Monthly Archives: November 2005

Govt adviser accepts new position

Barry McSweeney has moved too. But should he allowed to take any position in government? In a statement this evening, Mr MacSweeney said he was pleased to accept his new position. He added it was his intention to work to … Continue reading

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Sullivan moves house

Andrew Sullivan has been hired to blog over at An interesting development.

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Blog software smackdown

Wondering what software to use for your blog? Slashdot link to a review of the top 3, MT, WordPress (which I use) and Textpattern.

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Talks over science adviser's disputed PhD continuing

More on the Barry McSweeney saga in todays Irish Times: Mr Martin said before the weekend that a decision might be made within a couple of days, raising expectations that the Cabinet might settle the issue at today’s meeting. This … Continue reading

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An Post

There are a number of billboard ads on display around Cork concerning An Post staff grievances with management. The billboards are headlined: An Post management is not delivering Forgive me, and correct me if I am wrong, should that not … Continue reading

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Irish Examiner website

Have the Irish Examiner not realised that the ads they show are really annoying? Do they not realise it will drive away readers? Watch for the Vodafone ‘3’ popup ad, right in the middle of the text. Grrrr.

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As if nothing was wrong…

Michael O’Farrell, political reporter at the Irish Examiner, lambasts Barry McSweeney and the Irish Times for failing deal with the hard questions being asked about McSweeney’s qualifications, or lack thereof. He gets it right in my view. Myself and Fiona … Continue reading

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Fine Gael Conference

I spent my Saturday morning travelling to Millstreet to attend the Fine Gael National Conference – curiosity got the best of me and it was the first time to attend a party conference in Ireland. The last time I went … Continue reading

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Irish Times on blogging

So another article on blogging in today’s Irish Times. Brian Boyd is on the story this time. Now last time an article was published in the Irish Times, and Irish bloggers reacted, many accused critics of the article of navel … Continue reading

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Finally able to blog again after a weekend of adventure and mishap. It was eventful to say the least. The server move is finally complete so I am expecting no more downtime for another while at least.

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