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Behold: the Mil-Spec Hummer H1 Baja SUV – a luxury take on the military vehicle with an aluminium body, hand stitched leather interior, keyless entry, aircon and remote starting – powered by a 500 horsepower Duramax diesel engine with  six-speed transmission.

Yours from a company that specialises in this sort of thing for €217,000.


As you may have noticed, Broadsheet (the site and the app) has, of late, been more responsive and less – how might one put it – hilariously fraught with technical glitches, clown-shoe edit buttons and malfunctioning comment queues.

For the last two weeks, our beloved old banger of a website was up on blocks most evenings as years of redundant code, outdated plugins and overloaded cache files were respectively tweaked, modernised and dumped into the ether.

The glorious outcome of that process we present to you now: a rorty new V12 twinturbo ‘Sheet – its sleek chassis underpinned by a powerful new SSD server capable of handling the cutest cat video, the most controversial ministerial email leak, recondite cartoon strip or lost Student Leap Card.

We’d like to thank IT wizard Stuart Barlow for his forbearance and skills. A special shout out also to Paul, who helped fix the app. In lieu of links, they’ve asked us to draw your attention (and your donations) to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Thanks to all our readers and commenters for suggestions, feedback and patience.

Behold the extent of the major A5 Derry to Aughnacloy, county Tyrone road upgrade (in red on the map above). Nice isn’t it? You’re paying for nearly half of it.

The Irish Republic’s Department of Transport has told the BBC it has already spent £19m on the project.

The 55-mile long road from Derry to Aughnacloy will be improved into a high-quality dual-carriageway.It will create a key cross border business route linking Dublin to the north west.

The total cost will be £850m. Of this, £400m has been promised by the Irish government.

All comments in the spirit of cross-border harmony please.

Irish government has already spent £19m on A5 road upgrade (BBC News NI)