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YES vote will have grave consequences for Ireland and Europe
People Before Profit Alliance
Councillor Richard Boyd Barrett said “The people have voted and we accept the outcome. We have had neither an honest or democratic debate on the treaty and its grave consequences for the people of Europe and Ireland. We saw an unprecedented mobilisation of […]

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Lisbon vote is victory for the powerful
Padraig Mannion, Anti-Lisbon Treaty campaign director of the Workers Party has declared that the result of the rerun of the Lisbon Treaty referendum is “a victory of the powerful over the people”.
“The Yes side” stated Padraig Mannion “never accepted the democratic decision of the Irish people as delivered on […]

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[I received this today from the People’s movement. The statement is reproduced in full.]
People voted for Economic Recovery and Jobs not for the Lisbon Treaty
Today’s result was inevitable – people voted not for the Lisbon Treaty but for economic recovery, jobs and EU membership. The posters and billboards of the Yes side ‘ruin or recovery’ […]

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[I received this today from the CPI. The statement is reproduced in full.]
The Communist Party of Ireland expresses it admiration for the tens of thousands of working men and women, small and medium farmers and the people of our fishing communities, who stood firm and refused to be bullied and blackmailed, who stood up for […]

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It was as I suspected, there was me planning to write a detailed review of the Pixies gig in the Olympia last Wednesday night, and to go on about how it was the best the gig evar, which it was, and I knew that someone would have either video or audio of it which would […]

 
icon for podpress  Pixies Olympia First Muffled Version: Play Now | Play in Popup

 
icon for podpress  Pixies Olympia Second Muffled and Shouty Version: Play Now | Play in Popup

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My wife told me this evening that she over heard two teenage girls complaining about the poster below on the bus.
I’m not surprised, I interjected, it’s an absolute disgrace…..

Yes, she said, they were saying that the poster was all wrong. There are two blond ones in Sex and the City, and one of the […]

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[This came in as a comment, but it’s more suited as a post in itself. This shouldn’t be taken as a No endorsement from Dublin Opinion which is, after all a group blog. I’m voting No, but that’s just me.]
Appeal of polish bloggers
date: 27.09.2009
We vote NO!

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The Scariest Creature

While I’m not great at making decisions at the best of times this whole Lisbon thing is proving very difficult to sort out. Is it yes or is it no, now? Will we be worse or better off if you vote one way or the other? It’s an absurd way at looking at how we […]

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I’M NO SUPERMAN

There’s something about the Yes to Lisbon poster above that I couldn’t put my finger on immediately.
Then it hit me.
The guy in the picture is none other than star of Scrubs and writer/director of Garden State, Zach Braff.
Here. Have a look yourself.
It reminds me of when William H. Macey stood in Dun […]

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Shock, horror, civil society group Women for Europe share offices with IBEC!!

Okay, maybe not that shocking, or indeed, a well-kept secret and I only know about it because I read the latest edition of The Phoenix over the weekend but still, I think its worth mentioning here because Mary Fitzgerald in her short survey […]

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