Have you noticed how softly, low tone, gently, almost in undertones, riding piggyback on the main Referendum issues concerning the 8th. Amendment of the Constitution, those who wish to promote and support a Referendum on granting a Constitutional Right to those aged sixteen, to the right to vote in any form of election, are conducting their campaigns?

Strange is it not, that while making claims of wishing to involve our young people meaningfully,  in the democratic processes of the State, and giving them their voices in matters of public concerns affecting them, these same promoters and supporters seem oblivious to defects of the current supposed democratic elective process!

These sixteen-year-olds will find themselves voting ad infinitum, in the main, for the same party selected hacks, the new ascendancy political barons, reigning with personal and family-based local and national power and political influence for forty years or more! Strange that this desire to empower these sixteen-year-olds with voting rights pays absolutely no attention to those kinds of issues which would engender the kind of Democracy that would actually empower the entire electorate, such as, a Constitutional limit as to how many consecutive terms an individual may stand for election to any elective position.  Also  how about the fact that you can only vote for a candidate, nothing in the system allows you to actually vote against a candidate, you’re only options are to vote for the least objectionable candidates first etc and unless you wish to devalue your Proportional Representation Vote, place the most objectionable candidate last on the ballot paper!  or totally abstain from voting.Now if there was a box on the bottom of the ballot papers for NONE OF THE ABOVE  think of how these two changes alone would affect those new ascendancy barons and their party backers! the word on the street , wonders what its readers have to say on these and other suggestions for electoral reform?


ABUSIVE POSTS ON FACEBOOK – HOW W0RD RECOGNITION SOFTWARE EQUALS USERS PROTECTION, the word on the street,  having posted an item recently, concerning sexually explicit, and personally abusive messages, posted to a reader’s Facebook page,  has evoked some consideration as to how Facebook could provide a means for it users, to be protecting themselves from such intrusive messages, in the form of a personally controlled firewall, allocated to each individual Facebook account, permitting each individual Facebook user, to set parameters for rejecting, certain words and phrases in a given context, in respect of each incoming post to their timeline /page!

Now it has been pointed out that,if a person is a standard or ordinary member of certain online dating sites, you are not permitted to exchange details, such as phone numbers .email addresses,  or arrange for meet up details,  with other members of the site, if you are detected by the dating site breaking these restrictions, you are suspended by the online dating site !  Word Recognition Software, is the system used by the online dating sites to monitor their user’s texts between each other!

Now surely Facebook, with all its technologies, know-how and resources, should have no problems being able to develop and provide to each individual Facebook user their own personally controlled, Word Recognition systems software!



TAXI DRIVER WAYNE HURLEY PLATE 11740 OBSCENE ABUSER ON FACEBOOK! the word on the street, has viewed the obscene sexually abusive messages, sent by WAYNE HURLEY of COBH, CORK. to a young Lady’s timeline on her Facebook page, The young Lady bravely shared these messages publicly on Facebook.

Now if our readers view WAYNE HURLEY  of COBH, CORK. on his Facebook page, there’s a very clear picture of a Taxi, on the roof of which, there is a Taxi roof sign bearing on the driver’s side in bold capital letters the name WAYNE HURLEY  and on the passengers side, the plate number 11740 with the area code letter C. Matching markings on doors . Strange to say, on the 19th March 2018, the NTA’s Driver Check app, says there is no registered driver recorded to this plate number and advised against using unregistered drivers!

Perhaps, the NTA’s Taxis section, the National Carriage Office, an Garda,  might wish to consider how the above matters, affect female Taxi passengers safety in County Cork!



STREEDOGS.BLOG THE WORD ON THE STREET,  wonders is there not a problem with a script that is promoting the notion that a man in Ireland  2018  may throw his wife out of the matrimonial home as of a right? reference Decco in FAIR CITY, one would have expected that this would be an issue of concern for the advocates of women’s rights!


A report to the word on the street, has been informed of a new style of interhospital transfer policy attempted by a senior medic, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, in the aftermath of the Beast from the east Blizzard!

The reader concerned about this debacle was being examined as a GP referred outpatient of Beaumont Hospital’s respiratory department and having been confirmed as a Lung Cancer patient, Beaumont Hospital, quite correctly, referred the individual to, James Hospital, the appropriate specialist Hospital for the treatment of  Lung Cancers. where the individual spent three weeks for a successful course of treatment, before being discharged to their home!

After being at home for two days, the individual being in great agonizing pain was rushed in a neighbour ‘s car to Beaumont Hospital A&E, and was admitted to a ward.      An examination determined a fluid accumulation complication, related to the Lung Cancer treatments, as being the problem in need of further treatment.

On the evening of the fourth day after the individual’s admission to Beaumont Hospital, our reader  was informed, that with James Hospital being the appropriate Lung Cancer Specialist Hospital, and being where the reader had been treated, a transfer, under the auspices of Beaumont Hospital, was being arranged to James Hospital for the individual!

on the evening of the fifth day, our reader was informed by a senior medic, that a discharge of the individual as a patient of Beaumont Hospital would take place the next day and that our reader was to then make their own way directly, on that said day, to James Hospital. When asked how our reader was to achieve this objective without transport by ambulance, said senior medic suggested our reader use Dublin Bus, Public Transport Services! Strange to relate, our reader was not impressed by this turn of events! these verbal exchanges were taking place directly in front of five other patients and several members of Beaumont Hospital staff! the word on the street, are happy to report to you, your fellow reader’s successful resistance to this unacceptable attempt by said senior medic to negate Beaumont Hospital’s duty of care to their patients in these matters! This patient was, on the sixth day, under the auspices and expenses of Beaumont Hospital, transported to James Hospital by taxi!

The question is, how many others have been taken for a ride, { pardon the pun! ] by being sent on their way, all alone via public transport to other hospitals like this???


Well, folks, we can look forward to far more cyclists on the roads, over a far greater area of Dublin, as Dublin Bike expands its services to more sites, while Fingal County Council, announces a planned rollout of a Bike Sharing scheme in the Dublin 15 area. the later having some very distinguishing  and different features from the Dublin Bike services !

The one thing both of these schemes have in common is a requirement for a person to sign up to these schemes with their personal details. Another thing both schemes have in common is a total failure to take any form of responsibility to ensure their clients are suitable persons, properly informed as to their  (the clients ) responsibilities in the use of the equipment supplied by these bikes schemes!

Now if a person wishes to purchase a firearm, that person goes to a gunsmith, selecting the weapon of their choice, giving their personal details leaves the required monies with the gunsmith, as also the selected firearm. Then the purchaser processed to apply for a firearm license and it is only when the purchaser is actually in possession of that firearm license, are they permitted to take physical possession of the said firearm!

Now here at, the word on the street, feels the question to be asked, is why cannot a similar system be operated in respect of, Fingal and Dublin Bike, as also Bicycles sales outlets. Should they not be required to withhold their products, services from their clients, until they, the clients, can produce  a pass  certificate for a test of their  appropriate knowledge and understanding of the Rules of the Road before they, the suppliers of  the goods  and or services, releasing such goods  or services to their  clients.