Archive for November, 2011

November 26,

Today in Irish History: Ireland Votes to Allow Divorce. Tony Blair Address Dail.

TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by For the Love of Being Irish)

1995: In a constitutional vote, a tiny majority vote to revoke the ban on divorce in Ireland. The final tally showed 50.3% in favor. 49.7% opposed the change, a majority of 9,114 out of a total 1.6 million votes cast. Divorce had been banned in Ireland for fifty-eight years. While all the major political parties campaigned (although not very vigourously) for a “Yes” vote, the “No” vote was energized by support from Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa.

1998: Tony Blair is first UK Prime Minister to address Dail Eireann. Blair whose mother was from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal received an enthusiastic response from a packed house. Read Tony Blair’s remarks to Dail Eireann.
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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn. Here Conor was speaking to Harley-Davidson


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This blog is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History

November 25,

Today in Irish History: Dail Vote re Treaty Negotiations. Death of George Best.

TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by For the Love of Being Irish)

1921: Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith return from London Treaty negotiations to Dail Cabinet where a proposal is passed that becomes the catalyst for the Irish Civil War. “That Ireland shall recognise the British Crown for the purposes of the Association as symbol and accepted head of the combination of Associated States”.

2005: Death of George Best. The “Belfast Boy” was undoubtedly the finest footballer from the Emerald Isle and probably one of the top ten players ever. In a career and life shortened by the scourge of alcoholism, he was a genuinely loved individual who entranced soccer fans, provided the media with acres of copy over his drinking, love affairs and sometimes irresponsible behavior. He was a lovely man whose only enemy was the drink that eventually killed him.



Want to learn more about Ireland?
See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish booksRonnie Drew and Luke Kelly - Musical Irish Gifts to the worldJoyce Image in For the Love of Being IrishMichael Collins: Image from For the Love of Being Irish

BUY Quality Quality Guinness and Ireland Rugby Shirts
Guinness Rugby Shirts - Brilliant!Rugby Shirt - Ireland


For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn. Here Conor was speaking to Harley-Davidson


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This blog is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History