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Immigrant Dreams: Fantasies of Prosperity, Happiness, and a Sense of Place

In light of the recent refugee crisis, many of us have had the migrant’s pursuit of happiness and a better life on our minds. But those of us privileged enough to choose emigration, rather than having it forced on us, … Continue reading

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Voting In Ireland: An Expat’s Guide To Elections and Local Politics

For many immigrants the ability to vote is a personal symbol that they’ve “made it” and been accepted in their new home, or are considered to be a responsible member of society, capable of making decisions about the social direction … Continue reading

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People Of Faith: The Real Irish Religion

With stores jammed with chocolate bunnies and half of Ireland packed into the off-license the day before the “End Times” (the nationwide Good Friday moratorium on alcohol), religion has been on my mind a bit this week. With visions of … Continue reading

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Migration Complete?

Hi All, This is just a quick note to let you know that the aforementioned site migration appears to be complete.  There are still a few kinks to work out.  But basically things have been moved where I want them, … Continue reading

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WordPress Changeover

Sorry for the technical post everyone, but I wanted to let you know that in the next few days/weeks I’ll be moving the blog over to a new self-hosted WordPress platform ( through instead of .com). If things go … Continue reading

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Ireland Works Well Enough – The Irish Tendency To Settle For Less Than the Best

In one of my early posts I listed “Institutionalized Disorganization & Shameless Lack of Accountability –The Irish Goat Rodeo“ as number one among the Five Tings I Hate About Dublin Ireland.  Now, after 18 months, I can still say that … Continue reading

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Driving On the Left in Dublin

I suppose there are many other topics about Dublin that could and should take precedence over the driving on the “wrong” side thing.  But, as this has been my charge and my obsession this week, I decided to purge my … Continue reading

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