8 May 2003 Edition

SF All-Ireland farming delegation visits Brussels

8 May 2003

For the first time ever, a delegation representing the interests of all Irish farmers and people living in rural areas went to Brussels this week to discuss with the EU Commission on Agriculture future arrangements under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) review and how these will affect people in Ireland. Free article

Doherty presses minister on Desmonds Job losses

8 May 2003

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has called on British Enterprise Trade and Employment minister, Ian Pearson, to act quickly after the announcement by Desmonds that it is to shed 482 jobs with the closure of its Omagh, Swatragh and Irvinestown factories. Free article

Two Ireland's set for collision course

8 May 2003

Welcome to theland of two economies, two realities, two separate Irelands, writes ROBBIE SMYTH. Free article

12 May rally on Moore Street

8 May 2003

Four Sinn Féin Councillors in Dublin have initiated a campaign to try and save number 16 Moore Street from the demolition squad. The final surrender of the Easter Rising took place in the house, but it's now causing a headache for developers who want to build a new shopping and commercial precinct on its site. Free article

Miscarriage victim cleared at last

8 May 2003

A man who served nine years in prison for an offence he didn't commit had his conviction quashed in the High Court in Belfast this week. Free article

Tralee poll protest

8 May 2003

Up to 20 membersof Ógra Shinn Féin held a demonstration in Tralee onSaturday 3 May against the postponement of the Assembly Elections inthe Six Counties. Free article

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