Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan
13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips
Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony
Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young
Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft
Irish Left Review >>
What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith
The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith
Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh
Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason
Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien
Spirit of Contradiction >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Orwell’s 1984 arrives in 2018 Ireland
Elaine Byrne: Not speaking full truth to power Anthony
Israel/Ireland: Corruption comparison Anthony
Irish cowboy town and fake regulatory agencies Anthony
Elaine Byrne: Failing to join up the dots on state corruption Anthony
Public Inquiry >>
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
East Med Sitrep May ? June 2018 Sun Jun 17, 2018 22:09 | The Saker
by Kakaouskia for The Saker Blog Greetings to the Saker community and readers. Cyprus: Reports in the press show that the Cypriot government has signed an agreement with France for
Russians are much admired and Putin is loved by the Chinese, for good reasons Sun Jun 17, 2018 21:30 | The Saker
by Jeff J. Brown for The Saker Blog Crosslinked with: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/201... https://youtu.be/txVSSlfUD6o https://soundcloud.com/44-days/russia... Looking back at the rocky, mutually suspecting and disrespecting relations between Russia?s and China?s leaders, 1917-2000, this
Rostislav Ishchenko ? Seven Against Eight or 2+2=3 Sun Jun 17, 2018 01:24 | The Saker
by Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-... source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articl... On June 9th-10th, the G7 summit was held in Quebec and the Shanghai Cooperation
The Meeting of Kim and Trump ? Summit of Nothing (Ruslan Ostashko) [ENG SUBS] Sat Jun 16, 2018 00:55 | The Saker
Saker Community Translations and new collaboration launched! Sat Jun 16, 2018 00:28 | The Saker
Dear friends, Excellent news! First, I am happy to announce the official launch of the Saker Community Translations YouTube channel which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgh-... This project has been
The Saker >>
TD's prank call to Mattie Mgrath repossession protest,on the night before the budget..
Monday December 10, 2012 15:32 by state of our nation
''Five TDs, cosy in the warmth of the taxpayer-subsidised Dail members' bar, played a cruel prank on independent TD Mattie McGrath as he battled on behalf of a farmer in trouble with a financial institution.
As Mr McGrath, who is diabetic, was in the 10th hour of a sit-in at the offices of Friends First along with five others, Dail colleagues were creased with laughter as they made a hoax call purporting to be from Pizza Hut, offering free pizza to the protesters.
In on the mocking skit were Labour's Michael McCarthy, Fine Gael deputies Tom Hayes and Patrick O'Donovan and Fianna Fail TDs Michael Moynihan and Dara Calleary.
Mr McGrath fell for the joke, he admitted yesterday.
In the call, Mr McCarthy who has a reputation as a mimic, purported to be an Italian.
"They should be ashamed of themselves. While they were warming their backsides in Leinster House, Mattie McGrath was out working for a farmer who wasn't even in his constituency," he said.''
I think it was wholly wrong for TD's to call a fellow TD while working on the night of the toughest budget of our times.
It tells us where their priorities lie,and these childish schoolboy antics should not go unpunished.
They get 100,000 plus in their salaries,as it is,some of them over that amount,and it hasnt been TOUCHED in the budget.
This is the respect we get from our TD's,they dont represent you or me,they represent themselves.
Sitting in a public tax subsidised bar,drinking and prank calling pretending to be a pizza parlour,while this man gets his tractor taken away..
Tells us they are really not in touch with the people who are suffering in ireland.