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Archive for July, 2008

A couple of months back I was putting together a research proposal that would look at the social, economic, cultural life and kinship of an ordinary housing estate in Dublin, from its planning inception in the 1950s through to the start of the “Celtic Tiger” boom in the early 1990s. The idea is to collate […]

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On this first concert of the European leg of the tour, Tom was the flavour of the day in the local Basque newspaper. I mean, ‘Txatar soinuen biltzailea’ is probably fair comment, but does anyone read Euskadi?

About four years ago I was standing on a beach at the end of the world (no really, I […]

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Haven’t posted much up here recently - the wi-fi signal up my own arse isn’t the strongest, I suppose. Probably also due to the fact I should be looking for a job - but I’m miserably failing in that endeavour too. So what better way to melt away the blues than a bit of well-crafted […]

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ESSEX QUAY MADRIGAL

I wish I understood, he said to himself as he moved along the busy evening sidewalk, by the neon signs, the blaring bar doorways of Grant Avenue. I want to comprehend. I have to. But he knew he never would. Just be glad, he thought. And keep moving.” (Philip K. Dick, The Man in the […]

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Thanks to Kassandra O’Connell for the information.
2008 marks the 40th anniversary of Concern’s first aid action - a response to the famine in Biafra in 1968. Recently, Concern deposited its film archive with the Irish Film Institute, and on 23 July the Irish Film Institute will be screening two films from the collection as part […]

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The main difference between the Irish Times and the Irish Independent at the moment seems to be style rather than content. For example, the Irish Independent created the debating point that immigration was a factor in the Lisbon Referendum using the leak from the European commission as the basis to do it, and the Irish […]

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Well I wonder what you are.
A couple of things revealed themselves in yesterday’s PR stunt. One was that the government has no intention of reforming the Irish economy with regard to domestic construction. The other was that the focus remains on creating a “feelgood” factor that’ll get speculators buying houses again. Now, wind, against, and […]

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Jesus man, how the hell did they get away with this?

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HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought […]

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Oh Brilliant. First the economy goes into something that is not, but is almost like ‘meltdown’ and then Google are forced to hand over the IP addresses of all those people who link and embed YouTube videos to Viacom, so they can prove that they’re getting ripped off.
Here, following on from Conor’s post and […]

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