11 September 2003 Edition
Clonakilty - Ireland's first Fair Trade town
THE QUALITY HOTEL recently converted all their coffee and tea orders to Fair Trade (FT( brands, effectively paving the way for Clonakilty to be declared as Ireland's First Official Fair Trade Town. FT products are also available to buy in most shops and supermarkets in the town and for consumption in most cafés. Seen celebrating the announcement at the hotel were members of the Clonakilty Fair Trade Steering Group with hotel management, from left: Imelda Kingston, Rev Ian Jonas, David Henry, Manager of the Quality Hotel being presented with the special
Fair Trade symbol by Jennifer Sleeman, Chairperson Clonakilty FT Steering Group, Dan O' Neill, Areas Rep Bewley's Ireland, who supply Fair Trade coffee and teas to the catering trade, Fr Gerard Galvin and Sinn Féin councillor
Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, both of the Fair Trade Committee. Clonakilty will be officially launched as Ireland's First Fair Trade Town on 22nd September, which is also Car Free Day in town.