Sinn Fein versus Sinn Uile (…and no we don’t mean the party)

Most of you will know that ‘Sinn Fein’ means ‘ourselves alone’, but not too many of you are likely to know that ‘Sinn Uile’ means ‘all of us together’? The little word after Sinn is all important to us at ISME because it helps define how we see the world

ISME refuses to name #unnamed

We’re not going to encourage them so we’re not going to name the organisation that sent this sad catchall news release out today.

The Lock-Out Fantasy

Less Luas means less people travelling for either business or pleasure (as some call shopping) into the city centre.

Brexit, Trumpit, Bulls*it, Do it.

The threat is not Brexit or Trumpit. The real threat is at home with our pork barrel politicians trying to cling to power. They’ll offer anyone, anything. There’s already the Luas, now CIE, then ESB and the teachers. It looks like Haddington Road is going down the S-bend. This is not Easter, this is Christmas for public sector unions.

Dept. of Health decentralisation to cost €225m?

AT ISME we have spotted a shocking story of potential State waste in this morning’s IrishTimes. The OPW, on behalf of the Dept. of Health, is looking to lease most of the old Bank of Ireland HQ on Baggot St. This would move the Department from its current run down abode in Hawkins House in a less than salubrious centre city location to a prime, prime, prime location on Dublin’s South side.

Fantasy Election Manifesto

12th February 2016, Dear elector, I am asking for your vote. As a country we still owe €200 thousand million (200 billion) the equivalent of 97% of our GDP and we have massive crises in all of the following areas;
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Know, ‘no’, no!

Monday 18th May 2015 There’s a very interesting story in today’s Irish Times, @IrishTimes , by Joe Humphreys about the response from teachers to a proposal by the Teaching Council, the regulatory body for the profession, that teachers would be
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The turkeys that can’t wait for Christmas

Monday 27th April 2015 Pay increases for politicians It looks like Christmas will be coming early for some of our best known turkeys. What’s more you can be absolutely sure they’ll be voting enthusiastically for it. Yesterday in an article
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