Monthly Archives: February 2012

Strangely hypnotic.

Worth it for the tea bath at 3.25.


Maverick Sabre aka Michael Stafford (of New Ross, Wexford) in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin, literally earlier in conversation with Donal Dineen.

Previously: Ireland’s First Hip-Hop Superstar

Thanks Donal Scannel

From The US House of Representatives’ Committee On Foreign Affairs:

Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee [Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, top] , released the following statement today urging the City Council of Galway, Ireland to reject a proposal to erect a monument in honor of Che Guevara (above):

“Despite the image makeover which some try to give him, the real Che Guevara was a mass murderer and human rights abuser. To honor him with a monument would be an outrage, and would be a futile attempt to hide the brutal acts which he committed.

“The romanticizing image that this monument would portray would serve to diminish the brutality that was committed by Che and the painful suffering endured by many Cuban-American families and his other victims far and wide. Che Guevara was a ruthless killer who should not be idealized. Instead of honoring a killer, the City Council of Galway should honor the victims of Che and the Castro dictatorship by rejecting this proposal.”


Previously: The Cuban Missed Idol Crisis

Thanks N and Maria

Cometh the…

The clocks must have gone back.

Eamon O’Cuiv outside the Dail within the last hour (or so).

Earlier: Jeepers

O Cuiv steps down as FF Deputy leader over EU treaty (Fionnan Sheahan and Fiach Kelly, irish Independent)

Eamon O’Cuiv Resigns As Deputy Fianna Fail Leader (Newstalk)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)



Outside the Czech Inn, Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, ahead of tonight’s friendly with the Czech Republic, from left: Jaro Bartovic, Michal Klenot and Emil Jetle.

Ireland V Czech Republic – Live Updates (RTE)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

Leaked European Commission Documents Given To The German Parliament reveal Ireland May Need A Mini Budget This Year (David Cochrane,

Ireland Told by EU It May Need More Budget Cuts to Meet Targets (Bloomberg)


How To Demonstrate Hurling Without Making Any Hacking Motions.

Basically pretend it’s cricket.

Rupert Murdoch and Irish Sun editor Michael McNiffe yesterday.

One Hurl Of A Day As Murdoch jets In (The Sun)

Or should we say the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

Taken within the last hour.

Maeve Stone writes:

The [controversial] name change. bit of flare but we won’t complain about sun even if it sometimes ruins photos.