Monstrous soundbyte alert: UK government opens wallet to help rural areas get ‘gigafit’

Monstrous soundbyte alert: UK government opens wallet to help rural areas get ‘gigafit’

To quote the Mancunian philosopher Stephen Patrick Morrissey: “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.” The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has promised a fresh tranche of funding for rural full-fibre internet in a new initiative called Project Gigabit. The cash, part of the £5bn initially promised last year, includes…

NI Procedure: The legal EU action and roadmap to an offer

NI Procedure: The legal EU action and roadmap to an offer

If this feels like a dreadfully fractious period in EU-UK relations – vaccines, the Northern Ireland Protocol – don’t forget the rollercoaster of autumn 2019. In his first Commons announcement as prime minister, Boris Johnson had called for the “abolition” of the Irish backstop, then still the only mechanism on the table to avoid a…

A Home By The Bohemians!

A Home By The Bohemians!

Dublin is a city of love, pints, music and of course football! And one of the city’s top football club has used this milieu to dish out a lot of love, goodness and a, AWAY jersey! League Of Ireland’s Bohemian Football Club has unveiled their unique 2021 away jersey in partnership with Dublin’s biggest band…

Biden’s Irish affections beneficial for ‘the old country’

Biden’s Irish affections beneficial for ‘the old country’

“I’m a phone call away.” So said US President Joe Biden to Taoiseach Micheál Martin towards the end of their 80-minute conversation today.  The vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean may have separated the two leaders, but this virtual meeting appears to have delivered. The Irish access to the US political system is unparalleled in diplomatic…

Should I be worried about the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine?

Should I be worried about the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine?

IRELAND and the Netherlands have said they will temporarily suspend use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, adding to a list of countries concerned about the jab. Here we take a look at the key questions surrounding the situation. What happened?  There have been a small number of reports of people experiencing blood clots in the…

Ireland to stop briefly usage of AstraZeneca vaccine as preventative measure while blood clot issues are examined

Ireland to stop briefly usage of AstraZeneca vaccine as preventative measure while blood clot issues are examined

THE NATIONAL IMMUNISATION Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.  In a statement this morning, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the recommendation has been made following a report from the Norwegian Medicines Agency of four new reports of serious blood clotting events in…

Rock and ceol – the Irish at The Grammys

Rock and ceol – the Irish at The Grammys

The 63rd Grammy Awards take place this Sunday night in LA with Fontaines D.C. flying the flag for Ireland. However, aside from one obvious band, Irish acts have not won as many Grammys as you might think . . . You’ll often hear – quite correctly – that Ireland punches above its weight on the…

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