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July 22, 2023
July 29, 2023

Sinéad O’Connor  

Sinéad O’Connor             Word on the Week                     29th July 2023. It was on Wednesday morning that the police found her body in her London flat.   Sinéad O’Connor, the icon of the Irish music scene, was no more.   A huge groundswell of appreciation has poured from the media which shows no signs of stopping. Songwriter, poet and […]

July 22, 2023

The Chosen

The Chosen                     Word on the Week                     22nd July 2023. It was Tony from The Shed who drew my attention to “this film on the life of Jesus”.   He added the thought that I would like it.   Sad to say the icon for The Chosen languished on my smartphone untouched till it disappeared from sight with […]

July 15, 2023

Restoring Nature

Restoring Nature             Word on the Week                              15th July 2023. Everyone agrees it is a good idea to restore nature.  The problems arise over the methods employed to the restoration.   These could have a negative impact on farm incomes.    Some farmers say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush in opposition […]

July 8, 2023

House Martin

House Martin                   Word on the Week                     8th July 2023. It happened again last Thursday.   The conditions were just right.   Humid, gentle rain and a gusting breeze.   The sky was leaden and the birds were hopping!    It was a Martins food fest like no other.   It lasted for ages! The wind was ensuring a constant supply […]

July 1, 2023


Tubgate                            Word on the Week                        1st July 2023. At first we thought RTE, our public service broadcaster, had got its numbers wrong when publicising the salary paid to its star performer, Ryan Tubridy.    An error perhaps caused out of embarrassment at the enormity of the sums required to retain his services.    How wrong we […]