17 January 2002 Edition

Sinn Féin TD to visit Sellafield

17 January 2002

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said that he will be visiting the Sellafield nuclear plant at the end of the month to demand its closure by British Nuclear Fuels and the British government. The Cavan/Monaghan TD, speaking on Tuesday at a debate on Sellafield in University College Dublin, slammed British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL) on the latest revelations about safety in the Sellafield complex. Free article

New laws could wipe out small farmers

17 January 2002

Sinn Féin general election candidate for Sligo/Leitrim, Councillor Seán MacManus, has called on the Minister for the Environment, Noel Dempsey, to scrap the government's proposed "Recovery of Organic Waste Regulations, 2001", which he believes could wipe out small farmers. Sligo County Council this week adopted a motion proposed by MacManus supporting this demand. Free article

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Training for victory

17 January 2002

Being a modern day republican is a demanding business. Apart from knowing how to put up posters, stuff envelopes, sell papers and win elections, we also need to be able to decipher media spin, go online, send e-mails, understand economics, the euro, the environment, and discuss strategies and policies. Free article

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