30 October 2008 Edition

'War on Terror' brings ruin to Pakistan

30 October 2008

IT WOULD appear that Pakistan has finally grown tired of Washington's 'War on Terror'. It has grown tired of its use as a proxy to combat the great Muslim conspiracy that so vexes the Sarah Palins of this world, tired of the country's role as a bloody battlefield, and very tired of its citizens' unasked-for role as refugees in their own country and 'collateral damage' from no-warning missiles and suicide bombs. Free article

Call for Europe to back Venezuela

30 October 2008

Around 200 people representing political parties and organisations from across Europe met in Paris on 25 October for the second international conference in support of the democratic and social advances in Venezuela. The key focus of the conference was to work towards an independent European policy on the Latin American country. Free article

Ógra Shinn Féin gender equality forum

30 October 2008

Cúige Uladh Ógra Shinn Féin organised the first of a scheduled series of Gender Equality Forums this past weekend, in the Felon's Club in Belfast. Young Republicans from across Ulster gathered to discuss the role of women in the struggle over the years, and discuss the importance of gender balance issues within Sinn Féin. Free article

Murphy dismisses reports of CAB settlement

30 October 2008

South Armagh republican Tom Murphy has dismissed media reports that he "made a settlement with the Criminal Assets Bureau". Murphy was reacting to reports published across the media last week that he had agreed to hand over almost £1million to the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) in the 26 Counties. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe BY STEPHANIE LORD

30 October 2008

Education cutbacks affect teachers and students. Unions' pay deal deliberations continue, DUP threat to Long Kesh jobs and Nursing courses reduced after cutbacks Free article

Mourne Mountain challenge

30 October 2008

On what must have been the most inclement day of the year The Kingdom of Mourne Mountain Challenge began at 7.30am on Saturday 4 October. We had teams from Cork to Derry, with much representation from Belfast and South Armagh. The South Down organisers along with Banjo Bannon were on the go from 6am, setting up a registration camp at Bloody Bridge, Newcastle and putting marshals onto Slieve Donard. Free article

Sinn Féin National Draw winner

30 October 2008

Aengus Ó Snodaigh with National Draw winners Dave, Teresa, Amy and Daniel Ó Shea Free article

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