Tag Archives: Ireland

Amazing Irish Art Blog

If you don’t know it already, check out Irish artist Eoin Whelehan’s blog “35 Days” here:

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This is a taste of his work. It goes from smart to poignant to funny to beautiful. What a talent! And the prints are available to buy now (great for presents)…

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McGuinness to Meet the Queen

It has just been confirmed that Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinnes, will meet the Queen of England next week.

It is likely that they will shake hands. Symbolically this will be a huge moment. I am Irish and this is surely a positive event – it is certainly an incredible and historic event.

It will no doubt ruffle feathers on both sides but things must move on and we must let history become history. That means letting go.

Letting go of the past is not synonymous with letting go of your political beliefs.

I do think the Irish people deserve an apology at some stage, more than just for Bloody Sunday, for the entire oppressive, enforced and violent colonisation of the country.

But we certainly can’t wait for it. We certainly can’t demand it. That would be like forgiving someone when deep down you still resent them.

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‘Right to Work’ Protest No. 3

The weekly Right to Work protests continued in Dublin yesterday, and will be on again next Tuesday, June 1st – spread the word and join in!

Outside the Dail in Dublin, May 25th 2010

I started with the Anti- Capatalist Bloc at St. Stephen’s Green and we joined the mainstream crowd outside the Dail on Kildare St. Then walked around to Dublin Castle. The energy was really good, and despite reports in the press today of 500 people attending I’d say it was closer to 1,000. People are really anrgy at Fianna Fail. And rightly so. They have failed us again and again; we need to stand up to them and get them out of government… Continue reading

Femmo Walking Tour 2010 – A Big Success

FWT2010, photo by Siobhan with thanks

To celebrate International Women’s Day last week (March 8th) myself (with my Lash Back crew) and some other collectives (including Choice Ireland and RAG) organised the third annual Feminist Walking Tour of Dublin city.

It was such a fantastic day. A friend has put some images up on her brilliant Dublin Bird Watching blog, so I thought I’d link in case any of you would like a look. And here’s a report on Indy Media Ireland about it, with some audio clips.

I also want to personally thank everyone who came along, and helped to make it happen.

Hope to see you all at the FWT 2011!

The Universe is Expanding?

I’m doing a beginners’ astronomy course at the moment. It just covers the basics and, having an interest, I have read a thing or two about cosmology and astronomy previously. But last week blew my tiny mind a bit – our lecturer is a physicist who believes the universe is NOT expanding. Arghhhhhhh…if the universe is not expanding, then there was probably no big bang…aarghhhh… Continue reading

Happy Birthday James Joyce

It’s James Joyce’s birthday today. He lived 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941.

If, like me, you’ve never quite been able to get through Ulyssess there is a webcomic version being done which looks quite nice. Ok, I know, groan groan, high-brow literature in a low-brow medium. But I am a huge graphic novel fan – they have the potential scope, range and substance to hold more weight than you may think…http://ulyssesseen.com/

Anyway, happy birthday Mr. Joyce… “Mistakes are the portals of discovery”.