Category Archives: Blogging

10 years a blogging

Just to mark – though I have since moved on to – that this blog is 10 years old today! Thanks to all my readers over the years – and the stats just passed the 2 million mark around … Continue reading

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De blogging

Things have been quiet around these parts of late. I moved to Dublin, started working for Storyful, and have been kept very busy over at doing FOIs. Do readers want me to cross post everything from to here?

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Department expense database

[Crossposted to] Readers may recall a blog post I wrote back in December detailing my dealings with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism (DAST). After gleaning information from the footers of Ken Foxe’s FOIs concerning John O’Donoghue, I … Continue reading

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Happy new year

Another year down… a happy new year to everyone!

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Baker Tilly report

For those interested on what goes on at some State bodies that do not fall under FOI legislation, Mark has distilled the details of the Baker Tilly report in CIE (the Irish operator of railways), and posted the report itself. … Continue reading

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In Barcelona

Blogging has been very light recently as I’ve been busy with stuff over at, and now I’m in Barcelona for PDF Europe. Day 1 looks like a great lineup and I’m looking forward to meeting lots of interest people … Continue reading

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Back from holidays, though yet to upload most of the pictures. Palmyra was very impressive indeed.

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Anger and John O'Donoghue

The Sunday Tribune reported over the weekend that current speaker of the Dail, and former tourism minister John O’Donoghue spent upwards of €125,000 (excluding government jet costs) over two years. Among the details: Among the expenditure were a series of … Continue reading

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Giving something back?

Given the day that’s in it, after seven years of blogging, I feel like I should try and give something back to the blogosphere. Over the years I have offered hosting to a number of people who I felt deserved … Continue reading

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That time again…

Gavin’s Blog is seven years old today. Thank you to all my readers over the years.

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