Sean Gilligan's Blog


Ireland Second Richest Country in European Union!

According to The End of the Rainbow (New York Times), Ireland now has the second highest per capita G.D.P. in the European Union. As an Irish-American and dual-citizen this news makes me happy and proud. I last visited Ireland in 1992 when unemployment was 20 percent. At least one Irish relative desperately asked me to tell my American friends to buy Irish products. Clearly a change in policy was needed. Says The Times:
And change Ireland did. In a quite unusual development, the government, the main trade unions, farmers and industrialists came together and agreed on a program of fiscal austerity, slashing corporate taxes to 12.5 percent, far below the rest of Europe, moderating wages and prices, and aggressively courting foreign investment. In 1996, Ireland made college education basically free, creating an even more educated work force.
[via O'Reilly's Radar]

Erin go Braugh!


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Paul has a Rivet

I met my friend Paul for breakfast this morning and I told him that my wife was doing some work for a company named Rivet. He says, "Yeah, I got a Rivet..." Paul is a practical IT guy, so his testimonial bodes well for Lisa's new client.


The Old Negro Space Program

I have the Ken Burn's Jazz series in the DVD set and love it. Can't remember where I saw the link to this spoof called The Old Negro Space Program. If you have a sense of humor, love Ken Burns, or hate Ken Burns, you should check it out.