Blessed are the Gays

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Dublin | one comment

An Irish priest received a standing ovation this week after telling his Catholic congregation his gay, and declaring support for same-sex marriage. Father Martin Dolan, who had served at the Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Dublin for 15 years, made the startling confession during Saturday night mass, and repeated it the next morning. […]

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Ireland of the wedding proposals

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 in Dublin | 3 comments

Jonathan Carroll is an Irish lad living over in the US, where he is studying in Oklahoma with his American girlfriend of one year, Mary Francis Turner. This year, he brought her home to Ireland – for her first visit to this country and a good old Irish family Christmas. When they arrived at the […]

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Landing blind at Dublin Airport

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on Landing blind at Dublin Airport

Even the most seasoned of flyers, and The Eagle is a seasoned flyer, gets nervous when landing in fog and cloud. There is a fear of the unknown and while the more geeky will talk about ILS, Cat III and coming in on microwave it is only human to prefer to see what you are […]

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A Hallelujah for Dublin’s homeless

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Dublin | 2 comments

A cursory stroll around Central Dublin indicates that Ireland is in the grip of a homelessness crisis. For many this was underscored by the tragic case of John Corrie, who was found dead in a in a doorway in Central Dublin two weeks ago 50 yards from the entrance to the Irish Parliament.  In the […]

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Coming Home to Dublin

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Dublin | 2 comments

Christmas is a special time for the Irish Diaspora as many young emigrants come home for the holidays. Dublin Airport is always an emotional place at this time of year, with returning emigrants coming through the doors to spend Christmas with their families, but one woman returning from Australia got more than she could have […]

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Dublin, a Christmas Wonderland

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on Dublin, a Christmas Wonderland

The New York Times has paid a pre-Christmas visit to Dublin, finding ‘Good Cheer and Great Deals’ aplenty for its readers. “What I found was a newly energized city rich not only with jovial cheer, but also an abundance of artisan offerings and a creative, literary spirit,” says the author, Ratha Tep. “Better yet, much […]

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A tale of two parks in Dublin

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on A tale of two parks in Dublin

  Dublin’s Fair City has undoubtedly given much to the descendants of Arthur Guinness whose St James Gate Brewery gave a distinctive waft of roasted barley to the banks of the River Liffey and whose ships transporting the “Black Stuff” were a feature of the quayside opposite the Custom House when I was growing up […]

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Five video love letters to Dublin

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on Five video love letters to Dublin

Dublin is my hometown. It’s a vibrant city full of the coolest people, amazing food, the greatest entertainment, unbelievable new businesses, and some of the best marketing people on the planet. A special place, The Fair City, the Augustan capital of a Gaelic Ireland or a ravenous sow which devours its young depending on the […]

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Next Friday is culture night in Dublin

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on Next Friday is culture night in Dublin

Next Friday, 19 September, is Culture Night 2014 when thousands of venues around Ireland throw their doors open to the public for a celebratory evening of heritage, culture, arts, fun and events of all sorts, for all tastes, for all ages. If you are visiting Ireland and especially Dublin do try to go to these […]

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Joseph Mallin, the last son of 1916

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on Joseph Mallin, the last son of 1916

The last surviving son of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders, Father Joseph Mallin, son of Michael Mallin, turns 101 today. Senator Mark Daly, a member of the All-Party Consultation Group on Commemorations, encourages the public to send him their kindest birthday wishes. “As we enter the run up to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising […]

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