Monthly Archives: March 2013

Forgive us our sins

A recent report by Charlie Weston in the Independent suggested that banks would demand lifestyle changes from anyone looking for mortgage debt forgiveness or debt restructuring. These would include sacrificing “luxuries” like: Sky Sports Private Schools Private Health Insurance Second … Continue reading

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No business like showbusiness

RTE, Ireland’s state funded television station had an operating deficit of €50,000,000 last year…..

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How many council workers does it take to fill a pothole?

Council workers have taken a lot of flack from this blog but perhaps they are not entirely culpable. When three employees of Cork County Council recently showed some initiative and spontaneously filled a dangerous pothole without placing the obligatory warning … Continue reading

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Lovely Lisbon

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Lá Fheile Pádraig

Watching the parade in Kingscourt, Co Cavan from the front room of the house on Main Street. In Dublin there were pyrotechnics, street theatre, enormous dramatic floats and marching bands. In Kingscourt there were tractors. Lots of tractors…

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Four seasons in one instant

We’re about to get very, very wet…

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Karma police

Millionaire banker Rich Ricci, CEO of Barclay’s, earned over €40m last year including €6m in bonus payments, entered horses called Fatcat in the Hat and Champagne Fever at Cheltenham, wins over sixty grand yesterday. Surely this guy is due some … Continue reading

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Dodder Days #2

12km and 5 hours. Firhouse to Ringsend. Wonderful day out with the crew from Dodder Action, who definitely have their work cut on on May 23 based on what we saw along the way.

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Teacht is imeacht

Beautiful, heartbreaking eulogy to Ireland

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The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows

the door closes and i’ve given myself twentie minutes to get to the stop.  as i turn the corner the graffiti shouts at me “free marian price” and i wonder who the fook is marian price?  if i had google … Continue reading

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