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Savita Halappanavar

. It has been a long time since I’ve written anything on this blog that wasn’t a book or film…

Picturegate

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 flattering

Money is more important than health

I meant to write about the withdrawal of the HPV vaccination when I heard mention of it on TV3 yesterday,…

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.

In this country of the cute hoor, misleading the Dáil 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.

Voting cats. Maybe not.

So the voting is over, and the counting is over, and bloody FF got in again[1] Friday morning was not…

Fixity of Tenure, Freedom to Sell and Fair Rent

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.

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….

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 Fáil politician in her…

I look forward to watching Willie O’Dea goose-stepping through his first military parade”

Was watching The Panel last night and they brought up the whole Willie O’Dea scandal, and I had been meaning…

What’s left if our freedom is sold?

I usually don’t listen to the radio on the way home from work[1], but because of the attacks in London…

Minister McDowell

has a speech on the release of those responsible for the death of Garda Jerry McCabe (apols if it is…

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