Finance minister Michael Noonan recently agreed to a salary of €843,000 for Richie Boucher, CEO of bailed out Bank of Ireland. Boucher also held a senior management position in the lead up to BOI’s partial bailout. Is this how you are rewarded in the banking world; lose millions, and get a nice fat pay cheque courtesy of spineless corporate bought politicians? Bankers fucking politicians fucking citizens. Where, and when, will it all end? Will someone please send a real superhero to save the good people of Ireland – no, not you, you fat-faced politicians.
I love old shop fronts, and when I saw this one I couldn’t help but think of the photographs of Walker Evans.
During the Easter break, we (wife, kids and I) made a day trip to Dublin town and visited the National Gallery of Ireland. Our kids are prolific artists and go through reams of A4 paper faster than a small office.
I have long admired the architecture of the Millennium Wing of the Gallery, and have on occasion stopped in to have a coffee, but I have not visited the gallery spaces since I was a child, (a long, long, time ago).
Some of the art collections had No Photography signs, but I didn’t see any prohibited signs in the sculpture gallery so I whipped out the mobile phone ( I forgot to bring my ‘real’ camera) and got up close and personal.