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Who is really running Ireland?

Who is really running the country?

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.

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Architecture, Design, Ireland, Photography, photojournalism

2up2down Houses #3

What do I write about these small icons of Irish architecture?

Sometimes I feel it’s better to just let the photographs do the ‘talking’: No captions, no explanations, just open ended images that let the viewers eyes and mind roam.

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art, Photography, surfing

Stones that look a bit like Surfboards.

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Had a bit of fun on the beach the other day looking for stones that look a bit like surfboards. Mine is the brown one second from left, Hanna’s and the kid’s make up the rest. Which one do you think looks most like a surfboard?

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art, Ireland, Photography

Sculptures at the National Gallery of Ireland.

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.

The collection contains many fine European 18th century marbles, and a large number of sculptures by Irish artists. If you are any way interested in art, the Gallery is well worth a visit.
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