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Monday, 8 January 2018

The Travelling Trollope
Crash Landed
on Lahinch Beach

My family is in possession of an Oxygen tank taken from the American Bomber aka "The Travelling Trollope" which landed on the beach in Lahinch Co Clare Ireland during the 2nd World War  (10th July 1943). Subsequently in 1993 a plaque was erected in Lahinch to mark the 50th Anniversary of the crash landing.  See link1 below.
According to family lore stories abounded of the locals and holiday makers dismembering the plane and taking off with souvenirs of the various parts. In other words any "moveable part" was taken from the plane. Some stories are shrouded in mystery and like so many Irish stories the practice of "gilding the lily" is often taken to the extreme.
However you might be surprised, as I was, when I came across the results of a search for details on the Lahinch crash landing. Actually quite a few Bombers landed in Co Clare
See link2 for details of WW2 Bombers which landed, successfully or otherwise:

  1. The day the plane came down in Lahinch
  2. Wartime Aircraft Crashes in County Clare 1939 - 1945
If you care to search, the Internet abounds in resources about WW2 Bombers of different parties to the war landing in Ireland both successfully and unsuccessfully. I failed to come across Biggles!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Here's Wishing my readers and followers:

A Most Holy and Happy Christmas
Nollaig Shona
Frohe Weihnachten
Buon Natale
Joyeux Noel
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Feliĉan Kristnaskon
Feliz Navidad
Feliç Nadal
Seneng Natal
Joyeux Noel

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Parental Alienation poisons Families
and can cause serious harm
to Children and Adults alike.

What children divorced parents want and most need is to maintain a healthy and strong relationship with both their parents. 
They don't want to be involved in the conflict. They feel that they have been the cause of the conflict.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

40% of Parents Learn
How To Use Technology
From Their Children

International Communication Association
Scientists have found that youth influence their parents in all technologies studied (computer, mobile Internet, social networking) up to 40 percent of the time. The children's scores were higher compared to parents, showing that parents don't necessarily recognize the influence. 

Just how are adults learning to use technology? Chances are if you are a parent, your child is teaching you. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that between 30%-40% of parents were taught how to use the computer and the Internet from their children. Read full article


Monday, 28 August 2017

Report on
Use of Section 12 of Child Care Act
An Garda Síochána: Statements

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The following report is presented without comment any comment:

Seanad debates Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Katherine Zappone (Dublin South West, Independent)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source
I welcome the opportunity to discuss this important matter with Members of the Seanad and to set out the actions that are being taken. Following a recommendation by the Ombudsman for Children concerning the removal of two Roma children from their families, a report of the audit of the emergency removal of children from their families was commissioned by An Garda Síochána to review its handling of section 12 cases. While the report’s focus and recommendations are based on an examination of Garda records and are primarily directed at An Garda Síochána, Dr. Shannon also considers and makes recommendations regarding Tusla and the broader child protection system.
Before I address the report itself, it is important to have a clear understanding of when section 12 is invoked. An Garda Síochána has the power, under section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991, to remove a child urgently from a situation for his or her safety and welfare. This includes a power to enter any premises without a warrant under certain conditions and the child, once removed, is to be delivered to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Tusla social workers have no powers to enter a home or to remove a child from a dangerous situation in an emergency. Link to complete Seanad Debate

  • I wish to acknowledge my thanks for the use of The Oireachtas website in presenting the above Report/Debate.