Standardised tests  (Sigma-T, Micra-T and Drumcondra) have become quite a cause of confusion for parents, disruption for teachers and anxiety for pupils in Irish primary schools since they became mandatory in 2006. Such tests are compulsory, externally prepared, not directly based on school curricular areas and administered in a format […]

“Americans spend more money on Botox, face lifts and tummy tucks than on the age-old scourges of polio, small pox and malaria.” – Victor Davis Hanson Did you know that every single injection of Botox in the entire world is made in one single factory right here in Ireland, in […]

Revel in Clonakilty is one of a number of cafes and restaurants in West Cork who have come together to start a national campaign to get the government to sit up and take notice of the challenges facing small business owners around the country and lower the VAT rate for […]

As a family historian and genetic genealogist, I work both in the public and private domain. For some of my advanced projects I produce detailed reports or research papers which are shared privately amongst those who have collaborated and contributed their DNA to the study. I tend to update these […]