Feed on
Posts
Comments

Archive for September, 2010


Read Full Post »

[to be sung to the tune of the Hudson Dusters as played by the Sick and Indigent Song Club.]
When the Anglo Cowen cocaine garrison
Wreak their devastation
The soldiers of Destiny whiskey garrison
Cry the Irish nation
We all go grab our chains and rattle them
Pray for your salvation
We all go grab our chains and rattle them
Cry the Irish […]

Read Full Post »

Google Street View has just gone live, which means we can get to see all the unfinished estates that our grandchildren will be paying for, thanks to Fianna Fáil.

Read Full Post »

ISLAND OF THE DEAD

Any Anglo failure would bring down the sovereign. It is systemically important not because of any intrinsic merit in the bank. But because of its size relative to the national balance sheet. No country could contemplate the failure of such an institution,” (Brian Lenihan, 29 September 2010)
The prospect of the Government taking majority control of […]

Read Full Post »

I’m working on the last chapter at the moment, which is about the banks and the Irish pound, and I just came across this piece in the Irish Times.
It’s from 1931 and the issue is the severing of Sterling from the Gold Standard and the effect this would have on the Irish economy, given […]

Read Full Post »

DCTV programme on the seminal Irish feminist journal, Banshee, which was produced by Irish Women United in the 1970s.
Contributions from Anne Speed, who was a member of Irish Women United, and from Clare Butler and Angela Coraccio of RAG (Revolutionary Anarchafeminist Group). I give some historical background. The programme was recorded in February of […]

Read Full Post »

The front gates of the Leinster House were blocked by a cement mixer truck at around 7.15am today. A 41-yr-old man was arrested at the scene.
The truck had the words ‘Toxic Bank Anglo’ written on its side.

Read Full Post »

Protest on the first day of the re-opening of the Dáil as part of the September 29th, European Day of Action called by the European Trade Union Confederation.
The 29th September marks an international day of protest that has been called by the European Trade Union Confederation against the policies being pursued by across the continent […]

Read Full Post »

BRIAN COWEN GOES VIRAL


Read Full Post »

Exports are growing. New order books are expanding and business confidence has improved markedly since last year. Tax revenues are stabilising, public expenditure is under control and our budget deficit will shrink next year,” (Brian Lenihan, 24 September 2010)

Read Full Post »

Next »