Fascinating op-ed in the NYT: On a speaking tour in 1917, Ireland’s foremost suffragist, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, told audiences that “it is the only instance I know of in history when men fighting for freedom voluntarily included women.” The progressive leanings of the Rising’s leaders were evident in the language of the Proclamation of an […]
Picked this up in town today in Golden Discs, always loved this album since I was introduced to it by my 3rd year music teacher way back in ’92. Sounds sharp on new vinyl.
In the ongoing discussions over the future of Irish Water and forming a government, one thing to remember is that Fianna Fail is now a more rural party. They don’t have as much urban vote to lose: The future of water charges is due to be discussed this week during negotiations between Fianna Fáil, Fine […]
Well, it’s been just over a year, and Terry has yet to re-appear in a Windle Poons manner. I think I have to accept that Death actually collected him, empty lifetimer in one hand, scythe in the other, and brought him off to see the next chapter. His daughter, Rhianna, has a lovely remembrance piece […]
It all started innocently enough. I was 12 years old, living on a farm, and my dad brought home a girl’s bike. I taught myself to ride it. By age 14, I hit the road. I must have biked up and down every rural road in Essex County, Ontario where I grew up. I loved […]
Edward Mulhare was Irish. Watched von Ryan’s express and looked up the cast as you do, born in Cork no less. Started off in the Gaiety, before moving to Hollywood via London. Miles Devon of Knight Rider fame. There you go, news to me anyway.
It’s been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women’s Day, and yet no country has achieved full gender equality. “It’s very sobering to realize that it’s 2016 and we don’t have that yet,” said Daniela Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation. Source: Gender equality? […]
Outside, workmen were building a new entrance at a blocked-up archway. “What are they doing exactly?” inquired someone. “Widening it for Micheál’s head,” sniffed a Fine Gael TD. Delightful as always, more here.
Hmmm, good if you’re expecting, bad if you’re sick or laid off: Ireland offers the second longest maternity leave in Europe but comes last in terms of pay entitlements, according to a new survey.According to the study, which covers 15 European countries and also the United States, Ireland comes second behind the United Kingdom in […]