at UN - again
Committee Against Torture demands action
The United Nations Committee Against Torture is expected to slam
the failure of the British government to implement
recommendations made by the committee three years ago.
It seems to be only a matter of time until the unionists attempt
to prevent any progress on the issues of equality and the Irish
language, argues Sean Brady
Issues of childcare, training, equality of opportunities and
full representation of women
are top priorities, according to participants at the SF women's conference.
A concerted wave of repression against Sinn Fein members in
Dublin this week has left major suspicions that a political
agenda is operating within the 26-County Garda police.
Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín O Caoláin, who is presenting
a pre-Budget report on the roads of
Cavan describes the reality of the infamous blight on that county.
All sides of the argument on Donegal Celtic football club's
soccer fixture against the RUC have been left saddened and hurt,
writes Laura Friel.
The RUC raid on the Felons club rooms in Belfast on Wednesday
morning is the latest in a long line of raids carried out by the
An RUC witness said at the retrial of Lee
Clegg, the soldier convicted of the murder of Karen Reilly, that his patrol was under no threat.
Lurgan SF councillor John O'Dowd has accused the RUC of ``blatant
harassment'' of nationalist activists in Lurgan.
Loyalists attacked homes in two nationalist areas of Belfast on
Prior to their rampage in West Belfast
on Tuesday 10 November, a loyalist
gang attacked two men on the Falls Road.
Developers make money on empty flats while housing lists grow,
reports Roisín de Rossa.
Recent incidents serve to
underline the RUC's historic lack of commitment to justice, writes Ned Kelly.
Orangeman Joel Patton is to appeal a decision by the Tyrone Orange Order to expel
him on the charge of 'bringing the Order into
An Phoblacht has learned that the RUC in Armagh are continuing
their campaign to recruit young men from the area to act as
A Sinn Féin delegation spent Monday and Tuesday of this week
visiting the remaining five POWs in English jails who are
awaiting repatriation to Ireland or transfer to the H Blocks.
Residents from the Rathenraw housing estate in Antrim have
challenged RUC statements about drug dealing.
A spokesperson for the human rights group, Relatives for Justice,
has complained of a campaign of intense RUC harassment.
Queen's University Sociology Professor John Brewer talks to Ned
Kelly about his book on anti-Catholicism in the Six Counties.
Sinn Fein has
written to the Patten Commission on Policing expressing the
concern of North Armagh nationalists about venues chosen for public meetings.
Dublin SF Councillor Christy Burke this week began a three week
visit to the US on behalf of Sinn Féin President Gerry
This week saw the launch of European Drug Prevention Week. The
European Commission initiative lasts from 15-22 November.
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