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5 February 2004 Edition

Minimum wage in the 'knowledge economy'

5 February 2004

Minimum wages and migrant workers - welcome to Ireland's super educated digital new millennium "knowledge economy". But who should be allowed work in Ireland, how much should they get paid and how much help does the government give to support their jobs? Free article

The 5th Column

5 February 2004

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Read on... Free article

Local history, broad themes

5 February 2004

The District of Loughrea: Vol I History 1791-1918, covers a wide range of subjects and provides a fresh insight into everything from railroads to rebellion. Some 25 contributors, including much local talent, make this publication a very readable, scholarly and skilled investigation. With 32 articles in the one book, it should appeal to republicans interested in local history. Certainly, it succeeds in bringing to life the events and personalities that shaped the history of East Galway covering a wide range of topics during the 1791-1918 era. 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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Blair's Widgery

5 February 2004

BY MICK DERRIG Power protects power. There isn't much more to know about the Hutton Report than that. The decision by the British state - as a junior partner of the Americans - to invade, conquer and occupy Iraq, its people and its vital natural resources is the defining moment of Blair's presidency. Yes, of course it's a presidency. He is even more of a president than Thatcher was. Free article

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