• History

    Grianan in 1878

    About three miles from Derry, on the summit of a small mountain eight hundred feet high, overlooking the Foyle and Swilly, and commanding a magnificent view of the hills and valleys of county Donegal for miles around, has stood for several…

  • History,  Stories

    Grianan of Aileach

    Many of the sites you find on the web describing Grianán of Aileach present a different mix of information on this beautiful and mystical location so I have tried to provide a brief but broader description and timeline. I also have…

  • Hegemony-Wars

    Zhang Huan in Florence

    This exhibition in Florence in October 2013 was very impressive, and one which we were lucky enough to visit. The backdrop of the city of Florence spread out below the Forte di Belvedere was spectacular. In 2006 Zhang took up sculpture…

  • Discussion,  Politics

    Stormont and the SPADs

    What about if we were to write and ask what is the legal position regarding the appointment of SPADs. You will need some form of template and means of contacting the Head of the NI Civil Service and the Attorney General.…

  • Discussion,  News

    Fakers, Frauds & Falsehoods

    There are potentially two broad sources of fake or false news. The first is propaganda, a deliberate targeted piece of information. The second is poor quality analysis with sloppy thinking and although this is frequently false and dangerous it tends to…

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