37 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Papers

  1. Eoin Foot

    Four people including a child die violent deaths in one day in Ireland and it barely makes it onto the front page of the Examiner.
    We’ve come a long way since Craggy Island.

    1. Lilly

      He’s being very coy. Why bother telling the story if you’re not going to name the ‘nominating country’.

      1. Eoin Foot

        Perhaps his reputation with that country is such that he prefers not to drag it into a row with Ireland.
        His substantive point that the Irish political establishment always looks after its own remains.

        1. Lilly

          Is Michael Fitzmaurice part of the Irish political establishment? Maybe it’s more about Ganley’s shady reputation than his location in rural Ireland per se.

          1. Lilly

            See 2008 Prime Time investigation on the source of his wealth. He sued for defamation but RTE stood over it bar one specific detail. But you know this already, I suspect.

          2. Eoin Foot

            So no criminal charges or subsequent investigation by Revenue just an RTE muckrake because he dared to challenge the Establishment.
            Exactly the point he was making.
            Of course it’s his stance on abortions which drives the hatred.
            But you know that already I suspect …

          3. Lilly

            ‘Drives the hatred’ is a little melodramatic, he’s hardly on the public radar. I’m not overly familiar with his views on abortion but in light of his moaning about not being able to attend mass during the pandemic, I could hazard a guess.

          4. Lilly

            That was 13 years ago. Libertas has gone the way of the dodo. But let us know what he’s up to, by all means, if he’s still moving and shaking.

      2. johnny

        …i be ya its Venezuela that other obnoxious plastic paddy, doctor of mickey’s mouse Smurfit had loads and loads interest’s and holdings there too,befoie he f..off to some dodgy no tax hot spot,i think its moron’s island…yeah still sad see Declan is such a fabulist publicity ho…i mean at his age,

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      For “Honorary Consul” read well paid lobbyist.
      I should add that if the nominating country had not had their nomination blocked, I am very *very* certain I would have been able to do quite a lot to further strengthen the economic ties between that country & Ireland. Indeed that’s why they asked me.

      If he wasn’t part of the “in crowd”, I wonder how Walter Mitty expected he’d do such a fab job?

  2. Charlie

    But but what about our favourite daily game? We gotta keep whingin about people in Government. They’re all evil. Forget all that policies nonsense. We gotta keep chasin’ ‘em. We got a chip on our shoulders. Someone’s gotta take the blame. He’ll, It’s all that matters! Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph…

  3. Anne Unicorn

    It’s almost 00:30
    Where are all the Irish papers today?

    Nobody I know cares about Boris’s problems.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    Now let’s delve into

    Catherine Martin’s brother’s appointment to the Seanad.
    Eamon Ryan’s brother’s company getting a government contract without any tender. Medmark.

    to mention just two.

    1. Charlie

      Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph…. it’s Groundhog Day from our resident groundhog. Hangs the record ffs

  5. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    These murder-suicides / familicide cases are becoming all too frequent. It’s an evil as old as time to murder your kin. Terrible waste of life, RIP.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      I wish those people would just kill themselves first, rather than murder all around them.

      The murderer gets sympathy, instead of being treated as the vile pariah they really are.

  6. MacGafraidh

    Heard on NT about a lad getting 612 points and he didn’t get his first preference.. Can we get anything right in this country?

    1. paul

      22 courses now have requirements over 600 (academic) points. It’s no longer only about showing excellence as a student (or a regurgitator, depending on your opinion of the LC), it’s now also about loopholes and working the system.

  7. Lilly

    From Kathy Sheridan: – ‘an English student said, “I will have to hold my nose and apply for an Irish passport.”’

    Hmmm… I very much doubt anyone actually said that.

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