Month: June 2008

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Ireland votes No to Lisbon Treaty - handmade bill on Grafton St., originally uploaded by blather.Get high resolution version » Ireland votes No to Lisbon Treaty - handmade bill on Grafton St. Dublin, from before the Referendum.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Leopold Bloom considers a pork kidney for breakfast while Molly, originally uploaded by blather. See more Bloomsday Dublin photographs » Bloomsday June 16th 2008, Dublin. Actors from Balloonatics theatre company perform the "Calypso" chapter from James Joyce novel Ulysses around Eccles St. and Dorset Street. Paul O'Hanrahan plays Bloom.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Independent Senator David Norris explains why he voted "no" to the Lisbon Treaty, originally uploaded by blather. Editorial Use Only: Irish Senator and human rights activist David Norris explains to Dutch TV Nederland 1 why he voted "no" to the Lisbon Treaty, outside the Polling Station on Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. He cited possible European military expansion following a "yes" vote as a key issue in his choice in voting "no". David Norris was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. Senator Norris is also a prominent Joycean scholar, is the a big player in Dublin's annual Bloomsday celebrations. Senator Norris's razor-sharp wit and debating skills have made him a popular figure in Ireland. More about David Norris here: www.senatordavidnorris.ie/...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Let's Make Europe Work Better - For the Rich, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version of Lisbon Treaty photo » Editorial Use Only: "Let's Make Europe Work Better - For the Rich" Defaced poster for the Yes campaign on Clonliffe Road, Dublin's north city, during Friday rush hour. The vote takes places on 12 June 2008. As of June 6th, the no-vote was reportedly overtaking the yes campaign.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Red light for Lisbon Treaty at Ballybough, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Editorial Use Only: Red light for Lisbon Treaty at Ballbough, Dublin. Poster calling for a no against "foreign rule". Former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern looks on from another poster, calling for a "yes". The vote takes places on 12 June 2008. As of June 6th, the no-vote was reportedly overtaking the yes campaign.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Ingredients: Perfect sky, a wide-angle lens, a polarizing filter and a great building. Christ Church Cathedral - the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Dublin is the elder of the city's two mediæval cathedrals. It is officially claimed as the seat or cathedra of both the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Dublin. In practice it has been the cathedral of only the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, since the Irish Reformation. The cathedral was begun in 1038 by King Sitric Silkenbeard, the Danish Viking King of Dublin, for the first Bishop of Dublin. Henry II attended the Christmas service at the cathedral in 1171, and in the years thereafter, Strongbow and other Anglo-Norman magnates...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Showing off a horse at Smithfield Horse Market, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. The horse market at Smithfield, Dublin takes place on the first Sunday of every month. People come from all over Ireland to trade horses and equipment. It's absolute chaos, with young kids galloping across the cobbles on distressed looking ponies, horses whinnying, gardai chasing jaunting cars on their bicycles. A big part of the horse scene involves the keeping of animals, by Dublin urban youth, in gardens or public areas. The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that the market facilitates the sale of horses to under-16s, who are then unable - or unwilling to look after them. Amongst the dozens of horses visible, I did see a couple of...