The yellow cabs tick downtown in the rain, sparked electrons in the bright-lit veins.
IT STRUCK a sensitive nerve when the poet WJ Mc Cormack, aka Hugh Maxton, this week defended Aosdána’s annual funding of €2.7 million by mentioning that Fair City cost €11 million. This fact was met, according to an RTÉ report, with laughter from the floor of Aosdána’s general assembly meeting at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
As the scandals unfold at the Central Remedial Clinic, and other top payments that look more like grand larceny, we learn that a 79-year-old Aosdána member and long-time human rights activist Margaretta Darcy has been jailed in Limerick prison for protesting against the use of Shannon airport by torturers, human rights abusers and US war criminals.
IN light of the current disproportionate response of the Chinese government in occupied Tibet, various individuals and organisations in Ireland who have expressed concern over similar occurrences in other parts of the world should now give voice to their revulsion at these excesses.