Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

12 December 2002 Edition

Just what does Trimble think he's doing at Drumcree?

12 December 2002

It has been six long years. In 1996, David Trimble had held a meeting with loyalist killer Billy Wright at Drumcree. Behind the barbed wire and lines of RUC officers and British soldiers Trimble, in his Orange Order regalia, had paraded in front of the cameras. Free article

Building the island economy for all

12 December 2002

JOANNE CORCORAN continues her series on the all-Ireland implementation bodies with an examination of the work of InterTradeIreland Free article

Just another day at the races?

12 December 2002

Secret meetings in executive boxes at the Curragh, intimate discussions while flying to soccer matches , liaisons in exclusive hotels and maybe a drink or two after the all-Ireland and of course another dubious meeting. Free article

Sinn Féin TDs expose private partnerships racket

12 December 2002

"In the long run, we are all dead," famous economist John Maynard Keynes once said. And that sums up Dublin government thinking on capital investment in essential projects like schools. For despite many protestations to the contrary, the government is looking to grow private public partnerships like mushrooms. Free article

Economic idiocy of cutbacks

12 December 2002

Once again we are protesting the 'cutbacks' in outrage that amidst the swill of corruption, handouts, tax breaks and brown envelopes, it's the poorer people who must suffer the consequences. And it always is. Free article

Agóid na Sionainne

12 December 2002

AN DRAOI RUA highlights some of the concerns of the anti-war protest at Shannon Airport last Sunday Free article

The Civil War - 80th anniversary - Part 3

12 December 2002

The Curragh Camp in County Kildare was for decades the chief British military base in Ireland. It was handed over to the Free State army in May 1922 but it was shortly the scene of imprisonment and execution of some of the same republicans who had fought the British. Free article

Blanket drama a winner

12 December 2002

Prelude to '81 Written by Rosaleen Walsh Directed by Jack Moylett Starring Paul Ward and Roisin O'Reilly Free article

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