Wigmore 14 November 1985 - Heroin, Nicky Kelly, Stephen Collins, TD salaries, Mark Killilea

WE ARE most disturbed at the consequences (or lack of them) of the 'finding of a heroin cache at the offices of a magazine called "Phoenix". This magazine, produced by a number of ex-students and styling itself "For Men Who Dare", was set up some time ago by a Mr John Mulcahy, a former journalist, as a work experience proogramme for his otherwise unemployable son, Nicholas.

Wigmore November 1985 - Jim Mitchell, Paddy Power, Bob Geldof, Paddy Aspell, Mark Killilea

JIM MITCHELL decided to award the rights to Ireland's first broadcasting satellite to a private firm rather than to RTE. Fair enough. We would like to suggest, however, that there was a far worthier candidate for the satellite than James Stafford of Atlantic. Chris Carey, bossman of Radio Nova is not only a man of enormous culture and civilisation, a scholar and a patron of the arts, he also has more than a passing affinity with outer space.

Business News - November 1985

SALES HAVE MORE than doubled since the beginning of summer at Seery's Biscuits Ltd of Tullow, County Carlow. The company expects to conntinue its phenomenal growth, as a result of the recent addition of four new lines to its product range.

Diary October 1985 - Stardust, Dunnes Stores Strike,

"A bit of a PR job"

THE INITIAL HOPE OF A settlement to the Dunnes Stores strike would seem by now to have completely faded. The proposal to phase out South African goods sugggested by Minister for Labour Ruairi Quinn, has seemingly failed. This, despite Minister Quinn's suggestion that he is still in consultation with supermarket owners about the issue.

Diary September 1985 - Travellers, Ted Nealon and the Arts

Apartheid: AT 11AM ON THURSDAY August 22, people were walkking in and out of Gardiner Street employment exchange to get their dole money. About twelve people who looked as if they were going to go in stopped at the gate and waited. Another eight stood about twenty yards from the gate.

Wigmore September 1985 - RTE, censorship, Department of Justice

THOSE WHO seek an insight into the acceptance of Section 31 out in RTE might have a look at the March 18 issue of Fortnight. There, one of RTE's most respected and responsible prooducers, Peter Feeney, published a letter which defined the limits of what is "politically acceptable" in RTE.

Business September 1985

AT A RECEPTION last week to announce the opening of Ireland's first "Satellite Dish Store" a demonstration was given of the extra channels now beaming down into Ireland!

Business - August 1985

IN THE past month, DDFH&B have won three major new accounts, with' total billings well in excess of £0.5 million.