Pledge Request: Fax Your TD
John Handelaar is looking for some people to support his efforts to develop an Irish equivalent of the hugely successful UK site WriteToThem.com for contacting UK politicians. The Irish version of the site would allow people to contact their councillors, TDs and MEPs for free. If you are interested in helping out, visit www.pledgebank.com/faxyourtd BEFORE 1ST FEBRUARY.
The Dossing TimesAbortion (7.2.2006, 16:00 UTC)
The abortion debate is griping the Irish Blogsphere. So I guess I better put my views on virtual paper. Now I have often been called a fence sitter and I guess in many ways I am. But on this issue I take much the same attitude as I do on drugs. Drugs are bad but should be legalised. Same with abortion. I think abortion is basically wrong but should be legalised. Now I know this argument will
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The Dossing TimesWho are we. (7.2.2006, 14:36 UTC)
Fiona has started a new politcal meme. Richard Waghorne taged me Firstly I don't believe in labeling anyone as I believe people views should be read not what party they follow. So I am not going to answer all these questions. But anyway here is some. Gender: Male Age: 19-30 Nationality: Irish Country of Residence: Ireland Sexual Orientation: Straight Do you have a disability? Yes Dislexia. I
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The Dossing TimesAbortion Debate Poll (7.2.2006, 00:02 UTC)
I am putting my current poll on hold for a while to deal with the more important question of Abortion. Some blogs are weighing on the issue at the moment. So I think a poll question to see where attitudes lie is important. So you shall she the poll on the right. Please vote. Edit:some people can not see it for some reason. So can get poll here as well Edit: BTW Extreme case would be life and
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The Dossing Times1916 Commemoration and Neo-Redmondness (6.2.2006, 20:31 UTC)
Of late Neo-Redmondism is on the rise. What is Neo-Redmondism you ask. Well it is a word I just made up. It basically is a belief that the 1916 rising was wrong and that John Redmond’s parlimentary party could have delivered a Irish Republic. Ok firstly a bit of background for any foreign readers. John Redmond was leader of the Irish Parliamentary party from 1900 to 1918. The aim of the party
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The Dossing TimesIrish Blog Awards Election Campaign (6.2.2006, 13:42 UTC)
Considering that many blogs are asking for votes for the awards. I feel it is time for the Dossing Times election campaign posters. Edit more posters:
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The Dossing TimesWhat can Iraq learn from Spain and Catalonia (6.2.2006, 00:11 UTC)
Ask any random person in Barcelona what football club they support and they will say Barcelona. Rarely do you hear anyone say they support the other Barcelona primra League side Espanyol. The reason for this is the Barcelona Football club’s crest includes the Catalonia flag and the word Espanyol means Spanish and the crest has a crown. Barcelona football club has always been the symbol of Catalan
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The Dossing TimesDossing Times poll question. (5.2.2006, 22:31 UTC)
I saw this statement over on Irish Health “2 in 5 doctors believe obese patients, smokers and heavy drinkers should be excluded from some treatments” Primary Care study Suffolk, UK If you are sick of something that is your own fault such as lung cancer from smoking or liver damage from drinking. Something that you know that is bad for you. Should the state pay for your treatment.So the poll
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The Dossing TimesResults of Dossing Times NATO Poll (5.2.2006, 22:19 UTC)
On the question should Ireland join NATO. No 52.7% 29 Votes Yes 47.3% 26 Votes This result has surprised me. I did not think NATO support would be so strong. Anyway there will be more on this issue later.
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The Dossing TimesIrish Blog Awards Voting open (5.2.2006, 20:32 UTC)
Voting is open for the Irish Blog awards. So go here and pick who you think is the best blogger in all the categories. The top 5 in each lot will be shortlisted for the judges to pick the eventually winners I think. Edit: I didn't want to tut our own horn but everyone else is tuting theirs :). So you can vote for the Dossing Times in the catagories of Best Political Blog and Best Blog post for
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The Dossing TimesA new war in East Africa? (4.2.2006, 20:15 UTC)
In 2 countries Ethiopia and Eritrea where the people are in desperate need of help. Their leaders are gearing up for a fight.
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The Dossing TimesComments (4.2.2006, 18:33 UTC)
I think Comments are working again. So work away. actually they are not click on the title not comments to see the comments
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The Dossing TimesBrokeback Fighter Squadron (3.2.2006, 23:12 UTC)
Brokeback Fighter Squadron :-) Hat tip (here)
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The Dossing TimesBecause we "Can" (3.2.2006, 17:48 UTC)
Spain's leading newspaper became the latest European paper to publish a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammad today, publishing a cartoon previously published in France on it's front page. The cartoon in question portrayed Mohammad's head made up of lines which say "I must not draw Mohammad" in French. Is it me, or is that taking the piss, just a little? Freedom of speech and expression are
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The Dossing TimesBecause we "Can" (3.2.2006, 17:48 UTC)
Spain's leading newspaper became the latest European paper to publish a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammad today, publishing a cartoon previously published in France on it's front page. The cartoon in question portrayed Mohammad's head made up of lines which say "I must not draw Mohammad" in French. Is it me, or is that taking the piss, just a little? Freedom of speech and expression are
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The Dossing TimesIs religion more identity then faith (3.2.2006, 17:08 UTC)
Many people believe that religion is a matter of faith. A new term is appearing in Irish life. A pseudo-religion Al carte Catholicism. Many people think that the Catholic Church should change their views to suit a “modern Ireland” yet why should they Catholic faith is the Catholic faith. Catholic Dogma is Catholic Dogma. Religion is a set of values set by a higher power and not you. The Catholic
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The Dossing TimesTop 6 Friday Dossing Times suggestions for adaptations of TV series that will never be made. (3.2.2006, 12:54 UTC)
6. E.R Dublin. I need a trolley stat 5.Celebrity love island. George Gallowey is looking for love. 4. Lost season 3. Four women and a map. 3.I’m a politician get me out of here. George Galloway in his constituency. 2.Hanging with Hector. Hector introduces us to the world of hanging as he hangs some of the worlds greatest fiends. (Tá a muineál bhriste) 1. Survivor with Suicide bombers and
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The Dossing TimesTree Hugging Rock-Stars (2.2.2006, 18:17 UTC)
The growing craze amongst the conscience driven pop star is to 'carbon neutralise' their music by buying enough trees to absorb the carbon produced by their albums and tours. Chris Martin has just bought 50,000 trees to make ammends for Coldplay's latest album and the upcoming tour. Now correct me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't you need to purchase land and plant the required number of new
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The Dossing TimesMiracle in Limerick the Blind and lame can walk (2.2.2006, 16:04 UTC)
Manuel Estimulo discovers that a miracle has happened on the streets of Limerick. A blind and disabled man was miraculous cured and then managed to get a cup of coffee. With this sort of photographic evidence maybe the pope will consider creating a St Limerick pavement
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The Dossing TimesDanish Cartoons and Freedom of Speech (2.2.2006, 10:27 UTC)
As I was travelling in to college this morning, an unprovoked Ray D'Arcy, decided to commit a crime against humanity and played the latest 'song' from Girls Aloud. Immediatedly, my primitive survival instincts kicked in and I changed station, to 2fm. What I stumbled across was a debate, for lack of a better word, on the G-Ryan show about the recent Danish cartoon controversy. Briefly, the
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The Dossing TimesIrish Conspiracy for World Domination (2.2.2006, 00:40 UTC)
The Jewish conspiracy is known the world over. The holocaust denier Mark Weber, who is director of the American Institute for Historical Review said a few years ago that "Since the 1960s, Jews have come to wield considerable influence in American economic, cultural, intellectual and political life ... close to half its billionaires are Jews. They claim that the Jews control the media and to
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The Dossing TimesMunster Match (1.2.2006, 20:36 UTC)
Sorry for taking so long to put these pictures of the Munster Sale Rugby match up on the Blog. Fr Click to see larger versions. TRY!!
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The Dossing TimesKey Quotes of the IMC report (1.2.2006, 13:18 UTC)
Key quotes We believe that there is no intention on the part of a number of those groups, in particular PIRA,to revert to terrorism but there still remain questions about how far this dynamic will develop. There seems to be a growing awareness within groups on both sides that violence and crime – even if they had been considered an acceptable option in the past – do not now offer a way forward
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The Dossing TimesIMC report (1.2.2006, 13:08 UTC)
The IMC report is online here. More on it when i get to read it.Hat tip Slugger
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The Dossing TimesImmigrants,childcare and elections (1.2.2006, 01:32 UTC)
The big two stories so far this year have been work permits and the new story that the governments new childcare proposal means that workers here can get the €1000 euro benefit when their kids are back home in Eastern Europe. This amounts to according to Fine Gael €150million and Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness to €50million more then the budget budgeted for. The government say that they have
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The Dossing TimesSlavery and Racism (31.1.2006, 15:00 UTC)
The kevin on Disillusioned lefty asked this question. Does racism fed slavery or slavery fed racism. Fiona adds her ideas So here is my view. The definistion of racism on Word Reference.com is the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races. This is wide spread in nearly ever person on the planet I will admit that I am a racist. This is wide spread in
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The Dossing TimesA Review of 'Munich' (31.1.2006, 12:05 UTC)
Few actions are apolitical so that in watching a movie, fans and critics alike will often see political agendas or themes in the images created by the moviemaker or through the actions undertaken by the movie’s characters. Movies based on politically sensitive events on the other hand will be judged firstly on their portrayal of the events in question before judging its entertainment value or
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The Dossing TimesVisiting Friends in Palestine. (31.1.2006, 01:59 UTC)
Palestinian Princess(PP) gives a low down on how she gets to visit her friends 25 minutes away. For all the bickering that is going to ensue in the North over the IMC's findings. People need to realise just far they have actually gone. I mean it was not that long ago that people had to go through similar procedures to PP in the North
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The Dossing TimesDossing Times gives into evil. (30.1.2006, 17:29 UTC)
I have decided to give in to the evils of advertising and add adsense to the blog. Just to see how it all works out.
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The Dossing TimesIrish blog debate podcast. (30.1.2006, 11:57 UTC)
Gavin, Richard, and Mick have a new podcast show the Sunday Brunch . It is a debate of the issues of the day. Download it out here. Great stuff.
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The Dossing TimesDevs Constitution for a 21st century Ireland. (30.1.2006, 11:46 UTC)
My thoughts on the All Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution's report on the family are not on par with Fiona de Londras and Richard Waghorne debate but this is a short thought I have about it. De Valera was a dreamer. He dreamt of an United Ireland of cosy rural homesteads of comely maidens dancing at the crossroads. In an Ireland that was Irish speaking god fearing nation. Of a deeply
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