Author Archives: NFB

The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: Barrels Out Of Bond

With “Barrels Out Of Bond”, we have gone past the recent series of very lengthy chapters, and most of what remains of the story will be made up of much shorter entries, emphasizing even more the episodic nature of the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: O’Neill’s Declaration And Clontibret

In the aftermath of the victory outside Enniskillen, the combined forces of Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Hugh Maguire swept through northern Connacht, laying waste to all English settlements that they could find, enacting a slaughter that even pro-Irish sources are … Continue reading

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8th Amendment Repeal: An Addendum

After writing my bit for Friday, I got to thinking a bit more about the referendum. If you’re anything like me, then you probably get quite distressed by the sheer weight of the “No” side in terms of posters, online … Continue reading

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8th Amendment Repeal: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

I’m going to be voting “Yes” on the 25th May, for the repeal of the 8th Amendment, and you should to. I was originally planning on a lengthy post, but after some thought I realised that is wasn’t necessary. Because the reasons … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Start Of The Nine Years War

Yes, we’re going back a bit. My series of posts on the Nine Years War, that most transformative of early-Modern Irish conflicts, has never satisfied me, looking back at them. The wording is sloppy, the conclusions simplistic, the research shallow … Continue reading

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Review – Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Has it really only been ten years? Ten years, since Tony Stark and that US Army convoy was rolling down an Afghan desert to the strains of “Back In Black”? It seems like a lot longer, … Continue reading

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Review: Unsane, Dawson City: Frozen Time, The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales

Another collection of shorter reviews this week, re-capping the other films I saw as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. These are a bit late alright, but some are still very much worth checking out. Unsane Trailer Sawyer … Continue reading

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