6 November 2008 Edition

Cork mayor is wrong to celebrate British Army

6 November 2008

On 8 November, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Brian Bermingham (Fine Gael), will hold a concert to commemorate those Corkmen who died fighting in the British Army in the First World War. This follows the decision last year by the then Lord Mayor, Councillor Donal Counihan, to wear a poppy while attending the annual Remembrance Day ceremony run by the British Legion. Free article

Costs of HSE review must be addressed

6 November 2008

Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called for a full Dáil debate on the outcome of the HSE's review of chest x-rays and CT scans in Louth and Meath hospitals and has also questioned the huge cost of the review at over €330,000, a sum which will come out of the budget for hospitals in the North East region. Ó Caoláin said: Free article


6 November 2008

Fifteen years after the Oslo Accords were signed; 41 years after the annexation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank; and 60 years after al Naqba - the Catastrophe, in which 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes in the 1948 establishment of the Israeli state - life for the Palestinian people worsens daily. Free article

Amnesty calls on Obama to prioritise human rights

6 November 2008

Amnesty International urged US President-elect Ombama to show true leadership by making human rights central to his new administration. The organisation is calling on the new government to take concrete steps in its first 100 days, which would show genuine commitment to bringing the USA into line with its international obligations. Amnesty International Ireland called on the Irish Government to live up to its pledge to contact the transition team of the incoming administration as quickly as possible to seek new commitments on international human rights. Free article

'Train laid off workers' - Morgan

6 November 2008

Speaking during a Dáil debate on Tuesday on unemployment and training Sinn Féin Economic Spokesper-son Arthur Morgan TD has called on government to urgently introduce a specific back to education scheme for construction sector workers under the age of 25 who are without the Leaving Certificate. Free article

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Cancellation of vaccination programme disgraceful

6 November 2008

Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin described as "disgraceful" the decision of Health Minister Mary Harney to cancel the planned programme of HPV vaccination against cervical cancer. Free article

Budget cuts campaign will escalate

6 November 2008

Protests against the cuts in public services imposed by the Fianna Fáil/PD/Green Government have continued across the 26 Counties in the past week. Our photo shows a protest by Dublin North Central and Dublin North East Sinn Féin against the education cuts at the office of Fianna Fáil junior minister Seán Haughey last Saturday Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe BY STEPHANIE LORD

6 November 2008

ICTU/Government action needed on Aer Lingus jobs threat, Belfast Telegraph jobs threat, Job losses continue in Limerick and Minister welcomes work of Gangmasters Licensing Authority Free article

Belfast Sinn Féin Mayor's Cork visit makes link with Mac Curtáin and MacSwiney

6 November 2008

The Lord Mayor of Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Hartley has described his recent visit to Cork as a humbling experience. The Mayor was invited by Cork Lord Mayor Brian Bermingham and attended a private function in the Council Chamber of City Hall on 24 October, eve of the anniversary of the death on hunger strike in 1920 of Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney. Free article

Commandant Mick Fitzgerald honoured

6 November 2008

During a recent visit to Fermoy, County Cork Sinn Féin Vice-President Pat Doherty laid a wreath at the grave of Commandant Mick Fitzgerald OC First Battalion, Cork Number 2 Brigade, IRA, who died in Cork Jail on 17 October 1920 after 67 days on hunger strike. Free article

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