19 thoughts on “Was It For This?

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Perhaps people might like to muse a while on the needless death of one of our few indigenous industries – ie the growing and processing of sugar in this country?

      1. Pip

        Ah, the glory days of the beet trains!
        As was drilled into us in geog class – Carlow, Mallow, Tuam and Thurles.
        As well as biscuits, textiles, boots, shoes and light engineering for pretty much every
        large town.

      2. Turgenev

        Mm. Though tbh, perhaps the producers of cane sugar were poorer and needed the work and money more, at least during the Celtic Tiger years.
        But why we don’t make things in Ireland baffles me – racing bicycles, toys…

  1. Del McG

    Little known (i.e. widely known) fact: Siúcra Sugar in the Free State & McKinney’s Sugar in the 6 Counties are one & the same. Both produced in the same refinery & put into separate packaging so as not to offend certain communities north of the border.

  2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    It’s owned by the same parent company as wot owns Primark. I couldn’t find any other Irish connection.

  3. Truth in the News

    The responsibility for the demise of Irish Sugar lies with that notable former
    Minister of Agriculture Mary Coughlan, the Siucra Trade brand was sold off
    we also need to see who had influence and control in Greencore at the time
    of the wipe out of this strategic industry and their political connections

  4. Omar Sarhan

    I remember something about these trucks going into the coca cola plans near the long mile road.

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