Anything going on at home? Nope. It’s still 1977.
Very interesting debate happening back home around the issues of free speech, abortion politics and debating with a fair playing field with regards funding. You can find most of the best debates on Broadsheet, Boards and Politics.ie.
Without getting into the actual abortion debate I find the situation where anarchists have taken direct action against a fairly odious billboard campaign created by the well funded Pro Life Lobby group Youth Defence incredibly interesting.
The crux of the argument seems to be that defacing billboards is acceptable and not an incursion on free speech because the posters were created by a very well funded and organised lobby group who have the advantage before the debate begins.
I can’t really make up my mind about this one to be honest…I think the original billboards were disgusting in their use of language and a complaint should be upheld by the advertising standards body but I’m uncomfortable about the denial of free speech. If the situation was reversed and it was a members of Youth Defence defacing the posters of anarchists then they would be the first to cry fascists. They have to receive some flak for their actions despite the greater goal of not having the billboards being displayed any more achieved.
Great article from Frankie Lally about the state of Irish football post Euro 2012.
Football on this little island is heading in the wrong direction and unless someone in the FAI’s headquarters in Abbotstown can find a map to put it on the right track it is going to continue to do so.
It wasn’t to be on the night…but we’re still in with a chance. Slight chance.
They literally don’t make em like they used to…
Go to England, baby-raper, false economist.
Call yourself King Charles III.
Nobody will notice.
Nobody will be alarmed.
There is no constitution.
Go. Goodbye. Goodbye.
He’s shining brightly, he can’t be a man
He is the genius of the Carpathians
He’s running checks on his mother’s womb
He’s gonna be reborn real soon
From the former producers of The Mongrel comes The Racket. New online mixed media magazine. Looks slick.
Tommy picks me up on something I mentioned earlier. “You said this woman reminded you of a retired footballer, right?” Kind of, yeah. “You know what retired footballers do to keep themselves busy?” I have no idea. “The after dinner speakers circuit,” he says. “The supermodels should get in on that. Can you imagine? Naomi Campbell and Cindy whatshername skulling pints and slapping auld fellas in the back?” He might be onto something, I tell him. “Oh, I am,” he laughs. “I definitely am.”
My mate JU describing the fairly reprehensible situation he finds himself in because of the disgusting actions of his employer, Vodafone.
“I work in Vodafone in Dundalk. Just over three weeks ago Vodafone announced that they would be moving over 300 jobs to Newry-based company Teleperformance from the call-centres in Dublin and Dundalk. I was hoping you could help shed some light on the current situation for the employees concerned, considering the lack of coverage there has been from the likes of RTE, I’m sure this competiion on last Friday’s Late Late Show is a coincidence.
Dublin, 25th of June 1932. The Big Smoke lit up for the 31st International Eucharistic Congress.
One of the best things on the Irish interweb… http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/
Absolutely fantastic video. The highlight of my month and an early birthday present.
The bitterness just drips from it. Perfect for an overcast Monday in NamaLand.