18 September 2008 Edition

Pay deal a bad deal for low-paid, says Mary Lou

18 September 2008

THE new draft wage agreement agreed by the social partners at Government Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday morning this week has been described by Sinn Féin as "disappointing" and "a bad deal for the low-paid". Free article

Olympic medallist subjected to 'degrading' treatment by PSNI

18 September 2008

IRISH Olympic medallist Paddy Barnes was forced to endure a body search and abusive language by a member of the PSNI. Free article

Two charged over loyalist murder of journalist

18 September 2008

TWO men have been charged with the murder of journalist Martin O'Hagan in Lurgan, County Armagh seven years ago. Free article

Brit submarine deployed in Shell dispute?

18 September 2008

Reacting to widespread speculation that a nuclear-powered British naval submarine was positioned in Irish waters eleven miles off the Mayo coast as the pipe-laying ship Solitaire arrived for work on the Corrib gas pipeline, Sinn Féin Justice and International Affairs spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD called on Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea to make a public statement on the matter. Free article

Anger at low-flying RAF helicopters in Fermanagh

18 September 2008

THE use of Fermanagh for low-flying training by RAF helicopters in preparation for service in Afghanistan cannot be justified and has caused upset to families and children living in Lisnaskea, Donagh and the Knocks area, Sinn Féin councillors in Erne East have complained. They have called for an end to RAF flights. Free article

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British union delegates at TUC hear Sinn Féin view

18 September 2008

CURRENT issues affecting the Peace Process and Irish unity were heard by British trade unionists last week when Sinn Féin Assembly Member and Deputy Speaker Francie Molloy addressed a fringe meeting at the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress in Brighton. Free article

PDs irrelevant as policies adopted by Fianna Fáil

18 September 2008

COMMENTING on the possible demise of the Progressive Democrats, addressed at meetings of the party on Tuesday, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said: Free article

Adams visits Rathlin

18 September 2008

SINN Féin President Gerry Adams and senior party officials made an historic and significant fact-finding visit to Rathlin Island off County Antrim last week. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

18 September 2008

Aer Lingus plans to outsource workers, 'Minister should resign,' say civil servants , Nurses protest over working hours, More job losses in Waterford, TEEU lobbies against Laval judgment and BATU members ordered to leave offices Free article

Legendary Volunteers to be honoured

18 September 2008

'When Faulkner showed his hand He thought that by internment He could break our gallant band But the boys from Ballymurphy How they showed the way that night How they taught those English soldiers How Irishmen could fight' Free article

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