Don’t Forget Your Shovel


If you want wade through this.

This afternoon.

Dublin Castle.

Singer Christy Moore attends the Disclosure Tribunal, which resumed this morning, in support of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

In fairness.

Olga Cronin (her off the telly!) is live tweeting proceedings for the ‘sheet here.

Earlier: Maurice’s Day


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41 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Your Shovel

  1. postmanpat

    bleh.. he’s only there to take note of the names and places featured in the McCabe saga. So he can work them into one of those lousy songs where he name drops things to diddly die music that’s like catnip to provincial types that love when they recognize something. People who like the republic of telly and such.

  2. Neilo

    Moore sells out arena-sized gigs in Dublin without many problems. Not too great a leap to assert that ye slick metropolitan types – at least a generation away from trotting the bog – are equally responsible for the enduring success of this tool.

  3. bisted

    …Christy single-handedly put an end to Arthur’s day…hope Maurice’s day fares a bit better…

          1. Ram Trilogy

            What a tosser. No need to ruin everyone else’s fun.

            He is a one trick pony anyway.

          2. realPolithicks

            “He is a one trick pony anyway.”

            Calling Christy Moore a one trick pony just exposes your own ignorance. He is a founding member of two bands Planxty and Moving Hearts which fundamentally changed traditional Irish music. You may not like him, but clearly you know nothing about his career.

  4. CoderNerd

    Following Olga’s reporting on Twitter, which is commendable.
    Utterly stunned at the depths the gardai have sunk to. Un-fupping-believable.

  5. Ami B and BS

    Christy is a legend and very popular with ordinary down to earth Dubs as well as country folk. Less so with the up themselves dipsticks posting here but that’s no harm.

  6. Frilly Keane

    Lay’ve Christy alone ffs

    any man that can stand up on a surfboard after any whatever pints a’ stout has ta’ be sound

  7. Nigel

    All the righteous moral scorn poured on Bono and Geldof is utterly devalued. If people can hate on Christy Moore they’ll hate on anyone, for any stupid reason they can come up with, and the reason doesn’t matter, just the chance to get some hate on.

    1. rotide


      We’re such a nation of begrudgers, this website is proof of it day after day.

      1. Ami B and BS

        So true – pathetic losers for the most part sneering from behind their lace curtain and looking down on anyone with another view, especially a woman

    2. The Ghost of Starina

      I can’t say i know anything about him as a person but i have an absolute irrational hatred of that fuppin horse song deep in my soul.

    3. Andrew

      yes Nigel. we must all like the same people. Deviation from this will not be tolerated.

      1. italia'90

        I hope you don’t mind Andrew, but I’ve been reading your comments in a George Hook voice for the past week or two.
        It helps, it really does.

  8. Otis Blue

    Fair play to Christy. He understands soft power.

    If he wrote his autobiography, I’d buy it.

  9. Matt Lucozade: The Only Reader of the Village

    Sweat equity.

    “How yer man stayed up in the witness box after 15 rounds of stout guards blackballing his name in Coppers”.

  10. Matt Lucozade: The Only Reader of the Village

    In fairness, he has as much right to be there are anyone else as a citizen.

    He’s done more to help people recover from mental pain than say that buffoon Blindboy Boatclub with his homespun “street advice” on mental health.

  11. Harry Molloy

    There comes a time in a man’s life where he might be lucky enough to have a family and be in a really happy and loving place.
    Listening to Christy singing The Voyage during such a time is incredibly emotional.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      I adore that song. It reminds me very much of my father. He used to sing it when I was a kid and the emotion he put into it could only come from a man who knows the meaning of the song because he is living it. It’s a gorgeous song.

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