Something very tall takes shape in the heart of the capital, but at a cost of €4.6 million the Spire is not without its detractors. Protesters voice their opposition to the movement of US troops through Shannon Airport. Angry farmers set out for Dublin. Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair is forced to flee to England. A new chat show to rival The Late Late Show begins on TV3. Ireland hosts the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games.