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Archive for December, 2010

Jody McIntyre Interview

Hugh Green has posted this already with a quote from Jody McIntyre when faced with the most ludicrous questions I have ever heard from a journalist. But I was so shocked that I wanted to put it up here too, to add to its viral appeal.
“Imagine if it was Prince Charles, or Camilla, or […]

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Pearse Doherty is, as most people know at this stage, the newest TD in the Dail and also Sinn Féin’s Finance spokesperson. Yesterday evening, just a couple of weeks after winning his seat, having forced the government to hold a by-election in Donegal South West, he gave his first budget speech. The speech itself is […]

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[From the Communist Party of Ireland]

The much-hyped budget has finally been delivered, much of it leaked over the last number of weeks in a sordid orgy by “informed sources” and the serried ranks of commentators and tame academics, vying with each other to present their interpretation of what each and every leak meant—all contributing to […]

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[Video by bigmentaldisease]

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The Department of Finance has just announced that Minister Brian Lenihan will give his budget speech while accompanied on piano by the eponymous presenter of “Later with Jools Holland.’
The Dáil chamber has been specially adapted to facilitate the musician and to allow him to play his classic riffs while the Minister cuts the bejaysus out […]

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[A new song by The Drop of a Hat. To listen to and download, click here.]
Written by Colm Hall
Oh stop complaining, and pay back the money
Your country now owes as it goes down the swanee
It’s all our fault, though we’ll never […]

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And the big difference in twenty years? Money. Lots of it now. Back then, not enough.’ (Aine Lawlor, May 2006)
On 31 May 2006 RTE broadcast a ninety-minute documentary entitled That Was Then, This is Now. It consisted of nine personal reflections on Ireland and the changes the country underwent from 1986 to 2006. The contributors […]

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[From Nessa Ní Chasaide]
Below are links to video clips of interviews with Dr Andy Story (UCD Development Studies) and Micahel Taft (Unite) who would have been speaking at the justice response meeting on Wednesday. We will also try to film the other speakers who should have been speaking this evening and circulate them to you. […]

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I’d like to mention something that is going on at the moment and which I’m contributing to with a number of bloggers, academics and activists. It’s called Budgetjam, an attempt to disrupt the debate lead by the rightwing around the economy and to provide a resource for people opposing the bankrupting of Ireland.
What is Budjetjam?
Hosted […]

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