Saturday pics of the week

Pics 1-5 are by Antrim Lens Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 Pic 4   Pic 5 “I know I promised some nature photos this week after the USAF photos of last week so five out of six are of the beauty of nature that surrounds us and the sixth is of another US military jet […]

Continue Reading

‘A Safe Pair of Hands’ by Joe McVeigh

I see the Pope has appointed a new papal nuncio to Ireland. The Vatican does not recognise the border. The new nuncio is from Nigeria, he is 60 years, has been a diplomat for most of his life, and likes table tennis. I am going to challenge him to a game. Des Wilson has agreed […]

Continue Reading

O’CONNELL A BUADH by Donal Kennedy

I hear that Daniel O’Connell is to have a new monument and cannot understand why it is needed. I suspect it is to abuse his memory in order to attack other patriots who used his, together with other, methods,  to rid Ireland of British troops. In his last years British troops were instrumental in ridding […]

Continue Reading

‘Crude politicking with those secretly buried in unmarked graves’ by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair

Outrage is frequently expressed by certain politicians who very selectively “campaign for justice for disappeared victims” but start looking closer at their motives and rhetoric. If the act of secret burial is what so offends these certain politicians, why avoid showing support and compassion for all cohorts of families pained by secret burials in unmarked […]

Continue Reading