10 January 2008 Edition

Poots must do more for Irish language broadcasting - Adams

10 January 2008

SINN FÉIN President Gerry Adams has said that Six-County Culture Minister Edwin Poots must do more to safeguard the future status of Irish-language broadcasting in the North once the current allocation of funding ends. Free article

Bomb alert at home

10 January 2008

Sinn Féin North Antrim MLA Daithí McKay has condemned a bomb threat against local Sinn Féin Councillor Oliver McMullan. Free article

Gender equality must be central to North's Bill of Rights

10 January 2008

Sinn Féin Derry City Cllr Maeve McLaughlin has said that it is imperative that a Bill of Rights in the North of Ireland includes social and economic rights in its broadest sense and that it is crucial that we do not limit our view of rights in order to ensure that this Bill of Rights is the correct framework to support the rights of those most disadvantaged and marginalised in society. Free article

Need for devolution of Policing and Justice reaffirmed

10 January 2008

Sinn Féin Assembly Member Carál Ní Chuilín, speaking this week after a meeting of the Executive Review Committee with Hugh Orde as part of its Inquiry into the devolution of Policing and Justice Powers has said that it is no longer a question of if but of when and how policing and justice powers are devolved. Free article

Health apartheid "biggest reason for Taoiseach to resign"

10 January 2008

The Taoiseach's financial affairs as raised at the tribunals and the doubts about his tax compliance are serious but they "pale into insignificance" when compared to public-private apartheid in our health services over which he has presided, according to Sinn Féin Dáil leader and Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Commenting on the latest survey showing quicker access to cancer services for fee-paying patients as against public patients, Deputy Ó Caoláin said: Free article

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Sinn Féin steps up opposition to Eirgrid pylon plan

10 January 2008

SINN FÉIN elected representatives from both sides of the border met in County Monaghan on 4 January to plan an intensified, co-ordinated cross-border opposition to proposals by Eirgrid and NIE to erect new power structures. Free article

Irish Medical Aid for Palestinians launched

10 January 2008

A NEW charitable organisation has been launched - Irish Medical Aid for Palestinians (Irish MAP). Free article

All Irish political institutions opposed

10 January 2008

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that British Government plans to introduce nuclear power plants would be met with political opposition from across Ireland. In October McKay tabled a motion calling for the closure of Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant which was backed by the Assembly. Free article

New Sinn Féin Councillor in Dublin

10 January 2008

On Monday, 7 January Seamus McGrattan was co-opted onto Dublin City Council in place of Nicky Kehoe as the Sinn Féin Councillor in the Cabra/Glasnevin ward. Free article

School inspection for healthy eating needed

10 January 2008

ALL SCHOOLS should have healthy eating programmes, Sinn Féin senator Pearse Doherty said this week after it was revealed that although some have excellent initiatives in others they are non-existent. He called on the Education Minister to carry out an audit of school healthy eating programmes. Free article

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