" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - we made it to the finalists page last year but never got to the stage :- ( 'cause not enough of ye feckers out there voted for us! So we're gonna give ya a second chance - the blog awards this year will be held on Thursday, October 5th (2017) in The Academy, Middle Abbey Street, in Dublin city centre, and we would appreciate if you could keep an eye here and give us a vote when ya can. Or else we'll get our 'Junior' to put up a pay wall and then ye will be sorry...!

Friday, January 05, 2007

.......we almost have our 'house' in order !
The '1169...' Crew will be back to normal 'transmission' on Monday , 8th January 2007 : we took a longer-than-usual break as we had several Republican functions , commemorations and other such-like events to attend and help organise and , as a result , blogging time was scarce . And talking about "time" and "scarce" , one man who must be wishing that this 'time' [2007] was 'scarce' is French President Jacques Chirac : in 2003 , it was reported , amongst other things , that a criminal inquiry had begun into Mr. Chirac's food bill in a previous position the man held - that of Mayor of Paris .
Reports stated that , between 1987 and 1995 , Chirac and his wife Bernadette ran up a food bill of €2 million , ordering €569-worth of food for their private apartment in the Town Hall every day for eight years ! Chirac is immune from prosecution until his term is over in 2007 . But his wife is not ...
Jacques and Bernadette should move to Ireland where they would be lauded by their own type in the 'political elite' on this isle . Indeed , maybe our Bertie could help them out with a few blank cheques.
Back Monday , January 8 next . Slán go fóill anois .