" 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...!

Monday, August 03, 2009


'Updated' car number plate , Dublin!

'VOTE NO!' - mobile placard !

A reader of this blog spotted the above number plate ,on a car parked near O' Connell Street , in Dublin , and kindly sent it in to this blog : thanks ,Louise!
Incidentally , a tax imposed on 'imported vehicles'
(whatever happened to the EU 'promise' that 'Europe' will be "one big market" ?) by politicians here in this State was actually deemed , in 2002 , by the EU , as "...illegal under the EU treaty..." who called for its abolition but , in typical 'cherry-picker' mode , the wealthy elite in Leinster House have ignored that instruction - because that illegal tax is worth approximately over €900million a year to them! And they 'need' it to maintain the lifestyles they have become accustomed to .

There is a huge amount of information on the EU and its various faults on these two
'11 Sixty Nine And Counting…' posts - especially in the 'Comments' thread attached to each of those posts (thanks , 'Phoenix One UK' !) : "faults" , that is , for those of us that have to pay for the sheer extravagant waste that the Brussels Monster has become , and a waste that the political elite want to ensure will continue for their own financial gain, which is what the Lisbon Constitution/Treaty will guarantee .
We don't 'owe' them and we can't afford them - VOTE 'NO!' on 2nd October 2009.