Friday, September 29, 2006

New NHS money-saving techniques

It seems the NHS is trying to avoid unnecessary expenditure of precious time, and therefore money. Rather than have patients schedule appointments for advice, it is best that they know the information they would have recieved before they even enter the building.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Just when you thought Paddywhackery couldn't sink any lower Government to collapse tonight

A few weeks ago, I was almost moved to break from my blogging holiday to comment on the near copycat behaviour of Dublin politicians, by holding a leadership contest for the PDs, about three days after the subject of the Labour Leadership in Britain had finally been brought to the fore.

Now, thanks to those dilligent folk over at Slugger O'Toole and, my judgement of Dublin Paddywhackery has been dropped further. It seems as though Bertie Ahern has stared resignation, and, therefore a life of shame, in the face over the course of many hours tonight, with regard to his financial dealings in Manchester in the early nineties. Of course, who steps up to the plate to offer the pillar of vocal support? None other than the potentially most hated minister serving in Leinster House, Michael McDowell. Surprise Surprise.
The Irish President was even moved to contact the Teashop's office to discuss the protocol regarding the resignation of a sitting PM.
After all the fuss, it seems the An Teashop will now wait until Tuesday to discuss the matter in the Dail. It seems a constitutional crisis in Irish politics is not enough to disrupt a Friday schedule.