Save Oglet Shore

Liverpool John Lennon Airport have published their Masterplan for the greenbelt land around their site. The Airport only received 190 responses and 138 people answered their very biased questionnaire. Our petition is asking both local councils to: * Oppose the expansion of Liverpool airport * Stop the closure of Dungeon Lane and Ashton’s Lane *Continue reading “Save Oglet Shore”

Where was Britain’s First Mosque?

It’s a weird thing. I’ve always known that Brougham terrace existed but never been there. It was one of those reference points, a name that always felt familiar. Wherever I was in the UK or abroad and I needed my birth certificate, I could never find it, and my mum would make the journey toContinue reading “Where was Britain’s First Mosque?”

One of The Untold Stories of how the Irish Built England

This was a twitter thread that Fiona@GenXBanshee graciously allowed me to repost. Growing up, my father always insisted that we stop by this pub when back in Ireland. It was non-negotiable— even when keeping our heads ducked low for a covert visit to avoid 1,000 cups of tea with a hundred relatives, we had toContinue reading “One of The Untold Stories of how the Irish Built England”

A Dickensian Xmas? Bah Humbug!

Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house with ledgers and accounts while his workers struggle through adversity to act with humanity and solidarity. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cronies party in Downing St, while foodbanks collect for the hungry, nurses struggle to look after the ill, and some pensioners are cold and alone. A lowContinue reading “A Dickensian Xmas? Bah Humbug!”

Laughter and nibbles while people die alone.

The Xmas party that wasn’t, is just the latest in a long line of lies, but it is also the logical conclusion of an ideology that said, ‘There is no such thing as society.’ Margaret Thatcher the hero of the Conservative Party said this in 1987, but the principle was evident in her attitude fromContinue reading “Laughter and nibbles while people die alone.”

Being Irish- The Ghost In The Room

‘Being Irish’ will be published in two weeks, it is a collection of personal reflections on nationality by 101 figures from Ireland and abroad. My contribution is below- Can you support us by joining us for an online chat online on 25th Oct . Click the link to reserve your free ticket https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jack-byrne-a-revolutionary-century-tickets-168966993827?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3wiQQfrokvyz0uO0g3cxBGtqF2UW0d1JVrPHrEifUnP75dEMVrh47e6EY My IrishnessContinue reading “Being Irish- The Ghost In The Room”