So here we are, in the process of creating a stable and responsible Government for the United Kingdom. The negotiations at the Cabinet Office between William Hague, George Osborne and Oliver Letwin from the Conservatives and a much larger group from the Liberal Democrats has broken for the evening, with each side returning to their [...]
Chris Grayling has apparently been recorded secretly (but not secretly enough) suggesting that in a B&B, owners should be able to reserve the right of service to gay couples who wished to stay there. Chris then releases a statement making it clear that he supports equality legislation on the provision of goods and services. Case [...]
My local authority, Fingal County Council, has take the exciting step of ‘throttling’ the water supply. The people of Castleknock and Clonsilla (nice areas, North West Dublin) will not be happy. Check this out for an exciting use of the English language: Although the public water supply is not cut off, some customers will suffer reduced water [...]
The young man caught up in the Iris Robinson affair story is currently at the centre of a serious attack storm on Facebook. Back at Queen’s University, we had a concept known as the ‘TNF’ which people used to guess the political views of a candidate for election on the basis of the ‘Taigness’ (catholicness) [...]
With the PBR in the UK and the Budget in Ireland, most of the readers of this blog consider themselves a little f**ked at the moment.
But consider how f**ked these people feel.
This post will look at some of the Lisbon Treaty referendum posters from two groups, Cóir and ‘We Belong’ critically assessing some of them and then making fun of the rest.
The most amusing thing about the nascent referendum campaign in Ireland is the approach of the two sides. It’s not as oppositional at least in spirit as you might think. The Pro Lisbon lobby are smug. They got a second referendum, meaning they have lots of fun canvassing and self-righteous posing to do before the [...]
David Cameron is trending strongly on Twitter today, in what looks to me as an indication to Labour that DC can dominate social media without any effort whatsoever, and make it look effortless. And he can; most people tweeting about Cameron’s ‘gaffes’, which I believe were not planned, but well calculated, are saying relatively positive [...]
“It’s very simple,” said the Taoiseach. “People must learn to live in painful anxiety in caves as if the outside world has become profoundly toxic, and must learn to enjoy it. Or they must die.”
So here goes, prepare to hear the sound of the world’s smallest violin playing. I am on the way to Dublin City Centre to queue for an iPhone 3GS. O2 official policy is ‘no preorders’ but it seems very many stores have taken allocation lists. The rule should be first come first served, according to [...]