Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sick as a small hospital

We’ve been hearing a lot recently about the crisis in the Health Service, the numbers of patients languishing on trolleys and the interminable waiting lists. We then hear that staff in the HSE (Health Service Executive) clocked up an astonishing … Continue reading

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The lovely girls competition

And the Fine Gael cronyism circus continues to entertain… This week we hear that former Communications Minister Michael Lowry, who was condemned by the Moriarty Tribunal for his role in assisting Denis O’Brien to win the contentious second mobile phone … Continue reading

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The good life

I guess the Irish Independent wasn’t wrong in proclaiming the return of the Good Times in Ireland (at least for some of us). Today we hear that over the past three years our TDs and senators have pocketed a cool … Continue reading

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Where dreams come true… for drug dealers too…

The Independent reports that a man awaiting trial on drugs charges has had his bail terms altered to allow him to head off to Disneyland, Florida for a family holiday. The man, who is also claiming free legal aid, assured … Continue reading

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Puppy dog eyes

How could you say no???

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This cheeky chappie has figured out how to get the good stuff before the birds arrive!

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Real life Paddington? Dog and its suitcase of belongings abandoned –

Real life Paddington? Dog and its suitcase of belongings abandoned –

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