Residents of Lislea have taken to the streets at today to protest over what they feel is an infiltration of the internet within the community.
Since the introduction of electricity to the majority of properties in Lislea during the early part of the last decade there has been a dramatic rise in internet usage within the area.
In 2018 it was thought that just three people had access to the internet in Lislea, but a recent survey suggested that almost 1 in 50 Lislea residents now have a computer connected to the information superhighway. It is this high level of usage which is starting to concern local residents.
Newry Spud spoke to one resident Barney O’Hanlon who said:
“I don’t know what internet is and, frankly, I don’t want to know. It’s probably hon Newry ones pushing this shit on to us. First public transport, then electricity, then running hot water and now this. When will it stop? We’ll be banning children from working in linen mills next.”