Ottawa, Canada today.

The capital is on lockdown as police investigate three shootings: One at the war memorial (above), one on Parliament Hill, and one near the Rideau Centre shopping mall. All three locations are within a few hundred yards away from each other.

Police Searching For Multiple Gunmen Near Canadian Parliament After One Suspect And One Soldier Killed (Business Insider)

Timeline of Parliament Hill Shooting (NiagaraFallsReview) 

Thanks Debra


Matt Wall


Conor Cooke writes:

My friend [Dr] Matt Wall from Templeogue [Dublin] has gone missing [details at link below] in Swansea where he lectures, could you post so any of the Irish community in the area can be on the lookout.


Police appeal for missing Swansea University lecturer Dr Matt Wall (South Wales Evening Post)


He tried.

Rare on sale images of Brendan Behan getting arrested and saying his prayers in a Toronto jail  in March 1961.

Via The Torontoist:

Behan barrelled into Toronto on Sunday, March 19, 1961, in an unhappy mood. Days earlier, in New York City, he’d been publicly humiliated when he was barred from participating in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade over organisers’ fears he’d be an embarrassing nuisance….

…Although Behan and his wife Beatrice were welcomed by the mayor—who awarded Behan a pair of gold cufflinks and playfully warned him to behave himself—it didn’t take long for the city’s pro-British contingent to make them feel unwelcome.. “We knew, of course,” Beatrice recorded in her memoirs, My Life with Brendan (Nash Publishing, 1973), “that there was a strong Orange feeling in the city and that an Irish Republican like Brendan, despite a reputation as a dramatist, wasn’t welcome….”

Historicist: One Drink Too Many, and a Thousand Not Enough (Torontoist)

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus



Coming soon.

Made Ordinary, a fantasy superhero drama set in an Ireland from ‘a parallel dimension’….

Starring Michelle Costello and Tristan Heanue and featuring Morgan C Jones as the world’s greatest super villain, Dr. Devastation who has been released after “30 years of imprisonment. With no powers, no money and no allies he must adapt to a world that has long forgotten who he is”.

Director Christian Kotey, of makers Rising Films sez:

”This is a real first. A science fiction story told from the viewpoint of the defeated villain. There’s huge interest in the site and the online comic. We are interested in co-producers and broadcasters who wish to come on board and help us bring Made Ordinary and it’s universe to as wide an audience as possible…”


Made Ordinary