January 31, 2012

An article for free thinkers

Aside from Davis McWilliams, there is rarely a brilliant article in the Sunday Independent, Ireland’s largest selling newspaper. However, this week (Jan 29th, 2012), there is […]
January 26, 2012

The anti-fun alliance

Following on from John’s blog on Tuesday, it’s getting ever clearer that there’s a burgeoning conspiracy to clamp down on any activity that might conceivably be […]
January 24, 2012

For booze, read fags

What is striking about health minister Roisin Shortall’s crusade against alcohol is the similarity between the tactics there and those employed to combat smoking. I have […]
January 19, 2012

Smoke Screens is a must read

I am reading Richard White’s excellent book, Smoke Screens: The Truth About Tobacco, at the same time that the Irish Cancer Society is running their latest […]
January 18, 2012

Is the workplace any safer?

You will remember that the smoking ban in Ireland, introduced nearly nine years ago, was actually called “The Workplace Ban on Smoking”. We smokers were caught […]