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Archive for December, 2006

Trinity Honorary Degrees December 2006

The recipients of Honorary Degrees from Trinity College Dublin this December were film director, novelist and script writer, Neil Jordan, Director of the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Peter Ndimbirwe Mugyenyi, and TCD’s own Jean O’Hara, administrator in the TCD Alumni/Proctors’ Office as well as the Seanad Electoral Office for many years.


They are pictured here with University Chancellor, Dr Mary Robinson, and TCD Provost, Dr John Hegarty.

How Much does a Licence to Spoof Cost? Twelve Grand and about 20 Minutes

“Why not be an auctioneer? You could earn a fortune for doing eff-all. You were a parasite when you were a broker, so you could happily be a parasite again.” That was how my wife started me on my new career path.

“Come on,” I protest. “I’ll never qualify before the housing boom ends. Money for jam is a great idea, but it will surely take years to gain a licence to practise as an estate agent?

“Anyway I would skip the lectures, fail the exams, and probably be senile before I had served out my apprenticeship. It could be a decade before I am up and running. How long do you think it would take?”

“About 20 minutes,” says she.

Late Late Show Interview

Watch my Late Late Show interview here, where I revealed my plans to undercut all the auctioneers with my new licence, my €10,000 offer to NTR to open up the Westlink, and some views on the upcoming election.

Budget Should be used to Tackle the Issue of Childcare

This week I have once again submitted a pre-budget submission to Minister for Finance Brian Cowen. I will continue to put pressure on the government to address the problem of childcare and to put in place a strategy for solving the problem and give parents more choice and a better standard of living.

Below is a summary of some of my main proposals. To read my submission in full click here: chilcare-submission-2006.pdf