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Dolores O’Riordan, the voice of The Cranberries and one of Ireland’s greatest musical exports, tragically passed away under currently unknown circumstances earlier this week. In a 2014 incident with the police that The Guardian calls a “hypomanic episode” behavior she would claim to be the “Queen of Limerick” (her hometown in mid-west Ireland). I’ve never […]

Ireland

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On May 23, 2015

Good job America. The Irish have now passed you in civil rights. Ireland appeared poised on Saturday to become the world’s first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, with early vot

Are Sex Workers Labor?

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On September 25, 2012
Wendy Lyon with an interesting piece about the Irish labor movement explicitly excluding sex workers from its definition of labor. It’s hardly surprising, both within the Irish context of discomfort over such matters and within labor writ large excluding those outside of “respectable” forms of work. But it also leaves some of Ireland’s most marginalized […]
Ireland has been a teabagger laboratory, going with a program of austerity to deal with a financial crisis.   How’s that been working out? Ireland’s economy shrank 7.1 percent last year and remains in recession. Signs of the downturn are everywhere. Dublin’s main shopping area is full of for-rent signs and handwritten posters in store windows […]

Random Airport Blogging, Bristol Edition

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On July 14, 2009
I’m in the early stages of a PLH-BRS-EWR-PDX itinerary.  Stop two, enjoying what is perhaps the worst bloody mary of my life.  And that’s saying something. This is clearly karmic balance for the window with nobody in the middle seat on the BRS-EWR leg, and the exit row, again with nobody in the middle, on […]

Droning

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On May 17, 2009

It’s hard to disagree with David Kilcullen and Andrew Exum on the drone issue: Governments typically make several mistakes when attempting to separate violent extremists from populations in whic

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