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Ric Flair Hospitalised

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has been rushed to hospital following a rather serious medical emergency.

Flair was rushed to the emergency room on Thursday morning whilst in Atlanta. 80 more words


13/5/1919 Knocklong: an IRA man rescued

The British authorities in Ireland have been keen to apprehend those responsible for the Soloheadbeg ambush in January, which saw two policemen killed by members of the… 147 more words


Seeing Culture from the Saddle of a Bicycle

I was recently asked how I feel that bike paths could be improved.

Me being me, this isn’t a straightforward question. It’s a question that has a unique place in my mind not only as a cyclist and an anthropologist…but also as a Rhode Islander. 2,096 more words



Back in December I ranted about my inability to move forward with my writing and my desire/hesitation to apply to RIC’s Creative Writing Certificate program. Update, my babies: I applied and was accepted! 493 more words

(1920-03-25) The Black and Tans formed

25th March 1920


The late 19th and early 20th centuries in Ireland were dominated by Irish nationalists’ pursuit of Home Rule from the United Kingdom. 548 more words


#OTD in 1922 – McMahon killings: In Belfast, policemen break into the home of a Catholic family and shoot all eight males inside, killing six.

At about 1.00 am on 24 March, gunmen broke into the home of a middle-class Catholic family who lived at 3 Kinnaird Terrace, near the Antrim Road in North Belfast. 351 more words

#OTD in 1921 – Scramogue Ambush: An IRA ambush is mounted on Strokestown-Longford road by south Co Roscommon IRA.

Roscommon was not one of the more violent areas of Ireland during the conflict. The local IRA argued to their GHQ that it was very difficult to conduct guerrilla warfare in the flat open countryside there. 801 more words