The Laughing Stock Comedy Club are back with their ‘6th Public Members Bill’.
26th February 2020 is the 26th anniversary of Bill Hicks’ passing and we are honoured to have his brother Steve Hicks (top left with Bill in the 1980s and interviewed in a 2015 documentary, above)) live in The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
Steve will share his own memories, and answer any questions you always wanted answered about the life and times of Bill.
The 3 hour show will also feature live tributes by comedians singers and poets who play from their f**kin heart, video tributes and other surprises. A raffle will take place for a portrait of Bill.
On looking at the video above you will see exactly how peaceful and passionate people can make a difference.
Watch closely as the great peace activist Margaretta D’arcy still challenges the illegal use of Shannon Airport by American War Mongers, with the help of the docile Fine Gael Irish government.
There is something missing though.
Young vibrant people who should be where Margaretta D’arcy is. She is there to defend the rights of all the young people who for some reason don’t seem to care.
We care about climate change. Well war is the biggest cause of climate change.
So get on and cop on, and let everyone you know, know that in order for Ireland to move forward, we have to get peaceful and mobile.
The next Shannon Airport Protest Vigil takes place on Sunday 14th July, then Sunday 11th August. Much respect to the Shannon Watch Peace Camp Activists who are truly the conscience of the Irish people.
Further to Liverpool’s astonishing four goal Champions League victory over Barcelona last night.
Johnny Keenan writes;
Cork’s biggest Liverpool fan Kevin Murphy aka Richy Sheehy came to world wide recognition last year with his viral hit ‘Salah’.
A one off never to be achieved again, we thought.
UNTIL last night when the genius came up [on US sports site Bleacher Report] with what can only be described as divine inspiration.
With the melody of ABBA’s Dancing Queen, Richie prophetically warbles: ‘We’re going to beat Messi/by more than three/in the Champions League…’
Thanks to the possibility of Kevin been able to tune in to another dimension for fortuitous inspiration, Liverpool have got to another Champions League final and their first premiership title in 31 years now also seems possible.
A concert organised by Offaly Good Vibes commemorating the life of John Lennon in aid of the Simon Community will be held at Tullamore Food Fayre, Kilcruttin Business Park, Tullamore, County Offaly at 12-2pm.
Last month the world stood together to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of ‘the war to end all wars’. Ironically today we have more wars and more mass killing than ever before.
In 1969 when Vietnam war was at its height. John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to publicise peace. It was an artistic humanist and active project that they would work at for 3 years.
Starting with a bed-in for peace on their honeymoon in a hotel room in Amsterdam with a simple and subtle message in a song ‘Give Peace a Chance’.
They took to the streets of cities all across America affirming ‘Power To The People’. Then hit home the message in 1972 with a massive worldwide billboard campaign ‘ War Is Over! (if you want)’ followed by arguably the ultimate Xmas song.
John & Yoko were two informed intelligent and idyllic people who saw the world for what it is. A planet run by corporate greed against human need. They gave their money and time for the greater good.
Offaly Good Vibes will be sending a message from the heart of Ireland tomorrow, Saturday, December, 8, the 38th anniversary of John Lennon’s death
This is positive vibe for all the family and is run to raise much needed funds for Midlands Simon Community.
Kenny Tynan, who has a brain tumour and obtained a licence for cannabis oil but has been told his cost will not be reimbursed, wrote on his FB page:
“”d like to thank Prof. Micheal Barry of St James for my wonderful totally avoidable seizure last night. It was traumatic for my wife and my 11 yr old son.
Traumatic in the sense that at any time they could be fatal for me. I wouldn’t mind but I had taken my conventional anti convulsant about 40 mins before I seized. Goes to show how well they are working.
Waiting over 3 weeks for a response to an appeal that blew his reasons for denial of reimbursement out of the water.
You would think the money was coming out of his own pocket. Just over a month left on my licence too…’
Yesterday, Kenny wrote:
“An Angel has stepped forward last minute and offered to pay for my medicinal cannabis. Thank you heavenly Father for putting this person in my path. The world works in mysterious ways. Namaste.’
This is indeed a great day for Kenny. That is 100% well deserved. Never underestimate what good people are watching and listening from the sidelines and want to make a substantial difference when and where they can.
However its another dark day for Simon Harris Fine Gael government and more importantly thousands of other Irish citizens who need and want the right to use medical cannabis.
A right that is afforded to most of our brothers and sisters across the western world but unfairly ignored by our corporate government.
It is extremely important to remember that Professor Michael Barry Consultant at St James’s hospital Dublin stated to Kenny that his recommendation would be that the Irish health Board and or HSE would not be in a position to pay for the Medical Cannabis Kenny required.
They (sorry the Irish tax payer) would still be in a position to continue to pay for anticonvulsant pharmaceutical drugs. The same drugs that don’t seem to be working for Kenny and have side effects for him.
The question now is and still remains why would Irish consultants whose salaries are paid for by the Irish tax payer and working on behalf of our HSE give licences to people in need of medical cannabis and then expect them to pay thousands of euro to receive this medicine.
Then to add insult to injury expect these patients of cannabis to travel outside their country to get that medicine.
So let’s please make a concerted effort to force pressure on our legislators to sign into law ASAP that Irish citizens have the right to use medical cannabis at a reasonable cost to them and the Irish people.
RíRá (Irish for chaos) is the brainchild of ‘this f*ckin culchie mulla from Tulla’. A line from his underground anthem ‘25 O’Clock In The Mornin‘.
Since he put pen to paper in the mid 80’s Rí the undisputed king of Irish hip hop has rapped about everything that the mainstream has tried to keep from the eyes and ears of the world.
RíRá hasn’t just arrived on the scene. He was one of the main driving forces of Scary Eire. An act who mashed it up for years and opened up the doors of possibility for Rubberbandits and many many more radical and rebel rhymers.
This 40 minute music documentary “RíRá: SUMMER 2018” is a fantastic fly on the wall of a working band of brothers from Offaly (the heart of Ireland) as they ply their trade at 3 music festivals.
A warts and all film that viewers don’t usually see. There is no up close and personal shots. I’ts all taken from a wide lens perspective.
Many different highlights to choose from but one for this writer is the beauty and intensity of the work that goes in off stage to get it just right for the fans and revelers in front of stage.
The musicianship on display will carry you on a trip of the more traveled road of a tried and tested tribe of troubadours.
Artists that’s being around for years and will be around for more years to come. Regardless of who chooses to listen to them and follow them to gigs. Pure folk!
This documentary is directed, produced and narrated by concerned citizens Robbie Gannon, Lorraine Kennedy and Terry McMahon.
The testimonies you will see and hear are passionate pleas by our Irish people for clemency and the right to have medical cannabis to deal with their own condition.
These 10 brave souls you will see and hear are the voice of thousands of other Irish people who suffer in silence.
Vera Twomey’s daughter Ava has a rare form of epilepsy that can cause up to 20 seizures a day.
Dave Kelly has a form of motor neuron disease.
Kenny Tynan suffers with a brain tumor.
An anonymous mother talks about aggressive chemotherapy that her son went through. She heard Simon Harris (Minister of Health) talk about a license process where chemo patients could apply for such a license. She could not however get a consultant to sign the application.
Patrick Bradley suffers with chronic pain.
Gerri Sparrow suffers with emphysema and asthma.
Stefano Speranza has chronic pain in his lower back through a work related injury
Dr Garrett McGovern is a GP and Addiction Specialist who is aware of a plant that patients use. These patients find this plant more beneficial than conventional drugs.
Mark Cleary’s mother in law Geraldine Martin suffered with pneumonia and a tumor on her lung.
Caroline Conlon is Alex Baizert’s fiancée who talks about Alex’s struggle as an activist who suffered with epilepsy. Alex passed last April. Please see his testimony here
What brings these ten ordinary people together is the extraordinary power of Medical Cannabis.
It’s a crying shame that these ordinary people have to go to extraordinary measures to get a medicine that should be freely available to them by our HSE.
The question now is, why do the Irish people still have to suffer in pain while the rest of the world has access to medical cannabis?
There is absolutely no logic for the continuation of such ignorance towards our people who need medical cannabis.
Please please look at this essential 37 minute documentary and then act accordingly.
There is no doubt in my mind that if we act together now we can force OUR government to sign into law this year 2018 that Irish citizens are entitled to choose medical cannabis as a form of medicine.
Not alone that. It should be freely available in Ireland to them. With the massive demand for medical cannabis all across the country jobs can be created and Irish businesses can prosper by helping our people who need and want this medicine.
We have pharmaceutical plants all over the country. So why don’t we have green houses for medical cannabis to be produced into medical cannabis oil.
This is logical thinking and should be encouraged rather than been ignored.
If you are suffering and you want to add your video testimony for the legalisation of medical cannabis then follow the link here to Patients Of Cannabis