It’s early days in this election yet. The campaign has seen the emergence of online candidate videos in a bid to attract potential voters. From the shambolic to the downright surreal, here is a review of some of the more notable offerings to date. 1. The Healy Raes – Episode 1 (Independent – Kerry). Vote rigging reality TV star, and famous politician’s son, Michael Healy Rae released a campaign … Read More
The ICTU asked TDs if they’d sign up to a charter for fair conditions at work. Fine Gael, Renua and some Shane Rossites said no.
It’s grim out there. This photo of a morning pole comes from a Batter Burgher (h/t SteakNice) and reveals the level of grim facing voters in the upcoming reshuffle.
The Irish Times’ Harry McGee visited the Fine Gael drink in recently to get a few autographs and a selfie with Michael Collins. Then he appeared to declare Fine Gael the victors in the upcoming election.
Aidan Regan has been reading an EU report and sent us this interesting tidbit about the shaky foundations behind our government’s rhetoric of recovery. It goes like so: “What is leading to an improvement in the Irish fiscal balance? If you listen to the government it is their “tough austerity choices”. This report, just published by the European Commission, debunks that myth. Deficit improvement is almost entirely explained by windfall … Read More
Poet Kevin Higgins is a regular contributor. It is said that Emperor Caligula appointed his favourite horse as Consul. Enda’s more of a piebald pony though.