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Ireland’s Wars: Rumpunch And Morthor

After the problems of the initial deployment in the Congo, the Irish contingent had settled down to a life of barracks duty and presence patrols, as ONUC attempted to fulfill the mission that had it in the country in the … Continue reading

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Review: Bank Of Dave

Bank Of Dave Clip When successful Burnley minibus salesman Dave Fishwick (Rory Kinnear) seeks to turn his side-business of person-to-person loans into a fully-fledged bank, he hires the legal advice and support of disillusioned Hugh (Joel Fry). Hugh is sceptical … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Niemba

It was the Autumn of 1960, and the Irish Army was firmly committed to the United Nations mission in the Congo. Several battalions of soldiers had arrived in the south-eastern province of Katanga and, along with the larger multi-national mission, … Continue reading

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Review: The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker Trailer In 2013 a transient named Kai jumped to a brief bit of social media fame when he intervened in what appeared to be a moment of attempted vehicular homicide, and then gave a viral-worthy interview … Continue reading

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NFB Re-Watches Caprica: “End Of Line”

Air Date: 26/03/2010 Director: Roxann Dawson Writer: Michael Taylor Synopsis: In danger of being destroyed by a desperate Daniel, Zoe-A takes matters into her own hands with tragic consequences. Joseph’s friends and family take extreme measures to get him out … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The United Nations And The Congo Crisis

Our “coverage” of the 20th century in terms of Ireland’s military history now affords us the opportunity to look at the sorts of things that Ireland was able to do with its regular military forces as a free and independent … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On Qatar 2022 (XV) – The Promised Land

To view more entries in this series,┬áplease click here to go to the index. If football, and especially international football, is a religion, then the World Cup has to be considered the good land, the land of milk and honey, … Continue reading

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Review: The Pale Blue Eye

The Pale Blue Eye Trailer In the depths of Winter, 1830, renowned detective Augustus Landor (Christian Bale) is removed from his self-destructive mourning over the death of his wife and departure of his daughter when asked to investigate a strange … Continue reading

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NFB Re-Watches Caprica: “Ghosts In The Machine”

Air Date: 19/03/2010 Director: Wayne Rose Writer: Michael Taylor Synopsis: Joseph and Emmanuelle travel deeper into the world of New Cap City looking for Tamara-A. Suspecting Zoe-A is within the Centurion, Daniel subjects the robot to a series of increasingly … Continue reading

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Perfect Scenes – The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings: “Nine companions” Video Since the first few weeks of the year tend to be difficult in terms of new films, I thought I might try and turn a new addition … Continue reading

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