Category Archives: socialism

“This land is your land and this land is my land, sure . . . but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyways”. Bob Dylan

i blew into Dublin in the early naughties a very green boy and throughout the years, here in our centralised capital i’ve seen enough to help me make the climb to the heights of Firhouse, an area of southwest Dubh … Continue reading

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“There won’t be time to share our love, for we must say goodbye”

Azza child i would wake late in the night and childishly stumble the corridor to my parents room at the front of the flat (azza child an apartment was called a flat) and sleep between them in their warm bed … Continue reading

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“If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.”

Over the past two months or so i’ve been letting things get on my nerve, stuff that ordinarily annoys me but which i try and ignore, such as Una Mullally, The Irish Times, Broadsheet, The Guardian, Ivana Bacik, Clurr Daly … Continue reading

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# 7 ) Lillian Hellman, was an American dramatist and screenwriter, famously blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947-52. “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s … Continue reading

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Smell the Glove, baby . . .

Una Mullaly annoys the shit out of me, sheez everything eyem not; bland. Oonagh: Because I am a Girl I celebrate… my gender at every opportunity. Gender is not a weakness. YAWN Because I am a Girl I feel … … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Soft Parade

i even washed to attend the “monster rally” in the RDS and as i waited to dry i thought of why the word monster was used?  the papers that described the conference must have imagined that strange and horrible imaginary … Continue reading

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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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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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“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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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

One third of our axis of evil, Claire Daly, might be realising right about now how useful well connected friends are when you’re in a tight spot. But having alienated the entire Garda force some months back and used Dáil … Continue reading

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