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6 November 2003 Edition

Sinn Féin candidates

6 November 2003

In the second of a two-part series, we present the candidates standing for Sinn Féin in the 26 November Assembly elections. Free article

A free market approach to tackling crime

6 November 2003

Dear Minister Michael McDowell, It is with great satisfaction I note the progress your government has made in transferring to the private sector services previously provided by the state. However, this process needs to be deepened and expanded, given that the exchequer cannot raise funds by increasing taxes (which is, of course, unthinkable) or borrowing (which would breach European regulations). Free article

Cluain Mhic Nóis

6 November 2003

Efforts are being made to put Clonmacnoise on the list of World Heritage Sites. This gives AN DRAOI RUA the excuse to discuss some of its folklore. Free article

Fifth Column

6 November 2003

THE DUP put on a weird show on Halloween in a laboured bid to put a seasonal boot into David Trimble by depicting a victory for pro-Agreement unionists as a nightmare scenario. The defected UUP Assembly member Peter Weir (a man who always seem bewitched, bothered and bewildered) fronted the rocky horror show behind a podium decorated with a cartoon spook. Then the seriously sinister figure of Gregory Campbell loomed large to try and drive a stake into the heart of the Ulster Unionists. Free article

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