On the 23rd August 2013, the Irish Times broke a story on Page One. It described a medical crisis in a woman's pregnancy which resulted in the termination of that pregnancy to save her life. It gave a lot more detail than I have given here.
Another day, another step closer to the coming age of the newspaper paywall in Ireland. Here's PriceWaterhouseCoopers making self assured statements on the impending digital bonanza. As the money they can charge for ads (and the number of ads) sags the Irish newspapers have become addicted to talking about, and preparing for, the crock of gold that charging their readers seems to represent.
Alfred Hitchcock found the actual business of filming tiresome. He thought of it as mere assembly work. That was because he’d done all the interesting pieces of film-making beforehand.
At the end of his scholarly piece on whether the Rules of the Houses of the Oireachtas applied to non-members, Fergal correctly pointed out that while the House rules trying to control how Oireachtas video was used might lack teeth, they did not deal with the question of copyright. The portion of the Copyright Act of 2000 which deals with copyright on proceedings in the Oireachtas is Section 7171.
Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,-The Second Coming, WB YeatsYeats could have been channelling the spirit of the modern political campaign manager. For nearly twenty years political parties and candidates have been successful in imposing previously undreamed controls on campaigns.
UPDATE: See the bottom of this article for an update on an effort to bring KildareStreet. com back to life. - 18th October 2012Today was the first day back at school for the Houses of the Oireachtas.