18 October 2007 Edition

North-South Ministerial meeting on inland waterways

18 October 2007

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy accompanied DUP Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure Edwin Poots at a North-South Ministerial Council meeting with Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Minister for Community, Rural Affairs and Gaeltacht Affairs at an Inland Waterways Sectoral meeting at Slieve Russell near Ballyconnell County Cavan on Wednesday. It was the first North-South Inland Waterways sectoral meeting since the restoration of the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

Cinneadh Edwin Poots frith-Ghaelach - Conradh na Gaeilge

18 October 2007

Dúirt Conradh na Gaeilge go raibh an cinneadh a ghlac an tAire Cultúir, Ealaíon agus Fóillíochta, Edwin Poots, an seachtain seo maidir le hAcht Teanga a chur i bhfeidhm sa Tuaisceart frith-ghaelach agus go raibh deis curtha amú ag an Aire ón DUP, aitheantas a thabhairt don Ghaeilge, teanga ar le muintir uile an oileáin uile í. Free article

Doherty lobbies for transfer

18 October 2007

Sinn Féin Vice President and West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has been engaged in a intensive series of meetings with MPs from all of the main political parties in Britain this week to lobby for the free transfer of vacated British military sites to the Six County Executive. Doherty wants to see British Ministry of Defence (MoD) sites at Lisanelly and St Lucia in Omagh, County Tyrone taken over and used for social and economic regeneration in the region west of the River Bann. Free article

EU treaty undermines interests of citizens - Ó Snodaigh

18 October 2007

Speaking during a Dáil debate on the EU Reform Treaty on Tuesday Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said that despite some slight textual changes the substance of the draft Treaty text so far remains the same as its much maligned predecessor the EU Constitution. Free article

'Sick' loyalist graffiti mocks murder

18 October 2007

YOUNG LOYALISTS who painted the words "Who killed Danny?" on a Kilrea road in County Derry in a reference to the murder of Danny Cassidy in the early 1990s, have been accused of a "sick act". Free article

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Europe: French and Dutch rejected treaty 'and world kept spinning'

18 October 2007

MARY LOU McDonald has questioned the motivation behind comments by EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy that Ireland would be left out in the cold if it does not ratify the EU Reform Treaty. Free article

Gallagher to stand down as Fingal Councillor

18 October 2007

SINN FÉIN has confirmed that Felix Gallagher has decided to stand down as Councillor from Fingal County Council. Gallagher cited family commitments as the sole reason for his decision. He continues to remain a member of the party and has taken on a brief to further develop a number of policy papers for the party around policing and justice. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

18 October 2007

Classroom strike suspended, ICTU concern over 'flexicurity', Union density higher in North and Pilots to vote on Aer Lingus deal Free article

International News in Brief

18 October 2007

Israeli PM in corruption probe, Sri Lanka human rights crisis and NZ cops raid Maoris Free article

Sheena Campbell remembered

18 October 2007

Tuesday 16 October marked the 15th Anniversary of leading Sinn Féin activist Sheena Campbell. A unionist paramilitary death squad murdered Campbell as she socialised with friends at the York Bar, in the University area of South Belfast. She was studying at Queens University. Free article

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