Monthly Archives: June 2013

Anglo Tapes: John Bowe’s Arse To Be Mined For Additional Funds – The Potato

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Newsflash! Bankers revealed as greedy and self-interested

The Anglo Tapes released this week by the Irish Independent reveal that prominent executives in the toxic bank pursued an agenda inimical to the public interest. Their phone conversations were replete with schoolboy humour, hubris and a sense of superiority … Continue reading

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“every little grape calls my name”

  Smoking off Kildare Street, I see a young couple stroll towards the car park on the left with two lads walking like Liam Gallagher shortly behind them, one dressed inna black hoodie with grey sweatpants and black runners and … Continue reading

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Driving a Coach and Four Horses through the Planning System

Originally posted on Ireland after NAMA:
Late last week a little reported and relatively innocuous sounding High Court Judgement was issued which has the potential to have profound implications for the Irish planning system – and the planning profession, for…

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Fashion crisis

The Sunday Times reports that US fashion label Abercrombie & Fitch is experiencing a consumer backlash following a misjudged statement by CEO Mike Jeffries, that the retailer only caters to the thin and cool. Los Angeles Film maker Greg Karber … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes

The subject of bin charges got me thinking. In recent years Ireland has seen the introduction of a plethora of so called “stealth taxes”, including bin charges, a property tax and soon to be launched water charges. So, as a … Continue reading

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Bin there, done that

Since the introduction of waste disposal charges a couple of years back, there has been a huge increase in the incidence of illegal dumping and “fly-tipping” in the capital. Yesterday while waiting for the bus I witnessed 3 local residents … Continue reading

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Extremist etiquette

Campaigners and protesters really excel at losing friends and alienating people. Rather than winning sympathy from the wider public they often shoot themselves in the foot by employing extremist tactics designed to draw attention to their cause but in fact only succeed … Continue reading

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Seeing red

In their ongoing quest to sanitise Irish society, the next target for a government sponsored witch hunt is the sex trade (they’ve already tackled smoking, boozing, head shops, obesity and speeding). Their proposed legislation will criminalise the act of paying … Continue reading

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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

Unlike Ireland, the poster child of European austerity advocates, Greece hasn’t covered itself in glory in recent times. However things are changing and their government appears to be taking the necessary tough decisions to help economic recovery. The most immediate … Continue reading

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