Former US President Bill Clinton
SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed today’s visit of former US President Bill Clinton to Derry to deliver a keynote speech at the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster on ‘Building Prosperity for the Future’ and to pay special tribute to Nobel peace laureate John Hume.
Mr Durkan said: “I am delighted that Bill Clinton has made a point of coming to Derry today. It shows he hasn’t forgotten the North and hasn’t forgotten Derry in particular. Read more
Fine Gael Environment Spokesperson, Phil Hogan TD, has announced that the party would move the writs for the three outstanding bye-elections in Dublin South, Donegal South West and Waterford when the Dail resumes today.
“it is clear that the Government is unravelling. We need an immediate general election for a new government with a new mandate who can bring forward the new ideas we need to get our country working again. With the Taoiseach refusing to concede this point, we are seeking to have full parliamentary representation in the three constituencies where bye-elections are outstanding and we will move to do so today.
Senator Pearse Doherty
Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has made a last-minute call on the Minister for Health & Children Mary Harney not to proceed with the imposition of prescription charges for medical card holders which are due to come in this Friday 1st October.
He described the charges as “a tax on illness” and a “bureaucratic nightmare” and said that the HSE has still not fully worked out how people would be refunded if they pay over the €10 monthly maximum in charges. Read more
Niall Blaney TD
Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Niall Blaney will officially launch an innovative campaign (Monday, October 4th 2010) to raise support for a new road from Letterkenny to Lifford, opening up Donegal to more investment, job creation and economic growth.
The “Letterkenny Link” is vital for the future economy in Donegal and requires a public and a political commitment. Read more
Left to right: Fintan Lane, Anne Kennedy, Mary Byrne (Chair IPSC Northwest), Fiachra O Luain.
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) launched its new Northwest Branch at a public meeting in Sligo at the weekend.
Addressing the meeting was the IPSC Boycott Officer Anne Kennedy, Fintan Lane of the Free Gaza Movement and the IPSC and Fiachra O Luain. Both Fiachra and Fintan were part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was attacked on May 31 in International waters by Israel, resulting in the murder of nine pro-Palestinian activists and the wounding of many more, some of whom remain in a serious condition, organisers said. Read more