The Grafton Street rebellion

Sitting at the end of Dublin’s southbound Luas line, running north off St Stephens Green towards Trinity, you will find that mecca for all Irish shoppers … Grafton Street. If you have ever played the Irish version of Monopoly, the one with Dublin streets, then you should recognize the name, for this is the street … Read more

Dublin Skeptics

As I set off last night with my 11 year old I was asked, “Where are you off to then?”. I replied, “Oh, I’m taking Sally-Ann on a pub crawl”. “Oh ha ha, OK then”, and so off we went, leaving all behind quite oblivious to the fact that this was exactly what I was … Read more

Bishops Wash feet in Dublin = PR stunt

TWO senior Catholic bishops ran a PR stunt last Sunday. First they lay prostate in a Dublin cathedral, then they proceded to wash the feet of eight victims of Church abuse. Worshippers (and victims)  looked on as Cardinal Sean P O’Malley of Boston and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin performed their act of contrition after … Read more