[For an updated and much expanded overview of Gay Mitchell’s conservative Christian links click here, including his association with the influential Roman Catholic political organisation the Dignitatis
I reported earlier on the controversy swirling around Senator David Norris and the revelations over the criminal offences of his ex-partner, Ezra Yizhak Nawi, and the story just
Hmmm, some interesting speculating over on the Cedar Lounge Revolution about what exactly lies behind the latest revelations over the personal life (and opinions) of presidential hopeful
There’s none so hypocritical as those on the political Left, particularly the hard Left, so it’s been more than interesting to watch some of Ireland’s
In celebration of the Féile Lúghnasa, a climb to the summit of Binn Éadair (Howth) ‘The Summit of Éadar’, and the Suí Finn ‘Seat of
Well its that time of the year again and the important Celtic Irish holiday of Lúghnasa, the Feast of Lúgh, is upon us. Beginning from sunset today until
Well it would seem that David Norris has more or less destroyed his own Presidential chances after a series of revelations over his private views, and private
One of my favourite architects is also one of Europe’s least known, Hungary’s Imre Makovecz, a proponent of organic architecture who has created some of the most distinctive, beautiful and humanistic
For some intellectualising on the SNP MP Pete Wishart and his what ‘Britishness’ could mean in an independent Scotland there’s none better than the Lallands Peat Worrier to supply it.
WalesHome carries an interesting article on language apartheid in the nation (which originally appeared here): ‘WE OFTEN hear that Wales is too divided as a
Some good news from Scotland for our fellow Gaels as the Scottish government announces further funding for Scottish language film production: ‘First Minister Alex Salmond
News from the Irish Independent on former An Taoiseach na Chófra, Bertie Ahern, and his flourishing new career out of office (and Ireland): ‘FORMER Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is charging American companies
Occasional, but always excellent, Irish blogger Splintered Sunrise (whose real identity is known to many) tackles the thorny subject of disgraced British journalist Johann Hari
The Guardian holds an excellent Q&A with comics’ writer Alan Moore, one of the modern doyens of the genre, focusing in particular on his series of comics
A good article over on Better Nation discussing the security (for which read, military) future of an independent Scotland: ‘One of the few strong attractions
Interesting article in the Scotsman on the electoral troubles of the Liberal Democrats in Scotland (that I previously discussed here) and one possible solution from journalist Brian Monteith:
My review of ‘The Fall of Dublin’ by Liz Gillis, a new edition in the Mercier Press series ‘Military History of the Irish Civil War’.
In this 2002 article British Fantasy author China Miéville, l’enfant terrible of the so-called New Weird generation of writers, rallies against the orthodoxy of the field with
It has been reported that at least 100 British Unionist rioters were involved in overnight clashes in the contested town of Portadown, as they attempted to attack the homes of the local Irish Nationalist community.
John Carter of Mars holds a special place in the history of Science-Fiction. The hero of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ series of Barsoom novels he is one
The Guardian features a piece on legendary Science-Fiction artist Chris Foss, whose work illustrated some of the best SF book covers of the 1970s and ’80s (most of which are still
Some time ago I predicted the virtual demise of the British Liberal Democrat Party in Scotland following the poor results it recorded in the recent Scottish parliamentary