Economic Recovery In Ireland Is Under Way

Recently released statistics have revealed that 3653 new businesses were started in Ireland during May 2015, which is a 24% increase on the same month in 2014. There were 79 insolvencies registered during May, which is a 38% drop on the previous year. These numbers are a sure indicator that the Irish economy is on the way back. Combined with the reduction in the rate of unemployment to 9.9%, down from over 15% at its worst and under 10% for the first time since 2009, the indications are good. Long term unemployment fell back from 7.3% to 5.9% during the … Continue reading Economic Recovery In Ireland Is Under Way

Labour Party Attempts to Buy Votes By Squandering Millions

The Labour Party has announced its intention to squander over 566 Million Euro of taxpayers money in an attempt to buy votes in the next General Election. State employees are to receive an average of 2000 Euro each over the next two years. In an obvious throw-back to the politics of the past the blatant bribery is being criticized in many quarters, but not apparently by those who are to receive the cash. Despite this appalling wastage of public money in the interest of political salvation, the giveaway is unlikely to help the ailing Labour Party who look set to … Continue reading Labour Party Attempts to Buy Votes By Squandering Millions

Bizarre Rant Against Ireland On Australian TV

An incredible and perhaps even racist attack by Grahame Morris, a former advisor to the ruling Liberal party in Australian has been reported around the world. The politician was discussing the possibility of a gay marriage vote taking place in Australia and remarked that the Irish… ‘…are people who can’t grow potatoes….. They’ve got a mutant lawn weed as their national symbol and they can’t verbalize the difference between tree and the number three. But, and then all of a sudden, Australia has to follow suit’ (to hold a gay marriage referendum). It is unclear if the reference to potatoes … Continue reading Bizarre Rant Against Ireland On Australian TV

Phone Boxes May Be Removed From Irish Streets

For years the telephone boxes that were about the size of a large wardrobe dotted the streets of Ireland. On rainy days (it does sometimes rain in Ireland) they provided a safe haven for a minimum of two people (depending on stature) and it was no surprise to see as many as three adults squashed into these tiny apartments, away from the torrential downpour outside. Many have already been replaced by wall-mounted kiosks and it seems that the days of the remaining telephone boxes are numbered. Due to anti-social activity and the wide-spread usage of mobile phones there have been … Continue reading Phone Boxes May Be Removed From Irish Streets

21 Funny Quotes About Ireland

‘If there were only three Irishmen in the world you’d find two of them in a corner talking about the other. Maria Brandan Araoz (Argentine writer) The History of Ireland in two words: Ah well. The Invasion by the Vikings: Ah well. The Invasion by the Normans. Ah well. The Flight of the Earls, Mr Oliver Cromwell. Daniel O’Connell, Robert Emmett, The Famine, Charles Stewart Parnell, Easter Rising, Michael Collins, Éamon De Valera, Éamon De Valera again (Dear Germany, so sorry to learn of the death of your Mr Hitler), Éamon De Valera again, the Troubles, the Tribunals, the Fianna … Continue reading 21 Funny Quotes About Ireland

Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

LEFT: A candidate for the best sign ever! (love the parachute guy) RIGHT: Spotted outside a lunchtime Restaurant in Dublin LEFT: Someone had too much time on their hands RIGHT: Political Poster not quite up to the job LEFT: County Leitrim. We agree – dont shoot tourists RIGHT: Dont stand on… something ?? LEFT: 100KM on this road/dirt-track! Please disobey this road sign RIGHT: Dont walk on the water? Good advice! LEFT: You wait there. I’ll be out in a minute RIGHT: Typical Tourist Town Blarney LEFT: Help! RIGHT: It’s not easy being a sheep in Ireland LEFT: The Irish … Continue reading Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

Some Irish Quotes about Christmas

‘A Turkey never voted for an early Christmas’Unknown ‘On St. Patrick’s Day I to pretend to be Irish. At Christmas I pretend to be good.’Unknown ‘I think after Christmas would be better for publication: I am hardly a Christmas present.’Oscar Wilde ‘There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks in them.’P.J. O’Rourke ‘I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.’ Shirley … Continue reading Some Irish Quotes about Christmas