This Ireland Does Exist
A rather depressing montage of the the low points of Irish politics over the last number of years. Mostly since the 80s, but you gotta get Dev in there preaching about our morality too. I still don’t know why they put the “This video does not exist” message over it. […]
Meanwhile in Hell…
Bye bye Maggie! (via)
The Stability Treaty: How are you voting?
Like all the other European treaties the Irish public is being threatened with doomsday scenarios by both sides of The Fiscal Stability Treaty. Reddit user cianomahony posted the photo above in response. The Government says that the country won’t have access to any money if we vote no, but the […]
Sherlock and Smith and copyright images
Remember how Lamar Smith, sponsor of SOPA, used a copyrighted image for his website’s background image without permission? Sean Sherlock, the junior minister preparing Ireland’s SOPA did something similar on his website (which is currently down).
Stop Ireland’s SOPA
Before the end of this month the Irish Government will introduce a very vague copyright protection law. It won’t be debated in the Dáil as it will be enacted by a ministerial order. Protection of copyright is a laudable endeavour but when so little is known about the amendment or […]
Moriarty Tribunal in Text
The Moriarty Tribunal cost the Irish tax payer more than 100 million Euro and all we got was a 2,400 page protected PDF. If you view the report’s PDF files you won’t be able to quote from it by selecting and copying text. You’ll have to manually type out anything […]
The Lisbon Treaty: reasons for voting yes
Last year I voted no to Lisbon and despite reading about the controlling superstate in “Vulcan’s Hammer”, as a consequence of the fictional Lisbon Laws I’ll be voting yes today. More than anything else, the “No to Lisbon” campaign has convinced me to vote that way. Thanks.
Missing months of expenses
So, here I am working on my end of year accounts with the help of my wife and I read Gavin’s unbelievable report that the Dail, our national parliament, has lost 29 months worth (over 7 years) of expenses data for Irish politicians! You’d think that after almost 100 years […]
The Lisbon Laws
Around a year ago I was reading Vulcan’s Hammer when I came upon something that rattled me. At the time the (first) Lisbon Treaty was about to be voted on so everyone was talking about Lisbon this, Lisbon that, and what it all meant, and how nobody knew what it […]