There are Bloomsday celebations taking place all over the world today, the day that is featured in James Joyces’ Ulysses. Although published in its entirity in 1922 the novel is set on 16th June 1904. That is the date that Joyce first met Nora Barnacle, whom he would eventually marry. Considered to be one of … More Bloomsday on the Costa del Sol – Sun, Sand, Sea and Dressing Gowns!!
Firstly apologies for the occasional bad conection on this week’s tongue-in-cheek look at the past week’s Irish news stories. This week George and Ger discuss the row between Ireland and Scotland over Rockall, Diageo’s decision to cut its sponsorship of London Irish rugby club, the new US Ambassador to Ireland, the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson’s remarks … More This Week’s G2 Summit with George Lee and Ger Sweeney
There is no gold star for guessing that the first item on this week’s agenda is president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland. George Lee and Ger Sweeney take a tongue-in-cheek look at the stories of interest in Ireland over the past week. The D-Day celebrations, cocaine use, level crossings, gas emissions, Katie Taylor, and people … More This week’s G2 Summit with the 2Gs. George and Ger chat about the week that was.
This week the 2Gs are chatting about a few stories that were covered last week but they just haven’t gone away – The Elections and ongoing count, Maria Bailey and THAT interview with Sean O’Rourke and of course the wondering continues about whether we will have four by-elections or a general election in the coming … More George Lee in Conversation with Ger Sweeney about the Irish Stories of the past week – The 2Gs
James Joyce’s Ulysses is known across the world and for those on the Costa del Sol there is an opportunity to engage in the events marking Bloomsday, the name given to the day that features in the book – 16th June. It is the 9th year that there will be a reading of a chapter … More Be a Joycean for a day on the Costa del Sol
This week, as usual, George Lee and Ger Sweeney chat about the stories that have had us talking in Ireland over the past week. OBVIOUSLY the elections, plebiscites and referendum are to the fore. Teresa May’s announcement during the week, Gangland Crimie, President Trump’s visit to Ireland and Co-living are among the topics discussed.
Without question the story of the elctions in Ireland is the “Green Comeback” as the Green Party emerges as a major player in the Local Elections and judging by tallies only the European Elections too. This comes almost 10 years after the party was completely wiped out at the polling booths follwoing their coalition with … More What we know so far following Election 2019 in Ireland
On this edition of the G2 Summit the 2Gs talk about some of the events that captured the imagination of the public in the past week, very much in a tongue-in-cheek manner. This week the lads discuss the possibility of a visit to Ireland of President Doald Trump and where a meeting between the president … More The G2 Summit with George Lee and Ger Sweeney for this week.
The venue for any possible meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the US President Donald Trump was the glaring piece of information contained in the announcement on Wednesday that the US President would most likely be visiting Ireland in June. Since that announcement from the “Irish side” there has not been a whisper of … More Thoughts on the row over President Trump’s visit to West Clare by Ger Sweeney
There’s another week in the dust and the lads have a chat about some of the events that had Irish people chatting during it. This week the National Broadband Plan and its €3 billion price tag made the headlines as did Ireland’s declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency. The return of the hurling and … More This Week’s G2 Summit with George Lee and Ger Sweeney