IF YOU WANT A QIK LOOK at the Irish Sunday broadsheets, you should consider bookmarking Qik.com/topgold or "irishsundaynews" on Qik.com where you'll discover my short takes nearly every Sunday from southeast Ireland. If you want your summaries in 140 characters, bookmark @marklittlenews and let a professional take you through the papers in four or five tweets. I normally favour the Sunday Business Post and The Sunday Times when I make my Qik clips. I never review the Sunday Independent because its headlines often lie. On the front page of the Sunday Business Post comes news of the Irish government planning to slash its capital projects by at least one billion euro next year. The forward-looking Irish Transport Minister is trying to make an end run around internal party bickering about limitations pertaining to driving after drinking. The Sunday Times leads with a story that the Irish national broadcaster may get stuck with funding EUR 60m worth of free television licenses to pensioners this year and next. That paper also picks up on the transport minister's olive branch to his backbenchers. Stricter blood/alcohol limits would bring Ireland into line with other European countries but if the limits change this decade, they will come without having drunks put off the road--unless the driver wrecks someone else's car and is given a blood/alcohol test at the scene of the incident. That often doesn't happen in Ireland. For more of the Sunday news from Ireland, click the audio file below or see the Qik clip by clicking the image above.
Direct link to video http://qik.com/video/3327049 and to the audio http://www.insideview.ie/files/091025_sunday_news_from_ireland.mp3