Dublin hosts meeting on Iraq crisis

The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin will host a major meeting on the Iraqi crisis in Dublin tomorrow.

The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin will host a major meeting on the Iraqi crisis in Dublin tomorrow.

Speakers will include former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday and Sharis Trani, an Iraqi nuclear physicist who worked on Iraq's nuclear programme until 1979.

The Biological Society of the Royal College of Surgeons is holding the symposium on the current crisis over Iraq in Dublin City University tomorrow.

The meeting will take place in The Helix in DCU at 7.30pm and is open to the general public.

Other speakers include Michael D Higgins TD Labour Party spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Richard Boyd Barrett, chairman of the Irish Anti war Movement, and Dr David Hickey, a transplant surgeon at Beaumont Hospital.

The symposium will be aimed at mobilising health workers and professionals against the looming war on Iraq and, in particular, for the International Day of Action against war due to take place this Saturday February 15th. The meeting will also propose to formally establish an organisation of health professionals in the Irish health service to oppose war on Iraq. Finally, the meeting will try and focus on the terrible human consequences of war, particularly in the presentation by Dr David Hickey, transplant surgeon in Beaumont Hospital and one of the chief organisers of the symposium.

The Symposium is open to the general public but places are limited to 400. Admission is Free.

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