START AT the Blue Light pub near Lamb Doyle's to ramble the hills popular with generations of Dubliners. The poet Winifred M Letts (1882-1972) recalled the area in her lines, “At Barnacullia all the whins were bright to see as guinea gold”. Take the path near the quarry which supplied granite for city buildings.
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‘When they wet their Seamar-oge, they often commit Excess in Liquor, which is not a right keeping of a Day to the Lord; Error generally leading to debauchery.”. By Matthew Jebb
This portrait of the planet Mars is the finest yet made of the Red Planet and will be an iconic image of human Mars exploration in these early decades of the 21st Century. It was taken at the end of February by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft as it swept towards Mars for a very close flyby before continuing on its way to rendezvous with a comet in 2014.
This week is National Tree Week and the environmental lobby group Friends of the Irish Environment are calling for a change in Irish Forestry policy to reflect our commitment to Biodiversity and the need to take account of the EU Habitats Directive for conservation of native flora and fauna.
A European consumer-affairs body has said that mobile-phone operators “organised collusion on a massive scale throughout Europe” in relation to the price of mobile-phone roaming charges.
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