. It has been a long time since I’ve written anything on this blog that wasn’t a book or film review. I’ve been mainly sticking to tumblr for my randomness. But, I don’t know, I just wanted to put something up here about the death of Savita Halappanavar, and the whole abortion mess in Ireland. It may not make aRead more
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Wow. Haven’t been paying much attention to the news recently. But this whole picturegate thing has certainly exploded hasn’t it?
For you poor innocent non-Irishers I’ll give a brief recap. Some artist hung two paintings of our glorious leader Brian Cowen in two different galleries in Ireland. Let’s just say they weren’t the most flatteringRead more
I meant to write about the withdrawal of the HPV vaccination when I heard mention of it on TV3 yesterday, or the day before. But I forgot about it. Luckily Ginger Pixel reminded me, and alerted me to an interesting idea. A Ray Darcy show listener suggested that people send emails with photos of their daughters directly to the personRead more
the Fantasy of Being Thin is not just about becoming small enough to be perceived as more acceptable. It is about becoming an entirely different person ; one with far more courage, confidence, and luck than the fat you has.
I am totally fed up with a lot of the comments about Mary Harney. I realise that as a politician she is fair game. And as a politician who is in charge of the Health Service at a time when it is scandal after scandal after horrendous error she deserves a hell of a lot of criticism.Read more
In this country of the cute hoor, misleading the DÃ¡il or Seanad is considered little more than a minor stroke
An asylum seeker who came to Ireland in 2000, Mr Adebari mused that while he was now Portlaoise’s first citizen, he was not yet an Irish citizen.
“Are you telling us you’re not legal,” Mr Aird interrupted, at which the whole public gallery erupted in laughter.
So the voting is over, and the counting is over, and bloody FF got in again Friday morning was not a good time to be around de mudder as the meeja were all saying that FF would get in with an overall majority. Luckily that turned out to be not the case, they’ll still need someone’s help, maybe Labour, maybeRead more
Yesterday, at lunch I walked by An Roinn Iompair and spotted a very sorry looking tricolour; looking like it had been half blown off the flagpole a few days earlier and not been touched.
It wasn’t until much later, when I was on my way home and spotted the flag outside the court in exactly the same state that it dawned on me. They were simply at half mast, but because there was very little wind they were just hanging there, not blowing.Read more
Evening starts rather earlier in the day in Ireland than it does in British English. Any time after midday is likely to be described as the “evening”, whereas in Britain the evening does not start until about 1700 hrs
Looks like the govmint have come up another genius transport plan. What they intend is to dig up Stephen’s Green. And stick an underground station under it. That’ll be great won’t it? One of the few green spaces closed off, and in all likelihood turned into a big old building site. Luvvly-jubbly. Some other blogs on the subject: The DublinRead more
I said the honourable member was a liar it is true and I am sorry for it. The honourable member may place the punctuation where he pleases.
Edited to add my opinion at the end of the post Mary O’Rourke is a Fianna FÃ¡il politician in her 70’s. She has served as Minister for Education in the past and is currently the leader of the Seanad(Senate). Recently she received the party nomination to run in the next election, this after losing her seat last time around. WhenRead more
Was watching The Panel last night and they brought up the whole Willie O’Dea scandal, and I had been meaning to blog about it last week, but then everyone was joining in so I didn’t bother. But now I think I may as well introduce you all to the Irish Minister for Defence There he is in all his finery.Read more
I usually don’t listen to the radio on the way home from work, but because of the attacks in London I did today. Luckily, they aren’t anywhere near the scale of the previous explosions. While listening I heard Matt Cooper talking about some treaty that McDowell has signed, allowing American agents to operate in Ireland. The big talking point wasRead more
has a speech on the release of those responsible for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe (apols if it is spelt with a G, have seen both versions). The full text is up on politics.ie He makes a lot of good points (bloody FFers shouldn’t be allowed make sense), but I still don’t like the fact that FF only seemRead more