Farmers and land in Ireland

Ireland's economic history starts at the end of the Ice Age when the first humans arrived there. Agriculture then came around 4500 BC. Iron technology came with the Celts around 350 BC. From the 12th century to the 1970s, most Irish exports went to England.   In 1800 the Irish Parliament and the Parliament of Great Britain each passed an Act of Union which,… Continue reading Farmers and land in Ireland

Atlantis – the Richat Structure – near Ireland – Western Africa

A gigantic geological structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauretania, which is seen in this satellite image, is measuring approximately 50 km (32 miles) in diameter.   It is known as the Richat Structure and has been a familiar landmark since the earliest space missions.   It is one of the most unique rock formations on Earth… Continue reading Atlantis – the Richat Structure – near Ireland – Western Africa

Irelands Hidden past – Maggies/Magdalenes

  Magdalenes - Maggies - and a hidden past in isolation - Ireland wanted to forget, but the dead don't always stay buried. One woman made it her mission to unearth the truth.   “The Forgotten Maggies” is the title of a shocking new documentary by 22-year-old Irish filmmaker Steven O’Riordan, that tells the stories of four… Continue reading Irelands Hidden past – Maggies/Magdalenes


About four fifths of the area of Ireland are national territory of the Republic of Ireland, the remaining one fifth in the northeast of the island belongs to Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom (old story).    With an area of 70,273 km², the Republic of Ireland is slightly larger than twice the size of Denmark, or slightly larger than… Continue reading Ireland

Brexit – UK and Northern Island

  Theresa May was in Northern Ireland meeting the different political parties - including the DUP, whose votes she needs in Parliament, who are totally opposed to the current version of the controversial backstop, as well as Sinn Féin, who are just as adamant that it must remain.  The Republic of Ireland, an EU member… Continue reading Brexit – UK and Northern Island