Today's Irish Times featured a column by Breda O'Brien headed "Internet Attacks on Church belie need for open secularity online". As I was recently involved in an Internet campaign to have the Papal Nuncio expelled, during which I debated Ms O'Brien, the topic caught my attention. My response to her column, which exceeds the 3000 character limit set by the Irish Times for comments, follows.
BelmulletOriginally uploaded by Conor LawlessDuring August of this year I wrote a blizzard of letters for clients of McGarr Solicitors who were worried about their crab fishing pots. As it turned out, they had good reason to be worried. Traditionally, August is the middle of the Long Vacation, and therefore ought to be a sleepy time for law firms.
Co. Meath, 1 day after the Lisbon Treaty passes, we presumeOriginally uploaded by Editor_TuppAs Cian on Irishelection pointed out, the Irish Independent yesterday printed a story on the odder anti-Lisbon material available. This story hung on the inclusion of two images from the Flickr pool I had set up earlier in the week.
A flash of Paper Round style genius from Kevin Breathnach of the Disillusioned Lefties as he compares and contrasts The Irish Times article on the death of fancy-dan theorist Jean Baudrillard to the one printed in the NY Times. It seems Brian Boyd from the Times (Irish) has a writing style similar to that of Patricia Cohen of the Times (NY). This post was influenced by Bloggorah and Disillusioned Lefty.
Tuppenceworth's Paper Round has turned out to have something of an unexpectedly enduring appeal. So much so that the conspirators have met a few times to discuss whether to revisit the project. As part of one of those explorations, I'd like to make a call for submissions from readers.