Month: March 2008

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Who could have known that the story of Ireland's Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's solicitors Frank Ward & Co. threatening politics.ie into silence would take this truly shocking twist? Frank Ward, the Senior Managing Partner (capital S, capital M, capital P) and Founder (capital F) of Frank Ward & Company, Solicitors (capital F, capital W, capital C, capital S) has been found dead following a horrific incident on his Kilkenny ostrich farm! Frank's Company (capital C) was Founded (with a capital F) in 1981 and represented Fianna Fail in the McCracken Tribunal and Flood Tribunal, and currently represents Fianna Fail in the Mahon Tribunal and the Moriarty Tribunal. Blather.net has been told all the details of his sad demise, and our hearts go out to his next of kin on this bitter evening. Apparently, Frank had been inspecting the on his ostrich farm, a rather gruelling task, and as it happened the...

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It's not every day I read about someone in the news and the next thing they up and die in the most bizarre fashion! The Right Honourable Jacqui Smith MP, Home Secretary (what the British in typical obscurantist fashion call their minister for justice) died tragically this evening in a pet shop in London. The politician was born 3 November 1962 in Malvern, Worcestershire, and worked as an economics teacher until she became the Member for Parliament for some place called Redditch in 1997. A New Labour drone, she wept in sackcloth and ashes at Tony Blair's last appearance in the House of Commons (while the rest of the world, with the possible exception of the people who were going to have to put up with him in the Middle East, felt like they'd just dropped two tabs of E). Oh, the ups and downs of Jacqui's life! A happier...