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12 February 2004 Edition

Bogus base closure

12 February 2004

This week, the British Army announced they are to close their border base in Aughnacloy. Good news on the demilitarisation front? Actually no. The British Army occupy a section of the PSNI Barracks in Aughnacloy. The effect of this announcement will be to remove one small part of the PSNI military fortress in the town. Free article

Nuclear power by the back door

12 February 2004

One of the more incredible announcements of the week was that from Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Dermot Ahern, who has given the green light to importing electicity from Sellafield. Electricity interconnectors will be built between Ireland and Wales, he says. The fact that we will then be buying in electricity produced at a plant the Dublin Government is trying to have closed down because of the huge health risk it poses to the Irish people apparently escapes the minister. Free article

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