Monthly Archives: September 2013

Abolition of The Seanad?

By asking (instructing) us to vote for the abolition of the Seanad, it looks like Enda Kenny is trying to push the envelope. Or in this case, should we say, envelopes. The Regulations in relation to free postal facilities for … Continue reading

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Roget’s Thesaurus….The astonishing, amazing, staggering, astounding disclosure by Jack Nicholson…

You may find today’s column about Jack Nicholson a bit too ornate, elaborate, extravagant and overblown, but two days ago was the birthday of Peter Mark Roget, who compiled Roget’s Thesaurus of Words and Phrases, an amazingly impressive, splendiferous, wondrous, … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney Poet Laureate…..our love of language is still alive and we still trust the poet as a reporter.

My first novel, “The Stunt”was published by O’Brien Press, in 1995. It got plenty of push, so a lot of people were aware of it, without buying it, may I say. My wife, calls me Seamus, rather than Shay, as … Continue reading

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Pat Rabbitte… a Noob!

I have a sneaky suspicion that our Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, is a Noob. In the lingua franca of the computing classes, noob is a neologism that means he is a Johnny-Come -Lately to technology and to the many diverse … Continue reading

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