11 October 2007 Edition

Cross border co-operation needed on protecting children from sex offenders

11 October 2007

In the Northern Assembly this week, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Children and Young People, Sue Ramsey said that the border between the North and South of Ireland poses a considerable challenge in the management of those who pose a risk to children and young people or who are sex offenders. Free article

CRIME : 'Get gardaí out from behind desks and on to the streets'

11 October 2007

MORE gun murders in Dublin and Limerick have again focused attention on the problem of gangland violence, the drugs problem and the need for the Garda to adapt to the current situation. Free article

Major Sinn Féin Irish Language Conference for Howth

11 October 2007

Next weekend, 19-21 October in Howth, County Dublin republicans/Irish language activists and Gaelgeoirí from all over Ireland shall gather to celebrate and discuss the success of the Irish language renaissance and the reconquest of natural resources. Free article

Police Ombudsman's report undermined

11 October 2007

THE Police Ombudsman did not examine the overall operational planning that led directly to the killing of Neil McConville, said Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice. Free article

Spanish judge targets Batasuna

11 October 2007

SPANISH Judge Baltasar Garzón is back to his normal self. This you may remember is the man possessed of the peculiar notion that all defenders of the Basque right to self-determination should be considered 'terrorists'. Free article

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ECONOMY : Ulster Bank chief outlines all-Ireland economic challenge

11 October 2007

IT WAS HARD to figure out which was the worse response to the carefully written article by Ulster Bank Chairperson Alan Gillespie on promoting all-island economic growth published in The Irish Times last week. Free article

An tumoideachas i mbaol?

11 October 2007

Tá an cath mar gheall ar an dtumoideachas fós ag dul ar aghaidh an tseachtain seo. In ainneoin éilimh GAEILSCOILEANNA TEO. (GT), tá an t-Aire Oideachas agus eolaíochta Mary Hanafin fós ag iarraidh cúlú ón ábhar conspóideach seo. Deir an t-Aire nach mbeidh aon athbhreithniú ar an gcuraclam i gcás tumoideachas sa Gaeilge le linn na blianta beaga ar scoil. Tá an méid seo ag cur olc ollmhór ar an gcomhlacht a mhol na hathruithe seo. Mar a dúirt mé le déanaí sa colún seo, bhí trí ruin rite ag comhdháil bliantúil GT ag cur smaoineamh an tumoideachas chun cinn. Faraor deineadh neamh-shuim daoibh seo ar fad agus seasann cineadh an t-Aire go fóill. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

11 October 2007

Aer Lingus suspends pilot, SIPTU concerns on pay talks and Classroom assistants strike continues Free article

Ferris calls for state wide Fire Authority

11 October 2007

Speaking in the Dáil this week on a Private Members' motion expressing sympathy to the families of deceased Bray fire fighters Brian Murray and Mark O'Shaughnessy, North Kerry TD Martin Ferris called for the creation of a Fire Authority to oversee a programme of integrated training and standards across the 26 Counties. Free article

Political Prisoners Children's Holiday programme comes to a close

11 October 2007

October 13 2007 marks the formal winding up of the Irish Political Prisoners Children's Holiday (IPPCH) programme, after 26 years in operation. The Programme was founded in 1981 to alleviate the suffering of those children who had been affected by the political imprisonment of a family member. Free article

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