17 July 2008 Edition

Féile an Phobail's 20th Birthday Party: 3rd to 10th August 2008

17 July 2008

BELFAST'S Sinn Féin mayor, Councillor Tom Hartley, last week launched this year's Féile an Phobail in west Belfast, celebrating the 20th birthday of Europe's largest community festival. Free article

Sellafield a byword for negligence and incompetence - Willie Clarke

17 July 2008

JUST days after the Westminster Public Accounts Committee revealed that the cost of cleaning up Britain's ageing nuclear power stations would be significantly more than the current estimate of £73 billion, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has committed the British Government to building eight new nuclear power stations. Free article

Sinn Féin support for North's council workers

17 July 2008

Thousands of local government workers across the North are are on strike in a bid for better pay. Free article

Small Firms Association wants minimum wage cut

17 July 2008

SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP talks in the 26 Counties have continued this week but made little progress as a row emerged between trade unions and the Small Firms Association (SFA) which has proposed to cut the minimum wage by €1. Free article

Ferris slams failure to provide relief for Fishermen

17 July 2008

THE FAILURE of EU Ministers to provide immediate and meaningful aid to fishermen in the face of the current crisis exacerbated by rising fuel costs is strongly criticized by Sinn Féin. Free article

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PSNI probes flag shop

17 July 2008

THE PSNI has launched an investigation into the Union Jack Shop on Belfast's Newtownards Road which was exposed in the media last week for promoting hatred and sectarianism when it openly sold Irish Tricolours as "Fenian Flags to Burn". Free article

Mayo fishermen in flotilla protest against Shell

17 July 2008

THE protest over the controversial Corrib gas pipeline moved to sea this week as north Mayo fishermen in a flotilla of over 30 boats, and up to 100 fishermen, pulled into Broadhaven Bay on Monday. The fishermen were applauded by a large crowd of supporters who had gathered on the quayside. Free article

Meath VEC feels pain of public spending cutbacks

17 July 2008

THE vocational education system in County Meath is facing a major financial crisis as the latest Government cutbacks threaten to slash €3 million from its budget for teachers' pay. Free article

Media coverage of the Twelfth unbalanced

17 July 2008

MEDIA outlets in the North have been criticised over coverage of the Orange Twelfth of July marches. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

17 July 2008

Anger brews over Starbucks sackings,Council workers strike in North, Newbridge jobs under threat, Hibernian staff ballot for industrial action and Strike notice served at Dublin Port Tunnel Free article

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