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  • Animal Farm, Irish-style

    December 7, 2008 @ 1:54 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The country went to bed last night and woke up this morning, to a background of news reports that our rashers and sausages were a potential danger to health and well-being. Contaminated meal had been fed to pigs as long ago as September 1st and now we should be throwing out any pork and pork by-products as a precaution. (more…)

  • What a mess

    October 20, 2008 @ 5:54 pm | by Harry McGee

    When you are writing a news story there is always going to be hyperbole. But when it comes to over-the-top reporting, all newspapers are equal but some newspapers are more equal to others.

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  • Pulling up the drawbridge

    October 18, 2008 @ 12:05 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The real tragedy with certain elements of the Budget is that they represent the restoration of  “means-test economics” and threaten to bring a halt to a decade or so of social advancement in this State. With the introduction of free fees, medical cards for everyone over 70 and other measures there was an unaccustomed whiff of egalitarianism about this self-styled Republic. (more…)


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