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Archive for May, 2009

The Kenny Report, the official title of which is “COMMITTEE ON THE PRICE OF BUILDING LAND, REPORT TO THE MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ROBERT MOLLOY, CHAIRMAN MR. JUSTICE J. KENNY (DUBLIN,1974), was begun in 1971 and finally published in 1974. Its findings have never been implemented
Its recommendations formed part of the Green Party’s pre-election manifesto. […]

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I was coming home on the bus today when I saw John O’Neill’s election poster, and couldn’t help think that I had seen him before.
Turns out that John, who’s the local Finglas candidate for Irish Socialist Network, is also noted film critic and überfan of the 1970s classic, The Exorcist, Mark Kermode.
Good luck in […]

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The Right to the City - part 1

Part 1 - The Right to the City Lecture: David Harvey
Here’s yet another David Harvey lecture. Not on the financial crisis per se, but based on his New Left Review article The Right to the City and how modern capitalism is closely tied to the development of urbanisation. […]

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Lorelei

I have a long established rule with music. Never try to figure out what the lyrics mean. In most cases this extends to a sub-rule, not always followed: never read the lyrics if they are provided in the sleeve of the record. This is because a long time ago I mistakenly read the lyrics to […]

 
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Thanks to Cian Prendiville of the Socialist Party who is running the online campaign part of Joe Higgins’ EU Election campaign (www.JoeHiggins.eu), I found out that the debate organised by the European Anti Poverty Network (Ireland) between all the Dublin MEP candidates for the EU election 2009 will be streamed live between 2.00pm and 4.00pm […]

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Here’s a link to a interesting blog called Hidden History of UCD. It states that it’s “a new blog dedicated to collating the radical and social history of University College Dublin (UCD). The articles first appeared in UCD’s student newspaper The College Tribune between Sep. ‘08 and April ‘09.”
I didn’t go to UCD myself - […]

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Gavin has uploaded all the PDFs associated with the 2002 Ansbacher report with links to each of the Appendices. Needless to say, I haven’t read it all (or even 1% of it) but while scanning the introduction I was reminded that the ‘Ansbacher’ investigation started in 1997 as part of the McCracken Tribunal.

Considering that the […]

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Donogh Diamond is programme editor for Prime Time, RTE’s “flagship” current affairs show. Recently, he got into a spat with the chief executive of the HEA, Tom Boland. Prime Time had asked Boland to appear on the show, one which had as its theme the topic of waste in public spending. Boland, having watched more […]

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A curio this. In the Readers Recommend: Songs about Revolution thread on that Guardian site that I look at now and again, I came across a track ‘When The Revolution Comes’ by The Last Poets that a commenter says is the inspiration for Gil-Scott Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Check it out, niggaz. […]

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Always I have done my best to keep the public fully informed and up to date about the economy. As danger loomed larger I consistently highlighted the risks of inaction and complacency. These warnings were ignored. Instead the Government chose to portray them as an effort to talk down the economy. It is now too […]

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