Wage control, it seems, lke much in Ireland, is for the little people. The pixieheads get patted on the head and told how good we are to bear down and buckle up, while the protected elites roll on. Continue reading
In April last, Professor Brian Lucey of TCD published an independent assessment of the major issues that are associated with the planned National Postcode, to be called Eircode. Almost immediately, an attempt at debunking these issues was published by a company called AutoAddress in Dublin. Of course, those watching expected a debunking of the debunking, but none was done because none was merited…until now, let us tell you why.
via Debunking the AutoAddress Debunking! | Get Lost Eircodes.
The departure of Patrick honohan from the central bank caps a week where the Irish public saw the true reality of central bank independence. Continue reading
Ranking season is upon us with the QS rankings of subject areas (not, as is commonly though, Departments) now revealed. Again we find that despite the hype Irish universities are stronger in Arts and Humanities than in the STEM areas. This is in stark contrast to the financial flows to these areas and in even starker contrast to the government and regulatory thrust. Evidence of sustained internationally recognised quality in the AHSS (arts, humanities and social science) area does not translate into funding, support or recognition. Perhaps its time it did?
Breda O’Brien doesnt get it.. Taking about some of the vile abuse she gets she notes
“It was really incredibly toxic at that time. I don’t want anyone to be in a closet but I felt that I was almost being forced into it. And I don’t think that’s fair to anybody.”
That you were being forced into a closet?
“Yeah. That there are certain things you believe in that you can’t say.”
Thats right Breda. You or I or the man next door or the lass selling the paper might believe that blacks are inferior to whites, that the nazis didnt do half enough of a job on the jews, that we should be allowed rape our spouses, or even that we can enslave migrants (a la Leviticus 25:45). But, you know what? We may think that, believe in it utterly, but in public we need to drink a tall glass of STFU. Because as a society we work only when we have a modicum of interpersonal tolerance.
via ‘Gays should abstain from sex – like all unmarried couples’ – Independent.ie.