Monthly Archives: July 2013

Careless whispers

We brought the two mammies to see Ennio Morricone at the weekend, joining about 10,000 other people in a field in Kilmainham (hardly an intimate setting!) Now I’d consider myself a Morricone fan, in that I’ve heard Gabriel’s Oboe butchered … Continue reading

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash: Mick Jagger’s Most Outrageous Outfits – Flavorwire

Jumpin’ Jack Flash: Mick Jagger’s Most Outrageous Outfits – Flavorwire.

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Littlefinger

R: “Hey look, it’s yer man from Game of Thrones” <attempting subtlety, snaps him Paparazzi style> J: “I’m going to go over and tell him Ned Stark’s blood is on his hands” R: “Geek” J: “I bet no one has … Continue reading

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Load of balls

After their 2013 Annual General Meeting last weekend, the Football Association of Ireland took the unprecedented decision not to hold a press conference, effectively enforcing a media blackout. There were no questions permitted from the floor during the meeting and … Continue reading

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Falling Star

A judgement is expected today in the defamation case against Sunday Times columnist Brenda Power. In March 2009 Power wrote an opinion piece entitled “A Star is born, but not on camera”. It documented a failed circuit court case by … Continue reading

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Shades of grey

We’ll never know the truth of what transpired between Zimmerman and Martin on the night of the fatal shooting but here are the facts as I see them. Zimmerman ignored instructions from trained emergency personnel not to confront Martin. Zimmerman … Continue reading

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Where do I sign?

I’ve been getting this fairly peremptory text message every month for the past year or so. I am fortunate never to have been a customer of the Department of Social Protection so I’m not sure why they keep telling me … Continue reading

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I love Lucy

Whatever your views on Lucinda Creighton’s stance on the abortion legislation, it must be acknowledged that she did the unthinkable in politics – stood by her beliefs and acted with integrity. In voting against the government last night, she was … Continue reading

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Rights and wrongs

Looks like a virulent strain of judicial madness is spreading to our friends in Europe… The European Court of Human Rights has just ruled that the UK violated the European Convention on Human Rights by sentencing convicted murderers to life … Continue reading

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Everyone likes sun…except dogs.

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