12 June 2008 Edition

DUP reshuffle Poots dropped from North's Executive

12 June 2008

The North's Culture Minister Edwin Poots has been dropped from the Stormont Executive and replaced by Gregory Campbell. Free article

Shoukri sentence 'sends out wrong message' - Maskey

12 June 2008

PUBLIC outrage has greeted the news that leading north Belfast loyalist Ihab Shoukri will serve only two months behind bars after being sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment on UDA membership charges last Friday. Free article

Policing Board to discuss 'catalogue of serious allegations' against PSNI officers

12 June 2008

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA and Policing Board member Martina Anderson said that the Policing Board's Human Rights Committee was meeting this week to consider what can only be described as a catalogue of serious allegations against a number of police officers. Free article

Resistance to Long Kesh project exposed

12 June 2008

COMMENTS by former Six County Culture Minister Edwin Poots, highlighting resistance to the Long Kesh/Maze project from within the North's civil service confirm what republicans have been saying for some time according to a Sinn Féin MLA. West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff who is the Chairperson of the Assembly Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee said: Free article

Government won't commit to collective bargaining rights

12 June 2008

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen said this week that he will not give a commitment to guarantee rights to collectively bargain in the workplace. Free article

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Downpatrick man targeted by sectarian thugs

12 June 2008

A DOWNPATRICK Catholic targeted by sectarian thugs may be blinded in one eye, according to Sinn Féin Councillor Eamon Mac Con Midhe. Free article

Ferris supports protesting fishermen

12 June 2008

THE Sinn Féin spokesperson on Fisheries, Martin Ferris TD, has pledged his support for the actions by fishermen highlighting the current crisis facing the industry. Free article

Tara/M3 controversy to be raised at UNESCO

12 June 2008

AN IMPORTANT forum of the world's leading archaeologists is to debate the controversial M3 motorway route near the hill of Tara in County Meath. Free article

IFA reject Donegal Celtic appeal

12 June 2008

THE decision of the Six County Irish Football Association (IFA) to reject an appeal from West Belfast soccer club Donegal Celtic against their exclusion from the newly formed 12-team invitational league, has been slammed by Sinn Féin. Free article

McAleese faces sectarian gauntlet during school visit

12 June 2008

A SCHOOL targeted by loyalists after it welcomed Sinn Féin Education Minister Caitríona Ruane witnessed further ugly sectarian scenes during a visit by President Mary McAleese this week. Free article

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