whack a TD in the Dáil

yesterday I watched Mary Harney texting on Nokia 3310(?) she was taking a question at the time across the floor , or a rebuttal to a question answer exchange. First off its bad manners, secondly texting celebs to ask them to stand as parachute candidates for the PDs while sitting in the Irish Parliament should…

will you?

You drink your coffee and I sip my tea And we’re sitting here playing so cool, thinking “What will be, will be” But it’s getting kind of late now Oh I wonder if you’ll stay now, stay now, stay now, stay now Or will you just politely say goodnight? photo from www.fureys.ie

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twentieth anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe

CWI: This April 25/26 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe, the world’s worst nuclear accident. The explosion at the power plant, situated about 100 miles north of Kiev in the Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, sent a cloud of radioactive gas around the world. The cloud contained twenty times the amount…

odd goings on in the county council

back in Oct 2004 a Green Party councillor in Wicklow had her tape recorder confiscated for recording proceedings in the chamber of the council. from the Examiner October 12, 2004: Yesterday’s meeting was temporarily suspended when a member of the public gallery alerted officials that one councillor was recording the proceedings. Green Party councillor Deirdre…