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Be careful, the Gardaí have been practising

Anyone considering attending tonight’s protest at the Dáil should be aware that the Public Order Unit (riot squad) will also be present. They are fresh from a “refresher course” in dealing with protest marches. They have been working hard over in Corrib, protecting the investment of Royal Dutch Shell, at great expense to the Irish [...]

Misspelt but not misplaced

Good news! Spice-burger saved, for now

Spice burgers back on the menu due to popular demand – Irish Times Paul Cullen – Friday, July 3, 2009 After an extraordinary outpouring of support for Walsh Family Foods, the sole manufacturers of the product, it started making spice burgers again yesterday, just a fortnight after the Finglas-based firm closed with the loss of [...]

Céad milliún fáilte

The tourist board cliché of “Céad míle fáilte”, from those ads with fiddles and pints and oysters, literally means “a hundred thousand welcomes”. Perhaps we need to update this to better represent the “current economic climate”. A recent letter to one of the national newspapers suggested that in all this talk of bank recapitalisation, loans [...]