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The G8 summit family photo at Lough Erne in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, today

Top from left: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barrack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.


90304626Vlad is on steroids had the protein breakfast.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

PeacerocketNorthwest G8 Action Group made this ‘Peace Rocket’, above, as part of their protest at the G8 summit

Yesterday, it was ‘apprehended’ by Gardaí.



But today

2 G8 Wiv Luv writes:

“A huge thank you to Joe Higgins TD, Cllr Declan Bree, the Parades Commission Northern Ireland, the organisers of G8 Not Welcome Protest Enniskillen. The two solicitors who gave their services for free, and everyone who made phone calls and offered support. Our Peace Rocket is now back in our possession, and Will carry our message of Peace Unity and Justice to World leaders in Enniskillen today.”



Members of the White House Press Corps receiving pints of the black stuff on arrival in Sligo last night.

Meanwhile, in today’s Irish Times Letters, Clinical Psychologist Dr Declan Aherne outlines his concerns about our relationship with alcohol:

The alcoholic society may be best represented by its ambivalence toward excess alcohol consumption. Just as the alcoholic individual will deny that s/he has a drink problem, so the alcoholic society will demand “evidence” that there is a problem with sponsorship by alcohol companies, ignoring the blatant fact that alcohol sponsorship in sport is providing a universal endorsement for alcohol consumption, without the provision in equal measure, for alternative lifestyle choices.

It is this imbalance, driven by marketing and brand exposure, that generates peer pressure to drink. Those who argue that there is no evidence to link alcohol problems with sports sponsorship are demonstrating a clear ostrich-like approach to the difficulties our society is facing in relation to alcohol.

An alcoholic society (Dr Declan Aherne, Irish Times Letters)

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