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"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...!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dick Roche , State Minister for EU Affairs.

From this (in mid July 2008)..... "It is far, far too early to be talking about a referendum or about some specific policy to go forward (after the 12th June 2008 'NO' vote to the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution) , that’s not the way to formulate a policy in response to a referendum...."

....to this - 'A second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty would “ultimately” be required and ratifying key elements by legislation was not a viable option, Minister of State for European Affairs Dick Roche said at the weekend...'

A few days ago , John from this blog was on Newstalk Radio talking about matters political :one of the issues he raised was the strong rumour in political circles that the wasters in Leinster House were preparing to hold a second vote on the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution on the same day as the vote on the EU elections in June 2009 - this possibility was dismissed out of hand by the Presenter of the show as "unlikely" . It now appears that Dick Roche has been sent out by his political masters to 'fly a kite' regarding this issue ie 'soften-up' the public to expect such a second vote in the near future . This blog done what little it could in calling for a 'NO' vote in the first Lisbon referendum -

- and will do so again when the political incompetents in Leinster House try , yet again, to secure an even cosier future for themselves in Europe by fostering a second Lisbon vote on the electorate in this State. So much for the mantra which those politically useless leeches throw at Irish Republicans as often as they can - " You must respect the will of the people...."