Friday, April 07, 2006

Phantom FM gets green light at last from Supreme Court


Courtesy of the Irish Independent.

Ailish O'Hora

THE Supreme Court has cleared the way for new alternative rock music radio station Phantom FM to begin broadcasting in Dublin.
Phantom FM, which is backed by a number of high profile individuals and companies, including U2 manager Paul McGuinness's Principle Management and promoter Dermot Desmond's Gaiety Investments, got the green light after the court dismissed an appeal by Zed FM against a High Court ruling regarding the award of the licence to Phantom FM.
Zed FM is backed by Bob Geldof. The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland welcomed the outcome. "We have consistently held that the process for the award of the licence was fair, open and transparent, and that the best applicant, Phantom FM, was awarded the licence," it said in a statement. "We now look forward to re-establishing contract negotiations with Phantom FM, with a view to providing Dublin listeners with an alternative rock music service."
Zed challenged the granting of the licence to Phantom FM on a number of grounds, including a claim that members of the consortium had wrongly benefited from illegal broadcasting in the past.
When dismissing the Zed challenge in November, the High Court held that it was for the BCI, not the courts, to consider what weight it would attach to the illegal broadcasting matter when considering the character of Phantom.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Podge and Rodge popular

The puerile puppet’s chat show Monday and Tuesday nights on RTE2 is proving to be very popular. The ratings types guess is 383,000 viewers tuned in this week. I wonder if RTE will cancel the show - since that's what they seem to do with their most successful shows.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Dredging the archive

Thought i better post something - since nothing went up last week.

Did this with MS paint and a mouse as opposed to a wacom tablet and photoshop.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Webstrip #2

Oh - the discipline! Still gotta colour this one and give it a title

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Standardised taxi fares to be introduced nationwide

After reading this piece of news I wonder if taxi fares will be increased to Dublin rates nationwide - or if Dublin taxi drivers will strike over the fact that they can't rip us off anymore:

The taxi regulator has announced plans to introduce standardised fares throughout the country (Ireland for any of you foriegn types) later this year.

The move is part of a series of reforms announced by Ger Deering today.Mr Deering said there were currently 36 different taxi-fare structures in place, but these would all be replaced by new nationwide standardised rates in September.The other reforms include a new complaints system for customers, a centralised licensing system and extra training for drivers.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Webstrip #1

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

It Rubs the Lotion on it's skin

This twisted piece of music video was sent to me by JohnnyG.

It helps if you've seen Silence Of The Lambs - watch soon before it's pulled for infringement of some kind.