Feed on
Posts
Comments

Archive for August, 2012

Somehow missed this New York Times piece when writing about Apple and Ireland back in May, but its a pretty good description of how Apple have used Ireland as a tax haven since the late 80s.
The Double Irish
In the late 1980s, Apple was among the pioneers in creating a tax structure — known […]

Read Full Post »

I’ve started work on the documents part of the Irish Labour course that I’m giving in Mater Dei next month. I’m going to be using the programme of the Irish Socialist Republican Party and, as part of that, below is issue one of that newspaper.
The programme included calls for a progressive tax system, a 48-hr […]

Read Full Post »

[Click here for source]
We, the workers at Target Express, Cork Depot, strongly dispute the version of events at the company as put out by Mr.Seamus Mc Brien yesterday. The contention of Mr.McBrien is that the company has been and is solvent, and it is the fault of the Revenue Commissioners that the company has been […]

Read Full Post »

No photoshop this time but a real record of a real event - Roddy Connolly meeting Lenin in petrograd (Saint Petersburg) in 1920. It’s from Roddy Connolly that the story that Lenin spoke English with a hint of a Rathmines accent comes from. Photo taken from Emmet O’Connor’s Reds and the Green.
Not a f**king Blueshirt […]

Read Full Post »

1916 TIME TRAVEL

Trying to sort the files on my hard drives into something approaching coherence and came across this photo taken in the immediate aftermath of the 1916 rising with a man in contemporary dress in the middle of the shot. Not sure where I got it from but it’s from the web somewhere as it’s not […]

Read Full Post »


Read Full Post »


Read Full Post »

I’m in danger of posting this entire book of evidence but this is a real beauty given the Michael Collins love-fest last week - from the evidence of Patrick J. Gaffney, general secretary and vice-president of the Financial Freedom Federation of Ireland. He’s talking about the decision to base the Irish pound on Sterling rather […]

Read Full Post »

Arrived in the post today, €25 via abebooks - got as far as the fourth page and already hitting gems…
From the evidence of the Irish Farmers’ Protection Association to the Currency Commission, 5 July 1935 [on the link with Sterling and the lack of an independent currency for Éire]: -
The bankers [and their speeches] […]

Read Full Post »

I’ve been given a short gig with the Mater Dei Institute of Education, teaching a module on Irish labour history. It starts in September and I have a good bit of freedom as regards themes and content. I sat down this morning to write up a course outline, but I soon realized that for the […]

Read Full Post »

Next »