Category Archives: IMF

It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

“. . . There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’, it’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the Times they are a’Changin . . . ” . . . wrote Blind Boy Grunt sometime in Autumn sixtie … Continue reading

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# 12 ) Gerry Ryan, wazzan Irish presenter of radio and television employed by Raidio Teilifis Eireann.  He died this day some years ago, and i suppose, well . . . heez missed.  This here quote is one eyem fond of; “I think Irish people still … Continue reading

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“Pylons, those pillars Bare like nude, giant girls that have no secret” Sir Stephen Harold Spender

  From earlier today on my way to work . . .

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“My Mum’s American, she’s from Detroit”

with thirtie minutes remaining of work i walk the green carpeted stairs toward the library and sit on one of the forty eight brown leather chairs opposite the five windows facing onto Kildare Street.  Wasting the remainder of our time … Continue reading

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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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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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“what thiz country needs is more unemployed politicians”

the house is close to ‘town’ butta ten minute walk to the shops.  itz small with two bedrooms and a bathroom, the kitchen is insignificant and don’t talk to them about the living room, though next month the house is … Continue reading

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Tree some

On the subject of state assets, the government are hungrily eyeing up Coillte’s 1.2 million acres of public forest as easy prey in the Great Irish State Asset Fire Sale (everything must go, at knock down prices). While I’ve no … Continue reading

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