Ireland

New EU VAT Rules in July

If you live in the EU and bought cheap goods from China or anywhere outside the EU you may have been surprised when you didn’t have to pay customs duties or VAT on the product. To be honest, the extra payment required by An Post/a third party carrier to pay […]

Books

RIP RBDigital. Boo to the Libby App

Libraries Ireland recently switched from the RBDigital app that my wife loved to an app called Libby. She reads magazines on a very old iPad so she made the reluctant switch to Libby. It was a nightmare. By accident she selected the county library rather than the city library and […]

Ireland

I would have liked to meet Ted Baldwin

This is a gravestone in the graveyard of St. James’s Church in Durrus, Sheep’s Head as pictured in 2014. Ted died well before his time at a young age and I have no idea who he was but to judge by his final message he must have been an interesting […]

Ireland

Customs declaration

I’ll say it now before I get used to it. Seeing a customs declaration on a package from the UK is really weird, and disappointing. #brexit

Ireland

50% of our energy came from renewables

In the last 24 hours just over 50% of the electricity generated in Ireland came from renewables. We even exported 4% of our electricity. Of course the wind isn’t blowing this hard every day, or it’s blowing too hard, and over the course of the last month the portion of […]

Ireland

How many cars are on the road?

If you go along to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland website right now you’ll find a map of Ireland with lots of green dots. These are the locations of cameras recording the volume of traffic on the road. It’s been interesting looking at some of the roads around Cork during the […]

Ireland

Anyone for Takeaway Pints?

Along with what seemed like a large portion of the country I stayed in Dingle recently. The town was packed. We stayed in a B&B on the edge of town and every day around noon the road outside was a traffic jam of cars snaking through the town. Most people […]

General

Why do you do it?

I might miss something that makes my blood boil or make me feel sad that the world is so messed up. I’m better off giving this little guy a cuddle. 😍 Thanks Reddit.

Health

5km From Home

From today people in Ireland (south of the border) can go up to 5km from home to exercise. The over 70s who have been cocooning at home are allowed out but warned to stay well away from anyone else. How far is 5km? Go visit this site and allow it […]

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