Nimbyland

Blocking the twitter accounts of nazi yanks who write “controversial” articles in The Irish Times is all very well, but we really need to talk about Ballaghadreen. Because its typical, not exceptional The thing is, we don’t need a lexicon to explain the half-mouthed pieties of local councillors or ambitious senators. You know the kind […]

‘I am not bound by decisions made by my predecessors’ – RTE FOI

A few years ago, after reading a news story about a “dossier” sent to RTE about its political coverage by a political party, I sent in a freedom of information request, asking for “any submissions from political parties regarding partiality and bias in political reporting and commentary on RTE”. The request was initially refused, on […]

FOI: The Poor Box

Ever wondered what happens to the donations people make to the poor box in the Irish courts system?  I sent in a freedom of information request to the Courts Service asking that question. Poor Box Donations 2014 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97BNQQ6gbcfdWdrb3IxRHBNSDQ/view?usp=sharing Poor Box Donations 2013 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97BNQQ6gbcfcUdTWjRpampGaFE/view?usp=sharing Poor Box Donations 2012 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97BNQQ6gbcfWmYwUF81QWNIcTA/view?usp=sharing

Civil War and civil rights

Civil War isn’t really sure what the conflict is about, only that it’s an excuse for fighting (Widow v Hawkeye, Ant-Man v Ironman, Spidey v pretty much everyone), and at the end of the day, it doesn’t do much except serve as a stealth origin story for Black Panther and a Peter Parker reboot. This […]