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Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link 13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

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Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Interview with Cathal Goulding Mon Dec 26, 2016 17:11 | Cathal Goulding

offsite link Trump, Russia and the CIA Sat Dec 10, 2016 18:23 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Why is my rent so high? Mon Oct 31, 2016 18:51 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Review of Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises by Anwar Shaikh Sun Oct 30, 2016 16:21 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Electoralism vs Abstentionism (Or: Why You Should Run For Office) Fri Aug 26, 2016 17:07 | Slyvia Smith

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Kenny says boo – Varadkar and Coveney run away

offsite link Kenny says boo – Varadkar Coveney run away Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay: Hypocrite Anthony

offsite link Season’s greetings Anthony

offsite link RTEs Mary Wilson: A woman with some brain… Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link CrossTalk: Revolt in the West Thu Feb 23, 2017 23:06 | Scott
  The West appears to have entered into a new era ? the era of the political upsets, growing anger, and increased disillusionment with ruling elites. It is not a

offsite link Iraqi War Report ? February 23, 2017: ISIS Combat Drones In Battle For Mosul Thu Feb 23, 2017 22:14 | Scott
Iraqi War Report ? February 23, 2017: ISIS Combat Drones In Battle For Mosul       Iraqi military for the first time officially admitted their losses from bombing, carried

offsite link Congratulations to all who served in the Soviet Army and in the Russian Army Thu Feb 23, 2017 17:57 | Scott
Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall Russian President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/02/23 ? Open Thread Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:30 | Herb Swanson
2017/02/23 10:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link What does Russia produce? 1 Thu Feb 23, 2017 05:27 | Scott
by Scott Humor This past September, in one of his regular interviews with the newspaper Parlamentní Listy, retired Czech Major General Hynek Bla?ko commented on the possibility of a conflict between Russia and

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namawinelake - Sun May 19, 2013 14:00
Well that day has finally arrived.  After 3.5 years and 2,700 blogposts, this is the final NAMA wine lake blogpost. I truly regret that I can?t continue something that has become more than full-time and has stopped me leading anything like a normal life. There was going to be a much longer farewell blogpost but […]A
namawinelake - Sun May 19, 2013 14:00
For two of the past 3.5 years on the NAMA wine lake blog, the ingenious talent that is Japlandic has very kindly offered their services with interpreting what have been historic events as well as everyday commentary such as on political pay and perks. Today, Japlandic produced the following image for what was intended to […]A
namawinelake - Sat May 18, 2013 00:02
Table of the Week   This week, the European statistics agency, Eurostat published the latest GDP data for the EU and selected non-EU countries. Nine of the 27 EU countries are clearly in recession with two successive quarters of negative GDP growth, but as we know on here, Ireland too is in recession because although […]A
namawinelake - Fri May 17, 2013 14:23
?Additional financing to existing borrowers: The merged entity may not provide additional financing which is not contractually committed at the time of the approval of the joint restructuring plan (in line with the commitment referred to in point (ii)).? European Commission decision on 29th June 2011 on the run-down of Anglo and Irish Nationwide There […]A
namawinelake - Fri May 17, 2013 12:30
According to the US court service, PACER, there have been 52 filings so far in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy in Connecticut ? the betting is that by the time this bankruptcy is resolved there will be a multiple of 52. Yesterday?s filing is by Sean?s wife, who is now styled ?Gayle Killilea Dunne?, not Gayle Killilea […]A
namawinelake - Fri May 17, 2013 11:39
Welcome to another depressingly sparse and qualified blogpost on NAMA?s latest foray in Dublin?s High Court. Yesterday NAMA, or specifically, National Asset Loan Management Limited represented by top-tier law firm, McCann Fitzgerald launched two separate actions in Dublin?s High Court ? case references 2013/1590S and 2013/1591 S. The defendant in the first case is an […]A
namawinelake - Thu May 16, 2013 15:43
This afternoon in Dublin?s High Court, Mr Justice Iarflaith O?Neill ruled in favour of the colourful Johnny Ronan?s landlord company in a case against the tenant, the Irish Medical Council. Johnny?s company, Tanat Limited, co-owned with Kildare developer Peter Conlan had claimed that a lease on a property,  Kingram House  off Fitzwilliam Square pre-dated February […]A
namawinelake - Thu May 16, 2013 13:51
?These are challenging times for the whole banking sector in Ireland, not just for the domestic banks. KBC Ireland is an important provider of credit to the Irish housing market and as the Deputy rightly points out the Bank has extended some ?14 billion of credit to the Irish economy.? Minister for Finance Michael Noonan […]A
namawinelake - Thu May 16, 2013 11:09
If you were asked to name the NAMA board, you?d probably struggle beyond Brendan McDonagh the CEO, Frank Daly the chairman and John Mulcahy the head of asset management. But there?s a former IMF mission chief there also, Steven Seeling, not to mention a former county manager William Soffe, former KPMGer Eilish Finan and the […]A
namawinelake - Thu May 16, 2013 06:30
The former CEO of the NTMA and now Government-nominee to the board of AIB, Michael Somers made headlines a fortnight ago when he claimed that increased regulation was leading to international banks to hand back their licenses and exit from Ireland, taking their business and contribution to the economy with them. The comments were interpreted […]A

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