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

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


.....the above sample was registered today (Thursday 27th October 2011) at a polling station in Clondalkin , Dublin.

It has been suggested that those that 'spoil' their vote on purpose "will effect no change..." and/or "are wasting a hard-fought for opportunity.." - however , in the opinion of those of us that work on this blog , those that vote 'NOTA' are to be congratulated for freeing themselves from the 'pack mentality'.

In the case of this particular State presidential election , replacing one rich career politician with a 'different' one from the same 'Establishment' pool 'will effect no change' as far as the employed and the unemployed are concerned and, as for it being a 'hard fought for' privilege , it is a 'privilege' that, as an Irish Republican, I neither asked nor wanted anyone to secure for me - a vote in the running of a corrupt State.

Congrats again to those who , in the 'buzz' words of this failed political entity , 'stepped outside the box' and decided to give the political Establishment a 'haircut , going forward...' , in relation to electing a 'new' political elite.
There is hope for us yet....!