All right, all right – let’s broaden the debate

I had a complaint from a correspondent on yesterday’s blog, essentially saying would I give over about the bloody election and talk about something else? S/he  (correspondent remains, as most do, under the intriguing veil of anonymity) has a point but let me briefly give my reasons for the presidency emphasis. It’s simple: were McGuinness […]

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All right, all right – let’s broaden the debate

I had a complaint from a correspondent on yesterday’s blog, essentially saying would I give over about the bloody election and talk about something else? S/he  (correspondent remains, as most do, under the intriguing veil of anonymity) has a point but let me briefly give my reasons for the presidency emphasis. It’s simple: were McGuinness […]

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No need for language like that

OK –  starter for ten. Which presidential candidate said the following yesterday: “What I have offered is my life and what I am offering is a significant portion of the rest of my life.” ? Let’s see now – sounds extreme, doesn’t  it? And extreme is next door to extremist. And that talk about offering […]

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No need for language like that

OK –  starter for ten. Which presidential candidate said the following yesterday: “What I have offered is my life and what I am offering is a significant portion of the rest of my life.” ? Let’s see now – sounds extreme, doesn’t  it? And extreme is next door to extremist. And that talk about offering […]

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A money-saving plan

I have, not a plan, but a money-saving proposal. I know it’ll be welcomed, especially in these days of austerity in every area (especially for the average citizen living in the south).  My plan has two parents: one is imbedded deep in the presidency of Mary McAleese . The other is known as Red C. […]

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A money-saving plan

I have, not a plan, but a money-saving proposal. I know it’ll be welcomed, especially in these days of austerity in every area (especially for the average citizen living in the south).  My plan has two parents: one is imbedded deep in the presidency of Mary McAleese . The other is known as Red C. […]

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That Red C poll – makes you think, doesn’t it?

OK –  guess which paper  today has the following headlines: ‘Michael D fears Sinn Féin in Aras would endorse IRA’ ‘Uneasy riders who do not understand the Republic’ ‘McGuinness plays victim in election he cannot win’ ‘McGuinness finds that it is a long, long way from there to Down Here’ ‘Miriam moment was when the […]

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That Red C poll – makes you think, doesn’t it?

OK –  guess which paper  today has the following headlines: ‘Michael D fears Sinn Féin in Aras would endorse IRA’ ‘Uneasy riders who do not understand the Republic’ ‘McGuinness plays victim in election he cannot win’ ‘McGuinness finds that it is a long, long way from there to Down Here’ ‘Miriam moment was when the […]

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Are you mad as hell and…?

Below is the recent exchange between myself and the Complaints department at RTÉ. If you feel as I do, don’t just fume – complain.  Now. Their email address is (unsurprisingly) complaints@rte.ie From: Jude Collins [mailto:judejcollins@gmail.com]Sent: Thu 13/10/2011 19:32To: ComplaintsSubject: Complaint regarding presidential debate – Hide quoted text – Sir/Madam, I trust my complaint THIS time will at least be […]

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Are you mad as hell and…?

Below is the recent exchange between myself and the Complaints department at RTÉ. If you feel as I do, don’t just fume – complain.  Now. Their email address is (unsurprisingly) complaints@rte.ie From: Jude Collins [mailto:judejcollins@gmail.com]Sent: Thu 13/10/2011 19:32To: ComplaintsSubject: Complaint regarding presidential debate – Hide quoted text – Sir/Madam, I trust my complaint THIS time will at least be […]

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