Talking of unfinished revolutions we learn this evening that Joan Burton, Tánaiste, minster for social protection and Labour Party leader, was trapped in a Garda jeep during a visit to Tallaght with dozens of Gardaí – including members of the Public Order Unit or riot squad – standing between her and several hundred anti-water tax protesters. After two … Continue reading
When a senior politician from a party representing the moderate British Unionist or pro-Union vote in the north-east of the country publicly acknowledges the colonial origins of “Northern Ireland” and the logic of Irish reunification then you know that we are truly progressing towards a better future. From the Irish Times: “Unionist parties moved quickly … Continue reading
On the streets of Droichead Átha, the very definition of flannbhuí. And a beautiful example it is.
Over on the Brown Moses blog Richard M. Lloyd has a lengthy examination of the technology behind the so-called barrel bombs as used by the al-Assad forces in Syria’s civil war. He makes some crucial points about the primitive nature of these munitions: “The Syrian government over the last year has supplemented it’s traditional conventional … Continue reading
As I face up to the troubling fact that wanting a certain type of car is not the same as being able to afford a certain type of car, along comes Digital D-Tour with these Californian specimens of automotive beauty. Sigh…
A busy few days occupied with the internal workings of PCs and TVs (not to mention some hill-walking thrown in for good measure) so apologies to the many (many!) people who noted my absence. For now just a quick post to note an excellent piece by Bangordub on “We In Coming Days” touching upon an … Continue reading
Since I’ve gone the personal route today some more revelations. I love cars: fast cars and old cars (unfortunately the two don’t always go together – unless one earns considerably more money than I do). Combine that with photography and you have the perfect blog posting, as aptly illustrated over on CR Cooper Photography. Enjoy… Related articles … Continue reading
A little break from the usual mix of politics and culture. Urban Speed Car Meet, a reposting from Red Stripe Adventure, for all you classic car lovers out there. Okay, me!
Classic cars… DROOL… . .. Hmmm…Memorial Day weekend & very ominous skies don’t make the most inviting scenario to drive your classic. But I must say, we had a great turn out if not in sheer numbers, but in the breadth of quality classics. Even Mitra left her post at Café Aroma to admire the … Continue reading