Archive for April 2006

Thug has sentence increased, but not by enough

April 28, 2006

Kevin Dunne of Ballyfermot Drive has had his sentence for assault causing harm increased from seven to ten years by the Court of Criminal appeal.

Dunne left a Lithuanian man severely brain-damaged and wheelchair-bound as a result of a savage, uprovoked attack.

He is currently serving a two-year sentence for another unprovoked attack on a Frenchman.

The maximum sentence for assault causing harm is life imprisonment, which is what Dunne should have got.

Either that, or he should get out of prison when the victim of his assault gets out of his wheelchair.

We do not need this scumbag walking the streets again.  Ever.

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Drico and Dorce get orses kicked

April 23, 2006

Total 'mare for the "Lions".  (PMSL) 🙂

 That is all.

Progressive Democrats admit they’ve been soft on drink driving

April 23, 2006

The PDs have passed a motion at their annual party conference pledging to get tough on drink drivers if in government after the next election.

This is the party that has been in charge of the Department of Justice since the present Government came into office.

And they're only getting tough on drink driving now?

Ireland is a Great Little Country

April 23, 2006

So I wake up this morning and I look at the RTE Online news page.  Here's what I see:

Murder probe launched in Waterford
(08:23) Gardaí in Waterford have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 60-year-old man.
 
Two killed in Kerry accident
(08:49) Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle collision in north Co Kerry.

 
Body of woman found in Dublin
(08:35) The body of a 38-year-old woman has been found at an address on the North Circular Road in Dublin. 
 
Murder investigation launched in Cork
(08:57) Gardaí in Cork are conducting a murder investigation into the death of a man whose body was found in a flat at Park View, Wellington Road in the city yesterday morning.

It's enough to make a man swell with pride.

The Elephant in the Living Room

April 21, 2006

These days, if a Minister for Health was seen to be a heavy smoker, you can be sure the subject would be loudly debated in the press and raised by the opposition in the Dail.

Likewise if it became known that a Minister for Health was a heavy drinker.

So why the conspiracy of silence where the obesity of our current Minister for Health is concerned.  And would the same apply if the Minister were a man rather than a woman.

A case of the Harney in the living room, perhaps?

The Dope Who Puts the Shambles in Babyshambles

April 20, 2006

Pete Doherty has been arrested again on drug possession charges – just three hours after sympathetic Judge Jane McIvor sentenced him to a community order with two years' supervision and 18 months drug rehabilitation at Thames Magistrates' Court.

Doherty was was showing "significant signs of compliance and effort" in tackling his addiction, Judge Jane purred as she spared the habitual drug offender the jail sentence he so obviously deserves.

Incidentally, he has been arrested this time on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.  Not just a dope-head, then, but a pusher, to boot.

I hope they boot the little shit into jail this time.

Teachers dish ’em out, but can’t take ’em

April 20, 2006

The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) has decided to withdraw co-operation with school inspections because they don't want the inspection reports to be published.

Why?  What have they got to hide?

If they're worried about getting bad reports, they can always do what I used to do when I was at school.  Burn the reports and blame the postman.