While I was away last week John Handelaar announced his new project, kildarestreet.com. It’s a site dedicated to reporting all the goings on in the Irish Parliament, from the horses mouth so to speak. It makes available to the general public everything that TDs (our members of parliament) say in […]
Free houses for single parents
Red Mum has the scoop, directly from TD Michael Kennedy.
Joe Six Pack
So, who is this “Joe Six Pack” that Sarah Palin keeps going on about? The Urban Dictionary says, Average American moron, IQ 60, drinking beer, watching baseball and CNN, and believe everything his President says. That isn’t the most flattering description of a demographic group. Who would willingly view themselves […]
The EU Gravy Train
Irish MEP Kathy Sinnott and other MEPs filmed in Brussells at 7am on a Friday morning clocking in with bags packed. Oh dear. Kathy Sinnott, fresh faced and angry after 7 hours work overnight. Makes me wonder if I should have voted yes to Lisbon. Kathy Sinnott was looking for […]
I voted today in the Irish election
Thanks Celine for taking care of Adam while we went and voted! I can’t remember who I gave all my votes to but the first two went to: John McCarthy, an independent standing on health issues, including mental health. (yes, that is a pony tail!) Noel O’Flynn, a Fianna Fail […]
Vote for the person or the party?
I’ve had cause to get in touch with my local TD, Noel O’Flynn, recently over an urgent matter and he has been very responsive and helpful. Some will say that it’s an election year and our elected officials will be extra careful to keep their constituents happy but even in […]
SAP – Seymour Hersh
I heard this discussed on the radio on the way to work this morning and promptly forgot about it. Must read it at home tonight! The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last […]