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Divorce Referendum (2019): Why I’m Voting “Yes”

Are you kidding me? Of course I am voting “Yes” on this. Even if I had zero experience or connection to somebody who has, or is currently going through, divorce proceedings in this country I would still be voting “Yes” … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In The MEP Elections (2019)

If the local race is an exercise in “What do councillors actually do?” then the decision to select MEP’s is even worse. Let’s be honest with ourselves: the vast majority of Irish people don’t have a firm idea on the … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In The Local Elections (2019)

The thing about local councillors is that it can be hard to summon up any enthusiasm for voting for any of them when it comes to election times. Local government in Ireland has been steadily decreasing in relevance for many … Continue reading

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Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Trailer The MCU comes of age, with its 21st offering in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel. In the eleven years since Robert Downey Jr and Iron Man began a redefinition of the extents of “franchise”, Marvel … Continue reading

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Aras 18: RTE’s Presidential Pitches

We are now a few weeks into an election campaign that is, to put it mildly, all rather dull. Nothing has occurred or been said that seems to indicate anything other than a resounding victory for the incumbent, with the … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Final Predictions

Final rankings will come after the 3rd/4th Place Play-Off and the Final, but for the moment, just quick predictions after I was one for two on the semis (38/62 or 61%). It’s the game no-one wants to play, but 3rd … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Rankings (8-5) And Semi-Final Predictions

From eight to four. With the Quarter-Finals wrapped up, here’s my rankings of #8-5, ranked by losing margin in the last game, then continuing criteria if required, with ranking relative to 2014 included also. 8. Sweden (Beaten 2-0, +2 GD) … Continue reading

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