Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – Shenanigans & Shamrocks

What is it about St. Patrick’s Day that for at least one day of the year every man/woman and their dog needs to demonstrate their Irishness? It does not matter how tenuous the link to the Emerald Isle or how deeply the green spandex is buried in the drawer it will be dragged out for this one day. Part of …

Moments in History – The Queen in Ireland

The Queen is today visiting the Republic of Ireland, the first reigning member of the British monarchy to do so since King George V in 1911, a historic moment which is attracting attention worldwide. “sectarian violence and terrorism was still a regular occurrence” There has already been a great deal of opposition to the visit, petitions being produced on the …