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  1. tamd

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    More than an hour wandering from site to site and I will need to look at the "Long Committee" sometime later. Cannot find what I was looking for but will continue the search. Fascinating stuff and I did wander into areas which have nothing to do with the question; Daniel O'Connell was born in the eighteenth century, a wee bit before independence. Did a tiny bit of reading on Wiki; not all bad but a place one should be careful of. Britannica is safer ground and that is where I discovered the three mentioned by Sam, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan; knew they voted for Home Rule and learned they had been part of the nine counties. Also figured that the seven I was wrong about might be because it appears that Fermanagh and Antrim became one. The "Home Rule" bill introduced and passed by the Asquith government did have the approval of the English House of Lords (1914); however it did come with the "suspended" tag until WW1 was ended. I did read about the 1921 decision but more interesting was the Sinn Fein win with 69% of the vote in 1919. My reading says that Lloyd George would have accepted that victory but the English House of Lords would not. The number of executions after the Easter Rebellion seemed to add to the want of self rule rather than decrease the ardor (always thought there was a u ). Also had a review of the McPhilemy book, "The Committee" and the law suit brought about by brothers who should not have been mentioned....had no idea that one of the reasons for settling out of court was to protect Timbrel, whom I would think was still a member of the British Parliament. Will continue my search on the weekend.
  2. tamd

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    Sam I will try to find it.
  3. tamd

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    ay Pat, i'm somewhat aware of what is going on today, just thought to mention a wee bit about a different version of the vote after the civil war.
  4. tamd

    EU Withdrawal Bill

    Ireland:- I am no expert and it is only in the last few years that I have some idea as to reason(s) for the split between De Valera and Michael Collins. But someone here wrote that the the North (Ulster) voted to remain withing the UK. I did a fair bit of reading because I had been of the opinion that The Republic paid no money for their freedom but a further reading tells me that of the seven counties in the North, five actually voted to secede; a deal was made where The Republic allowed the UK to hold onto all seven and the financial slate was wiped clean. And as an aside: not a huge fan of Joyce, I do wish he had translated Finnigan's Wake but, I think in Dubliners there is a (eulogy maybe) which points right at Collins; beautiful piece of writing and as Morley Callaghan wrote in his "My Summer in Paris", the last part of Ulysees could have been spoken by, James' Missus.
  5. tamd

    Merry Christmas to you all

    Merry Christmas to all.
  6. tamd

    Aisha Malik

    Might give that a shot, depends on Kindle. I was lucky with "Sophia Kahn", found it on sale, book stores having a difficult time......and a good day to all.
  7. tamd

    Aisha Malik

    I have twelve pages to read, one of those books I do not want to finish. Writer is English, parents from Pakistan. Central character is a practising Muslim, five prayers per day, and wears the hijab. The book has real humour and I have done a lot of reading while visiting Tim Horton's for coffee, laughed out loud a lot and enjoyed the serious sections also: last time I was this impressed with a writer was when I discovered Denise Mina and "Exile". Title of the book is, "Sofia Khan is not Obliged"...had that as a "tag" but got an "error".
  8. tamd

    Aisha Malik

    I have twelve pages to read, one of those books I do not want to finish. Writer is English, parents from Pakistan. Central character is a practising Muslim, five prayers per day, and wears the hijab. The book has real humour and I have done a lot of reading while visiting Tim Horton's for coffee, laughed out loud a lot and enjoyed the serious sections also: last time I was this impressed with a writer was when I discovered Denise Mina and "Exile".
  9. tamd

    Happy Easter

    Didnae know where else tae post....on holiday, in Perth...booked car tae be picked up at Glasgow Airport, showed the man my confirmation and I thought I had a bargain, £1,000 for 19 days, it is what the confirmation said....man said it was a mistake, real price £4,400 and something about tax...needless tae say I have been doing a lot of walking....wanted to spend a bit of time in Glasgow and Manchester but all travel is being re-thought...someone in Canada sked about the weather and it is fine for me, had tae laugh because Ridgetwon, very recently, had an ice storm..just noticed that this computer, like my ain, sometimes spells ridgetown wrong... Came tae buy heatring aids and prices here have doubled in the past year and a half.....now about the sme as Ontario....you lot are hand in hand with the americans over bombing, a shame really but Blair did the same thing.....governments are afraid of the US and people are afraid of insurance companies... PS cannae get on with my IPad, am now at the wonderful Perth Library
  10. tamd

    James Joyce

    a wee bitty learnin....a "Joyce" character says a ""deoc an dorius" and my immediate thought was to the song, the song sung, perhaps spoken, many times at 4A Ruthven Place, Perth. The Scots spelling is a wee bit different and on a personal note, by the time I was leaving any festive occasion, the "wee wifey" would have been long out of mind.
  11. tamd

    James Joyce

    Joyce:- typing "Joyce" is to remind me to stay on topic....will give it a go....Had to open the kindle, couldn't remember the title of the story I am reading, one from "Dubliners", The Dead I hope. Took a few pages but when Gabriel and Gretta are ready to retire, YES, Joyce will get yah, I hope. I have read "That Summer in Paris", Callaghan, it is the summer when Callaghan met James and Mrs. Joyce....(cannae remember her fist name). Morley speaks of the last four paragraphs of Ulysees, describes them as a soliloquy and writes that after meeting Mrs. Joyce he saw her, in those paragraphs the inspiration for Molly Bloom's words: I see Gretta as Mrs, Joyce, a woman much loved by her husband.
  12. tamd

    Canada

    The Fall:- I wrote a little piece about Fall and our local, weekly paper printed it. I doubt the paper (Independent News) has a circulation of four thousand and it prints only local happenings, not provincial, national or world events. A lady sent e-mail to me, said there was no doubt in her mind that my favourite season had to be the Fall and that I wouldn't argue with. No idea where Rory is going to visit but one of the places worth visiting in the Fall is Point Pelee National Park, the birthplace of thousands on Monarch butterflies. They arrive from Mexico in the spring lay their eggs or whatever which turn into caterpillers. Point Pelee is rich in milkweed and that is what the Monarchs feast on. They leave us in the Fall and head south, destination for most is Mexico and their first hurdle is Lake Erie.....my understanding is that their life cycle is one year and they make a one way trip either to Mexico or Point Pelee. Another thing about fall is that the month of October is the busiest month for tourists visiting Niagara Falls and that bit of info came from a man who does sightseeing tours for a living; he also told me that the tourists in October are eighty to ninety percent Chinese......and Fall is the start of hockey.
  13. I have wanted to for some time; Parnell, Michael Collins, Brendan Behan, Sheridan, Swift and so many others. Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor has been made into a TV series and I have watched quite a few episodes, so if I do get to Ireland I will surely visit Galway.....will see what the doctor says on Thursday.
  14. tamd

    James Joyce

    Sam that is too bad, one of my daughters bought the kindle for me and I took to it right away but I do admit to visiting Book Brothers often. It is, for me, typical of many second hand book shops, a couple of weeks ago I picked up a Rankin, was sure I had read everything he wrote but no, this one is new to me. Pat, the snow here is now past a joke. When I walk, as I need to because of the car wreck, I cross a small field along one of it's edges and because of the snow I have to stop at least once in order to do a bit of deep breathing.....and it has been quite cold though not as bad as what we experienced in Ottawa.
  15. tamd

    James Joyce

    Lily, the Caretaker's daughter is now in my kindle....Dubliners '99cents" dlievered.
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