Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



My laptop is banjaxed. In a moment of reckless abandon, I sent it in to be repaired. It was only afterwards I thought, holy shit, this is how Gary Glitter went down… Assuming I haven’t been locked up by then – and okay, there’s no reason to assume I will be, but by the same token, last weekend, my friend “Kev” found two baseball bats and a replica handgun in the back of my car (long story), so who the fuck knows? – normal service should be restored here around lunchtime. I’ve got a shitcool photograph of me with one of my all time heroes that I cannot wait to post…

August 14th, 2009.


  1. Shakey Says:

    I have a spare laptop ya can borrow for a while if you want.
    Its old and its smelly, but it has the internets and notepad and thats all ya need.
    Collection in Mayo.

  2. GMcD Says:

    Butler, was that you raging at clampers on quays yesterday aftn?

  3. NC Says:

    So why are there no images of you on your website?! Surely you must have a ‘photo’ section….?

  4. Eoin Says:

    @ Shakey – cheers but not sure about that 300 mile round trip… You’re hardly thinking of coming up to Dublin?

    @ gmcd – yes it was, were you the clamper? If so, I’ve slept on it and I still think you’re a parasytic c@&$

    @ Noeleen – you’re in luck , next week is Swimsuit Week!

  5. Andreas Says:

    Eoin, I couldn’t help but notice that you gave Steve Appleton’s latest single 2 stars in The Ticket today… Quite charitable, I thought.

  6. Eoin Says:

    @ Andreas – what can I say, he’s a talented kid…

    Celeb photo coming up very shortly… Just trying to connect my sister’s crappy laptop (no offence Clare) to internet

  7. GMcD Says:

    Fuck sake, not a clamper – on the bus going by while you were talking to the guy. You had on green shirt, fairly laying into the guy too by the looks of it…

    Love the blog by the way – bring back Mongrel (and The Slate)!

  8. Eoin Says:

    Sorry GMcD, didn’t mean to offend. Clampers make me angry as, obviously, you witnessed at first hand. To make it up to you, I am hereby bringing back Mongrel and The Slate.

    Was funny though, after I told yer man what I thought of him, and made a bit of a scene, this dodgy looking guy on a BMX cycled over and offered to cut the clamp off for €50.

    Was very, very tempted – not just to save €30, but also to support local business and avoid lining the pockets of those parasites.

    Anyone ever done this? Does it work?


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