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Archive for June, 2008

Cowen was furious about the Lisbon downfall.

Update: As mentioned in the Irish Times on Saturday. Groan, the Irish Times is so up-to-minute, what with offering their content free online today and all. Imagine that, newspaper content free online? They’re well ahead of the pack there.
Sarcasm aside the new design is good from what […]

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Well, this was a tough one, but the winner is the Beaufort County School Referendum! Hurray!!!!
There was a lot of worthy referendums out there this month, but in the end it was decided to award it to Beaufort County School because… well… read for yourself.
The goal of the referendum is to raise funds to provide […]

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This is part of a wider project, a study of work in the south of Ireland from 1926 to 2006. It’ll take more than a couple of years to get it finished (that is, to do it properly), but in the meantime I’ll throw up what I come across as I come across it. At […]

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DIOS ES ESPAÑOL

By request, for Miriam, Oscar (x2), Elena (x2), Armando, Sonia, Jesús, and Caeser.
Enjoy.

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DISCLAMER : A week old post I couldn’t finish/put up due to dodgy French wiring having frazzled my ADSL modem - whenever will they let those competent Polish electricians in ??
The virulence of visual satire on the continent, or at least on the Latin part of it, has already come up on this blog. Being […]

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Father Fintan

Irish No voters have really ticked Fintan O’Toole off(sub req). Perhaps this is a good thing, as his columns are generally jaded and stuffy affairs, with overtones of the fatherly lecture, which is given while he cleans out his pipe by the fireplace. The No result though has filled him with utter indignation and has […]

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I was quite surprised by my reaction to the recording I made below from the album of the Pope’s visit to Ireland. I didn’t think I still had such strong emotions on the subject. It got me thinking of what it was that convinced me that religion was wrong - utterly, utterly, wrong.
It […]

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Another purchase from St. Vincent de Paul. This one ties into my own little history of this city. I used to play drums in a couple of bands, one of which was the Wrycatchers. I would easily rank us as one of the worst bands ever to grace the stage at the Underground on Dame […]

 
icon for podpress  Trainwalkers - Girl I Used To Know [3:44m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

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I picked this up in the St. Vincent de Paul’s shop on Sean MacDermott Street, and I have to say the most daring and radical part of the whole album is the cover. (The lady’s plan for that honey she has there, I have to say, match my own.) Anyway, the blurb on the back […]

 
icon for podpress  Dixies - All Together Now [2:09m]: Play Now | Play in Popup

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Remember all of that stuff last week about the initial findings of the Eurobarometer report, as reported in the Irish Independent and a day later in the Irish Times and how it was so significantly wrong, especially when compared to the actual Eurobarometer report which was published last Friday?
On the day after the […]

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