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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


  • Don't miss your chance to get the second edition of the 2019 magazine, published to coincide with Easter Week
  • This special edition which focuses on Irish Unity, features articles by Pearse Doherty, Dr Thomas Paul and Martina Anderson.
  • Pearse sets out the argument for an United Ireland Economy whilst Pat Sheehan makes the case for a universally free all-island health service.
  • Other articles include, ‘Ceist teanga in Éirinn Aontaithe’, ‘Getting to a new Ireland’ and ‘Ireland 1918-22: The people’s revolution’.

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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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