" 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 - we made it to the finalists page last year but never got to the stage :- ( 'cause not enough of ye feckers out there voted for us! So we're gonna give ya a second chance - the blog awards this year will be held on Thursday, October 5th (2017) in The Academy, Middle Abbey Street, in Dublin city centre, and we would appreciate if you could keep an eye here and give us a vote when ya can. Or else we'll get our 'Junior' to put up a pay wall and then ye will be sorry...!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


The presence of 26-County troops in Chad , supporting a French colonial proxy war with China - who are propping-up the regime in neighbouring Sudan - over oil reserves , highlights the nature of the military "tasks" that the 26-County state will be expected to perform . Almost 100 years after the 'First World War' , is yet another generation of Irish people to be sacrificed on foreign battlefields in the interests of European capitalism and imperialism ?

The Lisbon Constitution/Treaty will enforce the December 2007 Laval-Vaxholm judgement of the EU Court of Justice , which makes it illegal for governments or trade unions to enforce pay standards higher than the minimum wage for migrant workers : how long before those same 'minimum wage standards' are applied to all workers , should the Lisbon Constitution/Treaty be approved ? In effect , the December 2007 judgement will be construed by the political business-class decision makers in Brussels to infer that trade unions will not be allowed to take industrial action where it conflicts with the provisions of goods and services , regardless of the consequences for vulnerable workers .

The document that voters are are to vote on in this State on June 12th next is a deliberate mish-mash of legal jargon consisting of over 300 pages of different and unconnected amendments to 17 previous treaties , which run to 2,800 pages ! And there is a reason why it is so : Karel de Gucht, the federalist Belgian foreign minister , stated in June 2007 - "The aim of the (Lisbon) Constitution Treaty was to be more readable ; the aim of this treaty is to be unreadable . The Constitution aimed to be clear , whereas this treaty had to be unclear . It is a success! "
These well-suited con artists admitted to the German magazine 'Der Spiegel' in September/October 2007 that €1,155 billion of their funds "simply disappeared" in 2006 , including (?) €320 million euros "that were stolen" , but they claimed that corruption is no more widespread in Brussels than anywhere else ! At present , 400 'investigations' into corruption are on-going , including 70 into the activities of Commission officials.
Yet they have the neck to ask people to hand over more control to them!
On Thursday June 12 th , 2008 , vote 'NO' to the Lisbon Constitution/Treaty and kill two birds with the one stone : let our home-grown business-suits in Leinster House know that you are not happy with the way they are mis-managing , amongst other things, the so-called 'Health Service' in this State and let their bosses in Brussels know that you are not happy with the way they are feathering their own nests with tax-payers money nor how they tried to deceive you over this treaty . VOTE NO !
More info here...