Thursday 27 September 2007

Spot The Difference

Today, Thursday September 27 2006. From RTE.ie

Ahern says he has People's Trust
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has accused Fine Gael deputies of using 'gutter comments' against him in the Dáil yesterday.

Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, the Taoiseach rejected suggestions made by Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore that he was treating people like gullible fools.

Last night the Government won a vote of confidence in the Taoiseach by 81 to 76.

Mr Ahern insisted the still has the trust of the people of the country.

He added that nobody in the crowd at the Ploughing Championships this morning had mentioned any of the recent controversies.

Following last night's vote it is understood the Government Chief Whip, Tom Kitt, is to write to Fianna Fáil TD Ned O'Keeffe about his absence.

Mr Kitt is expected to seek a meeting with Mr O'Keeffe to discuss the matter next week.

The Cork East TD was one of eight Government supporters who did not cast a vote yesterday, but the only one whose absence was not approved.

Five Ministers were abroad on Government business and were not able to return in time for the vote, while another two were excused due to illness.

It has not been possible to contact Mr O'Keeffe today for comment.



From Breakingnews.ie

Ahern facing fourth day of questions at Mahon Tribunal
24/09/2007 - 07:55:32

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is due back in the witness box at the Mahon Tribunal today for a fourth day of questions about his personal finances.

The tribunal is investigating large sums of money that Mr Ahern received from wealthy businessmen and friends in the 1990s.

It is focusing in particular on a number of foreign exchange transactions linked to the money.

Yesterday, an opinion poll found that less than one-third of voters believe the Taoiseach's explanations over the past couple of weeks, while 60% say he should resign if he is found to have lied to the tribunal.

And sure while we're at it...also from breakingnews.ie



Ranking shows corruption in Ireland rising
26/09/2007 - 10:03:45

Ireland's reputation is falling down the world rankings because of corruption, according to the campaign group Transparency International.

Ireland is 17th out of 180 countries in the organisation's latest corruption perceptions index, down from 11th in 1995.

Transparency International is blaming weak safeguards against corruption and the Government's reversal of important political reforms for the perceived downturn in public standards.

It says Irish businesses are losing out because of this reputation, which can hamper a country's ability to attract foreign investment.

Wednesday 26 September 2007

Upcoming Cork Gigs

Going to cover Cork gigs, because while there are some great music blogs out there (Nialler9 and Jim Carroll for example), they're Dublin based and as such there's little (that I've come across yet) that covers Cork. Some decent gigs ahead, and some quite frankly bizarre (in a good way) prices; Cathy Davey, Fight Like Apes and Warlords of Pez for less than €20 combined?

65 Days Of Static - Cyprus Avenue - Nov 4th - €17.50
Alabama 3 - Savoy - Oct 10th - €24
Cathy Davey
- Cyprus Avenue - Oct 11th, 18th, 25th - €7
David Kitt - Cyprus Avenue - Oct 2 - €20
Delorentos - Cyprus Avenue - Sep 27 - €12
Duke Special - Cyprus Avenue - Oct 17 - €18.50
Fight Like Apes - Cyprus Avenue - Oct 30 - €9
Fionn Regan - Cyprus Avenue - Nov 10 - sold out
Hooray For Humans - Cyprus Avenue - Nov 2 - €12
Jape - Cyprus Avenue - Dec 5 - €12
New Young Pony Club - Cyprus Avenue - Oct 6 - €22.50
Rest - Cyprus Avenue - Sept 28th - €10
Super Furry Animals - Savoy - Oct 15 - €30
Warlords Of Pez - Cyprus Avenue - Oct 29 - €2 (?!?)

Tuesday 25 September 2007

What a pro!




Fair play to her for carrying on!

Friday 21 September 2007

The Apple iPhone

You know you want it.


A Sporting Gesture

Considering all the bad media soccer gets (overpaid prima donnas etc etc) it's only fitting that a gesture like this gets attention.

A few weeks back Leicester were playing Nottingham Forest in the English League Cup. Forrest were a goal up at half time but during the interval Clive Clark, Leicester player, collapsed and had a heart attack. The match was subsequently abandoned, with Forrest's consent.

The reply was the other night, and to say thank you for the gesture Leicester allowed Forrest to score from the kick off, to restore their lead.




On a slightly controversial note, the offer was not made public, and so many fans were a bit peeved that they'd lost money on their First Goalscorer bet...

Thursday 20 September 2007

Mentally Ill Teen To Get Own TV Show

Remember Chris Crocker? The YouTube kid who lost it when the insults were flying Britney's way following her VMA "performance"?

No? Here's a reminder.



He's gotten his own TV Show according to a story in Variety.


Should the Irish Rugby Team lose to France tomorrow expect a Doss Spot tirade, as hosted by YouTube.

"How f**king dare anyone out there make fun of ROG after all he's been through?!! He's been ridiculed by the French media, someone sent round that picture of him in Coppers. He's made us aware of Tesco, Samsung, AIB, Foreign Villas and you people still want him to win some rugby games? HE'S A HUMAN!!!" etc etc

EWWWWWWWWWWW!

New York Family Vow To Live Without Toilet Paper

Amongst other personal hygiene products.

Wednesday 19 September 2007

Anybody out there?

Hello,

This being the first post I suppose it'd be best to give an overall sense of the place....


Hmmmmmmmm............

Wellllllll........

Does the title not explain it? Just some where to pass some time with junk on-line.

P.S. Don't say the title of the Blog quickly in front of your Mammy.