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A by-election result in Co Meath has put Direct Democracy Ireland to the fore after coming from nowhere to beat a Government party into 5th place. DDI is the brainchild of Raymond Whitehead and spurned on in recent months as a new political force to be reckoned with by Ben Gilroy. Ireland has been through massive fiscal consolidation since its Bank bailout in 2008 but the political landscape has remained much the same until now.
The concept of direct democracy was in…Continue
Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
Tom Cruise arrived in Dublin earlier and checked into the Merrion Hotel on Stephens Green. Whilst launching his new film Oblivion, Cruise will be tracing his Irish roots
Patrick Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America when he was told that his land agent had evicted tenants from lands in Co Westmeath in 1843.
Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
If you are reading this column, you probably know who Lunasa is. Iconic in the tradition. One of the most popular groups of all time in trad, and rightly so. They are out with a new album—joined by The RTE Orchestra! Altan did an album like this last year. This one is better. Great to hear the symphonic treatment of some of the band’s favorite tunes, playing right…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on March 25, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
4pm gmt today for Copperplate Time
2 hours of the finest Irish trad/folk music. Full playlist at www.copperplatemailorder.com
Added by Alan OLeary on March 24, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments
Iarla O’Lionaird has just released his latest, Foxlight. We could write for days about this sean nos singer. Well, he’s not sean nos.BBut, he’s not modern. He inhabits his own universe in which he lives creatively among a lot of strains of Irish music. Working against him, in terms of a big, broad, mass appeal, is the fact that almost all of what he sings is…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on March 22, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Imelda sounds in lovely form. Bill, you've a great radio voice, and a face made for the medium
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Have a great & safe St.Patricks day.I know I will.
Cheers from the Irish Bayou,New Orleans Louisiana.
They will be throwing cabage & Trinkets from the Parade Sunday.
Added by Mike on March 16, 2013 at 11:47 — No Comments
Maser Art:The striking cover artwork of Little Ripples by Eric McGrath is…Continue
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A beautiful journey...
It seems that all great literary pieces of the world always include a rite of passage. Of a story about leaving the familiar and walking into the unknown. Dante's The Divine Comedy starts with
"In the midway of this our mortal life,
I found me in a gloomy wood,…
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Guinness has moved its new large brewing vats from Dun Laoghaire to James’s Gate Brewery last night. The tanks are some 22 metres long x 6.6 metres wide and 5.4 metres in height [30 tons each] [a total of 10 this sailing] for the Guinness brewery extension. It was also the first commercial [cargo] vessel in Dun Laoghaire Harbour since 1988…Continue
It looks like the esteemed Irish actor will take a 5 year break to his Annamoe hideaway in Co Wicklow after winning his third Oscar in Lincoln. Annamoe ( Irish: Áth na mBó, meaning "Ford of the Cows" ) is a small tranquil village situated between Roundwood and Laragh on the road to Glendalough. If you ever visit Glendalough from Dublin, Annamoe is…Continue
Added by Niamh on February 25, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Ready for a technologically error-free program with serious philosophical discourse about the roots of Irish Traditional Music?
Well, for the rest of us...be sure to catch Bill & Imelda LIVE: Two Yanks from Chicago. TODAY 6pm GMT, 12 noon Chicago time, and YOU figure it out everywhere else! Join us in the chat room! See you there!…Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on February 24, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments