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Outright Bribery - Drehid Landfill

The money disbursed by Bord Na Móna to local sports clubs in Kildare is nothing more than bribery, OUTRIGHT BRIBERY.

It is a horrible tactic to divide the local community and to leave those who are closest to the dump isolated.  This is as low as it gets in Irish public affairs.

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Groucho Kenny and Brexit.

On the occasion of the Brexit referendum I sat up through the night following the count. As the results came in from the various constituencies and what had been described as the unthinkable became the inevitable, the commentators began the discussion on the repercussions.

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The Green Jersey

In December 2014, in an Irish Examiner article headlined ‘MEP’S “GREEN JERSEY” FURY’, Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes – while acknowledging that all MEPs did not share the same political philosophy – is quoted as saying that “there are some issues of such significance for Ireland, they break across these ideological barriers”.

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Disability, Accessibility

Walking around Brussels I often wonder what it must be like to be blind here and on foot, or in fact to have any kind of physical disability and have to negotiate your way around. It’s not just the proliferation of old cobbled footpaths with their proliferation of holes from missing cobbles, or just as hazardous, their proliferation of loose and proud cobbles, nor even the proliferation of dog-shit; it’s the narrowness of those footpaths, the obstacles permanent and temporary that are strewn in your way, blocking anyone with a buggy or a wheelchair.

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The Treaty of Rome

The Treaty of Rome was signed on March 25th 1957. To mark the 60th anniversary, this Saturday the leaders of what is now the EU will go back to Rome, where they will issue a Proclamation declaring where they believe we should all be headed.

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Ireland’s Beef Industry

Where to now for our beleaguered beef industry? Under pressure from food scandals abroad, international trade deals, multinational processors, it is being undermined also by our own Government, promoting forestry as an alternative in the erroneous belief that this will offset our increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the expanding dairy sector.

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Why the Delay?

St Patricks day, a day when all things Irish are celebrated on the international stage and Ireland as a nation puts itself in the world shop window, however if we were to look in the mirror and measure ourselves according to the yardstick espoused by Gandi “a nations greatness in measured by how it treats it weakest members” them we still have a way to go to live up to the image we portray to the outside world.

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