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Dublin 1982: What a difference thirty odd years makes?

Mon 1 April 2013, 12:04pm
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Tweet This is the Dublin I remember in 1982. The lighting gives it a slightly dour feeling, and you need to stop it every now and then to get the detail. The old cars, VW Beetles were once ubiquitous on southern roads in a way they never were north the border. GM cars were sold […] more »

Giro d’Italia 2014 announcement expected tomorrow

Wed 20 February 2013, 3:53pm

Tweet It looks increasingly likely that confirmation of the rumoured plans to start the 2014 Giro d’Italia in Belfast, before heading to Dublin, will be made tomorrow.  As Cycling Weekly reports The Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport has a lot on its plate this week, announcing the 2014 start from Belfast tomorrow and dealing with 19 WorldTour teams. […] more »

Belfast start for 2014 Giro d’Italia? – “Discussions are ongoing”

Sat 12 January 2013, 6:13pm

Tweet It could be some time before we get an answer to that question – official confirmation that cycling’s 2013 Giro would start in Naples only came in June last year.  But there’s been a flurry of activity following a L’Equipe report last night that sources were confirming that Belfast would host the start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. […] more »

“…a disruptive loyalist protest outside an empty Leinster House on a busy retail day”

Mon 7 January 2013, 3:23pm

Tweet So, now it is the SDLP who are getting it in the neck from the flag protesters. Patsy McGlone (who has said nothing on the matter, so far as Slugger is aware, but who is unfortunate enough to live in a UVF dominant part of the world) has had a bullet in the post. […] more »

Dublin stories: Under the Why Go Bald Sign…

Tue 22 May 2012, 10:30am

Tweet “But I was impecunious and with her could not agree…” Via Broadsheet.ie more »

Robinson: “Only those who can adapt to changing circumstances remain standing”

Thu 29 March 2012, 7:30pm
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Tweet The following is the body of a speech given this evening in Dublin by Northern Ireland’s First Minister and leader of the DUP, Peter Robinson… The Edward Carson Lecture, “Reflections on Irish Unionism” in Iveagh House in Dublin… Though a statue of Lord Carson takes pride of place in front of Parliament Buildings at […] more »

POTD – Caption comp

Tue 6 September 2011, 8:18am
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Tweet Yes it’s a pram full of bananas but lets be having your captions/titles. more »

POTD – Troll Below?

Tue 23 August 2011, 9:08am
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POTD – Steps

Fri 19 August 2011, 8:58am
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POTD – National Museum of Ireland

Thu 4 August 2011, 8:37am
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Tweet Collins Barracks. There’s a great exhibition ‘Soldiers and Chiefs‘ on at the moment which is interesting and full of information. It includes this skeleton of a horse Dickie Bird, that survived the Charge of the Light brigade ending up as the Regimental mascot of the 5th Dragoon Guards. From the plaque found at Clancy […] more »

POTD – And the band played on

Sat 23 July 2011, 9:32am
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POTD – No Bicycles

Wed 20 July 2011, 12:27am
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Has this guy crossed Dublin without passing a pub?

Fri 17 June 2011, 1:01pm

Tweet Courtesy of Alex, this guy thinks he’s cracked joyce’s ancient puzzle, with computer aided technology… He’s looking for people to falsify it, so get weaving!! Update: The Guardian seems to think Rory has proved his point… more »

POTD -Directions

Tue 24 May 2011, 10:29am
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Tweet By chance I had a long standing appointment in Dublin yesterday so experienced at first hand the chaos on the streets of Dublin with the visit of O’Bama. Roads closed and diversions in place meant that a 20 minute walk took me 40 minutes. As O’Bama arrived in the early afternoon, I happened to […] more »

éirígí announce further protests in response to UDA’s invitation to Dublin ceremony

Sat 14 May 2011, 7:51pm

Tweet Eamonn Mallie blogged earlier today revealing that UDA brigadiers and representatives have been invited down to Dublin next week. The UDA’s five brigadiers and 4/5 representatives of their respective districts have been extended invitations to a wreath laying ceremony by Queen Elizabeth at Islandbridge in honour of the war dead. President Mary McAleese’s husband […] more »

Off with her head?

Fri 15 April 2011, 8:09pm

Tweet UPDATE – video of the ‘execution’: It has variously been described as tasteless, juvenile, pathetic, street theatre and much more – tomorrow éirígí intend to chop Elizabeth Windsor’s head off in the centre of Dublin. more »

Twenty Major calls it a day

Mon 4 April 2011, 10:12pm

Tweet This is not good news. He’ll be missed. more »

A quick round-up…

Mon 28 March 2011, 5:34pm

Tweet Londonderry courthouse is the target of a car-bomb consisting of 50kg of home-made explosives packed into a beer keg and described as a “substantial viable device”.  British Army technical officers carried out a number of controlled explosions on the device during Sunday night.  They’ve also carried out a controlled explosion on a small suspicious […] more »

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