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11 April 2002 Edition

A stadium too far

11 April 2002

Stadiums are a very topical discussion lately and it is for the wrong reasons. We have the spiraling costs of Sports Campus Ireland (aka the Bertie Bowl), the resignation of Paddy Teahon over the awarding of the contract to run the aquatic centre to a dormant shelf company and now the spotlight will shift back on the subject again with the GAA set to consider the abolition of Rule 42 at its Annual Congress this weekend. Free article

Directors get double partnership wage rise

11 April 2002

When is a pay freeze not a pay freeze? When you work for the building materials group Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH). Liam O'Mahony, CRH chief executive only got a €5,000 pay increase last year leaving him with €1.26 million for the year. Other directors also had small total pay increases, leaving the Irish Times to claim it was a "virtual pay freeze". Free article

Gusmao favourite in East Timor poll

11 April 2002

East Timor is holding its first presidential election on Sunday 12 April 2002, and former guerrilla leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao is the overwhelming favourite to become the first elected president of the world's newest country. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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Seoda Scriosta

11 April 2002

This week, AN DRAOI RUA discusses the wealth of literature and heritage in Irish that has been destroyed over the years. The English, the Church and the Irish all played their part. Free article

Dúirt siad

11 April 2002

The week in quotes... Free article

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