My late father always reckoned Tom Yourell was one of the best judges of character he ever came across. In other words, if the nearest I ever knew to a grandfather got a vibe about someone, time would usually prove him to be right. It’s something I’d like to think I’ve inherited from the old… Read More Damien P. O’Reilly 1983-2023
“Is this the world we created, we’ve made it on our own. Is this the world we devastated, right to the bone? If there’s a God, what must he think of what we’ve done, to the world that he created? “ I think the first line quoted above was the title of the moving number… Read More Freddie Mercury could see what some still can’t
I was so very sad to hear of the passing of Phil Leonard yesterday. I first got to know Noel properly at the time of the 1999 Local Elections and have been privileged to visit their home on numerous occasions over the years since. Like their late neighbour Vincent Poleon, the fact the wheelchair couldn’t… Read More Mrs Phil Leonard – R.I.P.
BREAKING NEWS In one of the biggest political undressings in history, Liz Truss has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as British Prime Minister just 44 days after getting her seal of office from Queen Elizabeth II in the latter’s final official duty before her death. The erstwhile Conservative Leader was beset by controversy and… Read More Truss throws in the towel as political chaos continues
Almost immediately after it was announced that Colm O’Rourke was the preferred choice of Meath’s power brokers to assume the role of county senior football manager, thoughts turned to next year’s National Football League. Specifically, what ‘Colm O’Rourke’s Meath’ will look like, in personnel and style of football. Which in itself builds excited anticipation for… Read More Without Trimble’s courage peace might never be
They say a week is a long time in politics. However true that may be, the time during which the world came to a standstill owing to Covid-19 – rightly or wrongly – felt like a lot longer. Not, however, for the now ex British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Who seemed to have no bother… Read More Johnson abdication a cause of concern for Ireland
When both my grandparents had passed away, my mother’s brothers who had been still living in what had been the family home had to relocate. That’s a whole other story unto itself, but not the point of the current ramble… Luckily, the lads were able to purchase a mobile home and put it in the… Read More Land Of The Free Being Held Hostage By Nutcases