New Double Vision

Shakespeare cartoon“When you’re born into a city that has more than double the population of Ireland, you can’t afford to worry about strangers that much.
England is not so much a country of 70 million people, but a collection of a million villages of 70 people.
That’s how you survive.”

Check out this column by Charlie Adley where he assesses his relationship with his native land.

It’s on, it’s off… it’s on again!

Update to previous post: It appears that the Macnas Parade has been saved. Galway City Council have pledged an emergency fund for the Galway Arts Festival, who had a major sponsor pull out earlier this year. Part of this fund is going into a budget for the Parade, so it looks like the single biggest … Read more It’s on, it’s off… it’s on again!

Allan Cavanagh- as seen in the Inishowen Independent!

I’m now contributing to Inishowen‘s favourite local paper, the Inishowen Independent. Above is a cartoon of the local candidates for Donegal North-East, l-r from top: Cecilia Keaveney, Frank Gallagher, Arthur McGuinness, Ian McGarvey, Siobhan McLaughlin, Padraig McLochlainn, Mary Doherty, Niall Blaney, Joe McHugh, Jimmy Harte and Jim McDaid. And congratulations to Margaret Mulhall from Shrove, … Read more Allan Cavanagh- as seen in the Inishowen Independent!

Vardis Scam in today’s Daily Mirror

A few readers have been saved from getting burned by Vardis from reading my earlier post. Well, Vardis is back in the news today, in this report from the Daily Mirror: HERE’S a man who claims to have helped 500,000 vulnerable children who have suffered terrible abuse. This is how he did it… Andrew Lownsbrough … Read more Vardis Scam in today’s Daily Mirror