Archive for May 27, 2007

Ireland is a One-Party State

Bertie Tricolour
Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Taoiseach! Fianna Fáil have now won six general elections in a row. In the quarter century from 1987-2012, they will have been in power for 90% of the time. Fine Gael last won a general election in 1982, and will soon be seeking their first win in thirty years. It’s no wonder the national anthem begins with the words We are Fianna Fáil. >>> (more…)

May 27, 2007 at 10:12 pm 1 comment

Eurovision 2007 – Can’t Stop the Song

By coincidence, Ireland’s 2007 Eurovision entry – They Can’t Stop the Spring by John Waters – has nearly the same title and chorus as Can’t Stop the Spring by the Flaming Lips, which was recorded twenty years ago.

May 27, 2007 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment


A blog by Michael Nugent

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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.

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As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.