Tagged: Irish politicians

Savita Halappanavar

Savita Halappanavar

. 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...

Picturegate

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

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, or the day before. But I forgot about it. Luckily Ginger Pixel reminded me, and alerted me to an interesting idea....

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.

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.

Voting cats. Maybe not.

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 a good time to be around de mudder as the meeja were all saying that FF would get in with an...

Fixity of Tenure, Freedom to Sell and Fair Rent

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.

What’s left if our freedom is sold?

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 I did today. Luckily, they aren’t anywhere near the scale of the previous explosions. While listening I heard Matt Cooper talking...

Minister McDowell

Minister McDowell

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...