The Force is Strong in Dublin

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

Many Dubliners have gazed in wondrous amaze at the Dublin Spire aka The Spike which is built in O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare. The Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 121.2 metres (398 ft) in height, located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar […]

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The original Bloody Sunday

Posted on Nov 21, 2015 in Dublin | one comment

On the morning of November 21, 1920 at precisely 9 a.m. agents of Michael Collins’ Squad  “The Twelve Apostles” spread throughout Dublin City and went to work. When they were finished twelve British Secret Service agents and two Auxiliary Policemen were dead and the legend of “Bloody Sunday” was written in the annals of Irish […]

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The Irish are coming

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

Ireland qualifying for major tournaments doesn’t happen very often and the players that got us to the Euros next summer made sure to celebrate in style. The Irish players capped their qualification for Euro 2016 in true style on Tuesday night, heading to a Dublin bar for a celebratory sing song. Martin O’Neill’s men had […]

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Minion terrorises Dublin

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

Motorists in Dublin got a shock this afternoon, as a giant inflatable Minion flew loose of its tether and tumbled across a main road by the Omni Centre in Santry, North Dublin. The 40-foot inflatable character from the movie Minions got loose from a Dublin fairground on Monday and caused confusion when it blocked a […]

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Mr Zoella, Alfie Deyes, lands in Dublin

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

The arrival of popular Youtuber Alfie Deyes caused teenage hysteria as hundreds of people queued up for the chance to meet him on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday afternoon. The vlogger, who has amassed more than 4.3m subscribers on his ‘Pointless’ channel since its 2009 launch, drew hundreds of teenage supporters from all over the […]

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Bloomsday 2015 in Dublin

Posted on Jun 14, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

  The day named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses, was celebrated in Dublin this weekend. The Bloomsday Festival is in full swing with various events taking place throughout the city. The final day of festivities is on Tuesday, which is the official day itself, June 16. That is the day in which […]

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Dublin & Monaghan Bombings remembered

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

A ceremony to mark the 41st anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings is being held in Dublin today.  Relatives and survivors are using the commemoration to repeat their calls on the British Government to release documents about the attacks. It is 41 years this weekend since three car bombs in Dublin, and a fourth […]

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Tony Fenton – Still a Young Dude

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

Legendary radio star Tony Fenton is to be honoured at a concert featuring top names from the Irish music scene tonight. Radio station Today FM, hosts of the presenter’s The Tony Fenton Show for a number of years, announced details of the gig today. The much-loved DJ, real name Anthony James Fagan, passed away aged […]

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Shellfish Freedom in Dublin

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

Animal right activists aka “The Lobster Liberation Army” caught a Dublin restaurant by surprise on Friday 8th May when they ‘liberated’ nine lobsters from its dinner menu. Members of the National Animal Rights Association (NARA) targeted the Ka Shing restaurant on Dublin’s Wicklow Street and filmed their daring raid to clear out the Chinese eatery’s […]

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Dublin’s Great South Wall

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Dublin | no responses

The decision to start work on one of Ireland’s greatest engineering projects, Dublin’s Great South Wall, was taken 300 years ago this week. For Dubliners, such as myself, it is an iconic structure and an iconic place. For is is really only known to Dubliners who like nothing better than to walk two miles along […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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Jeremy’s Jewish Question

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The Poppy stands for Peace

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Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

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Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

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Wish you were here at Heuston Station

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