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Tag Archives: Libertas

Tell me a story

Here’s what I learned about Declan Ganley’s meeting on twitter last night: The crowd was older, over half of them pensioners. More women than men among the retirees. At 7pm there were about 100 people in the room. The numbers swelled to over 400 by the end of the evening. At one point, a speaker […]

Reading Matters

It’s been a while since I’ve updated (a combination of work and connectivity issues) so I thought I’d spend some time on what I’ve been reading. If you haven’t done so already, bookmark The Story. The brianchild of Mark Coughlan and Gavin Sheridan, it’s a must see site if you want to see the devil […]

An Open Letter to Libertas

Dear Declan, I know you’re not going away. Or if you do, you will return after another ‘provocation’ to run for the Dáil or, – heaven help us – the Áras. Either way, we can be sure of one thing. Votes like this aren’t going away either. There will be new treaties, as Europe evolves. […]

Unvictory

Some arguments made on both sides of the Lisbon treaty debate are false. Some are true. Some are unprovable either way. And a large number of arguments are irrelevant. Take what was credited as a winning argument last time: ‘Save Our Commissioner: Vote No’. As it turns out, once Ireland voted No, the EU suddenly […]

He’s Back

Declan Ganley has re-entered the fray. The news – announced sideways in a Wall Street Journal interview – contradicts his vow to quit if he didn’t win a seat in the Euro elections. As recently as mid-August, Ganley repeated his promise in a series of twitter posts. Asked if he planned to get involved in […]

Euorvoting

Declan Ganley must be wondering where it all went wrong. A year ago, Libertas seemed unstoppable. But it’s a party in name only, without grassroots membership, unable even to supply a copy of its constitution (I know, I asked). Libertas is in trouble. Caroline Simons is statistically invisible in Dublin, Ray O’Malley barely registers in […]

Celebrity Games

Fianna Fail are set to trump the Fine Gael coup in landing George Lee as an election candidate, announcing the Seoige Sisters as MEP candidates in the Ireland Northwest constituency. Stung by the news that one of their harshest economic critics is set to take the hustings for the opposition, party mandarins immediately met in […]