Archive for March, 2009

Eamon Gilmore Video

The famous Eamon Gilmore video, which was shown at the Labour Party Conference on Saturday, and has received quite a bit of comment in various places, is now online.  You can see it here.

MBA Decision Time

Well, as discussed before, I’m planning on doing a full time MBA later this year (starting August/September). It’s come down to decision time now, because I’ve received three offers and deadlines approach (thanks to those who helped reviewing my application essays, of course!). The three are UBC Sauder in Vancouver, University of Western Ontario (Ivey), […]

Cowen Portraits, or “PictureGate”

Finally got around to throwing my oar in on the Cowen portraits saga (or #picturegate, as it’s become known). (The London Times has a good rundown of the story so far if you’ve not been following it) Whatever you think of the original RTÉ news report, and the subsequent apology (note RTÉ’s first bit of […]

Who Reads the Papers

I’ve been a bad blogger, and not updated in some time – mainly due to work pressures.  Whether or not this is resolved is entirely undetermined at this time. In the meantime, here’s an amusing piece from today’s Irish Times, inspired, no doubt, by the brilliant scene from Yes, Prime Minister.  It’s part of Anne […]

Who Pays No Tax?

RTÉ’s Prime Time last night was a discussion on tax.  Reporter/presenter Mark Little repeated several times Noel Dempsey’s (and the Government’s) claim that “38% of people pay no tax at all”.  That’s rubbish. 38% of people pay no income tax.  But they all pay tax. VAT, or sales tax, is paid by everyone, without exception.  […]