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Facebook Sucks Balls

A quick posting to apologise to all my friends on Facebook. Unfortunately the powers-that-be have forced me to switch from holding a personal profile on FB to using a Facebook Page. … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Online Fenian Archive From ASF

  I’ve discussed my interest in utilising online resources for researching various historical topics a number of times on ASF, as can be seen in the two brief articles I wrote in 2011 and 2014 … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Secrets Of The NSA And GCHQ War On Internet Security

Just before Christmas the German news and current affairs magazine Der Spiegel published a detailed article examining the covert campaign by the United States and its principle intelligence-gathering allies (Britain and to a … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

The CIA’s 2009 High-Value Targeting Report From Wikileaks

“Making High-Value Targeting Operations an Effective Counterinsurgency Tool (C//NF)” is the latest confidential government document to be released through Wikileaks, the first for some while. It reveals that in 2009 … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Gaelic Union

A new website to strengthen ties between Gaelic-speaking communities in Ireland and Scotland, as well as encouraging cultural tourism by non-Gaels, has been launched in Inverness. From the Scotsman newspaper: … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 60 Comments

Irish Language Positive And Negative

A couple of Irish-related tech stories, one good and one bad (or at least highly suspect). Firstly from the Irish Times: “Users of Google’s email client, Gmail, can now use the … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 22 Comments

Ireland’s Secret Spy Courts

Following on from the revelations that Britain has spent decades monitoring as a matter of routine all telecommunications traffic in and out of Ireland, and with the commercial co-operation of … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

I Spy eSpies On The eShore

Over the last three years  I’ve touched upon Britain’s mass surveillance of Ireland’s electronic communications traffic, internal and external, a number of times. Since the late 1980s the British intelligence services have expanded from a programme of … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 32 Comments

Chronology of Irish History 1919–1923

Over the last year I’ve been contacted by a few people enquiring if I knew anything about the disappearance of the web-based “Chronology of Irish History 1919 –1923”, an invaluable month-by-month account … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

iGaeilge

In response to some comments yesterday I thought this business report from the BBC on the preference-through-necessity in Irish medium schools for technology-based education tools, including etexts and ebooks, might … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 12 Comments

The Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic

The first phase of Dachaigh airson Stòras na Gàidhlig or the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic has been completed by Glasgow University with the launch of an online database featuring digitised … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gamergate Or The Culture War By Other Means

If – like 99% of the planet – you have little knowledge of Western geek or gamer culture you’ll probably be unaware of the controversies raging over gender bias in … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tuairisc

A busy weekend behind me and an even busier week ahead so I haven’t had much time to discuss Tuairisc, the newly launched Irish language current affairs website which is … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 9 Comments

#VoteYes Dominates Scottish And Irish Twitterspheres

From Trends Map an incredible graphic displaying early morning tweets supporting the “Yes” and “No” sides in the Scottish referendum. Note the pulsating levels of support from Ireland for an … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tweeting For #VoteYes In The #IndyRef #Scotland

Some recent tweets by @ansionnachfionn on the #IndyRef #BritNats so desperate they referencing #DadsArmy in #IndyRef so #VoteYes for #Scottish FUTURE not #British PAST http://t.co/ljdPnLcr3v — An Sionnach Fionn (@AnSionnachFionn) … Continue reading

September 17, 2014

The Embarrassment Of Being Irish

So after eighteen years of an online presence our self-proclaimed “national public service broadcaster”, RTÉ, has finally got around to providing a web-based Irish language news site (though you might … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

A New Look For An Sionnach Fionn

You may have noticed a few changes in the layout of An Sionnach Fionn today though hopefully they are not too dramatic. Why the changes? Simply a case of trying … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Wee Blue Book

Like myself many readers of An Sionnach Fionn are interested in the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland so I thought I’d post some links to the “Wee Blue Book”, the … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Vote An Sionnach Fionn

Nice to hear that An Sionnach Fionn has been nominated for three separate categories in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 (the same number as last year, so I must be … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 8 Comments

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