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The Holly Bough – as Cork as Christy Ring

The Holly Bough – as Cork as Christy Ring

  The Holly Bough is one of those unique publications that deserves a heritage rating: indeed, it may already have one. Seventy years ago in Cork and Kerry, it was as much part of Christmas as Santa and the candles perilously lit in curtained windows. Stories, poems, puzzles, games, it kept us busy for days. … Continue reading

From the Papers

From the Papers

The Compensation Culture We have referred on a few occasions in these reports to the way that Ireland seems to have developed a booming industry around compensation for injuries, real or feigned. Now the Independent has written a revealing set of stories describing ways that the legal and the medical professions cooperate to manipulate the … Continue reading

Brigidfest 2020

Brigidfest 2020

An annual luncheon at Celtic@Metro celebrating Irish and Irish-Australian women, and the guest speaker is Magistrate Fiona Hayes who will talk about women facing court and justice and human rights issues. Continue reading

Women in the Church

Mary McAleese bemoaned  how ‘women were deliberately made invisible and programmed to stay invisible’ because of church structures that are ‘designed to create and maintain the invisibility and powerlessness of women.’ Continue reading

The economic impact of Brexit

  Economic Impact of Brexit on the UK and Ireland by Brian M. Deane Introduction The result of the referendum in 2016 indicated that the British people decided, 52 to 48 percent, to leave the European Union (EU). However, the economic consequences of leaving were, not at that time or since, made clear. Indeed, one … Continue reading