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FBI Caught Spying on the General Public

FBI Caught Spying on the General Public Two weeks ago, a journalist in America called Sam Renegade revealed that the FBI has been spying on the American populace with aircraft.  These planes are equipped with cameras and devices that can track, tap and spy on your mobile phone when you are just leisurely... 

Going up in Smoke, Locals Burn Water Bills

Going up in Smoke, Locals Burn Water Bills You don’t have to saunter too far off the beaten course in the Dublin 8 to find out how strongly the local residents feel about Irish Water. “No water meters” signs adorn every second window down quite Rialto lanes, while installing water meters has been... 

Living by the Sea…What about Under it?

Living by the Sea…What about Under it? A few months ago I wrote about Semester At Sea’s university ship, the alternative to studying on land. For many the sea is an inviting part of the earth and a life living and studying on the sea seems like a possible alternative from living on dry land.... 

Drinking Too Much Coffee is Dangerous

Drinking Too Much Coffee is Dangerous The European Food Safety Agency has warned that drinking over 4 mugs of coffee per day can lead to a number of health problems such as; anxiety, insomnia, and in some cases heart problems in people.  The EFSA recommends that pregnant women and children are advised... 

Is Online Dating The Way To Go To Meet Mr Right?

I’m a single woman in my mid thirties and while I am happy to be single to a certain degree, I love having the bed to myself and having the freedom to do what I want, or go where I want when I want. There is that small part of me that fantasises about meeting ‘the one’ and having the fairytale... 

Friday Fun

Girls I’ve Met   By Lightweight Louie Danver (A Ronnie Barker character)   I knew a girl called Jeannie Jones She was nothing but skin and bones, I knew a girl called Janie Scott She had bumps where Jean had not. I knew a girl called Susie Strong Her feet were large and her legs were long, Her... 

Setting Foot In

Setting Foot In Back in the late ’90’s this correspondent observed an illegal enterprise continue in business despite being exposed to the local law enforcement. The illegal enterprise was a shebeen (unlicensed establishment) at the back of Leicester Square, London which fronted as a Cab... 

Friday Fun Seán Ó Faoláin Sayings

Friday Fun Seán Ó Faoláin Sayings On drink “An Irish Queer is a fellow who prefers women to drink” “Did it ever occur to you that the bottom of a whiskey bottle is much too near the top” “A true Irishman is a fellow who would trample over the bodies of twelve naked women to reach a pint... 

Irish kids Are The Most Overweight In The EU

Irish kids Are The Most Overweight In The EU Why are Irish kids overweight? The Health Minister Leo Varadkar, is concerned about Irish children being overweight or obese.  He says that “losing weight can reduce your blood pressure and your risk of diabetes, so exercise makes as much sense as taking... 

Carnival By Myles Na Gopaleen

  Carnival By Myles Na Gopaleen Keats and Chapman once lived near a church. There was a heavy debt on it. The pastor made many efforts to clear the debt by promoting raffles and the like, but was making little headway. He then heard of the popularity of these carnivals where you have roundabouts... 

Are Chimps almost human?

Are Chimps almost human? Did you know that chimps and human share almost 99 percent of their genetics? Chimpanzees are more closely related to us than they are to gorillas or orang-utans.  Just like us they can be empathetic and affectionate, but they also can be hostile or conceited.  The young chimpanzee... 

The Nepal Earthquake 27th April 2015

The Nepal Earthquake 27th April 2015 by/Tony Gorman Frightening as the earth rocked beneath their very feet As terror shook the buildings where so many people meet Tumbling crumbling bricks and mortar in a most horrific way Uprooting foundations by its force beneath its rock and clay It was nature’s... 

DEHYDRATION AS BAD AS DRINK DRIVING

DEHYDRATION AS BAD AS DRINK DRIVING Dave Carr discovers drinking and driving is not a bad idea…drinking water that is! Fancy taking the car for a spin? Then you might consider a glass or two of water. A new study has found that taking the car on the road when dehydrated can be just as dangerous... 

A Silver Lining

A Silver Lining Be careful dear readers, of being turned off by people who mislead you; benefits can be lost. Your correspondent discovered this after reading about an Indian bride who walked out of her wedding ceremony because her groom had misled her about his level of education. The story goes that... 

Protesters Maintain Pursuit On Irish Water

Protesters Maintain Pursuit On Irish Water Recent events in the ongoing water dispute put the Western ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid’ in this writer’s mind. For much of the film Paul Newman and Robert Redford are pursued by a mysterious group of bounty hunters. They’re followed over mountains,... 

Friday Fun – If I were the Rose of Tralee

Friday Fun – If I were the Rose of Tralee If I were the Rose of Tralee What a wonderful night it would be. I would walk like a queen I would talk like a queen But I know it can never be. I’m just a plain Jane, but I’m hoping in vain That they’ll see something special in me.   I’ve... 

Is The Vegetarian Healthier Than The Omnivore?

Is The Vegetarian Healthier Than The Omnivore? Vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.  Scientific research has demonstrated the health and environmental benefits of a vegetarian based diet.  Vegetarians have a lower BMI (Body Mass Index), lower blood pressure, lower risk of diabetes and... 

Not Everything that Glitters is Gold

  Not Everything that Glitters is Gold With the economic challenges that Ireland has been facing for some time, many families found themselves in financially difficult positions and though things appear to be turning a corner there is still a level of ambiguity as to how better off people are now. We... 

The Same Poem (of the same woman)

A Romantic’s View Gold is the colour of my true love’s hair As she raises up her glass, And the candle shines through the red wine’s glow And the evenings gently pass. Green is the colour of my true love’s eyes, Eyes that I can’t resist, They glow through the smoke of... 

Talk Around

Talk Around A fellow local (who wishes to remain anonymous) told me a remarkable, true story the other day. The story goes back a good few years, when he was going out with a girl from his area. He had wanted to have kids at that time but she did not. After many arguments on the subject, they eventually... 
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