Jumpstarting my Road to Damnation

The trail of cookie crumbs my browsing history has been leaving recently has seen some curious advertising stalkers creeping after me. One particularly persistent ad is trying to convince me to attend a 2-day property investment workshop, entitled Jumpstart. This targeted ad is obviously because I have been looking at property online. However, I'm simply … Continue reading Jumpstarting my Road to Damnation

Taking on the Blueshirts

I've been in a letter-writing mood of late. This week, I've initiated a tête-à-tête with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohue. Feel free to adapt this material to contact your own TD if you have had the same issue. Dear Minister Donohoe, I have just received a letter, dated 29th January, from your office soliciting … Continue reading Taking on the Blueshirts

The Dead Kennedys were Right about Landlords.

My saga with my property agency (parasites) continued this week. Apparently they are claiming I have lived at my current address for just over a year, whereas in actuality it is approaching a depressing five and a half years of lining investor's pockets at my expense. It was the Residential Tenancies Board that informed of … Continue reading The Dead Kennedys were Right about Landlords.

They’re not even pretending anymore

The above sign is on a terrace in Stoneybatter, close to where I live in Dublin, showing two houses up for sale. Sorry, not two houses. Two investment opportunities. Just look at the language on the sign. Development. Investment. Tenants. Apartments. Nowhere does it mention house or home. I suppose we should appreciate their honesty … Continue reading They’re not even pretending anymore

Bord of Privatisation

One of the many consequences of the sweeping neoliberal policies of Ireland's current government is that homelessness is now at record numbers. The latest figures published by non-profit organisation Focus Ireland count the number of homeless people as 10,397, while also noting that the number of homeless families has increased by 354% in the five years … Continue reading Bord of Privatisation

An Alternative Take on Economic Vandalism

The Irish Times have once again elected not to publish a letter from me taking one of their writers to task. However, dear reader, what is their loss is your gain. In response to this article, here is my missive: A chara, Mark Paul's assertion, in Friday September 27th's Business This Week, that blocking new … Continue reading An Alternative Take on Economic Vandalism