Browsing All posts tagged under »fianna fail«

And Now The End Is Near…

February 25, 2011


  There’s just a little less than two hours left in General Election 2011 or #GE11 as it’s being heftily referred to on Twitter over the last 4 weeks. Somehow, it seems like it’s been going on for longer than a month though. In some senses it feels like it’s being going on for the […]

Dissidents Upping the Ante

February 1, 2011


When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is check Twitter on my phone to see what’s been happening overnight or across the world. I guess it’s the curse of the journalist; I can’t switch off my appetite for a story even when my louder appetite for food is grumbling away […]

The Horror, The Horror

January 22, 2011


“The Horror, the Horror” – ‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad My mother has threatened to feed me Valium twice in the last week. No joke.   The first time was when I read about David Drumm’s new (law) suit in the States, how he got a credit card with $15,000 credit on it and […]

Poster Children of the Recession

January 17, 2011


. It’s been an interesting week or so in Ireland. Brian Cowen showed over the weekend that when the going gets tough, the tough…shout a lot. Having said that, you have to admire whoever manages his personal appearance. He’s been hanging on to the edge for so long now that most of us would have […]

Happy Christmas Bank of Ireland. PS – I’m Leaving…

December 22, 2010


. Here’s a scenario for you. It’s 3 days to Christmas. It’s 2010 in Fianna Fail ruined Ireland. It’s a recession. It’s been ‘Tighten your belt’ time for the last two years. . The IMF have battened down the hatches and are here to stay and direct our government’s ‘tough decisions’. We’re going to be […]

Have Student Protests Become a Vehicle for Anarchists?

November 10, 2010


. In the space of two weeks we have now seen two student protests hijacked by anarchists on an agenda of their own. . In Ireland, it was slightly less serious than the scenes in Central London this afternoon (man am I glad I wasn’t there THIS week) but it’s a worrying trend that there […]

Protected: George Lee Tells Enda Kenny he’s leaving…

February 8, 2010

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