The Great Unveiling

So it's finally happened. After almost a century of bickering, Ireland's two largest political parties have coalesced into a single, stomach-turning, putrid mass. It is not before time. Though their stalwart supporters may argue, both parties essentially espouse the same ideals. On pretty much every major policy in recent years, they have fallen in line … Continue reading The Great Unveiling

Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Papa John’s Cultural Centre

Signage like that in the picture above is dotted around Galway City. These dark brown street signs mostly indicate a location of historical or cultural significance. Which is why I was mildly amused to recently notice this particular one pointing visitors to the nearest branch of a local fast food restaurant. Some (not I) might … Continue reading Papa John’s Cultural Centre

Week inside my Head

Welcome to a recap of what's been going on inside my head this last week. Don't worry, you won't need to bring a flashlight on this excursion, as we are not venturing into the inner darker regions. I started the week with an observation of city architecture, and how it is largely designed with motorists … Continue reading Week inside my Head

Patronising – that means talking down to you

It is more than a little worrying that our Minister for Health Simon Harris, the wretched leering gremlin pictured above, has a similar level of understanding of the current pandemic to that of noted intellectual Kellyanne Conway, one of President Dump's advisors. The esteemed Minister Harris in a radio interview yesterday stated that the '19' … Continue reading Patronising – that means talking down to you

Weekend thoughts

Another week of lockdown over, and still no real certainty about how much longer it will take. I wrote on Wednesday about this, how the government's lack of transparency in testing and recovery data is leaving all in the dark. Perhaps the Minister for Health Wormtongue Simon Harris reads my blog, as lo and behold … Continue reading Weekend thoughts