Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Countdown to Bloomsday

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

Next Thursday is Bloomsday and the first time since 1990 that I won't be marking the occasion, in some fashion, in either Dublin or Galway. Back in 1990 my father brought me to Dublin on the day after I finished my Inter Cert and I've continued to celebrate the day, ...

Birthday thoughts

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Looking at the sidebar - to check I'd removed all of the 780 spam trackbacks that came in last night and this morning - I noticed that there are no 'this day in previous years' entries. Can it really be that I've never blogged on my birthday? Yeah, it's my birthday, ...

Busy days

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

I'd got quite good (I think) at posting at least daily over the last few months, so even though I've only missed two days it feels like a great lapse. It's not that there haven't been important things to post - we've got the craziness of Wolfowitz's nomination as head ...

Responses to Myers on single parents

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

I've got a letter in tomorrow's Irish Times, but somehow I feel little satisfaction. It's one of many written in response to this column by Kevin Myers. So strong has the general response been that the Irish Times has had to turn over its entire page to the issue - ...

Some dates

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

Yesterday being the first of February I was prompted to check just when Pancake Tuesday was falling this year (some of you may know it as Shrove Tuesday, 'Fat' Tuesday, or Mardi Gras). It's next Tuesday, 8th February - guess I'd better go and buy more eggs and butter. mmmm... ...

Interviewed on WEFT’s MediaGeek

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

I was interviewed on MediaGeek yesterday, talking about Irish community radio and the background of Flirt FM. The link is to the show's page on the mediageek weblog, where you can find audio files in varying formats and quality.

Ideas for SM applicants

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

I've been asked to suggest some useful points for those applying for the job of Flirt FM station manager. I'm posting them here, so that they can be available to any interested party. I would be available for further discussion, by email, IM, etc., if anyone wanted to contact me. I've ...

Internships and class divisions

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004

Amazing to see the NYT actually pay attention to the class bias implicit in unpaid internships, especially in politics. I must say that I was very lucky to be living at home while I was an undergrad - it allowed me to, for example, work with Flirt FM without being ...

Getting back on track

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

There has been little activity on my weblog recently, mainly because I was in Ireland for over a month, and found it difficult to establish a rhythm to get reading, and thence writing, done. When I did get time to work with my weblog - especially after my return - ...

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 ...