24 January 2008 Edition

Taser death prompts renewed concern

24 January 2008

AMNESTY International has called for further research into the lethal nature of Taser weapons following the death of a man in England last week. Free article

Stop family's deportation

24 January 2008

FRIENDS and supporters of a Nigerian family from East Belfast facing deportation in Britain have renewed their call to the British Government not to send Comfort Adefowoju and her four young children back to Nigeria. Free article

Sinn Féin focus on employment black spots

24 January 2008

THIS WEEK the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment travelled to the South-East to assess what intervention is required to create new jobs in regional towns hit by recent job losses. The field trip was the result of a proposal made by a Sinn Féin member of the committee, Arthur Morgan TD. Morgan has been kept informed by Sinn Féin representatives across the South-East of the extent of the problems regarding the failure to create new employment in towns in this region. Free article

Maskey attends protest by Village residents at Stormont

24 January 2008

Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey attended a protest by residents from the loyalist Village area of South Belfast at Stormont on Tuesday 22 January. Free article

Crowe to contest 2009 local elections

24 January 2008

SEÁN CROWE, the former TD for Dublin South-West, has announced that he is to stand in the 26-County local government elections in 2009. Free article

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'Stand Up For Derry' cavalcade at Stormont

24 January 2008

FOYLE Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has praised all those who took part in Monday's cavalcade to Stormont as part of the 'Stand Up For Derry' campaign. Free article

Victory against anti-Irish racism in Scotland

24 January 2008

OVER 450 members and supporters of Irish solidarity group, Cáirde na hÉireann, took part in a protest march and rally in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, on Saturday, 12 January to highlight anti-Irish racism within East Dumbartonshire Council (EDC). Free article

Air traffic controllers' safety warning

24 January 2008

THE Irish Aviation Authority has been criticised by Sinn Féin for provoking a dispute by not meeting air traffic controllers' concerns over staff shortages, working hours and safety implications for airline passengers and crews. Free article

Adams calls on Hanafin to review decision on early immersion education

24 January 2008

THE IN-LINE PETITION at www.rogha.org in support of the campaign for the right to maintain early immersion as an education policy in Irish medium primary schools has been signed by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. Free article

Government failing Gaeltacht areas - Pearse Doherty

24 January 2008

SINN FÉIN Regional Development and Irish Language spokesperson Senator Pearse Doherty has called for a Government reaction to a report from Údarás na Gaeltachta which shows that Irish-speaking areas gained just 73 jobs last year. Senator Doherty noted that the Donegal Gaeltacht did not gain any jobs and unemployment in the area now stands at approximately 20 per cent. Free article

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