From the 'e-Thursday' section of the 'Business Week' supplement of the 'Irish Independent' , 21st August 2008 .
" 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."
A good review , we feel (...even if we do say so ourselves!) , from a good column ('Blog Digest') in a newspaper we otherwise wouldn't read as we don't agree with the political slant (anti-Republican) propagated by it on a daily basis.
But the review we can live with...!
Political Fat Cats...
'Fundraising operations made up less than €200,000 of the party's
income in the republic (sic) last year.... "the primary source of donations to (P) Sinn Fein in the south comes from each of the party's TD's (sic) and MEP who each donated €6,000...' and... 'Despite the Dail (sic) sitting for fewer than 100 days a year, the TDs' (sic) pay bill now stands at €20.3m -- an average of €122,000 each.....'
Could you live on a wage of €2416 a week ?
I received this a few days ago :
'QUEEN ELIZABETH FOUNDATION
LEATHER HEAD COURT
Congratulations,The Queen Elizabeth's Foundation has chosen you as one of
the final recipients of a cashGrant/Donation for your own personal,
educational, and business development.To celebratethe 30th anniversary
program, We are giving out
a yearly donation of £150,000,00(One Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds
Sterling). to 40 lucky recipients, as charity donations/aid from the Queen
Elizabeth's Foundation,ECOWAS, E.U,UNICEF and the U.N.O in accordance with
the enabling act of Parliament, which is part of our promotion. To file
for your claim you are to fill out below information and send it to MR
TREVOR CHAMBERS The Executive Secretary Via his email contact address
Your Pin Number falls within our United Kingdom Claim office booklet and
you are directed to contact the Executive Secretary MR TREVOR CHAMBERS in
charge of your
Donation prize / File. Please contact him Via Email /Phone number Bellow
1. Full Name:
4. Age: Date of Birth:
6. Phone: .Fax:
7. State of Origin: Country:
The Executive Secretary:
MR TREVOR CHAMBERS
Co-ordinator(Queen Elizabeth Foundation
Thanks anyway , Tina , but if my friends , colleagues and comrades heard that I was in receipt of payment from the British Exchequer I would have to re-locate to the hallowed halls inhabited by those I mentioned in the 'Fat Cats' piece , above! And I don't think much of the circles they 'move' in....