Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

12 February 2009 Edition

The Mitchel McLaughlin Column

12 February 2009

'PROJECT KELVIN' is intended to procure direct international telecommunications connectivity to the north-west of Ireland. With an estimated cost of €30m Interreg cross-border funding, it will provide international connectivity from the north-west to North America and mainland Europe. The 22 miles of fibre optic cable connecting to the transatlantic cable will come ashore at Portrush. Free article

The 'British jobs for British workers' protests

12 February 2009

THE backdrop to the strikes and protests by construction workers in Britain in the past couple of weeks is, of course, the disastrous recession that is causing unemployment to spiral throughout Europe and much of the rest of the world. New figures show there are now two million people out of work in Britain. Free article

PPP sham must end

12 February 2009

IT'S a case of "one step forward, two steps back", according to Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh for the communities in five urban regeneration areas across Dublin's inner city as a new council task force has failed to break the log-jam of a ten-year delay in providing an adequate living environment for some of the most disadvantaged communities in the capital. Free article

Interview : Le Chéile Connacht honouree: Tommy Devereux

12 February 2009

TOMMY DEVEREUX is a very prominent republican in Connacht and, as one local Sinn Féiner told ELLA O'DWYER, "Sure, he was the one that held it all together." While Tommy is very well got in republican circles throughout Ireland, he makes light of his contribution to the struggle. Free article

Media View

12 February 2009

"POTATOES studded with razor blades," it was reported this week, "were used as weapons by a marauding group of 'hooligans' dubbed 'The Animal Gang' during pitched battles on the streets of Dublin in the 1930s. Free article

More than a game BY MATT TREACY

12 February 2009

THE hurling dispute in Cork was ratcheted up another notch or two last weekend. Three key events contributed to this and none of them did anything to lessen the palpable tension and even hatred that separates the two sides, there being no neutrals as far as I can make out. Free article

Remembering the Past

12 February 2009

THE late 1980s saw an escalation in the use of death squads by the British regime in the Six Counties. Since the start of the 1970s, the British Army and the RUC had manipulated loyalist paramilitary organisations as part of their counter-insurgency strategy. The aim was to terrorise the entire nationalist population, killing Catholics solely because of their religion or perceived political allegiances and, where possible, assassinating leading nationalists and republicans. Free article

Fifth Column

12 February 2009

An Phoblacht's famous weekly satirical column. Free article

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