Lansdowne Road ruckus re-ignites debate in GAA

As opposition to the planned new stadium at Lansdowne Road mounts, GAA members have re-ignited debate over the use of Croke Park for rugby and soccer matches, saying the existing Lansdowne grounds should be kept open until the go-ahead for recontruction is given. By Frank Connolly


Junior minister's decision to halt aid will 'cost lives'

Conor Lenihan, minister of state at the Department of Foreign affairs, has been criticised for threatening to withhold funding from an agricultural charity active in Africa. The threat followed intervention by the Irish Farmers' Association. By Frank Connolly

Shell employ Sinn Féin member on Corrib pipeline

One of the three members of the only Sinn Féin cumann in the Erris peninsula is employed by Shell E&P on the Corrib gas pipleine and terminal project. Paddy Ruddy, from Muingingane, Kilcommon, is a member of the local cumann based in Ballycroy and is one of the few local people employed by Shell on the gas project.