Going with the crowd

Does a 90 per cent discount sound too good to be true? Not since the meteoric rise of group-buying sites. The latest craze to sweet Ireland has been herd buying with services like City Deal ( This is a local operation of the international firm Groupon but the business model has been applied by various [...]

By |2011-05-21T22:33:54+00:00May 1st, 2011|DotCommunism|0 Comments

I’ve decided to re enter the food chain

Vegetarianism is often viewed as the domain of hippies, oddballs, eccentrics and at times maybe a little ‘chic’.  There still persists the notion that vegetables are for flakes. People who don’t eat meat are regarded as utterly lacking in taste, unnatural and/or just plain weird. People are frequently surprised that I’ve concerned myself with the [...]

By |2013-06-14T15:34:37+00:00February 8th, 2011|DotCommunism|2 Comments

Mind your language

Though I have a few issues within the handling of higher education in the Isle of Man – such as tax procedures for students off island, general funding arrangements and the facilities for career guidance – I felt compelled to write on a different topic today. From the outset I would note that the aim [...]

By |2011-05-02T13:05:00+00:00October 15th, 2010|DotCommunism|0 Comments

United We Stand?

Friday 30th of July saw the The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne reject an appeal by the Irish FA or Football association Northern Ireland in complaint against International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) allowing Belfast-born Daniel Kearns to play for the Republic. The ruling could [...]

By |2010-08-13T21:13:17+00:00August 13th, 2010|DotCommunism|0 Comments