jmason + greens   6

Will the Greens pay YOUR €25,000 Blasphemy fine?
good point from Jason O'Mahoney. 'let’s pass this law anyway, but instead of a €25,000 fine, make it a €25 fine. The constitution is satisfied, and the fine is so nominal as to be useless, which is what the Greens say is the effective outcome of the law anyway.' +1
greens  ireland  politics  blasphemy  law  constitution  absurd  omgwtf 
july 2009 by jmason
Green party says sorry for e-mail gaffe - Times Online
wow, the "communications manager" for the Green Party is an unrepentant asshat. 'some bloggers have developed their own set of rules about how they should be approached and the e-mail in question fell foul of these rules.' Nice non-apology there! Entirely wrong -- Unsolicited Bulk Email is spam, even if you're a politician
politics  ireland  spam  email  greens  ube 
january 2009 by jmason
The cycle to work scheme
Green Party site on the new Cycle-to-Work scheme, whereby the govt will provide a tax exemption if your employer buys you a bike up to EUR1000 in value
greens  green  cycling  work  hr  cycle-to-work  tax  commuting 
january 2009 by jmason
Energy rating cert will cost up to €500
'Owners wishing to sell or rent residential property will have to pay an estimated fee of €300-€500 to comply with new building regulations from next year'. why? is it expected that renters will refuse houses that are inefficient? not impressed, strikes me as typical Irish Green Party half-baked tokenism
greens  politics  ireland  rip-off-ireland  rip-offs  inflation  regulation  renting  crap 
october 2008 by jmason
Live twitterstream from inside the Green party conference
where the future government is being decided. 'at the moment it's extremely likely it will pass' (via Damien)
twitter  ireland  blogging  politics  irish-politics  greens 
june 2007 by jmason
What will the Greens bring to government? Twenty Major
Twenty Major on the impending Green-FF-PD coalition: 'when green zone land is rezoned to allow Fianna Fail’s builder friends to lash up houses and enormous shopping centres, the bribes must be presented in envelopes made from recycled paper.' ha!
twenty-major  funny  via:adam  greens  ireland  fianna-fail  government  coalitions  politics 
june 2007 by jmason

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