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WorldbyStorm - 17:46 Domh MFómh 24, 2017
An exit poll… Angela Merkel is heading for a fourth term as Germany?s chancellor after her centre-right CDU party and its CSU sister party won 32% of the vote, initial exit polls have projected. The estimation puts the Christian Democrats comfortably ahead of their outgoing coalition partner and main rival, the Social Democrat SPD party […]A
WorldbyStorm - 14:42 Domh MFómh 24, 2017
…when you read stuff like this. A piece on the Eurozone economies in the Guardian from a week or two back… IRELAND Despite the storm clouds of Brexit on the horizon, the Bank of Ireland continues to forecast growth for the Irish economy, albeit at a lower rate. Under the bonnet, however, not everyone is […]A
guestposter - 03:23 Domh MFómh 24, 2017
…let rip! All contributions gratefully accepted… This isn’t exactly a statement but why are the SBP/RedC still polling Renua? And this from Ivan Yates yesterday seems hopelessly optimistic (even given his political position): Micheál Martin’s leadership pivots on the same outcome. Between now and then it’s merely the political foreplay of jockeying for ministerial office. […]A
WorldbyStorm - 18:15 Sath MFómh 23, 2017
Wow… Ryanair has told cabin crew staff based at England?s East Midlands airport that due to a winter reduction in aircraft, all Customer Service Supervisors must take a six-week block of unpaid leave. They can avoid this by accepting six weeks secondment to bases with spare capacity in Eindhoven, Cologne and Berlin. However the staff […]A
WorldbyStorm - 18:12 Sath MFómh 23, 2017
And… FG 30% +3 FF 26% +2 SF 16% -2 LP 5% -1 IA 2% -2 INDS 10% +2 SOL/PBP 4% NC SD 4% +2% GP 2% -2 RENUA 1% -2 Not a huge degree of change there and all at or about the MOE.A
WorldbyStorm - 12:42 Sath MFómh 23, 2017
This is a treasure trove for those interested in the ‘golden age’ era of Science Fiction and after… Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by an Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break in to the American market. World Editions hired […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:37 Sath MFómh 23, 2017
A brilliant piece in the Guardian on the strange case of Stevenage in the UK – a new town built in the 1960s and designed with cycle paths in situ. Unfortunately bicycle usage has never taken off there and today about 3% of the population use them. Eric Clapton the designer of the town (or […]A
irishelectionliterature - 07:31 Sath MFómh 23, 2017
Savoy Books in Manchester was started by David Britton and Mike Butterworth in Manchester in 1976. There’s an interview with Butterworth here which gives good details of the whole Savoy Books story, the many raids by the Manchester Obscene Publications Squad and persecution which almost forced them out of business. In 1984 they branched out […]A
Tomboktu - 05:15 Sath MFómh 23, 2017
30 years ago today, on 23 September 1987 (it was a Wednesday), the Radiators played Under Clery’s Clock for the first time in public. The band had reunited for a one-off gig in the Hawkins nightclub in Dublin to raise funds for AIDS. Under Clery’s Clock was both of its time and way ahead of […]A
WorldbyStorm - 14:44 Aoine MFómh 22, 2017
Reading the SBP recently they?ve had a number of pieces on pensions. Mandatory pensions are all the rage. And there?s more – in the Irish Times the same month there was a ?Special Report? on pensions which was full of the joys of same. How to plan for one, how much one should put aside, […]A

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