Cad is Ainm? Irish people’s names

  Well blog, it’s been a while… Apologies to all those who signed up to long-gone rugby stats and are now receiving tedium on names. Because I’m a daring, exciting kind of person, I’ve been playing recently with a dataset I’ve scraped of Irish births from 1864 to 1958. One thing that’s interested me for … [Read more…]

Musings on a United Ireland

  Sinn Féin’s recent “Border Poll” appears to be a ludicrous exercise in not only shooting yourself in the foot, but giving yourself a solid kneecapping in the hospital car park while you’re at it. The “People’s Referendum” hilariously asked voters in Louth and South Armagh whether they would like a united Ireland or not … [Read more…]