Irish Water hiring mercenaries to attack protestors 03:28 Sep 21 2 comments
The Irish water debacle: a timeline 14:56 Mar 24 2 comments
WSM : ULA new anti-austerity campaign "bizarre" 11:37 Sep 25 1 comments
Bin Tax Protest outside City Hall 10:50 Nov 27 60 comments
The penny drops in IMPACT 15:02 Mar 08 0 commentsmore >>
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Smart-alecky? 17:36 Mon Oct 20, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Free movement of labour inside the EU and the Tories. 17:36 Mon Oct 20, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Flat screen tv?s and smart phones? 13:56 Mon Oct 20, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Left Archive: Socialist Worker, Issue No. 80, Socialist Workers Movement, August 1991 03:39 Mon Oct 20, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Dear God, no. Not another attempted ?launch? of that neo-PD party? 22:02 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Irish Labour movement 1889-1924: Lecture Five - 1913 Lockout 09:47 Fri Oct 17, 2014
Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Six - Tax Havens 07:09 Thu Oct 16, 2014
Irish Labour Movement 1889-1924: Tutorial - Erin?s hope & Class in Ireland 13:44 Mon Oct 13, 2014
Irish Labour Movement 1889-1924: Lecture Four - Jim Larkin and Larkinism 09:15 Fri Oct 10, 2014
Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Five - Market Institutions 19:48 Wed Oct 08, 2014
A new Constitutional Settlement for Northern Ireland: Queries from International Law Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:27 | Aoife O'Donoghue
Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind Fri Oct 17, 2014 08:36 | Liam Thornton
Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ?Progressivity? and Non... Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:55 | Liam Thornton
Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th Mon Oct 13, 2014 15:00 | GuestPost
Options for Constitutional Reform #repealthe8th Mon Oct 13, 2014 14:30 | Fiona de Londras
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
Ceann Comhairle outraged by Flanagan’s ‘vandalism’
Forced to Pay for Dirty Water
Luke Ming Flanagan had done his research. He knew that the word ‘piss’ was not a banned word within the rarified and sensitive environs of Dail Eireann. He had checked out the Consumer Act in order to bolster his political point.
To make his point he walked across the chamber and placed a glass of what he described as ‘glorified piss’ in front of junior minister Fergus O’Dowd and challenged him to drink it.
An act of vandalism.
Feck, call out the guard, the barbarians are at the gates.
He went on:
Never before in the history of this chamber have I seen such behaviour by a member in walking down and handing a glass of dirty water to a minister. That is just outrageous and unacceptable behaviour. I’ve asked for an immediate meeting of the Committee on Procedures and Privileges to deal with this matter.
My god, handing a glass of dirty water to a minister to make a political point; surely a crime without precedent, surely a crime against humanity?
And ‘immediate action’, no less?
Never in the annals of our glorious history has immediate action ever been taken against those alleged to have sullied the good name of Ireland.
Has the Ceann Comhairle suddenly woken up to the true nature of the cowboy outfit he regulates? Are we to soon see him take ‘immediate action’ against the many reprobates who regularly abuse and insult the national parliament?
Citizens are not advised to hold their breath.