Archive for July, 2009

Minister for Public Service Reform

In case you missed it, Ruairi Quinn called for the establishment of a Minister for Public Service Reform the other day. I’m going to claim partial credit for that idea.  I can’t remember whether I actually said it to Ruairi himself, but I was punting the idea around the Labour Party backrooms for a couple […]

Waking Up Canadian

Well, I’ve arrived safely in Vancouver.  Nothing much to report yet, but two videos for your enjoyment: And (of course!): Now, where did I put my maple syrup, eh? (Oh, and don’t worry – I’m not actually up at 2am posting this, I scheduled it so it would go out during daylight Irish time)

An Bord Snip – It’s All or Nothing

FF must now implement all or none of An Bord Snip Nua’s recommendations Fianna Fáil, and the Government as a whole, now has two stark choices in front of it following the publication of the report of An Bord Snip Nua. Ministers can implement it word for word, cut for cut, job loss for job […]