Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winston Churchill Dead!

Trying to catch up with the ITV News tonight. I am surprised to find that Winston Churchill is dead. Since 1965. So what makes this newsworthy? The Great British Public have had to wait fifty years to discover that those … Continue reading

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When Does History Begin?

I was thinking the other day about Francis Fukuyama and his thesis that History has ended. We are now so evolved as people that we have reached the point where we are supposed to be. The Fall of the Berlin … Continue reading

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Insulting The President

It was only last week that I took a little pleasure in publishing (on Facebook) “that” photograph of  A n tUachtarán Michael D Higgins standing, waiting his turn at a ATM (bank cash machine) in Dublin. It is one of … Continue reading

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Fun With Flags…Part 5,382 (Driving Licences)

So this is a bit odd. The responsibility for issuing Driving Licences has passed from Norn Iron to the DisUnited Kingdom. Although I dont actually own a Driving Licence…this thought has given me a case of the vapours. I might … Continue reading

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Liberty Hall

The tall building is Liberty Hall, Dublin. It was built in the early 1960s. And has dominated the skyline for as long as I can remember. It is the Headquarters of SIPTU and other Irish trade unions. The preservation of … Continue reading

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Je Suis Zorba!

The Greeks have a word for it. DEMOCRACY. I hope it catches on. Meanwhile Je Suis Zorba!

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Advance Australia Fair?

G’day all you Bruces and Sheilas! Happy Australia Day! I like Australians. They are allegedly Irish people with a criminal record or Irish people with a suntan. Not easy to pick an Australian Flag. I should have gone with the … Continue reading

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