Monday, July 21, 2008

Bonjour Mr Sarkozy

So President Sarkozy is on his way to Dublin today in an attempt to find out why we voted No to the Lisbon Treaty. I don't know why he thinks coming here will help him understand why we said No considering he didn't understand it when the French voted Non to the original EU constitution. He didn't let his own people vote again and just pushed through the Lisbon Treaty so it is generous of him to say we should
vote again instead of strong arming Cowen into just rubber stamping the treaty in a similar way.

I'd love it if Cowen stood beside Sarkozy at this evenings press conference and announced Ireland will vote again, but only as part of an EU wide referendum. Everyone in Europe gets to vote or the treaty dies. Imagine the look on Sarkozys face :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Repairing the Spire in Dublin

I was in Dulin city center last night and was lucky enough to be walking past when they were repairing the spire. There is a cool platform that is placed around the base of the spire and then lifted up the length of the spire by a crane. It moves slowly but not as slowly as I would have expected, the platform made it half way in about five minutes.

More photos can be found on my flickr account.

Quiet Here Isnt it

It's been very quiet here lately, over a month since my last post. It's been a hectic couple of weeks with people moving, first my old flat mate was moving out and then my girlfriend was moving in so the apartment was in chaos, work stuff, photo stuff and just general bits and pieces. I only get to blog properly from home since my iPhone still does not have a decent blog tool and with no cut-n-paste it's difficult to blog and post links to the things I am blogging about. Still I'll try to post more often.