Via Damien Mulley: Two members of Young Fine Gael were spotted impersonating Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House. Trying to create a satire and using completely inappropriate, inaccurate and irrelevant references to convince people as to the reasoning behind Sinn Féin’s stance on the Lisbon Treaty. Wow! Totally wow! I hope that… Read More »Play the man not the ball
After yesterday’s poll results were announced, with respect to the opinion of voters on the Lisbon Treaty, the “no” vote has almost doubled since the last opinion poll. Am I surprised? Well frankly no, I’m not. It’s like I have said to many people on numerous occasions in the past. Those swinging towards a “no”… Read More »Lisbon looking more likely to be rejected
Appearing in today’s Times’ letters page: “Madam, – My home has so far received the emergency planning booklet four times. Is the Government trying to tell Ballsbridge residents something? – Yours, etc,” Well, yes, I guess that the government is trying to tell us all something. While some people in the country get feck all… Read More »D4 on alert
There is a lot of talk about the vote on the Lisbon treaty and we are fast approaching the time of voting. I have been speaking to a lot of people about this matter and the opinions are greatly varied. However, it is very worrying that the proportion of people who still do not know what… Read More »Reasons to reject Lisbon, 1, 2, 3
Those were the words of our newly appointed leader Brian Cowen, only a couple of days ago when he didn’t realise that his microphone was still switched on in the Dail after leader’s questions. To what or whom he was referring we may never really know but there are plenty of interpretations out there. What… Read More »“Ring those f**kers!”
So, Tibet; I haven’t yet made a statement on what I think about the events unfolding around the Olympic Games in China this year and the protests as a result of the human rights violations in Tibet. It’s tricky to say why really without offending somebody but here goes anyway. In the last couple of… Read More »Human Rights and Political Wrongs
A couple of years ago I was talking to some friends about the political climate. In terms of party politics, the PDs had been decimated, Fianna Fáil had seized the country’s minds through no fault of their own but rather a global boom period of 10 years, Fine Gael were suffering because of the digs… Read More »Fruits of our New Labour?
Yesterday, I and a number of other volunteers for the University for the South East campaign finished our 120 mile run from Waterford to Dublin where we staged a rally outside Leinster House and handed a letter of support for the university over to the Dáil. Thanks to all the national press people who were… Read More »And Bertie Wept…
We live in a time where our country’s leader is on trial for corruption and yet is still allowed to run the state and to look into passing legislation that will stop people trying to find out if the claims of corruption are true. That’s Ireland in a nutshell sadly; at the current moment in… Read More »Something is rotten, in this state!
Recently I sent four staggered e-mails and most recently (last week) I sent a written letter by regular post to the Irish Times on the issue of a university for the South East. For some reason, none of my requests to be published in the “Letters to the Editor” section fell on the right desk.… Read More »Getting published