Monthly Archives: May 2011

Taken this afternoon during the events to mark the 7oth Anniversary of the bombing of the North Strand area of Dublin by the Luftwaffe.

Noel Brady, age 91 (and still a member of the St John’s Ambulance Brigade), waits for a lift home at the spot where one of the – four – bombs dropped on Dublin on May 31, 1941.

Noel was one of the first on the scene.

Earlier German Ambassador Busso Von Alvensleben unveiled a plaque to the dead at the commemorative ceremony and looked every inch his extraordinary name.:

(Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland)


A letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace arrived at Cork City Hall yesterday, in which the Queen described her visit to the English Market as a particularly “memorable occasion”.

“It was such a colourful and lively visit, as well as a wonderful opportunity for Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to meet members of the public,” wrote the Queen’s deputy private secretary, Edward Young.

“Please would you tell the people of Cork that the warmth of their welcome was deeply moving and greatly appreciated.”

They will never shut up about this.

Queen Deeply Moved By Reception On Cork Visit (Examiner)

Thanks Cathal


What they said in 1990 to scare people: “She’s a ruthless career woman with a ‘new found interest in her children’.”

What they’re saying in 2011 to scare people: “He’s a licentious old goat with ‘unhealthy views about children’.”

Irish Presidential Hopeful David Norris In Row Over Paedophilia Remarks (Guardian)

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