I’ve the alarm clock radio rather masochistically set to RTE One. I find the smug self-satisfied world of our nation’s greatest propaganda machine enough to jolt me out of bed on even these grim mornings. So imagine my mood as I woke up to a story about a home ear-marked for Traveller accommodation being burnt out in darkest Donegal. Discrimination to the Traveller community isn’t new. It has a long, ugly history in Ireland. … Read More
If it wasn’t passed around as fact it would be laughable. The Jerusalem Post is carrying a story which furthers Ireland’s reputation as the world leader in anti-semitic hate. Yeah, and here was us thinking it was the Chinese that Ted wanted us to hate. A bizarre attack on Caherciveen and Ireland by Sarah Honig (see here), a political analyst for many decades of the Jerusalem Post, begins by positing … Read More
Tonight’s Live Register talks to people about their ongoing experiences within the direct provision asylum process in Ireland. We’ll hear about the ritual indignity and and ongoing fear of those living under the 24 hours a day threat of forceable deporatation, with many in this situation for 7 years. There will be illuminating reports including this – 8 individuals and contractors earned more than €30m between them in one year … Read More
The reputation of the NYPD, which traditionally has been less than stellar and suffered a tarnishing in the eyes of the world for the false arrests and violent treatment of thousands of Occupy supporters, has taken another dive. While looking for a killer of three people the NYPD released a template sketch of a black man with sunglasses. Salvatore Perrone, a 64 yr old, balding, mustachioed man of Italian extraction … Read More
In Look Up we like to encourage you rabble to briefly break from your daily scavenge for fag butts and lost change along the pathways of our durty oul town. Paul Reynolds asks you to make like a culchie and have a mouth at the second storeys of some of these buildings you pass every day.
When an Irish mayor is getting publicity from the Guardian, CNN and The Brisbane Times you know he must have done something special.