September 2005

Fianna “Fail”

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An article in today’s Times about the Dublin Port Tunnel left me in stitches. Seemingly Bertie has adopted the stance that any trucks that are too big to use the Dublin Port Tunnel should be turned away because they are not wanted. Could this be the ultimate in defence of the undefendable? He’s starting to… Read More »Fianna “Fail”

Backtrack on Trackback

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Due to a seemingly unavoidable level of trackback spam from ignorant, mutinous pirates of the cyber-seas I have disabled all trackbacks on my weblog as of today. Filtering the spam and removing the entires has become too much of a burden to warrant a continuance in my interest of cyber-social referencing. Despite using multiple plug-ins… Read More »Backtrack on Trackback

Morris Minor

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Finally Frank McBrearty jnr the man falsely accused and framed by the Gardaí for a murder that never happened has been awarded Eur1.5M by the state (Morris tribunal) after 9 years of pain and suffering on his behalf. Best wishes to Frank and I hope that his life can somehow return to normality. As for… Read More »Morris Minor

How do they make so much?

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Everyone knows at this stage that I am no fan of insurance companies – no secret there. It is sad however to only now see a report coming out about profits in the insurance industry accusing it of making excessive profits despite a drop in business. Car insurance is especially profitable for the industry and… Read More »How do they make so much?

Skype on eBay

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Looks like eBay are set to purchase Skype for a figure in the region of $2.6bn. Don’t know how reliable a source this is but it looks genuine. source: MSN Money

Something’s Burning on the Hobbs

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In recent times we have all heard about the TV show “Rip-off Republic” and the controversy that it has been causing in Ireland with respect to how people view the financial management of the country by the government. We also know that the government has been deeply upset by the program (strange to comprehend that… Read More »Something’s Burning on the Hobbs