It’s difficult not to spend the day thinking about Covid one way or another. In my case, it’s wondering how pretty healthy people in their 50s are being called for vaccination when I, with Stage 4 COPD, Immunocompromised and officially designated as “terminally ill,” still wait. I hope to God they haven’t decided to simply … Continue reading Covid: Yes, there is one thing worse than politicians failing to get the message across…
ALL right. It’s time to come clean. I AM part of the media conspiracy. Yes indeed, I – and lots of my colleagues – regularly attend meetings with our leaders where we are briefed as to what we can, and cannot, write. And when I say “our leaders” I’m not talking about small fry like … Continue reading Vladimir will be furious. But it’s time for the truth. I AM part of the big conspiracy.
It gets more and more depressing. I mean, it’s bad enough that pubs and restaurants are closed. It’s hard to deal with the shops being closed so close to Christmas. We can’t go to gigs, theatre, cinema – we can’t even go to galleries. And some of the parks are packed. Very unpleasant indeed. So … Continue reading Here’s one way RTE could help to cheer us up every day
There’s a room somewhere in Government Buildings and it is filled with people tearing their hair out. And those people tearing their hair out are either a) Government ministers who can’t believe they haven’t been given better advice from all those special advisors they hired at great expense or b) All those special advisors they … Continue reading Either the advisors aren’t advising or the advice is being ignored. My odds are on the latter…
There is a parallel universe out there. It’s the one in which the M3 which bulldozed ancient sites at Tara and the N25 which completely over-estimated traffic in Waterford, were needed. It’s the one which built the M50 which has now been upgraded over and over again because they got it wrong in the first … Continue reading Has Covid-19 changed your world? Well then, go live where the National Transport Authority does. It’s having no effect there!
Covid-19. Isn’t it an extraordinary thing that, no matter how many new cases we’re told about every evening, no matter how many surges we hear about around the world, like Leicester, Manchester and Aberdeen – and that’s just next door. It’s worse in Spain and of course the United States. Why? This might explain it. … Continue reading The tragedy of this pandemic is, that stupidity is contagious as well…
We have elected some eejits in this country over the years. Thankfully, though, our Taoisigh have been sensible men – even if it’s a pity they’ve all been men. But I do lie awake some nights, wondering just how it is that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro managed to get themselves elected … Continue reading We’re at risk from Covid-19 – but it’s all the more serious because of the epidemic of stupidity which is gripping the world
It took about ten minutes longer than I thought it would. But the Irish Council for Civil Liberties was pretty quick off the mark raising concerns about the Covid Tracking App launched by the Department of Health. They have previously, of course, expressed serious concerns about the Public Services Card (PSC) as has the Data … Continue reading Sometimes, silence is the best policy. And when it comes to the Covid App, it would be best if the moaners just stayed quiet.i
BREAKING NEWS. In a surprise move today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced an easing of Covid-19 restrictions – but only for some groups. Speaking at a hastily organised press conference where he was photographed with some adorable little puppies and three pensioners*, Mr Varadkar said that, from Monday, some groups would be permitted to gather … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE!!! Leo to allow pubs to open – but only if you can prove you’re gummin’ for a pint.
God. We’re hearing a lot about Him these days. As ever, God is being blamed for this virus sweeping the world. He is being blamed in particular by those who say He doesn’t exist. “Why does your God let this happen?” I have heard non-believers say. “If your God is so powerful, why doesn’t he … Continue reading “Why did your God let this pandemic happen?” ask people who don’t believe in God at all.