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Recession News – The Solution

I believe I found the solution to our problems. After seeing the so called leadership debate yesterday it dawned on me that we got nothing to expect from them. I don’t even know why we are having this election. It will cost a fortune. Do we have money to spare? Actually I knew that we […]

Cliffs of Moher “simplify” admission charges

The Cliffs of Moher are magnificent. They are up to 214 metres high and range for almost 8 kilometres. What a view, what a spectacle. Not such a long time ago I would have considered them one of the most beautiful spots in all Ireland. And not just me; people from all over the world […]

Budget 2010 – About that …

For weeks now people were whinging and moaning about what there – inevitably- was to come: The Budget. The country is broke and is losing a few trillion a day so of course they had to do something. We knew it will hurt but honestly; cutting costs is a reasonable approach.

Don’t Hassle the Hoff

Good news everyone. The Hoff, and yes I am talking about the American megastar THE HOFF, has bought a pad in Ireland and even better news: He’ll call it the Hassle Pad. Yippeeehhhhhh. Who would have thought of that?

Government prepares third Lisbon referendum

With the number of people in favour of the Lisbon treaty declining I am somewhat sure that our fearless leaders are preparing a third referendum already. It just doesn’t look like is if they would let this one go. I guess they don’t have much choice. As it stands there is only one way out […]

The Dail passed the Libel and Blasphemy Bill

I don’t know about you but it totally escaped my attention that Ireland introduced a law against blasphemy. I love it. As of now you can be fined up to 25.000 Euro for being blasphemous. That is so cool I feel I just travelled back in time. Does that mean we are now officially back […]

Safe from harm

Last week I heard on the radio that Ireland’s first cat hospital has opened its doors. I’ve got to say I’m feeling much better now, kind of safe you know. I’ve been to a hospital once, one they built for humans, and it was the most depressing experience ever. I vowed that day that I’ll […]

Ways out of the recession

Where the fearless leaders of our beloved Ireland introduce higher and higher taxes on cigarettes and punish the poor smokers and the even poorer tobacco industry, our comrades in China went down a different avenue. As we learned today, public workers in the district Gong’an (province Hubei) were ordered to smoke 230.000 packs of cigarettes […]


Good news everyone in regards to “my project”. After I sent a more official looking letter of complaint stating all my issues with NTL and involving the mention of NCA (National Consumer Agency) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCI) someone actually reviewed my account and agreed that I am entitled to a refund. That wasn’t […]

New rules on the road

Today I read something funny, well kind of anyways. From May 1st drivers without a valid NCT certificate will be awarded 5 penalty points and fined up to 1500 Euro. This announcement lead to – guess what – the NCT booking system crashing. Looks like there were quite a few people out there who until […]

Recession News II

If you look for an easy and convenient way to rob a bank you can learn a lot these days and you can learn it from the allegedly finest and most respectable (or so we thought) members of our society.

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