Posts Tagged election

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 […]

Return to Normality

I’m back.  I’m alive.  The election was won. (Thanks, Avril). Took a bit longer to get back to blogging than expected, due to a bug in the upgrade of WordPress, but all sorted now. A few online things to note from the campaign – Liveblogs and Twitter really came to life during the counts & […]

May Day

A quote for MayDay: “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” No, it’s not Marx, it’s the Father of Capitalism, Adam Smith, in ‘The Wealth of Nations’. It’s here in context (para […]

In Poland, Nobody Likes Libertas…So They Find A Way Around Funding Rules

Very interesting news from Poland, (thanks to a source who shall remain nameless for pointing it out), which follows earlier blogger interest. First up, the results of a new poll (English translation) undertaken in Poland on the European Elections campaign.  This was carried out by the local branch of TNS/MRBI (TNS/OBOP in Poland), so we […]

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.