14 August 2008 Edition

Debbie Coyle to fight Enniskillen by-election

14 August 2008

AT a packed selection convention in the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen, 46-year old Debbie Coyle was nominated to fight the local government by-election forced by the refusal of Ulster Unionists to allow the DUP a co-option after the death of Nigel Dodds's father. Free article

Ballymurphy Massacre mural unveiled

14 August 2008

The Ballymurphy Massacre Group, made up of relatives of those killed by British Paratroopers in the days that followed the introduction of internment in August 197 Free article

Seán Crowe to take South Dublin County Council seat

14 August 2008

SINN FÉIN will be proposing the co-option of Seán Crowe on to South Dublin County Council following the decision by Councillor Mark Daly not to contest the next local election. Mark says that although he is standing down from the council he will remain an active member of Sinn Féin. Free article

Homeless mothers threaten to squat in Stormont

14 August 2008

Forty years after a Catholic family squatted in a house in Caledon to highlight sectarian discrimination in the allocation of public housing, two Belfast mothers are threatening to squat in Stormont's Long Gallery. Free article

British Army killer of Belfast teenagers eulogised in Afghanistan

14 August 2008

Lee Clegg the 39-year-old British soldier originally jailed for life in 1993 for the murder of two Belfast teenagers but then cleared five years later, has been secretly deployed to Afghanistan as a 'fighting medic'. This week the Parachute Regiment soldier has been eulogised in the British Tory media for his role in the occupying army. Free article

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Hospital services slashed to save heat and light bills

14 August 2008

Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly has received shocking new information from a source in Connolly Hospital in Dublin about further savage cutbacks that will affect patients directly. He has revealed that the Outpatients Department will be closing for two weeks from 22 December and elective surgery has been cancelled for six weeks from 18 August to 30 September. Free article

Acht na Gaeilge faoi ionsaí

14 August 2008

Le míonna beaga anuas tá aontachtóirí ag cur dlús lena n-ionsaithe ar an Ghaeilge agus ar an éileamh d'Acht na Gaeilge ó thuaidh. Free article

Racist sign slammed

14 August 2008

Sinn Fein's Alex Maskey, MLA for South Belfast and Policing Board member, has condemned the posting of a racist sign on a house in Donegal Road which indicates that the house is not available to rent to "foreigners". Free article

INTERNATIONAL : Conflict between Russia and Georgia

14 August 2008

Farce has an unwelcome but longstanding habit of intervening in human tragedy. Thus, as war raged between Russian and Georgian forces in the Caucasus, in not too distant Beijing representatives of both countries fought each other in that most timeless of the Olympian disciplines: beach volleyball. Free article

Gaeil Trasteorann

14 August 2008

De bharr chomhoibriú idir 'Glór na Móna', Béal Feirste agus 'Gaeilge Locha Riach' i gContae na Gaillimhe, d'éirigh leo duais trasteorann Ghlór na nGael a bhuachaint don dara bhliain as a chéile. Free article

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