's Housing waiting list

27 September 2007

Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, West Belfast MLA Fra McCann has said that the North's Housing Minister must start to bring forward initiatives to tackle the housing crisis after she revealed that 36,000 people are now on the waiting list for social housing. Free article

No rubber-stamp for Policing Board

27 September 2007

POLICING BOARD member and Sinn Féin party spokesperson on Human Rights and Equality Martina Anderson MLA has said that Sinn Féin will not rubber-stamp reports by the North's Policing Board. Free article

Wall for Truth and Justice

27 September 2007

RELATIVES of those who have lost loved ones as a result of state collusion with unionist paramilitaries and British state murder are to join forces in the creation of a 'Wall For Truth and Justice' at the Oakman Street end of Beechmount Avenue in Belfast. Free article

Maskey reiterates demand for equal pay across Ireland

27 September 2007

ALEX MASKEY, South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA, has written to Ian Paisley, Martin McGuinness and An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Dermot Mannion, the Chief Executive of Aer Lingus, to highlight his concerns that Aer Lingus staff to be based in Belfast could be employed under less advantageous terms and conditions than their counterparts in the 26 Counties. Free article

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