Equal status

The Equal Status Act, 2000. What the fuck is that? It’s an act that was passed in 2000, which gives people equal status. Hmmmm. Do you really want to read [...]

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth

I was sitting out the back with my neighbour Jimbo the other night, relaxing by the light from a pile of old tyres we were burning. Jesus, said Jimbo, this [...]

The Working Class

It’s a strange expression, isn’t it? Working class. What does it mean? I’ve always had a problem with it, even though I’ve always vaguely understood its thrust. It’s very British. [...]

Chicken or Egg?

You might have heard of the recent Fitzgerald Report on regenerating a number of troubled areas in Limerick. Squid included some local reaction to it, including this gem from a [...]

Trócaire ad banned

Trócaire ad banned

What about the good old Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, huh? Now there’s a fearless watchdog working to keep Ireland a better place, wouldn’t you think? I was especially taken by [...]

The savage-stupid gene

I don’t watch the Big Brother show, but it would be impossible to miss the controversy that’s going on at the moment over the behaviour of some participants. India is [...]

Drink driving

Drink driving

It seems that the tough new police action against drinking and driving has pretty much killed the rural pub, which was the last place left for people to congregate, now [...]

Carol Singers?

Carol Singers?

The dog is my doorbell. About an hour ago, the dog started to go crazy, but before I could get there, somebody kicked the door. Fuck this, I thought, as [...]

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