Monday, December 20, 2010
Foreign workers picket Dunnes Stores HQ. Equal pay for equal work.
Our snow covered statue from Easter Island.
Girl gets into taxi and vanishes. read here
I hope it turns out well, but I have written to the taxi regulator, the Garda and the Garda ombudsman about the unlicenced taxi drivers working in this city. They assured me that they are on top of the situation, or that it is not in their remit.
How can someone be driving a taxi with no knowledge of the city and with forged papers be allowed to drive away without being arrested.
I pray it works out well.
On the other hand for my Polish readers.
Garda- Apel do swiadkow zabojstwa Dublin 12/12/2010
Gardai/Policja w swords, co. Dublin apeluja o pomoc w celu wyjasnienia okolicznosci zabojstwa mezczyzny w wieku poznych lat 20'tych.
Gardai prosza o kontakt osoby, ktore miedzy godzinami wieczornymi a 11'go grudnai agodzinami rannymi 12'go Grudnia byly obecne w The Wright Venue, Airside Retail Park, Swords i ktorych informacje moga byc pomocne w dalszym dochodzeniu.
Gardai rowniez prosza o kontakt dwoch taksowkarzy, ktorzy miedzy 3'cia a 3.30 rano 12'go Grudnia mieli kurs z Airside Retail Park do richmond Road z dwoma Polskimi pasazerami. Pasazerowie ci wysiedli pomiedzy richmond Road a Leydens Cash and Carry. Ktokolwiek inny kto byl w poblizu Richmond Road i kto widzial wspomniane taksowki w tym czasie, rowniez jest proszony o kontakt Z Policja/Gardai.
Gardai/Policja rowniez prosza o kontakt osobe/osoby, ktore 12'go Grudnia okolo godzinby 3.45 rano zostawily zmarlego w szpitalu Rotunda.
Jako czesc dochodzenia Gardai sprawdzaja liczne miejsca w tym mieszkania i pojazdy w okolicach Richmond Road.
Sekcja zwlok zostala dokonana i jej wyniki zostaly przekazane oficerom zajmujacym sie ta sprawa. Rodzina zmarlego z Polski zostala rowniez skontaktowana.
Ktokolwiek inny kto moze byc pomocny w tej sprawie jest proszony o kontakt z Gardai/Policja w Swords pod numerem 01- 666 4700, Policyjna Linia Zufania (Garda Confidential Line) 1- 800- 666- 111 lu jakakolwiek stacja Garda/Policji. W szczegolnosci proszeni sa Polscy obywatele, ktorzy moga miec jakiekolwiek przydatne w tym sledztwie informacje.
From the Garda.ie website, it is strange that they do not put it in English as well.
If you are of a delecate disposition read no further.
Drink and office partys can be fun, sometimes things can get out of hand, sometimes with tragic results.
I was heading back into town when w group of excited women came out of a pub in Harolds cross, stopping 3 taxis...Then it was who was to go with whom, "Do you know xxxx Rd?" and off we went.
The talk was normal for a while then this massive beast appeared in the car.
The man said "What t fuck do you know about pressure,I am under pressure, my wife lost twin boys a couple of years ago. Almost full term they died and she had to give birth to them. They didn't even do a section on them, beautiful twin boys identical twins"
We were shocked by this statement and she tried to plicate him.
"Things happen to us all I have had awful betrayel in my life, but you have to deal with it".
But he wasn't finished "my father in law died of a heart attack and 6 months later I was helping my wife's younger brother on the farm when he got caught in the farm machienery.
I pulled him out and brought him back to the house to wait for the ambulance which never came.
There was one ambulance to cover the whole area and they were dealing with some bastard who had a broken arm. There was no method of prioratising the call.
He bled to death in my arms.
So you see my wife has lost twin boys, her father and her brother in less than a year".
After much argument which had no logic to it we arrived at the party.
I said that it would be no shame to look for help as everyone is still suffering.
But no, he was going to the party and he wanted my number to collect him later.
I told him to ring a local taxi company, it was nothing personal but I could be 30 miles away when he wanted to come home.
I took it from his remarks that he did take it personally.