Archive for the ‘irishblogs’ Category

UL Young Fine Gael now threatening me with legal action

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Read more here.

Update: Young Fine Gael in UL have said that Eoin Brazil had no authority to make such legal threats on their behalf.

o2 Ireland is getting the iPhone. Will it be announced tomorrow?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Updated 2: Full details of iPhone in Ireland

Updated: “You are cordially invited to attend a media briefing with O2 Ireland Chief Executive, Danuta Gray, to launch the Apple iPhone in Ireland”. iPhone launching.

Just speculating. Two things.

First this press invite:

You are cordially invited to attend a media briefing with O2 Ireland Chief Executive, Danuta Gray, for the presentation of the company’s Q4 Financial Results, at 11.15am on Thursday 28th February, 2008, in O2 Ireland Headquarters, Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin 2.

Second. Via the Daithster:

Macworld reports that the most recent iPhone software update includes code for an Irish network (it is, of course, O2).

It’s going to be announced. It’s all about the when now.

iPhone for me, iPhone for you, and some one else too
Photo owned by Mountain/\Ash (cc)

Fluffy Links – Wednesday February 27th 2008

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Funniest Blog Award post this week. Go beat it.

Auto-email new people that leave comments on your blog. Couldn’t you create a linkbait post to get lots of comments and then spam people?

Eoin Kennedy from Slattery Communications restarted blogging. We need more PR people blogging. C’mon folks.

I woke up for a dream with the phrase “Boss Volenti”. When I googled them I found this band. Odd.

Seriously. What Greenpeace did was an act of terrorism. How come they weren’t shot in the head?

The video reply to Fucking Matt Damon – Fucking Ben Affleck with an all-star hollywood cast.

Think of the song Gold by Spandau Ballet. Here we go.

Check out this Joe Dolan inspired planning application.

Cathay Pacific Very Low Flyby of 777-300ER

The pilot got fired for this? Tom Cruise should have an intervention.

Via Andrew, earthquakes in England and now this. One drawback to wind turbines.

One day the clues will come Gerry, one day

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Gerry McGovern says fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and foodstuff businesses, for example, are less likely to benefit from having a blog. “If you’re chicken-farming in Monaghan, I don’t think there’s much point in having a blog, because your customers probably won’t be interested in what you have to say.”

Nobody would ever read a bog about a tailor. Nobody would ever read a blog about vineyards.

Ahhh the Ogra kids… future leaders and all that

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

These kids are the future leaders of our country, seriously they are.

Ogra Fun

Ogra Fun 2

Ogra Fun 3

Thank God they’ll mature and wise up by the time they’re real politicians.

Brian Cowan 1

Brian Cowan 2

Brian Cowan 3

Simon Coveney’s Private Member’s Bill tonight and tomorrow

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Simon Coveney from Fine Gael has put down a motion on broadband during Fine Gael private members time in the Dail this week. There was some coverage about it in the Sunday Indo business supplement this weekend. It will be debated by all sides of the house from approximately 7 to 8.30pm this evening and Wednesday evening too. If you ring his office you can go and watch from the fruit throwing visitors’ gallery as his guest. Number is 01 6183755

I disagree with the FG broadband policy and their attitude til now on broadband but credit where credit is due, at least they are getting attention to the situation. Ross’ Bill is a bit better though. If it takes death by 1000 cuts or 10,000 cuts at least it might get the Government and the utterly woeful Minister for Communications to realise he’s being watched and held to task. There’s no hiding from the dire situation anymore.

(The 12 year old juvenile only giggled once at the title. Ok, twice)

Mother, Mum, Mam – Got a great mother story?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Eamonn from Flowers Made Easy is running a competition for the Best Blog Post about your Mum for Mothers’ Day. Best Post will see a bouquet delivered to her on Sunday. Sunday is Mothers’ Day for those that don’t have their mothers ringing you up every day this week to remind you…

Eamonn wants you to link back to him so he can track the post but I’m sure he’ll be happy with a nofollow link, right? No linking text is required. If you don’t have a blog you can do it on your Facebook or Bebo and point him to that. Or maybe leave it in the comments on the Flowers Made Easy blog?

Bouquet .............DSC06623a
Photo owned by SantaRosa OLD SKOOL (cc)


Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

This site seems a bit wobbly since last night. Hang tight, it’ll be okay soon. Really.

She’s happy to see you

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Can you tell? (Props to Michael)


With apologies to Midget Wrangler

Monday, February 25th, 2008

In a discussion with someone who announced AFTER that he was her ex and in my excitement that she was coming to the Blog Awards, I said that some of the content from Midget Wrangler was “filthy“. And I was being the typical catholic schooled conservative person when I said it, though not thinking like Fr. Ted with a placard. I never thought or think she should stop being transparent about her sex life, it’s just the frankness of it and it juxtaposed with other tamer topics is quite new and refreshing. She’s a good writer and should not be stopped from continuing to be one and write what she wants to write. My humblest apologies for offending you and a slap to a certain someone for leaving the tact jacket at home.