Monthly Archives: May 2013

Eurovision Semi Final 2

The second semi final wasn’t as gripping as the first. There were some truly dire performances (Macedonia, Albania take a bow). In a voting travesty, Switzerland didn’t make it through to the final. Their token 95 year old Grandfather couldn’t … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2013

There must be a recession going on when we actually care about Eurovision again. And Ireland still retains the dubious honour of winning the Eurovision more times than any other country. We thoroughly enjoyed last night’s first Semi Final and … Continue reading

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Buala Bus

This week our ire is directed at the Bus Eireann staff who went on strike in response to the company implementing seemingly “unreasonable” Labour Court recommendations that they work an extra 3 hours a week, cut Sunday overtime payments from … Continue reading

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What price a life?

Five men died when the Tit Bonhomme fishing trawler sank off the coast of Cork last year. One of the victim’s families sued the captain’s grieving widow for negligence and breach of duty and was awarded €40,000. An eight year … Continue reading

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Violinist’s saccharine strings terrorise sensitive aesthetes

Brilliant, scathing review of the king of smug Andre Rieu by Donald Clarke. Violinist’s saccharine strings terrorise sensitive aesthetes – Music News | Gigs, Album Reviews & More | The Irish Times – Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

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Summer in Dublin

There really is nowhere quite like Dublin on a sunny bank holiday weekend. Walking in the mountains at Massy’s Wood, strolling the grounds of Castletown House and lazing in the back garden with the dogs. Heaven.

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Honest Trailer for Iron Man 2

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Whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must be silent

The Irish government has just published its draft bill on “Protection of maternal life”. This is basically PoliticSpeak for “this is when it’s okay to abort a child”. Irrespective of anyone’s personal views on the abortion debate, it would be … Continue reading

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