Category Archives: Eccentric

Occasionally I turn my hand to the lighter side of life, whether to mark April Fool’s Day, or simply because I come across an unusual story or factoid.

Land Grab By Wild Geese

A far-reaching decision at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg earlier this week could see landowners and householders through Donegal facing bills of several thousand euro each in displacement compensation as an unintended consequence of the verdict on … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

A pensioner from the Connemara Gaeltacht has welcomed a decision from the Equality Authority supporting his complaint that directions on prescription medicine were not printed in the Irish language. Problems in reading English language directions resulted in 67 year old … Continue reading

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The Wee Province

Is Northern Ireland a province? England and Scotland are Kingdoms, Wales is a Principality, and Northern Ireland is, um.. well… hang on a second… The Northern Ireland Constitution Act (1973) states that Northern Ireland is ‘part of Her Majesty’s dominions … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Own

Donegal Democrat The Official picked up his pen, adjusted his spectacles, and looked over the man standing before him. The man sat uncomfortably; all too painfully aware of the poor first impression his ragged clothing and unshaven appearance gave. “Name?” … Continue reading

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