Tony Blair and the Spooky Chilcot Adventure


Its easy to say with hindsight, and it’s very unlikely that Tony Blair would sue a penniless delinquent such as myself, so in many ways I’m untouchable when I suggest it, but his term as Prime Minister has all the hallmarks of a cocaine binge – happy at first – delighted to hang out with the Spice Girls and the Lighthouse Family, but as time goes on you realise that socialising with Steps and Chumbawumba just won’t do it any more, so you try and find bigger and bigger kicks, culminating with the biggest kick of them all: WAR.

Of course, after starting it was quickly realised that war is bad, and a short 6 years later the UK started investigating how exactly they had ended up in Iraq. It took another while for a report to be published, so when it was released this week, out of curiosity we decided to pore through its massive bulk and see if we could discover any interesting insights that have not been yet brought to public attention. Luckily, we were.

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Eamon & The Amazing Easter Adventure of 1916


Every body knows the main story of the Easter Rising of 1916 – that is to say of the events involving Pearse and the proclomation in the GPO. And although most people know the Eamon de Valera was the leader of another group of rebels fighting in Bolands Mill, barely anyone knows why he occupied that building, or of the events that transpired there during that famous week.

Luckily, here at Cat Malojin, whilst recently looking for books of pictures of farm machinery in our local library, we discovered the previously unknown diary of the unnamed security guard who was on duty at the mill during that week, which outlines the events in great detail.

As part of the Easter Rising Centenary celebrations, we are delighted to be able to publish this account word for word now.

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Burying the Hatchet between Ireland and England

Ireland has always had a bit of a chip on it’s shoulder with regards the United Kingdom – perhaps understandably so given our bloody history. These days, however, the relationship between the two countries is a lot warmer, and its probably about time we forgot our differences, and moved forward together as two proud nations. But its difficult to forget the historical differences when they’re so visible. So with that in mind, and as part of the official FAI build up to the match between the two countries in the Aviva on Sunday, we’ve updated various famous images of Anglo-Irish conflict to make them more politically neutral.

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The Marriage Referendum: A Twitter Odyssey


Now that the population of Ireland has safely approved the marriage referendum, it’s time to bring to light the brave but ultimately futile crusade our favourite Irish politician – Dermot ‘President’ Mulqueen – completed over the past few months to ensure that the NO side won. I think you’ll agree that this is the man the NO side should have got to spearhead their campaign instead of Breda O’Brien or Ger Brennan…

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The Presidential Age Referendum: How Should You Vote?


Tomorrow Ireland goes to the polls to decide if same sex marriage should be legalised. Also at the same time, voters will be asked whether they want to lower the age of eligibility to run as a presidential candidate from 35, as is currently, to 21. Here at Cat Malojin, we are of course politically neutral, so what we’ve decided to do is list out five likely potential candidates that will be eligible to run next time around if the referendum is successful. Then, its up to you to decide if there’s anything to be gained by voting yes.

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7 Simple Ways For The Irish Economy To Get Back On Track


The green shoots of economic recovery have been blossoming in Ireland in recent times, to such an extent that the government has seen it fit to give everyone in the civil service a juicy pay rise. Which was nice of them. However, it’s surely imperative that this economic growth is more sustainable than Celtic Tiger Mark 1, so in the public interest we’ve put together our list of 7 things the government can do to ensure that things don’t go tits up once more.

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My failed attempt to redesign Fine Gael’s election posters

Every few years the countryside is ruined with them – poles and poles of ugly, ugly faces on unsightly election posters. So, as a man of action and with a general election in the next 15 months, I decided to do something about it. Thus, I designed funky fresh posters for my party of choice (Fine Gael) which I then sent off to the halls of power for consideration. Would they be interested? Would I finally get my big break? Well, if you somehow haven’t seen the title of this post, read on and see.

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