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February 2020
February 29, 2020

Fear of Pestilence

Fear of Pestilence                          Word on the Week                 29th February 2020. The last time we blogged on the subject of fear it was along the Fermanagh-Cavan border in Ireland.   There had been intimidation and the fear of man was evident.   This week we have witnessed signs of fear of the coronavirus.  It has gone almost […]

February 22, 2020


Coronavirus                           Word on the Week              22nd February 2020. This virus which started in the Wuhan Provence of China in December 2019 has proved to be hard to control.   It is in the same family of viruses as ‘saars’ (largely in the US from 2002 to 2004) and ‘mers’ (mainly in the middle east in […]

February 15, 2020

Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis                        Word on the Week                  15th February 2020. ‘Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rain and wind warning for the entire country ahead of Storm Dennis which is expected to bring wet and very windy weather over the weekend and into Monday.’    The terse note from the Met Office does not encourage […]

February 8, 2020

Election 2020

Election 2020                        Word on the Week                       8th February 2020. There is an air of a festival about an Irish General Election.    During the preceding 3 to 4 week’s people with ladders are seen to be climbing many of the utility poles in our towns to fix A1 size pictures of their preferred candidate.    The higher […]

February 1, 2020

Exit of Brexit

Exit of Brexit                         Word on the Week                      1st February 2020. Midnight in Brussels or 11.00 pm in London heralded the departure of the UK from the EU, although it will continue to follow EU rules and enjoy most of the benefits of membership until the end of 2020.   The occasion was low key.   […]