Time to Talk: Peacelines:Bishop Street/Fountain, Derry

March 15, 2008

I’ve been watching these “Peacelines” for too many years to remember and my heart goes out to those who have to live there. The pictures here show such a peaceful scene in the early October sunshine that you could be mistaken for thinking that life along the line can’t be really all that bad.

Bishop Street, Derry: Catholic side on right: October 2007
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Seagate Closure

October 29, 2007

The worrying rumours of the impending closure of Seagate’s plant at Limavady, County Londonderry, have proven well founded. When workers were sent home on Saturday and told to assemble at the plant to-day(Monday) for an important announcement, everybody feared the worst.

Seagate

The BBC have the story here – More than 900 computer jobs to go. They say:-

More than 900 jobs are to be lost in County Londonderry with the closure of the Seagate plant which makes components for hard disc drives.

Staff were given the news at a meeting in the company’s Limavady plant on Monday.

The American company has had a base in Limavady for the last decade.

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