We will not be intimidated
Donegal Times is aware that a certain individual is contacting local newsagents urging their owners to cease stocking this paper. The gentleman in question is upset at our policy of printing the various prices of petrol in the region, and has recruited the backing of his trade organization to put pressure on local retailers. But Donegal Times will not bow to this type of blackmail. This is a small local paper, run on a no-profit basis as a service to our community - neither the editor, or any of its contributors, receive any remuneration. The person orchestrating this campaign should know that the people of Donegal will not stand for this type of intimidation. The loyalty of this paper is to its readers and it will not be swayed from this by any individual trying to dictate its content by the threat of boycotting distribution.
No Smoking in Work Place Donegal Times Back Minister Martin
On behalf of those of us who respect our health and try to go some way towards ensuring we maintain it, Donegal Times urges Minister Michael Martin not to compromise in any way his proposal to ban smoking in the work-place from January 1st 2004. Smokers must not be allowed to continue affecting the well-being of others - if the state of their own bodies is of no importance - then let them kill themselves in isolation - well away from those who detest, and desist from, the filthy habit.
Donegal Town must Expand Outwards
All Summer, Donegal Town has been bursting at the seams. Any time after 11 a.m., it was impossible to get a parking space anywhere. It is ridiculous for planners to say that development should not take place on the towns perimeters because such would adversely affect internal business. This town has no other way to expand but outwards. We have here, at present, a good tourist product and the inner town should concentrate on this, developing its strength as a dedicated base looking after visitor needs in the areas of recreation, gifts, hospitality, heritage and natural resources.
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