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.
Taggged: Irish Politics
On the 26th November in 2009, the Murphy report into the abuse of children by Catholic clergy was released. The country was convulsed and repulsed by the clear description of decades of cover-ups, lies, deceit, and misbehaviour by the Church.
Indo Doing the sums Originally uploaded by Editor_Tupp Not the poll numbers, the other kind. During the election campaign (called just before the Mahon Tribunal had started looking into this, you'll remember) the Taoiseach told us that he had a certain sum of money lodged to his account from wherever.
Elections are moments of truth- when we get as close as we can to really hearing what other people are thinking, albeit as a collective. And one of the more interesting things I've heard from this election was the general feeling (except from some Green party members) that having the Green Party in government could only be a good thing.
Lucinda McNally sent me this email interview as part of her postgraduate thesis research. It's long so you can use the More link to read it all, if you like how it starts to shape up. The best stuff is near the end, so I know you'll all be clicking like goodo.
Lucinda McNally is writing a thesis on the impact of blogging on the Irish Election. She sent me a set of questions, which I'll reproduce later today with her blessing, together with my answers. She also sent me a second set of brass tacks questions, suggested after a meeting with a supervisor cynical about blogs.