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Down and out – dust bitten

November 26, 2008

Blue Jumper in Irish knocked out of the Geansai Gorm contest.


Mas bionn tu dearg, beidh tu gorm-less

November 4, 2008

You know if you wear a geansai dearg you could be described as gorm-less. This post is purely pointing to my entry in the Geansai Gorm contest as set out by Mulley et al – it could hardly make the whole blog spam.  The blog was set up a long time ago and has no intention of spouting on about stiching one might have in a blue jumper.  BTW I’m brutal at Irish, so feel free to correct the heading.


August 1, 2008

A gigantic feast of arts and culture! 800 artists, 600 participants and 350 The East Pier.volunteers from over 80 countries will descend on Dún Laoghaire for a spectacular global carnival weekend, featuring 150 events and performances in a host of venues throughout the town. Details for the 2008 Festival of World Cultures headline music concerts have just been announced. This stunning line up of world class musicians will be performing in the unique and intimate settings of Monkstown Church, Pavilion Theatre and Loft at Purty Kitchen. See Press Release of Friday 18 July on the FOWC website

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State gets close to buying West-Link toll bridge

November 15, 2006

The Government’s negotiations to buy the West-Link toll bridge in Dublin from the private company which operates it are believed to be close to conclusion for a price in the region of €600 million.

This is at the upper end of the price range mooted when the negotiations started with National Toll Roads (NTR), and it could rise still higher.

The talks are in their final stages, but sources say there are still significant areas of difference between the two sides on the transfer of a bridge used by 95,000 vehicles every day.

At issue in discussions held very recently is the tax treatment of the Government payments to NTR. While NTR pays the standard 12.5 per cent rate of corporation tax, the company is said to be seeking an indemnity against a higher effective tax rate should the payments to it trigger any capital gains tax liability.

The objective of the talks is to formulate a complex financial agreement for the transfer of the bridge in mid-2008.

With the Budget imminent and the general election approaching, the talks gathered pace recently when the Government instructed the National Roads Authority (NRA) to move into the final phase of negotiation.

“My understanding is that they are trying to bring it to end-game at the moment,” said one informed source.

Sitting on the Dock of Bay

January 10, 2006

Well I left my home in Georgia and headed for Dublin bay….

Just testing

January 10, 2006

This is a test for test purposes.

Hello world!

September 21, 2005

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!