Category Archives: Europe

“I remember every little thing as if it happened yesterday … “

Frustration. Frustration of living in a country where the sun is a hot commodity (pun intended), and those days are taken advantage of by the entire Irish population. Everyone emerges, to find a nice piece of grass or make a … Continue reading

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“i once wanted to become an atheist, but i gave up, they have no holidays”

itz nice to holiday and itz nice to leave your country and itz especially nice to leave Ireland come July. The weather here can be ‘iffy’ and come the summer one is bored with the cultural war waged on our … Continue reading

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“. . . but! i don’t want comfort! I WANT GOD! i want poetry, i want danger, i want freedom, i want goodness, i want sin . . .”

I remember the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison, I think it was the weekend and for sure I was in my Grand Uncle’s house just two minutes from where I lived.  It was a sunnie day in Cavan and … Continue reading

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It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

“. . . There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’, it’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the Times they are a’Changin . . . ” . . . wrote Blind Boy Grunt sometime in Autumn sixtie … Continue reading

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“If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.”

Over the past two months or so i’ve been letting things get on my nerve, stuff that ordinarily annoys me but which i try and ignore, such as Una Mullally, The Irish Times, Broadsheet, The Guardian, Ivana Bacik, Clurr Daly … Continue reading

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EVERY OTHER DAY’S, QUOTE OF THE DAY

16 ) Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist from Italy. “A tear dries quickly when it is shed for the troubles of others”

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Eurovision revision

Conchita Wurst, Austria’s bearded lady, was crowned, eh, queen of Eurovision on Saturday night, beating off stiff competition in the shape of a lovely, laid-back, country folk-ballad from the Netherlands. While there’s no denying that it was a belter of … Continue reading

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Eurovision Favourites

From the sublime to the ridiculous, from saucy Polish washerwomen, to Game of Thrones lookalikes and bearded ladies. It’s been a hell of a show so far. Here’s our favourites from the two semi-finals and rehearsals, in no particular order… … Continue reading

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EVERY OTHER DAY’S, QUOTE OF THE DAY

# 14 ) Ulrike Marie Meinhof, wazza German left-wing militant chick anda fool, from Oldenburg, Germany.  She died on this day thirtie eight years ago. “Protest is when I say this does not please me. Resistance is when I ensure what does … Continue reading

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EVERY OTHER DAY’S, QUOTE OF THE DAY

For the weekend that’s initt; # 10 ) Karol Józef Wojtyła, wazza Catholic Polish Pope from Poland who according to the present wazza backward bigoted homophobe . . . hmmm . . . “Faced with problems and disappointments, many people … Continue reading

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