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More on Iris Robinson’s “Christianity”…

Further to my post yesterday concerning discrimination in Northern Ireland, this morning's Irish Independent carries some more detail on Iris Robinson's Christian ways (tongue firmly in cheek) and her outburst on live radio concerning homosexualists. (My emphases in bold). THE wife of Northern Ireland's new First Minister, DUP leader Peter Robinson, sparked outrage yesterday by ...

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Iron Man: go see it

Finally got to see Iron Man and have to say I enjoyed every minute. It was a Marvel fanboy's (raises hand) dream come true. Robert Downey Jr is the perfect Tony Stark, while Jeff Bridges is suitably creepy (and manical) as his nemesis. I thought the reworking of this origin story worked very well, updating ...

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Maybe I should just “turn around”?

What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall in the Robinson household this evening. In case you haven't been following Northern Ireland latest political developments, (what? you haven't?), Peter Robinson is the new First Minister of Northern Ireland. Fair enough. Interestingly, his wife - the fragrant Iris - is also an MP ...

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The very definition of “Statemanlike”

RTÉ are reporting that new Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, is already making friends in the Dail: A spokesman for the Taoiseach has said Brian Cowen regrets any offence caused by remarks picked up on the Dáil microphones after Leaders Questions this morning. Mr Cowen was heard using a profanity in what the spokesman said was a ...

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An Apple Tablet? Let it be true…

The Gadget Lab Blog over at Wired is discussing rumours of an Apple Tablet coming our way in the coming months: Intel Germany 'Confirms' Apple Tablet If we take a statement from Intel Germany's CEO, mix in a little internet rumor and season with a salty sprinkling of speculation, we come up with an Apple ...

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Derren Brown is gay?

Yes indeed, he is. And who cares? I mean, good for him and everything. But I wasn't sitting on the very edge of my seat waiting to find out. I do like Brown and really enjoyed his book "Tricks of the Mind", particular when he debunks various peddlers of hocus-pocus. I hope this story just ...

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Poor John Prescott…

Portly, frequently tongue-tied and occasionally violent. Inspiration for comedians and talk-show pundits all over the UK. All attributes of the former Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott. But bulemic? Prescott? Sure, he looked like enjoyed the odd deep-fried Mars bar, but don't bulemics em...how to put this delicately? Don't they 'purge' once they've binged? Aren't they ...

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Former Irish President Dies

Dr. Patrick Hillery died earlier today at the age of 84. From the Irish Times: Dr Hillery, originally from Co Clare, served two seven-year terms as President of Ireland from 1976 to 1990. His long and distinguished career in public life began in 1951 when he was elected alongside Éamon de Valera as a Fianna ...

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Bertie’s Money Trail…

The Irish Independent helpfully outlines the comings and goings of Bertie Ahern's many financial accounts in this morning's edition. It's interesting reading, to say the least. For a former Minister of Finance (and present Prime Minister) to have conducted his personal financial affairs in such a slapdash and frankly sinister way is nothing short of ...

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