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sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday July 17, 2005 20:23 by Sean Fleming   text 29 comments (last - wednesday september 27, 2006 13:36)   image 1 image
Between November 2004 and April 2005 I in a personal capacity wrote to pharmaceutical companies in the 26 county state who manufacture what are known as atypical 'anti-psychotic' drugs in the 'treatment' of 'mental illness'. I was motivated to do this by what I believe is a failure on the part of these companies to fully inform psychiatric patients in relation to the dangers of such drugs. This article on how pharmaceutical companies play down the dangers of neuroleptic drugs appeared in two Irish newspapers. One journalist who viewed it invited a psychiatrist friend of his to comment on it. These comments by Siobhan Barry of the Irish Psychiatric Association as well as my own counter response also are published here. read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday March 18, 2005 23:40 by s.fleming   text 17 comments (last - thursday march 24, 2005 14:18)
The mental health organisation Aware received 90, 490 euros in donations for the year 2003. They refuse to say how much of this money came from individuals with links or associations to pharmaceutical companies promoting the theory that depression is a real disease related to a brain chemical imbalance. It's important to note that these donations are separate from D.A.W.N donations, etc, and no breakdown is given. read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 28, 2005 14:19 by Allen   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 28, 2005 21:34)
Yet another internal Labour Party row is looming in Sligo following criticism by Mayor, Ald. Declan Bree of his party colleagues over their failure to support Sligo Borough Council's Traveller Accommodation Programme. read full story / add a comment
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sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday January 29, 2005 15:49 by sean fleming   text 6 comments (last - friday january 05, 2018 15:16)   image 1 image
Over the course of the past few months I have written to the various divisions of companies that are based in Ireland and who manufacture what are known as ‘anti-psychotic’ drugs. What I have found in the course of this research and the responses I received is that there is a serious lack of information concerning the health risks provided in the patient information leaflet (PIL) or package leaflet that a patient receives with these drugs. The response of the Irish Medicines Board, as I will show, in all of this has been very disappointing given that they claim to exist in order to monitor and ensure that medicines are safe for patients. read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday January 03, 2005 19:35 by sean fleming   text 11 comments (last - thursday july 06, 2006 12:41)
'anti-psychotic' drugs continue to be prescribed to the elderly in Ireland despite the knowlege of the Irish Medicines Board concerning their fatal effects read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday October 02, 2004 00:09 by s.fleming   text 9 comments (last - tuesday august 22, 2006 12:21)
The medicalisation of human behaviour as disease or illness must be challenged read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / news report Wednesday June 23, 2004 16:25 by allen   text 55 comments (last - sunday january 16, 2005 03:27)
Councillor Declan Bree the longest-serving member of Sligo Corporation, having been elected back in 1974 aged 22, then a member of the Connolly Youth Movement, was unanimously elected mayor of City yesterday. read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 01, 2004 21:22 by vincent   text 2 comments (last - saturday june 12, 2004 20:12)
The Irish College of Psychiatrists refuses to declare the extent of its involvement in drug company sponsorship read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday May 15, 2004 16:22 by Vincent   text 167 comments (last - friday july 18, 2008 18:55)
Lundbeck Ireland is a pharmaceutical company which claims to be “focused on finding new and effective therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders". Instead psychiatric drugs have for many proved to be mind disabling and brain-damaging drugs which do not help people who suffer from severe mental distress. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Friday April 09, 2004 03:07 by G Hawk   text 10 comments (last - monday april 12, 2004 17:49)
The acquisition by the Labour Party in Sligo of former Blueshirt, Jimmy McGarry, has sundered the party in the constituency. So fraught are things in the Sligo-North Leitrim constituency that party leader, Pat Rabbitte, was literally abandoned by former deputy and party standard-bearer in Sligo, Cllr Declan Bree, on a recent tour of the constituency. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / press release Friday April 02, 2004 13:32 by Pat   text 5 comments (last - friday april 02, 2004 16:28)
THE Labour Party is proposing the most radical reform, re-organisation and re-mapping of Local Government in Ireland, since the present model was established in 1898, said Sligo Labour Alderman Declan Bree when he addressed a Press Conference in Dublin to launch Labour’s new proposals for the reform of Local Government. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / news report Monday March 01, 2004 13:42 by JP   text 26 comments (last - friday march 05, 2004 18:53)
Labour Party officials moved quickly this morning to diffuse another simmering row over selection of election candidates with a strong declaration that a convention for the Sligo/Strandhill electoral area had been conducted “strictly above board and in full accordance with party rules”. The statement from the party’s regional organiser, Mr. John Feely came in a response to a claim by Mr. Martin Cadden, who surprisingly withdrew from the contest for selection at Saturday’s convention, that the party head office had “manipulated the system” to ensure that Ald. Jim McGarry would secure a nomination. The row is the latest in a catalogue of differences which have surfaced since Ald. McGarry left Fine Gael to join the Labour Party late last year. On this occasion, Mr. Cadden, who had been expected to be an automatic choice for the Strandhill area for the forthcoming council elections, is claiming his late withdrawal was a protest against head office interference. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / news report Wednesday February 25, 2004 15:45 by rayo   text 3 comments (last - monday march 01, 2004 13:30)
A LABOUR party candidate in the local elections has sensationally withdrawn his name from the ticket and said he may stand as an independent. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / news report Friday January 16, 2004 11:37 by pat   text 46 comments (last - monday january 19, 2004 15:27)
The division of county Leitrim by the Constituency Commission and the creation of a new Sligo/North Leitrim 3 seat Dail constituency and a new Roscommon/South Leitrim 3 seat constituency has been described as disappointing and unfair by Labour Alderman Declan Bree. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Friday November 14, 2003 10:11 by allen   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 15, 2003 02:52)
As the controversy continues over the admission into the Labour Party of former Fine Gael councillor Jimmy McGarry, Labour leader Deputy Pat Rabbitte, speaking to The Sligo media in his first interview on the issue, pointed out that a democratic decision had been taken to welcome Ald. McGarry into the Party. Deputy Rabbitte added that he joined in that welcome and insisted that the democratic decision taken now had to apply. read full story / add a comment
sligo / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Monday November 10, 2003 09:29 by Allen   text 14 comments (last - wednesday september 28, 2005 17:09)
COMMUNITY Alliance are pleased that due to the defection of Ald. McGarry to the Labour Party and the comments reported in the Sligo Champion that he has been a closet Socialist for many years, the opportunity now exists to have the refuse collection service taken back under the control of the borough council in line with Labour Party policy. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday October 29, 2003 09:37 by Allen   text 29 comments (last - friday november 07, 2003 14:09)
The transfer saga of former Fine Gael Alderman Jim McGarry to Labour could take a fresh twist this week. A crunch meeting of the party’s constituency council on Thursday evening in the Trades club is due to consider the decision of the West Ward’s branch to accept him into the party. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday October 22, 2003 11:45 by pat   text 37 comments (last - wednesday november 19, 2003 18:16)
Labour bosses have told local branches to toe the line over the controversial admission of ex-Fine Gael councillor Jim McGarry to the party.The powerful National Executive Committee of the party called on all Sligo/Leitrim members to accept the split decision of the west ward branch to admit Councillor McGarry. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday October 21, 2003 09:23 by Allen   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 21, 2003 11:25)
The future of the Labour Party in the Sligo/Leitrim constituency is at stake following the admission of former Fine Gael councillor, Alderman Jimmy McGarry, according to the organisation’s most high profile flag bearer. read full story / add a comment
sligo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 07, 2003 15:06 by Dannie McQ   text 18 comments (last - thursday october 09, 2003 18:01)
Yesterday I went to the Burger King on O'Connell Street and got a take away meal. I left the joint to meet with my mates in McDonalds. After a few minutes the manager came up to me and took my meal off me saying "next time you eat in here make sure it's McDonalds". He then dumped it in the bin. It wasn't even half ate and it really annoyed me cause he actually threw away my donought which was in a plain brown bag on the middle of the table. read full story / add a comment
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