Category Archives: Politics

Road deaths … what to do, what to do

We’ve just had another bloody weekend … so we ask the same questions we asked last time … “what can we do to cut down on the number of deaths on our roads?” “how can we get people to slow down?”. Give it a week and it’s all forgotten, till the next bloody weekend when [...]

Seoige & O’Shea

Just happened to be watching Seoige & O’Shea today, while relaxing after a late lunch. They had a brief discussion on the Irish language and one of the guests was one Paul MacDonnell from the Open Republic Institute who should be no stranger to those with any knowledge of the political side of the Irish [...]

Sinn Féin visit

Some Sinn Féiners called ’round to the house the other night. I was expecting some of the parties to start calling soon and SF were among those I was going to yell “feck off!” at. But damn them to hell they were so damn nice that I couldn’t but listen to what they had to [...]

Off with the veil young miss

I might have expected this in France (because of their laws) but not in the UK. A young Muslim teacher has been suspended for wearing her veil in class. According to the school, Headfield Church of England Junior School in Dewsbury West Yorkshire, it was because the children found it difficult to understand her during [...]

Dublin: how not to do it

According to reports the EU’s environmental body is using Dublin as an example of what not to do when it comes to urban planning. Apparently Dublin’s urban sprawl is a “worst-case scenario” in city planning. Plus it reportedly says that “extremely passive” planning policies have also led to undesirable urban sprawl in towns and villages [...]

Before you pocket the money lads

A short message to Bertie and pals, “The Government has raked in €1.8bn more tax than expected in the first nine months of this year, it was revealed today.” Great!! Well, with all this talk of gifts and loans and so on I just want to remind you, before you stick half of that cash [...]

The Garda Shickaloneys

Two Garda related stories in the news over the weekend. The first concerns the controversial Garda Reserve, the first batch of 40 Reserves started training last Saturday in Templemore. There has been a huge response to the drive to recruit Reserve Gardaí with over 6.6k applying to join so far. Personally I am against the [...]

TV3 news is shit!

What’s wrong with these people? Are they deliberately trying to be tossers? I don’t understand why they can’t just report the facts to us straight rather than push their own agenda, whatever that is. When they interviewed Niall Quinn prior to Sunderland naming Keane as manager they kept badgering Quinn asking the same questions over [...]

Do you believe Bertie?

I don’t know, i’m just not convinced despite the sob story. Cynical Maca has a mistrust of politicians and finds it hard to believe there are any decent politicians in this country. Politician + money gifts/loans = yer average corrupt Irish politician? I dunno. What do you think? Lines are open!

Éire Ireland

…that’s what we’ll be called at official European Union meetings in the future, since Irish will be an official and working language from the start of next year! p.s. to clarify what should be obvious, name change applys to signage and name plates!