20 August 2009 Edition

'HSE North East hospital plan a shambles' - Ó Caoláin

20 August 2009

Commenting on the admission by the HSE that the planned regional hospital for the North East will not go ahead in the foreseeble future, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said the admissioin exposed the "shambles of hospital configuration in the region", coming as it did just a month after the transfer of all acute medical services from Monaghan to Cavan General Hospital which is now under severe pressure as a result. Free article

Support for Irish unity in Chicago

20 August 2009

Sinn FÉIN Councillor and Chair of Moyle Council, Cara McShane, welcomed the continued support of Irish Americans for Irish unity and independence during a recent series of engagements in Chicago where she updated people on the progress of the Irish peace process. She said the US connection to Irish republicanism has always been a critical element of our strategy to achieve our objectives. "It is as critical today as it has been in the past. In fact, it has become more critical as we continue to map out a way forward to the eventual reunification of Ireland," she told her Chicago audience. Free article

'Sinister' HSE plans to centralise medical card applications

20 August 2009

Plans to centralise the processing of all applications for medical cards represent a "sinister HSE agenda" to save money by making it harder and slower for eligible people to obtain medical cards, according to IMPACT trade union. In a letter, which the union is sending to all local councillors and other elected representatives this week, the union also says the proposal will "cost jobs in virtually every county" as services are centralised in Dublin. Free article

Fáilte curtha roimh tuairisc an Chigireacht Oideachais agus Oiliúna

20 August 2009

Chuir Ball Tionól Reachtaíochta Shinn Féin, agus iar-mhúinteoir, Proinsias Ó Brollaigh fáilte roimh tuairisc foilsithe as an Chigireacht Oideachais agus Oiliúna ag léiriú an bua leis an scéim teangacha i scoileanna sa Tuaisceart. Free article

Derry launch marks Fianna centenary

20 August 2009

Sinn FÉin Mayor of Derry Councillor Paul Fleming joined members of Ógra Shinn Féin at the launch of a commemorative book to mark the 100th Anniversary of Fianna Éireann. The launch took place in the Guildhall. Free article

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Bray tragedy highlights flaw in ambulance services

20 August 2009

Wicklow Sinn Féin County Councillor John Brady has said the tragic deaths of two men after a stabbing incident in Bray on Sunday last exposed a serious flaw in the local ambulance services. Councillor Brady said frontline HSE staff have expressed concern that only one ambulance was on duty to cover the area from Newtownmount-kennedy to Merrion Gates in Dublin. Free article

Ag cosaint Coláistí Samhraidh

20 August 2009

Reáchtáil CONCOS, Comhchoiste Náisiúnta na gColáistí Samhraidh, cruinniú poiblí an seachtain seo caite sa Cheathrú Rua i nGaeltacht Chonamara agus tháinig os cionn dhá chéad duine ag an gcruinniú, mná tí, comhairleoirí contae agus ionadaithe ó na coláistí samhraidh ina measc. Free article

Tribute to long-serving activist

20 August 2009

Republicans in County Cavan recently gathered to pay tribute to one of Sinn Féin's longest-serving activists, Charlie Boylan who was re-elected to Cavan County Council in June. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

20 August 2009

Tipperary ambulance strike to begin on Thursday, Ó Snodaigh calls for support for Carroll's workers and Awards of €30,000 in sexual harassment case Free article

Coleraine intimidation continues

20 August 2009

Coleraine Sinn Féin Councillor Billy Leonard has spoken out at the ongoing intimidation of nationalists and republicans in the town, including witnesses to the murder of Kevin McDaid and injuring of Damian Fleming. In the early hours of Tuesday morning two Catholic homes in the Heights area were attacked by people throwing bottles. In both cases they arrived by car and they knew exactly the homes they wanted to hit. Cllr. Leonard said: "There are young children in these houses and they have obviously been frightened by the incidents. Free article

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