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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 - ooops! It seems that our entry application was "not completed in time to be considered.." (?) and, as such, we are not now in the running. But we wish all the best to the successful entrants and to the organisers, and we hope all goes well for them on the day!

Monday, November 05, 2012


.....ON 10TH NOVEMBER 2012 : VOTE 'NO'. Don't allow this corrupt State and it's morally bankrupt institutions to have more power in the way they treat our children.

"A review has been ordered into foster care in the south of the country after a damning audit found that children were routinely placed with people who had not been vetted. In one instance, the audit discovered that a child was placed with a foster carer who had a number of criminal convictions and who was not registered. In one area in the Health Service Executive's south region, evidence emerged of a two-tier payment system, with unvetted homes receiving less money from the HSE for accepting foster children....." (From here [paywall])

Those institutions, and the suits that run them, are incompetent and incapable of change and they need to be scrapped : a 'YES' vote on 10th November next will only increase their workload thus giving them more opportunities to damage, physically and emotionally, even more children. Don't give them that opportunity : VOTE 'NO!'.