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- Drafting legislation for the X Case
- Our cultural heritage is under siege by bureaucratic barbarians at the gate
- Clarification re Pat Rabbitte and “offensive” tweets
- Irish abortion law: women treated as insentient incubators and instructed to grin and, literally, bear it.
- We’ll seek retribution over nation’s debt legacy if we want to, St. Bruton
Category Archives: Bailout
Have you heard the good news? Finally, one of our wise elder statesmen has discovered the cure for what ails our nation. You can forget your tribunals, criminal investigations, court cases, and convictions. No, that due process stuff is seriously overrated. … Continue reading
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton gave a wide-ranging lecture in Trinity College today on corruption in Ireland – citing, variously, the child sex abuse scandal; her own experience, as a “newbie” councillor in Dublin City Council, of receiving 42 legal … Continue reading
From the Irish Examiner on December 28… IN CASE you missed it while gorging on turkey at the weekend, the latest zany instruction from Government is to “embrace a policy of realistic optimism” — as opposed to the unrealistic optimism … Continue reading
With a national unity government now formed in Greece, in a last-ditch effort to save it from financial Armageddon, it is worth taking a closer look at the affect of draconian austerity measures on the Greek people – because, where … Continue reading
The state yesterday dutifully handed over €713 million to unsecured Anglo Irish bondholders and will again stick its hands in our pockets and fork out a further €1.25 billion in January. The Financial Times dubbed yesterday’s payment “a windfall profit … Continue reading
Neglected to post last week’s Irish Examiner column – We’re getting burned just so bondholders get their cash – so posting it here.. IT may have escaped your notice but the country has finally emerged from the economic crisis that … Continue reading
There has been more proof, if any were needed, that Ireland’s mantle as “best little bailed out country” in Europe is in no danger of being usurped. After our new coalition government continued imposing the swingeing cuts that were devised … Continue reading
Hundreds of years ago, in more civilized times, virgins were sacrificed to appease the gods. Today, we’re happy to sacrifice whole countries. While sovereign nations go through the motions, and have elections every four or five years, it has latterly … Continue reading