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For your consideration.

The life-affirming follow up to Donal Moloney’s documentary on his friend Martin’s homeless odyssey.

In fairness.

Donal Moloney (Facebook)

Previously: For You Consideration: Martin

Martin.

Available online for the first time.

In November 2013, photographer Donal Moloney encountered a homeless man feeding a flock of pigeons in Westland Row, Dublin 2.

A friendship began.

Donal writes:

This short documentary explores the development of our relationship over the last few years but more importantly the search for happiness and what it means to different people.

Donal Moloney (Facebook)

Previously: Caring For The Pigeons

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 Martin, Easter Sunday:  Westland Row, Dublin this morning by Donal Moloney.

Previously: Breakfast in the Garden

All The Trimmings

The Pigeon Man Interview

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An addition to Donal Moloney’s series on the homeless in Dublin

Christmas day in Westland Row, Dublin with a present-laden Martin and some complimentary festive nom and hooch.

Hang on.

Where are the pigeons?

Previously: Pigeon man: The Interview

MartinnLast night, during a Dáil debate on a recent EU summit, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin gave a speech in which he took issue with Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s reaction to the Anglo Tapes story.

Speaking in the Dáil, Mr Martin said:

“The Taoiseach has repeatedly said he knows nothing about what happened when the Bank Guarantee was brought in. He says he would “love to know” what happened. If we put aside the lengthy statements and interviews, including in this House, this claim of the Taoiseach’s is transparent, partisan nonsense.”

“For two and a half years he and his ministers have been in full control of government. They have had absolute access to the many records of events, particularly those contained in all of the documents retained in the Department of Finance. More importantly they have had access to the officials who were present at all stages of the Guarantee process.

Minister Noonan has actually refused to release some information under FOI so Taoiseach you cannot have it both ways.”

In the Taoiseach’s case, for an entire year he had at his side the most senior official present during that night. Is the Taoiseach expecting us to believe he never asked him any question about the meetings he attended?

“The next most senior official who was in the room that night also worked closely with this government for well over a year.

He regularly attended the Economic Management Council with the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Minister Noonan and Minister Howlin at which bank-related debts were discussed. Did you ask him no questions during that time?”

Hmmm.

Read full speech here

Previously: Off The Hook?

The ‘Missing’ €3.6billion: Five Months Later 

It’s Kevin’s Last Day Today

Nothing In The Diary

Pic: Merrionstreet.ie video screengrab