25 October 2007 Edition

Families reject O'Loan report

25 October 2007

THE ROLE of the RUC and their handling of loyalist killer gangs in East Derry was revisited last week with the publication of a report into the Halloween 1993 Greysteel Massacre that left eight people dead. Free article

Bubble bubble - media and unionists cook up Assembly crisis

25 October 2007

IN THE RUN-UP to Halloween, it's been all 'hubble, bubble, toil and trouble' in the Stormont Assembly. The media has been predicting strife for weeks and all that crystal ball gazing seemed to be paying off. At last, the Irish News could blow the dust off the banner headline "Executive in crisis" and go to print. Free article

Limerick rally backs Shannon-Heathrow link

25 October 2007

THOUSANDS of protesters rallying in Limerick City on Saturday, 20 October, demanded action to retain a Shannon-Heathrow air service. Sinn Féin Limerick East's Maurice Quinlivan, Nenagh Town Councillor Seamus Morris and North Kerry TD Martin Ferris attended the rally. Free article

Students' Dáil call for urgent grants action

25 October 2007

FIANNA FÁIL Education Minister Mary Hanafin has been slated by Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty for back-tracking on her promise of new legislation ensuring the timely delivery of maintenance grants for third-level students. He was speaking at a rally of students organised by the Union of Students of Ireland outside the Dáil on Tuesday. Free article

ECONOMY : ESRI warns of possible tax rises

25 October 2007

IT'S TIME for the Irish Government to admit that it got it wrong in proposing tax cuts in the face of an economic slowdown, according to Sinn Féin's Economic Affairs spokesperson, Arthur Morgan TD. Free article

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Progress welcomed on scrapping water charges

25 October 2007

SINN FÉIN Regional Development spokesperson, Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the commitment of the Six County Executive not to introduce the separate water charge proposed by British direct rule ministers. Free article

Protest as Harney opens new hospital ward

25 October 2007

SINN FÉIN held a picket at Crumlin Children's Hospital on Monday morning as Health Minister Mary Harney arrived to open a new ward. Free article

Adams in US fundraising tour

25 October 2007

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has just returned from an extensive nine day fund raising tour of the United States. The Sinn Féin leader spoke at fund raising events in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Free article

International : Bank of the South launched for Latin America

25 October 2007

THE DAYS when the most industrialised and well-off Western countries imposed policies through the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation on developing countries, supposedly to benefit the recipients but enriching the already powerful, are being challenged by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Chávez is launching an international lending institution that will challenge IMF and World Bank hegemony. Free article

Easpa suime an Rialtais i leith chur chun cinn na Gaeilge san Eoraip

25 October 2007

Tá a fhios agam go bhfuil mé tar éis dearcadh an rialtais i leith na Gaeilge a chur faoi scian sa cholún seo le déanaí, ach i ndáiríre bhí sé tuillte acu. Ina ainneoin seo áfach, tháinig mé ar phíosa ar an idirlíon le linn na seachtaine agus b'éigean dom solas níos láidre a lonrú air. Go bunúsach an fhadhb an tráth seo ná go bhfuil rialtas na 26 contae ag iarraidh tábhacht agus úsáid na Gaeilge san Aontas na hEorapa (AE) a ídiú go mór. De réir na tuairisce, ar Bhlog na Gaeilge, na príomhfhadhbanna atá ann faoi láthair ná gramadach neamhoiriúnach agus easpa infheistíochta d'aistritheoirí. Tá mo thuairim féin ag neartú nach bhfuil suim ar bith i gcur chun cinn agus fás na Gaeilge ar an oileán seo. Free article

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