8 October 2012
Kilkenomics 2012 – November 1st to November 4th
'An utterly bizarre idea but the public love it'
FIVE YEARS into the global financial and economic crisis, what have we learned from the success and otherwise of the attempts to solve it? We all know how these attempted solutions are affecting our lives and those of our families but we need to know why, who’s responsible and what can be done to make things better. We also want to be told in layman’s terms what lies behind the often deliberately confusing language of finance and economics.
This is where Kilkenomics comes in. Moderated by some of our brightest and funniest standup comedians, Kilkenomics – Europe’s first economics festival – puts economists, financial analysts, journalists and other specialists on stage and under the spotlight to talk through important issues such as the future of the euro, the debt crisis, taxation and natural resources and the environment among others. The comedians give permission to a wider audience to attend the events and they have the ability to simplify big ideas and make them more accessible. It’s serious, but it’s fun too.
Here’s a taste what the press has had to say about Kilkenomics:
- The Australian - “Davos with jokes”
- UK Sunday Times - “one of the oddest festivals anywhere, comedy with a pint and a point”
- San Francisco Chronicle - “an utterly bizzare idea but the public love it”
- BBC - “having a laugh despite the gloom”; “comedians give permission to the audience to feel comfortable”
- The Irish Times - "A little jewel where players manage to talk human without being patronising”
- BBC World Service - “having a laugh despite the gloom”
- Bloomberg - “Lenny Bruce meets John Maynard Keynes”
- The Guardian - “wildly successful”
- The Sunday Tribune - “laugh, I nearly defaulted!”
2014 – A YEAR OF CHANGE
Sinn Féin is in government in the North and is a major political party in the Dáil and in local government across this island.
We are the only all-Ireland political party and with each passing day our membership is increasing, our organisational capacity is improving, and we are presenting realistic alternative policies to meet the needs of 21st century Ireland.
On May 22nd and May 23rd, more than 350 men and women will be standing for Sinn Féin in the European and local government elections, north and south.
For those who reject austerity and want a different future, a better future; who want hope for themselves and for their families; who want jobs and prosperity; and who want a real republic on this island – Sinn Féin is that future.
Make 2014 a year of change.
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Thank you for whatever you can afford.
Lánaigí libh agus beirigí bua!
Gerry Adams TD
Fascinating insights into
Irish revolutionary history
for you to read online
Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published
The Irish Volunteer — tOglác na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.
Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.
Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.
You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.
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