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The Good Old Days and Tomorrows Past

The Good Old Days and Tomorrows Past   Gary Kelly recounts a charming tale of his youth and opines about next generations good old days What are the good old days? Are the good old days no more than good old memories? Are my good old days different to yours? Of course they are, and isn’t it funny... 

They Didn’t Read The Script…

They Didn’t Read The Script…. Dave Carr opines about last week’s early morning arrests and the media’s approach to Irish Water narrative   At one point during the week of November 9th, a sixteen year old was awoken early by the Gardai entering his bedroom.  He was then... 

Hollywood – What Irish Dreams are made of…

The Silver Screen is where the real dreams are created Hollywood – What Irish Dreams are made of… In This article Gary Kelly talks about Ireland’s love affair with Hollywood and Holly’s Love affair with Ireland I guess everyone’s dreams are different but where do they all... 

Point the Finger – A Nurse’s Tale (Daniela Poggiali)

Point the Finger – A Nurse’s Tale (Daniela Poggiali) If work colleagues have ever accused you of being tired on the job (a regular Monday occurrence for this correspondent) or unprofessional (has happened to your correspondent on a few occasions) or worse still poorly-trained, try not to... 

Go from Bad to Better

  Go from Bad to Better – In This article, Poraic draws an interesting simile between a well meaning priest and the head of FIFA.  Action or inaction? I guess we will see.   Question to the two readers of this column; what do you think the primary need of the Homeless in Rome is? If... 

Homelessness is not just for Christmas…

Homelessness is not just for Christmas… In my time as a journalist I have always had an interest in the subject of homelessness.  I have had the pleasure to have interviewed some people in authority on the subject in the city over that time, people such as Mary Hayes, who works for the Dublin... 

In Loving Memory of Rita Kelly – James’ Street Resident & Friend

In Loving Memory of Rita Kelly – James’ Street Resident & Friend   Rita Kelly A Life-long James’s Street Resident Dedicated worker with Franciscan Order on Merchant’s Quay     On Sunday afternoon at 4pm Margret Rita Kelly Delaney passed away. A true Dubliner, who... 

Solidarity at Yesterday’s Water Charges Protest

Image credited Breakingnews.ie    In this article, our Reporter Gary Kelly Opines about the sense of purpose of yesterday’s march.  The Fountain Resource Group is in no way a political organisation, all opinions in the “Your Say” section are those of the authors themselves.     Solidarity... 

Fear to Tread

Fear to Tread Your Correspondent has encountered some phobias in his time, with the sight of an approaching doctor’s needle making family members go queasy, to open spaces suddenly stimulating a panic attack (and subsequent disappearance) in a friend. One also remembers a documentary of Howard Hughes... 

The Jobstown Fallout – Making a Splash

The Jobstown Fallout – Making a Splash David Carr opines about the recent media and government response to the water charge protests. Do you think their OTT or that Government is?   There’s been a lot of water under the fridge since the protest two week ago in Jobstown. There is no point in reprising... 

Laughing Matter

Laughing Matter It is very seldom this correspondent spontaneously laughs out loud while reading (Jeffrey Bernard has done it to me a few times with some insights in his low life columns, as has John B Keane with a few incidents in his novella ‘Letters of an Irish Parish) but a reported response by... 

Complying with the Rules – Fifa’s Corruption Report

Complying with the Rules – Fifa’s Corruption Report IN this article, Poraic Cahill contemplates about Fifa’s priorities in a recent report into corruption following the world cup hosting decision This correspondent has known of Sepp Blatter since he drew plastic balls from bowls with... 

On the Receiving End – The Positive Action Scandal

On the Receiving End – The Positive Action Scandal   Poraic Cahill opines about the Recent Positive Action Scandal of which the charity has been charged with the misuse of funding   An interesting tit-bit was revealed to me by John from the local (Cherry Tree Pub) recently. He had read... 

Sin Tax

Sin Tax Somewhere amid the “blah blah” and noise of his budget speech our Minister of Finance let it be known this state’s part in the all so legally creative accounting scam known as the “double Dutch” was no more. What with that honest cop, the European Commission, breathing down his neck... 

Under Certain Circumstances – Who loves to write?

Under Certain Circumstances The other week this correspondent was browsing through the stories on the Evening Herald web-page, to catch up on local news, when I came across a story that left me completely confused, and after a bit of thought, baffled still. The story concerned Amy Huberman’s (actress,... 

Why isn’t Funny, Funny?!

Why isn’t Funny, Funny?! Recently, I watched an episode of Father Ted and almost immediately, was reminded of how funny Irish people are. I mean you can sit down in any coffee shop or public house and just listen to the banter from some people and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face. It’s... 

Gerard Gavin – Husband, Solider & Wet House Dweller

  Gerard Gavin Husband, Solider & Wet House Dweller Last Saturday morning I woke to the news that someone had been knocked down and died just outside my front door. Being curious, I tried to find out who it was, but it took me a few days to find this out, which was very unusual for this area... 

Water Water everywhere and not a drop for free

Water Water everywhere and not a drop for free (except for the stuff you have to boil)   Well here we go again, a new Tax for a New Ireland, does anyone remember the old Robin Hood movie with Earl Flynn as Robin and Basil Rathbone as the Sheriff of Nottingham? The Sheriff was constantly on the prowl... 

Is Smoking going up in Smoke? – The future of Tobacco

Is Smoking going up in Smoke? – The future of Tobacco Now before we go any further I don’t want anyone thinking I’m some sort of an anti smoking campaigner, in fact if anything, up until very recently I would have enjoyed nothing more than my morning cup of coffee and my morning smoke. ... 

The Greyhound Strike

The Greyhound Strike The following is an opinion piece by Mr Alan Finn and does not necessarily represent the views of the FRG. On Tuesday 17th of June 2014, workers who turned up to do their shift work at the Greyhound plant in Clondalkin, where met by management who had new contacts for them to sign.... 
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