Political wonks, nerds and anoraks have an embarrassment of riches to choose from this Christmas in terms of books on the economic crisis and other related matters. (more…)
I remember distinctly the moment when the potential of the internet for journalists became clear. I was standing in the newsroom in RTE circa 1996 as a colleague scoped a newly-acquired internet-enabled computer.
He checked out the search engine du jour of the time (altavista) and turned round to me with an excited look on his face.
Oh to be David McWilliams’s publisher! The publicity he has generated with the extracts from his new book, carried in the weekend newspapers, will have it flying off the shelves. As they say down the country, “He has a great welcome for himself.” Or alternatively: If you don’t blow your own trumpet, nobody else will blow it for you.”
Chewing garlic ensures they stand well back! (Photograph by Bryan O’Brien) (more…)