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A torrent of words

I write. As a freelance, I hold copyright on those words. “Ireland’s SOPA” wants to protect those words. But copyright already protects them. My words have been pirated a few times. The first time, articles were cut and pasted wholesale from a website and re-used. Not by a pirate website, but by an old-established company. […]

Katrina Brolly

There are days when the workings of the State confound me. No, this isn’t about NAMA, now passed by both houses of the Oireachtas, and – barring referral to the Supreme Court – set to become law within a week, as soon as President McAleese signs it. Instead, it’s about a case resolved on the […]

The Cost Of Lying

The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report into the cost of public tribunals makes interesting reading. The CAG calculates that the three largest tribunals, Moriarty, Mahon and Morris, will end up costing taxpayers over €400 million. The Morris tribunal, which has cost €46 million to date, will come in at around €80 million in total, the […]