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8 March 2007 Edition

Assembly election : Sinn Féin vote highly motivated

8 March 2007

As An Phoblacht went to print on Wednesday afternoon, with voters in the North going to the polls in the Assembly election, reports from Sinn Féin canvassers across the Six Counties were very positive. Turnout is high in nationalist and republican areas, despite a repetitive media message in recent weeks of unprecedented voter apathy. Free article

Former POWs refute anti-Sinn Féin ad

8 March 2007

A number of former republican prisoners whose names appeared in an anti-Sinn Féin advertisement printed in Belfast daily The Irish News and The Derry Journal have expressed anger that their names were used without their consent. Free article

Job losses : 300 could go at Nenagh plant

8 March 2007

Multinational company Procter & Gamble, which manufactures skin products, is to cut staff at its Nenagh branch in North Tipperary with a probable loss of over 300 workers over the next two years. Free article

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Assembly candidate gets bullet in post

8 March 2007

Sinn Féin's Billy Leonard, a candidate for east Derry in this week's elections to the Six County Assembly, received a bullet in the post to his home address in Portstewart on Tuesday. He opened the envelope to find it wrapped in bubble-wrap: there was no message. Free article


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