Coillte: Trees and stuff

That's odd, I thought to myself. Why would Coillte be paying money for ads on the front page of the Irish Times website? Don't they just plant trees, wait a decade, and then chop them down?Shows how much I know. OK, Coillte.

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No. 95 Merrion Sq: Let’s ask some questions

Number 95 Merrion Square- known as Apothocaries' Hall- is a listed building. It is, depending on which property website you read, sale agreed or was sold to an unknown foreign overseas buyer last November. It stands on the corner of Merrion Square, facing the Oscar Wilde statue, at the end of the Nassau Street/Clare Street tourist trail.

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SOPA Ireland: Irish State is dancing to record labels’ tune

State enters Appearance on 17th January 2012, originally uploaded by Editor_Tupp. One of the more perplexing questions arising from Sean Sherlock's efforts to ram a law he, by now, knows to be bad into force is why he hasn't just taken the time to get things right. The screen shot above gives the answer.

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Noises Off

Contrary to appearances, I have been plugging away at a couple of different things this month. Primarily, I have been involved in the campaign to stop the government bringing in a Statutory Instrument which would allow copyright holders (ie record labels) to block access to bits of the internet to Irish users. See the Campaign site http://www.

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National Digital Research Centre: Making Investments or “Investments”?

It's taken me a while, but I wanted to give my thoughts on the NDRC's response to my previous post regarding the level of Return on Investment the state seemed to be getting on its investments with public money made though the agency. I'll quote most of the NDRC's response and then reply to each bit. Like one of those ancient Greek discussions but without all the wine.

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