" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - ooops! It seems that our entry application was "not completed in time to be considered.." (?) and, as such, we are not now in the running. But we wish all the best to the successful entrants and to the organisers, and we hope all goes well for them on the day!

Friday, January 05, 2007

.......we almost have our 'house' in order !
The '1169...' Crew will be back to normal 'transmission' on Monday , 8th January 2007 : we took a longer-than-usual break as we had several Republican functions , commemorations and other such-like events to attend and help organise and , as a result , blogging time was scarce . And talking about "time" and "scarce" , one man who must be wishing that this 'time' [2007] was 'scarce' is French President Jacques Chirac : in 2003 , it was reported , amongst other things , that a criminal inquiry had begun into Mr. Chirac's food bill in a previous position the man held - that of Mayor of Paris .
Reports stated that , between 1987 and 1995 , Chirac and his wife Bernadette ran up a food bill of €2 million , ordering €569-worth of food for their private apartment in the Town Hall every day for eight years ! Chirac is immune from prosecution until his term is over in 2007 . But his wife is not ...
Jacques and Bernadette should move to Ireland where they would be lauded by their own type in the 'political elite' on this isle . Indeed , maybe our Bertie could help them out with a few blank cheques.
Back Monday , January 8 next . Slán go fóill anois .