Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Being an anti-war campaigner must be more lucrative than I had realized. I spotted an election poster for failed Dun Laoghaire County Council candidate Richard Boyd Barrett this afternoon. At a rate of up to €125 per day, that works out at a tidy €1,500 that Mr. Boyd Barrett may have to pay for his failure to remove the poster.

Of course, that's nothing compared with the 4 Justin Barrett posters I saw in Shankill, Co. Dublin. That's not even in his constituency as far as I know. There are also two Mairead McGuinness posters, but at least she won a seat in the European Parliament and could (presumably) afford the fines.