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Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.

Bartra: Someone has done their homework since the 2008 recession; NAMA became the university for such scholars to create the next market to invest in. For some their interest is Social Housing and Nursing Homes. How did I find this? A friend was referred from St Vincent’s University Hospital at the worst time of COVID-19 to Raheny. The service was so poor I decided to research the backers and found Bartra. Recommend search of urban abandonments and dereliction via Google.

Insight Why social housing in Ireland became popular for investors 13/07/2021 Share FacebookTwitterLinkedIn When it comes to major types of real estate investment, the obvious contenders are residential property and commercial real estate. Therefore, it might come as a surprise … Continue reading

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“Penny universities”. UCD today for second dose of AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine. I got lost but met an elderly gent with his dog going for a coffee outside, near the location for the vaccine centre. This article from the Guardian is essential reading, about the history, and the addiction, the ceremony and how we adapted to change. Coffee shops during COVID-19 lockdowns especially continued to serve coffee – outside became the new fashion and people gathered.

ShowMore Photograph: Jonathan Knowles/Getty ImagesThe long read The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine? Caffeine makes us more energetic, efficient and faster. But we have become so dependent that we need it just to get to our … Continue reading

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Science: COVID-19 progression through compression in medical research

Eric Topol @EricTopolThis will go down in history as one of science and medical research’s greatest achievements. Perhaps the most impressive. I put together a preliminary timeline of some key milestones to show how several years of work were compressed … Continue reading

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11th July 2021: De Valera … Centenary of TRUCE. Prime Minister Lloyd George’s invitation accepted.

Source: National Archives, Ireland@NARIreland·Jul 9 As we continue to commemorate the centenary of the Truce here is a typescript copy of a deciphered message concerning the acceptance of the Truce by Éamon de Valera from 9th July 1921, NAI ref: … Continue reading

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Centenary of Truce Ireland moves forward on 11th July 2021: Google search: my grandfather was legal adviser to de Valera; he travelled to Kansas with Arthur Griffith in 1916; he was involved in the Sinn Fein Courts, as they were often referred to. Some more history for me about a man I am named after but never met. The roundabout way of life as you get older is most intriguing – instead of thinking about years you move into centuries looking for trends to indentify with.

The Irish Story Irish History Online, Irish History articles, interviews, ebooks and podcasts. FacebookTwitter Home & Contact Irish History Today In Irish History The 1916 Rising The Irish Civil War The 1913 Lockout Revisiting the Red Cow Murders, October 7, … Continue reading

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Source eurasiareview News & Analysis”…Spearheaded by the NSA, which has shown itself to care little to nothing for constitutional limits or privacy, the “security/industrial complex”—a marriage of government, military and corporate interests aimed at keeping Americans under constant surveillance—has come to dominate the government and our lives…”. FT magazine last weekend: Graphic on just how surveillance intrudes in our lives

George Orwell’s 1984 Has Become A Blueprint For Our Dystopian Reality – OpEd June 29, 2021 John W. Whitehead 1 Comment By John W. Whitehead Even when you rebel and take your stand, there is rarely a happy ending awaiting … Continue reading

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The Ditch: Highly recommend you follow this: As we are lost in misinformation; we urgently need to turn our attention to Health and the realities within. Title from this new site “The Ditch”: “One medical card. 22 million euros in charges. A ‘very profitable’ homeless clinic. I add to this: Bureaucracy is destroying Ireland. Last night two families slept out in Pearse Street station…Waste must be seen for what it is: Pope Francis albeit I am not religious refers to waste of food “as stealing from the poor” and I would add bureaucracy/silos in State owned departments and I include charities is also a theft from the most vulnerable.

The Ditch Home About One medical card. €22 million in charges. A ‘very profitable’ homeless clinic Jun 26, 2021 13 min read The HSE is reviewing a medical card next week. Its reviewers are going to decide whether they should … Continue reading

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How to protect critical infrastructure from ransomware attacks – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

When hackers attacked the computer network of Colonial Pipeline and shut down a major source of fuel on the East Coast, the public descended into panic. People hoarded gas. Fuel-laden cars caught fire. It was a disaster. The federal government … Continue reading

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The War Over Genetic Privacy Is Just Beginning published Astute. Mental illness within families often is about secrecy but this takes it to a different more intrusive and controversial level, summed up as “Guilt by Association”

June 16, 2021 Skip to content Opinion The War Over Genetic Privacy Is Just Beginning June 16, 2021 “When you upload your DNA, you’re potentially becoming a genetic informant on the rest of your family.”— Law professor Elizabeth Joh “Guilt … Continue reading

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The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon. Home to Macnamaras. Caitlin Macnamara married Dylan Thomas. By chance found this interview. My grandmother Marcella Blake-Forster (Comyn) and Caitlin’s father Francis were first cousins. The Comyn’s were also related to the Macnamaras

Francis McNamara Francis MacNamara was born in 1884 as the eldest son of Henry Vee.He disregarded a career in law and enjoyed instead the bohemian lifestyle of a circle of young poets and artists in London. In 1909 he published … Continue reading

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