October 2005

Finally Good News

At last some good news from the ESRI: Ireland is set for continued economic growth (and there I was thinking that they had been saying for the last 3 years that we were going down but alas we will now continue growth). Also scheduled are jobs booms and lots of other nice things. Thank you… Read More »Finally Good News

Bill of Health

It was announced yesterday that the government is planning to scrap the controversial computerised, health service, payroll system. Initially projected at a cost of Eur 9M the system has now run into the order of Eur 150M in costs. I’m sure that every computer programmer in the country is asking themselves right now: where can… Read More »Bill of Health

If that farm isn’t for sale, Minister’s still goin’ buy you a brand new jail

It would appear that the Minister for injustice is seeking legislation to cover compulsory purchases of land for prisons. In fairness, how many prisons do we need to warrant legislation? No doubt this is a kneejerk reaction to the recent outcry of Eur 30M being spent on farmland for a new prison and the pointing… Read More »If that farm isn’t for sale, Minister’s still goin’ buy you a brand new jail