16 October 2008 Edition

UDA-linked scheme funded by Ritchie

16 October 2008

A SPOKEPERSON for the North's Department of Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie has described the SDLP MLA as powerless to stop her department's funding of a UDA-linked scheme. "The minister has absolutely no power to intervene," pending legal actions said the DSD. Free article

Liverpool marchers defy racist and sectarian abuse

16 October 2008

OVER 500 marchers and four marching bands attended the annual James Larkin March and Rally through Liverpool City Centre on Saturday 11 October 2008. Free article

Lisbon Treaty scare-mongering by Mícheál Martin at EU meeting

16 October 2008

ATTEMPTS by Foreign Affairs Minister Mícheál Martin to link the current financial crisis to the Irish people's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty have been described by Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald as "shamefully underhand scare tactics". Free article

Northern Bank case collapses

16 October 2008

SINN FÉIN Policing Board member Alex Maskey has described the attempted prosecution of Chris Ward as being "driven by political considerations rather than justice". Free article

Pressure secures local renewal funding

16 October 2008

THE securing of funding for a number of neighbourhood renewal projects in Belfast announced this week is a result of pressure on Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie by workers and communities, Sinn Féin Chief Whip and North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín said. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

16 October 2008

Trade unions mull over pay pact, Aer Lingus talks continue, Health job cuts in North and Hospital staff picket strike-breakers Free article

Fógraí bháis: Eugene Cosgrove

16 October 2008

After a long illness the death occurred recently of Eugene Cosgrove, Corragunt, Roslea, County Fermanagh. He passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, 16 September 2008. He leaves to mourn him his wife Teresa, son Michael, daughters Caroline, Angela and Marita, son-in-law, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and wider Cosgrove and McAleer families. Free article

Fógraí bháis: Peggy McGuinness

16 October 2008

On Wednesday morning 8 October, Peggy McGuinness was carried to her final place of rest in Cockhill Cemetery to be buried beside her husband, Willie, by her six sons, Tom, Martin, Paul, William, Declan, and John. With them was Peggy's daughter, Geraldine. And although they had to part with their mother's mortal remains, each in their own way carried onwards with them the values and lessons of life that she displayed in her living years. Free article

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