As others see us

It’s hardly news at home but how gratifying for the international image that Newry has made it onto the front page of the New York Times. That’s a lot more than can be said for Gordon Brown’s announcement of the final British withdrawal from Iraq, which is merely tagged on to that story about 35 arrests in the Iraqi ministry of the interior and national security.

..these days the lines of traffic leading off the main highway north to this city just inside Northern Ireland are not about guns as much as butter:…A recent retail industry survey suggests that one in four households in counties as far west as Galway — on the Atlantic coastline, about four hours away — shop for groceries in Northern Ireland.


Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Categories Uncategorised

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.