Bizarre Rant Against Ireland On Australian TV

An incredible and perhaps even racist attack by Grahame Morris, a former advisor to the ruling Liberal party in Australian has been reported around the world. The politician was discussing the possibility of a gay marriage vote taking place in Australia and remarked that the Irish… ‘…are people who can’t grow potatoes….. They’ve got a mutant lawn weed as their national symbol and they can’t verbalize the difference between tree and the number three. But, and then all of a sudden, Australia has to follow suit’ (to hold a gay marriage referendum). It is unclear if the reference to potatoes … Continue reading Bizarre Rant Against Ireland On Australian TV

Phone Boxes May Be Removed From Irish Streets

For years the telephone boxes that were about the size of a large wardrobe dotted the streets of Ireland. On rainy days (it does sometimes rain in Ireland) they provided a safe haven for a minimum of two people (depending on stature) and it was no surprise to see as many as three adults squashed into these tiny apartments, away from the torrential downpour outside. Many have already been replaced by wall-mounted kiosks and it seems that the days of the remaining telephone boxes are numbered. Due to anti-social activity and the wide-spread usage of mobile phones there have been … Continue reading Phone Boxes May Be Removed From Irish Streets

21 Funny Quotes About Ireland

‘If there were only three Irishmen in the world you’d find two of them in a corner talking about the other. Maria Brandan Araoz (Argentine writer) The History of Ireland in two words: Ah well. The Invasion by the Vikings: Ah well. The Invasion by the Normans. Ah well. The Flight of the Earls, Mr Oliver Cromwell. Daniel O’Connell, Robert Emmett, The Famine, Charles Stewart Parnell, Easter Rising, Michael Collins, Éamon De Valera, Éamon De Valera again (Dear Germany, so sorry to learn of the death of your Mr Hitler), Éamon De Valera again, the Troubles, the Tribunals, the Fianna … Continue reading 21 Funny Quotes About Ireland

Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

LEFT: A candidate for the best sign ever! (love the parachute guy) RIGHT: Spotted outside a lunchtime Restaurant in Dublin LEFT: Someone had too much time on their hands RIGHT: Political Poster not quite up to the job LEFT: County Leitrim. We agree – dont shoot tourists RIGHT: Dont stand on… something ?? LEFT: 100KM on this road/dirt-track! Please disobey this road sign RIGHT: Dont walk on the water? Good advice! LEFT: You wait there. I’ll be out in a minute RIGHT: Typical Tourist Town Blarney LEFT: Help! RIGHT: It’s not easy being a sheep in Ireland LEFT: The Irish … Continue reading Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

Some Irish Quotes about Christmas

‘A Turkey never voted for an early Christmas’Unknown ‘On St. Patrick’s Day I to pretend to be Irish. At Christmas I pretend to be good.’Unknown ‘I think after Christmas would be better for publication: I am hardly a Christmas present.’Oscar Wilde ‘There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks in them.’P.J. O’Rourke ‘I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.’ Shirley … Continue reading Some Irish Quotes about Christmas

14 Year Old Waterford Boy Was The Youngest Solider Killed In World War 1

During the 1970’s and 1980’s in Ireland the annual remembrance of those tens of thousands of Irish who gave their lives in the Great War was met with a kind of muted national indifference. Certainly there was laying of wreaths … Continue reading 14 Year Old Waterford Boy Was The Youngest Solider Killed In World War 1

11 Unusual Facts About Ireland You May Not Have Known

SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC OBJECTS HAVE BEEN CREATED BY THE IRISH The White House – 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20500, USA might look like any typical US address until you realize that it is the abode of the US President. The White House (perhaps the most photographed house in the history of humanity?) was designed by Irish architect James Hoban who was born in Kilkenny in 1758. The Titanic – Surely the worlds most famous ship was built in Belfast at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. The mighty vessel sank on her maiden voyage with the … Continue reading 11 Unusual Facts About Ireland You May Not Have Known