Our Irish Health Service is in crisis. Overfunded and overcrowded, it is also woefully managed. Discontent in the Health & Safety Executive, (HSE), is expressed from the very lowest quarters right up to the millionaires in their lofty towers. But … Continue reading →
About John Mallon
A sixty something male, happily settled with two adult brats and my rock of common sense. I've worked at lots of jobs, done lots of things, had many experiences hairy and otherwise and have met some really interesting people in my life as well as a fair share of pricks too. I have witnessed change, some of it just for the sake of it and I hope this blog will communicate the "how it was" as well as the "how it might all turn out." I am a libertarian, mildly catholic, strongly christian and I like to practice what I preach. I hope you enjoy my observations and some of them serve you well in your life.
To introduce my latest car to you properly, I feel the need to compare it to the one it replaced. I'd had a couple of Saabs for a few years and the combination of the qualities of those cars and … Continue reading →
Time was when you had something for sale there had to be a demand for. The equation was simple. If what you had was not wanted by anyone, you couldn’t shift it even it you offered it free. If there … Continue reading →
A recent letter to the Irish Examiner caught my eye. The writer told us that, “While women constitute half of our population, they are seriously under-represented in national politics. Out of the 4,452 Dáil seats between 1918 and 2009, only … Continue reading →