That’s a party convention, for those visiting Tiny Planet from outside the Republic. Our illustrious, handsome, magnificent, and altogether popular ruling party is holding a love-in to discuss the state of the party and the economy. Gavin is liveblogging: follow him here or here.
A gallery of the deliciously gross, from the above bacon cheese pizza burger to that Scottish classic, deep-friend Mars bar.
My former colleagues at the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo have been asked to accept a pay freeze. Work restructuring is in the offing, although the union has yet to respond in full.
Fearless Irish Times commentator John “I am crying, writing this” Waters says equally fearless Taoiseach Brian Cowen is the father figure we’ve been craving. He has “daddy mojo” apparently.
Or “negative inflation”, as the powers that be seem to be describing it these days. It’s hit Ireland for the first time since 1960, although frankly I haven’t seen prices come down anywhere and the cost of public transport has increased about 10%. I’m not going to lie though, deflation on consumer goods and such would be good for me, given the whole unemployment thing.
I’ve joined the Twitterverse: you can follow my tweets on the left-hand side of this page. Still very busy with research obligations so I don’t know when I’ll get blogging again.