Monday ReformCard Meeting


So it’s election time in Ireland. One of my friends, Johnny Ryan, is one of the bods behind an interesting experiment to rate and rank Irish political parties’ plans for political reform. They are having a meeting at lunchtime on Monday where the parties will get a chance top respond to their assigned rank. It should be fun! See Johnny’s note below:

Re: Meeting – Monday


Joe and I are hosting a Reformcard event on Monday that we would like to invite you to. Attendance is free, and all are welcome.

We’re bringing representatives from all the major political parties to the Sugarclub at lunch time on Monday 21st, and they are going to respond to their Reform Scorecards and to the crowd.

This will be the last opportunity for most people to directly engage with the political representatives before the election – which will be only 4 days away by Monday.

Details: Monday, 21 Feb, at 1.00 at the Sugar Club on Lesson St. Dublin 2. The event is a Reformcard public forum, and Pat Leahy of the Sunday Business Post will be moderating.

Pat Rabbitte, Labour Party; Eamon Ryan, Green Party; Phil Hogan, Fine Gael; Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein; and Averil Power, Fianna Fail; will be speaking.

Admission is free – Transparency International are covering costs.

Full details are on the event’s Facebook page (you can RSVP here too):

Poster + map are at

To see recent media coverage about Reformcard see

Please pass the word around – the more the merrier.


Links of Interest (At Least to Me) 12/06/06

It is always nice to see someone you respect blogging and Richard Waghorne is a man I respect an awful lot. I found his blog two or three days ago and he has out posted me to link to me first! If you haven’t read Richard’s Sicilian Notes yet you should start now!

The tutors and graduate students of UCD’s School of History have started an online blog for History papers. Its well worth reading some with paper son Islam, Medieval Expansion of Europe and Irish America in the 19th Century.

One more story on e-newspapers. They are coming you know, well at least according to the Washington Post.