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Friday, 18 January 2013
Shutup Woman, Get on My Horse
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD accompanied by senior party figures including Caral Ni Chuilin and Gerry Kelly visit the beleaguered nationalist Short Strand area of East Belfast to show solidarity with the Short Strand community following yet another sustained attack on their area by unionist mobs. During the visit the Sinn Féin delegation met with local Sinn Féin elected representatives Alex Maskey MLA and Councillors Niall Ó Donnghaile and Deirdre Hargey as well as local community leaders and many of the residents who were victims of the unionist mobs violence, insults and intimidation.
I think it’s sinful to see good food going to waste and these burgers could be offered to various charities once they meet the required food safety standards which we are told is not an issue with them,” Saint Vincent De Paul said, “People could be told what exactly they are being offered in terms of the possibility that the burgers contain horse meat and if people are happy to accept them, then they should be given to them,” Mr Dempsey said he believed many families would happily accept the withdrawn burgers while he also believed that many of the 4,000 students still waiting for their third level maintenance grants would similarly be willing to accept them.
Some 10 million burgers were withdrawn earlier this week by Monaghan based Silvercrest Foods after it was found by a Food Safety Authority of Ireland study to have produced a beef burger containing 29 per cent horse meat.