I never voted for that

I published a video on my YouTube channel this week about the Gender Recognition Act 2015. Many commenters claimed they had not voted for this piece of legislation, and some were genuinely surprised that it was on the statute books and effective, enforceable law in Ireland. “I never voted for that”, was the common refrain.… Continue reading I never voted for that

Why I stopped checking my emails at breakfast

Every morning, as part of my routine whilst eating my breakfast, I check various websites on my iPad. Sites like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, the Irish Times, TikTok, Amazon, Instagram etc. I need to check comments on my own channels or pages and remove any that are offensive. And I check the growth in subscriber numbers… Continue reading Why I stopped checking my emails at breakfast

Flying and operating drones in Ireland

I obtained my drone operator’s licence this week. On the website of the Irish Aviation Authority you must take a test comprising multiple choice questions after watching a ten minute video with some basic information about flying and operating a drone. The whole process was less than seamless as you must first register on a site called MySRS.ie.… Continue reading Flying and operating drones in Ireland

Finding an enthusiastic drone community in Ireland

Since my recent purchase of a drone, and subsequent videos about the purchase and later crashing and loss of the same drone, I have discovered a large, enthusiastic community of drone owners exist in Ireland. They have been tremendously helpful and encouraging to me with the generous offer of tips, information, and their shared experience… Continue reading Finding an enthusiastic drone community in Ireland

I lost my drone in the River Boyne yesterday

I was sickened. “Connection lost” was the message on my drone controller yesterday at the Leinster Bridge on the N4. The river Boyne runs under that bridge and my drone (a DJI Mini 2) was last seen travelling smoothly under one of the old, stone arches of the bridge. It was going to be a… Continue reading I lost my drone in the River Boyne yesterday

The Enoch Burke case: “what are your own personal views?”

A commenter on one of my Facebook pages, underneath a post and video, dealing with the Enoch Burke case asked me what my view of the situation was. I had published a video about Burke being released and relied on the reporting in some of the major newspapers such as the Irish Times and The… Continue reading The Enoch Burke case: “what are your own personal views?”

The comments on my Enoch Burke videos are frightening

I have published a number of videos on my YouTube channel about the jailed schoolteacher, Enoch Burke and his imprisonment in Mountjoy prison for contempt of court and breach of a court order. The most recent one was this week when I reported of Burke’s pleading in the High Court to be released for Christmas.… Continue reading The comments on my Enoch Burke videos are frightening

Is it alright to describe women as “birds” again?

A girl/woman tweeted the following on Twitter yesterday: “Vogue Williams will forever be that bird who hooked up with that fat fella from Westlife to me.” I have no strong feelings about Vogue Williams one way or another. In fact, I only know her as the woman from an advertisement on the television with one… Continue reading Is it alright to describe women as “birds” again?