Euny Hong suggests keeping your big goals to yourself. via Stop Talking About That Book You’re Writing — Discover
The fire in London is linked to poor management by its tenant management organisation, acording to this blog by theGrenfell Action Group critics say the block's management group -KCTMO narrowly averted a major fire disaster at Grenfell Tower in 2013 when residents experienced a period of terrifying power surges that were subsequently found to have … Continue reading KCTMO – Playing with fire!
Is replacing Sellafield worth it? UK MP Tim Farron MP is to quiz the Director of Public Health Cumbria on how a new nuclear reactor planned for #Moorside will affect the health of children in the vicinity Source: Government Believes that "Population Mixing" Can Seriously Damage YOUR Child's Health - #StopMoorside
I read a great article by Walter Mugdan the EPA's Director of Emergency Response, about how toxic and dangerous cleaning fluids like Perc can be when they are allowed to contaminate public water supplies. Much US water and air was contaminated by toxic chemicals like Perchlorethylene, a chlorinated solvent, which was verywidely used in dry … Continue reading When Cleaning Makes Things Worse – Making polluters pay for poisoned water
On Jan. 21, an estimated 3.2 million Americans took to the streets for Women’s March protests. Given the sheer scale of the protests, it would be reasonable to assume they led headlines across the US. In reality, a significant number of American newspapers chose not to feature the story on their Sunday front pages—a striking… via … Continue reading Although 3.2 million people marched in towns across the US many local papers ignored them
Ray got to play in front of big crowds, win league titles, compete in cup finals, play in Europe against the likes of Bayern Munich, and represent his league in prestigious games. He was a local icon but because of the era he played in, the strange role that domestic football played in Irish society at the time, and the lack of surviving TV footage, Ray is mainly remembered these days by groups of ageing Drumcondra fans who hold on to memories of a club that disappeared from senior league football back in 1972.
It was on a still, sunny November afternoon last year on the approach to the Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road as was) that I spotted Paul McGrath. Paul was, like the rest of the crowd, on his way to the FAI Cup final between Derry City and his former club, St. Patrick’s Athletic. He is of course no stranger to the old ground; he strode its turf with gazelle-like grace over the course of his 12 year international career, and it was his performances in a green shirt that have ensured his status as a sporting legend in Ireland. Despite his much publicised personal problems, or perhaps because of them, Paul is not only respected by the Irish public, but genuinely loved. It is that hint of vulnerability that was so at odds with his commanding, assured performances, that has struck such a chord with football fans.
He was my footballing…
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The story of Ray Keogh, the first mixed race player in the League of Ireland.
18 March – 29 September 2016 Upper East Gallery Kurt Jackson’s art is a celebration of the natural world. Recently he has been inspired by the bees he encounters at home in Cornwall and acros… Source: Kurt Jackson: Bees (and the odd wasp) in my Bonnet
Industrial schools were places where every aspect of life was designed to punish. Most of the kids there had done little wrong except be born poorBut really everything about those places was a PUNISHMENT.
From the isolation from society, to the regimentation of little children – being forced to march from one place to another, children being forced to stand to attention in the yard semi-naked while the “nurse” inspected us OR, if the notion took her, have a good few of us scrubbed down with purple or brown iodine. Being forced to say rosaries was a PUNISHMENT, being forced violently to run around the yard with a lighted candle at night in the rain was a PUNISHMENT. Being forced violently to scrub toilets with your own toothbrush was a PUNISHMENT.
When I was recently asked about punishments in those places by someone who was never in those places I think she expected an answer like: “well they used they’re hands or fists to box us or clatter us, their feet to boot us and they used blackthorn sticks or big leather belts for more formal punishments.” Sounds like an answer that couldn’t be denied, even she could relate to those types of punishments. She was around 40 years old and she was from the era of corporal punishment. But that wasn’t the answer I gave her.
In those places EVERYTHING was part of your punishment. Mealtimes were a PUNISHMENT. Our food was vile, it really would have been illegal AND cruel to feed pigs on what we “survived” on. Our main food really was bread and dripping. And the dripping wasn’t the nice white strained stuff you’d see on the…
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Stephen Donnelly did best in the RTE leaders debate, which despite flooding, and massive water protests did not cover envirnemental issues or removal of the 8th Amendment. His high tax position doesn’t stand close scrutiny either.
Stephen Donnelly of the Social Democrats did really well during the General Election Leaders Debate on RTE this week. He comes across as an articulate, intelligent and impressive individual and his performance was one of the things that many people were talking about after.
He won over some of the audience!
While he is very impressive it is very hard to buy into a manifesto that wants to keep taxation high and let the state use those funds. If I thought the public service was capable of spending this money wisely and efficiently there might be some merit in his arguments but this just isn’t the case.
Also this high personal taxation philosophy is a huge deterrent for human talent to work and live in Ireland. Sorry Stephen – people want to be able to enjoy the spoils of their labour and will move to more favourable regimes such as…
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