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The Wren, the Wren!

Lá an Dreolín atá ann in Éireann inniú – Today is St Stephen’s Day in Ireland, when the Wren Boys will be out honouring the ‘King of all Birds’. The tradition consists of “hunting”...

Happy Saturnalia!

  Happy Saturnalia 2019. The 17th December was the Feast of Saturnalia, a true celebration within the depths of mid-winter. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn, held on...

In Darkest Midwinter

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The day – this year on Sunday 22nd December – marks the shortest day of before the days slowly...

Remembering Kirsty MacColl

  “When you go, let me dream that I go with you” It is 19 years on this day that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She...

Corbynism is Dead.

I don’t for one moment doubt the passion and commitment of the diverse group of Labour supporters but bottom line is Labour losing four General Elections in a row and 8 of the last...

The murder of Canon Magner

On This Day in 1920 Rev. Canon Thomas Magner PP of Dunmanway, West Cork was shot dead by a British Auxiliary called Hart for not tolling his church bells on Armistice Day. Hart was...

Corbyn’s toxic Legacy

Corbyn’s legacy is disaster, defeat, anti-Semitism, Brexit, and the loss of the north to Labour. Labour has spent four trying very hard to unlearn lessons it learnt the hard way when the vapid wittering...

Farewell Jeremy Corbyn

Farewell Jeremy, ’tis a pity it took so long #Corbots & #Momentum are part of the #Corbyn problem not of the solution. Under  a trusted leader like Keir Starmer or David Miliband fighting from...

The Boys of Kilmichael

Today is the 99th Anniversary of the ambush against British Army “Auxiliaries” from Macroom at Kilmichael near Dunmanway in West Cork. One week after Bloody Sunday in 1920 when the British Army and RIC...

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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In Darkest Midwinter

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The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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