Unionism in a tailspin is bad for Unionism but it’s bad for everyone in Northern Ireland too… – Slugger O’Toole I lived in Belfast for a couple of years and it is utterly depressing that we now have a new generation of kids getting caught up in violence. This piece is an excellent analysis of where we are.
Utterly tone deaf. Private information about up to 1.5 million Irish Facebook users now searchable online. You might think it would be a good call for someone in Facebook to put a call through to the Data Protection Commissoner. Nope.
From the Irish DPC statement yesterday.
“The DPC attempted over the weekend to establish the full facts and is continuing to do so. It received no proactive communication from Facebook. Through a number of channels, it sought contact and answers from Facebook..”
Other Voices - RTÉ PlayerTake some time out and listen to these Other Voices.
Inside a viral website - Not Fun at Parties This is great. Laughed out loud at the end. Well played.
Your Work Peak Is Earlier Than You Think - The Atlantic This resonates with me. A good read.
Siúcra Roxanna Nic Liam - YouTube ana mhaith ar fad
This is the best essay that I have read in a very long time. It begins with Silicon Valley, but is really a serious piece about addressing Climate change, the failings of Capitalism in its current form and how we might build towards a better future.
It’s one of those rare pieces where you have to immediately stop and consider in a deeper way what you’ve just read. I will be re-reading this several times, following all the links and reading what they point to as well.
Mick Herron’s Slough House – On my Omooh…had no idea that this was being developed as an Apple TV series… can’t wait. I’ve only read the first one. The second is in my reading pile somwhere.
ESA - Is the nearest star cluster to the Sun being destroyed? We know so little about so much.
This Climate Action Bill approved by the Cabinet today commits Ireland to getting to net zero by 2050 with a 51% reduction in emissions within 10 years. Happy to see this as a Green Party member. We have a lot of work to do.
Beint vefstreymi frá eldstöðvunum - RÚV Live volcano in Iceland.
RIP PLC: the rise of the ghost corporation - Prospect Magazine Good article by John Kay.
Covid-19: ‘Temporary deferral’ of AstraZeneca vaccine rollout Hopefully temporary. Think everyone was a little deflated by this news this morning.