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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.)

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!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015



A 'Gay Marriage' referendum is being held in this State on Friday, May 22nd 2015 and, as expected in any such 'contest' - either here or in any other State and/or country - not all the 'players' are as they would seem to be, at first glance. On Wednesday, 6th May next, we will be commenting on this blog about one such grouping which describes itself as completely independent and not representing any particular issue or any other organisation but which, in a 'Vote Yes' email sent to a select few, has, to the fullest extent, destroyed any pretence it had in claiming to be 'independent of any particular issue'.

I could be lighthearted here and say that the script for the above-mentioned 'Outed' post has been cleared for publication by our legal reps but I won't ! Suffice to say that such referendum manoeuvrings are par for the course and will not surprise any observer of any political scene, but that does not mean that they should happen without comment.

Check back with us here on Wednesday, 6th May 2015, and read why it is that the 'issue-free' organisation in question is not in any position to claim 'I am what I am'.....!

Thanks for reading, Sharon.