Author Archives: Paul Duggan

About Paul Duggan

Politics, humour, Liberal, Curmudgeon, Rogue. Creator and author of Irish Shades of Grey.

Video: Watch Prof Arulkumaran tell Senator Mullen – “if you don’t support legal abortion then you support illegal abortion”

Senator Ronan Mullen and and Mattie Mcgarth TD have taken it upon themselves to be the nations protectors of women during the the 8th amendment committee hearings. Well that’s not true, they represent the catholic church in these hearings. Their … Continue reading

Posted in Irish Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Iona Institute

Where do I start with these people? In a nut shell, they are a right wing Catholic pressure group made of about 6 or 7 people seeking to influence Irish law and governance because they don’t like the transformation of … Continue reading

Posted in Irish current affairs, Religion | Leave a comment

Irish Water – A typical Irish fiasco

First things first. There were, allegedly (depending on who you ask in Fianna Fail these days) two underlying reasons to set up Irish Water. First was to invest in our Victorian era water and sewage infrastructure, secondly was conservation. By … Continue reading

Posted in Irish Politics | Leave a comment

Bertie to rejoin Fianna Fáil?

They say all politics is local, but Fianna Fail in Dublin Central unanimously voting to ask for Bertie to rejoin Fianna Fáil is a bit like asking your violent, abusive, alcoholic ex partner to give things another go while he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Irish Politics | Leave a comment

Ceann Comhairle pays tribute to Eamon Gilmore on his last question time as Labour leader

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has paid tribute in the Dáil to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who had his last foreign affairs question time as leader of the Labour Party to an empty Dáil chamber. The only Labour sinner on hand to witness … Continue reading

Posted in Dáil Éireann, Irish current affairs, Irish Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Niall Collins and the clemency letter

You will be reading a lot about Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins in the next few days. The 41-year-old Limerick TD and has landed himself in hot water because he wrote to a judge seeking leniency for a convicted drug … Continue reading

Posted in Dáil Éireann, Irish current affairs, Irish Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Illustrating Adams

A cartoon focused twitter account called ‘Illustrated Gerry’ @GA_Illustrated has taken the bat shit twitter musings of Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams and visualised them. Reading Adams tweets sometimes leaves one wondering has he embarked on a Hunter S Thompson type of journey … Continue reading

Posted in Dáil Éireann, Irish current affairs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marc MacSharry

A bitter row broke out in the Seanad today over the membership of Marc MacSharry on the banking inquiry. Fine Gael Senator Maurice Cummins claimed that Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry had a conflict of interest. A claim Cummnins later withdrew. Senator … Continue reading

Posted in Seanad | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Ireland racist? The Waterford against Roma facebook page

The Roma community in Ireland have come under close scrutiny recently in Ireland. Thanks in no small part to Paul Connolly’s sensationalist brand of journalism. Gardai removed two blond children from their Roma parents because, as RTE reported, their “features, blond hair … Continue reading

Posted in Irish current affairs, Irish media | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Enda Shuffle

As a general rule; politicians dancing is a bad idea. Unperturbed, Enda Kenny decided to bust some moves to Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy while attending the Bloom festival in Phoenix park yesterday. I expect dancing like you’re driving a … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Irish current affairs, Irish Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment