It has been brought to the attention of Belfast 32csm that the much needed mental health facilities at the Everton Centre in Ardoyne are to be closed due to a lack of funding…….
Facilities like this are s necessity in the Ardoyne area which has a substantially high number of people with mental health issues, as do many working class communities. We totally condemn the closure of such services due to the lack of funding whilst at the same time British security forces including MI5, Special Branch,
SAS and the unreformed RUC are receiving millions of pounds of tax payers money to harass and oppress this small republican community. With the closure of Everton Centre many patients will have to travel to different unfamiliar facilities, in many cases these facilities are based in the heart of loyalist areas which would inevitably cause even more distress and anxiety.
Over the next few weeks we would ask everyone to highlight this issue and hopfully bring an end to the closure of this much needed service and show that we all support mental health treatment right across the board.
With many thanks to: Conchobhar Óbreaslain – 32 County Sovereignty Movement :
DERRY CITY councillor Gary Donnelly has accused the PSNI/RUC of harassing his daughter. Mr Donnelly, pictured below, has lodged an offical complaint with the Police Ombudsman over what his 21-year-daughter, Magan as she returned from a foreign holiday eariler this week.
An independant member of the new Derry-Strabane super council, he is a high profile member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement. He accused police of deliberately targetting his daughter because of his relationship to him. “Megan was stopped at Belfast International Airport on her way back from holiday by a uniformed policeman who said he wanted to search her baggage. He said he wanted to do the search under the Terrorism Act,” he said. “When Magan tried to leave the room, he barred the way and shouted for her to sit down. Then two plain clothes plocemen (MI5) came in and said to her “you have information we need.” And he added: “I have broad shoulders and can take this sort of thing but it’s wrong to target my family.” Mr Donnelly said he has asked his solicitor to lodge a complaint with the Police Ombudsman. A police spokesman said anyone with a complaint about the RUC/PSNI should contact the police ombudsman.
With many thanks to: Seamus McKinney, The Irish News, for the origional story.
‘Several factors are used in determining admissibility into Canada, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations, in organised crime, security, health or financial reasons – Canada Border Services Agency spokesman.
THREE high-profile anti-agreement republicans are expected to be deported from Canada after being refused permission to enter the country.
The chairman of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, Francie Mackey, was amoung the men detained as they tryed to enter the country on Wednesday. It is understood prominent Belfast spokesman Martin Rafferty and Louth-based member Peter Fitzsiomons had also travelled across the Atlantic to take part in a six-day speaking tour. Republican sources have confirmed all three men were detained shortly after their flight from Dubin touched down at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. It was unclear last night exactly why they were turned away from Canada. A former Shame Fein councillor in Omagh, Mr Mackey was held in a local detention centre overnight before being placed on a flight home yesterday. His travelling companions were detained in local prisons and were expected to be placed on the same flight. The 32 County Sovereignty Movement was originally called the 32 County Sovereignty Committee and was formed by Shame Fein members opposed to the party’s political direction in 1997. It has in the past been linked to the Real IRA, which formed a merger with republican groups in Derry and Mid Ulster in 2012. A spokesman for the Canada Border Services Agency last night said it would not “confirm nor deny the entry of any individual” but it takes “it’s border and national security responsibilties very seriously”. “All persons must demonstrate they meet the requirements to enter and/or stay in Canada,” he said. “Several factors are used in determining admissability into Canada, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations, in organised crime, security, health or financial reasons.” When asked if the 32 County Sovereignty Movement is banned in Canada, the spokesman directed The Irish News to a list of banned organisations on which the group did not appear.
With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News, for the orgional story.