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.
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.
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.
"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.
WHILE RESEARCHING our cover story we were led to make compariisons between the pension rights of various employments.
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.
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.
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!
THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has remained conspicuously silent about a number of aspects of the abortive trip to South Africa by the Dunnes Stores strikers.
IN THE past month, DDFH&B have won three major new accounts, with' total billings well in excess of £0.5 million.