Sinn Féin to set out priorities for rural communities at Ploughing Championships in Carlow
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will lead a large party delegation to the 2006 National and World Ploughing Championships in Carlow this week. It will include agriculture spokespersons Martin Ferris TD and Michelle Gildernew MP, MEPs Mary Lou McDonald and Bairbre de Brún, Councillors David Cullinane (Waterford), John Dwyer (Wexford), Pearse Doherty (Donegal South-West), Padraig MacLochlainn (Donegal North-East) and Carlow/Kilkenny representative Kathleen Funchion.
Over the four days Sinn Féin will set out its pre-election priorities for rural development and agriculture, and launch a key discussion document on the retention of the sugar beet plants at Mallow and Carlow and Ireland's sugar processing industry. Sinn Féin members from Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford will also be in attendance to highlight the need for people to get on the electoral register.
In advance of the Ploughing Championships Agriculture spokesperson Martin Ferris TD and Wexford Councillor John Dwyer will visit bio-fuel producers in Wexford. Later that day Deputy Ferris will visit the site of the sugar beet factory in Carlow where he is expected to call for it to be retained and adapted for bio-fuel.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP and Martin Ferris TD will attending the Ploughing Championships and unveil some of the party's key priorities for rural communities in the run up to the election. They will be available to speak to the media at 11.30amat the party's tent at Stand 235, Row L.
Martin Ferris TD and Wexford Councillor John Dwyer will launch a key discussion document on the Irish sugar industry. They will be available to speak to the media at 2.30pmat the party's tent at Stand 235, Row L.
Sinn Féin MEPs Mary Lou McDonaldand Bairbre de Brún will launch a campaign to encourage people, especially those in rural communities, to get on the electoral register at the party's tent Stand 235, Row L.