Archive for June, 2004

25-26 June, 2004. Ireland.

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

U.S. President George Bush will visit Ireland briefly in June 2004.

16 June 2004. Dublin.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Bloomsday centenary. Bloomsday - celebrated since the 1960s in Dublin - marks the day in which James Joyce's Ulysses is set: June 16th, 1904. Joyce picked the date to celebrate the first day he 'stepped out' with his future wife, Nora Barnacle of Galway. However, for fans of the book the ...

15 June, 2004. CFP

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

This special issue of Social Science Computer Review will bring together a collection of high quality academic work that extends, refines and challenges our understanding of the use, state of the art, and challenges associated with voting and election technology, broadly conceived.

Election joy, referendum woe

Monday, June 14th, 2004

We had some good results in Galway (for the Labour Party), doubling our seats on the city council from 2 to 4 (of 15), and gaining a seat on the county council. We are now the largest party in the city council - thanks in part to the falls of ...

Wow, what a week.

Monday, June 14th, 2004

It's been a busy week here in Galway, despite my ostensibly empty calendar. On Friday there were elections for local government and the European parliament, and a constitutional referendum thrown in for good measure. This meant that my evenings last week were largely spent canvassing, and I spent most of ...

11 June 2004. Ireland

Friday, June 11th, 2004

European and local elections are scheduled to take place

Chasing the Olympic Dream

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

My sister Heather's bid for Olympic qualification comes to a head this weekend when she attends the qualifying regatta in Lucerne. There are two spots left in the Lightweight Women's Double, and results so far this season would give herself and Sinead at least a reasonable chance of succeeding. I recently ...

Ratliff on weblogs and the public sphere

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

Clancy has posted an interesting piece about weblogs and the public sphere on Culture Cat. It summarises some of the main questions surrounding the issue, and also gives some interesting food for thought in relation to how we should consider the 'sub-nets' - as counterpublics, or enclaves - that is, ...

Emergency copyrght legislation needed to allow exhibition of manuscript

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

In a development on my previous report that the Joyce estate had threatened to sue the Irish government if there were any public readings of James Joyce's work (or similar infringements) during Bloomsday celebrations, the Irish government has had to pass emergency legislation to allow the exhibition of manuscripts purchased ...

Dublin conference

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004

I'll be attending an eGovernment conference in Dublin later this month to talk about my work on electronic voting. It seems that attendence is by invitation only, but I'll be happy to discuss my work in other forums with those who can't attend....