Sinn Fein versus Sinn Uile (…and no we don’t mean the party)

Most of you will know that ‘Sinn Fein’ means ‘ourselves alone’, but not too many of you are likely to know that ‘Sinn Uile’ means ‘all of us together’? The little word after Sinn is all important to us at ISME because it helps define how we see the world

ISME refuses to name #unnamed

We’re not going to encourage them so we’re not going to name the organisation that sent this sad catchall news release out today.

The Lock-Out Fantasy

Less Luas means less people travelling for either business or pleasure (as some call shopping) into the city centre.

Brexit, Trumpit, Bulls*it, Do it.

The threat is not Brexit or Trumpit. The real threat is at home with our pork barrel politicians trying to cling to power. They’ll offer anyone, anything. There’s already the Luas, now CIE, then ESB and the teachers. It looks like Haddington Road is going down the S-bend. This is not Easter, this is Christmas for public sector unions.

James Connolly commemoration cancelled by Citizens’ Tram strike

Meanwhile, without either recognising the irony of the situation or without a smidgen of personal embarrassment, SIPTU officers are happy to seek a wage rise of up to 54% for their tram drivers that would give them a salary of €65,000 a year before bonus, for what is semi-skilled work. It would make you weep. As a country we really do greed better than any other. Sinn Féin of 1916 has morphed into Mé Féin in 2016.