Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #wexford

Most recents (6)

🧵 1/4 Many of you will have seen articles recently with @wlrfm @WaterfordNS @KKPeopleNews on the future of the Barrow Bridge on the #Wexford to #Waterford rail line. @IrishRail have announced that the bridge will be pinned open due to a ship collision in Feb 2022
2/4 The bridge is an engineering marvel (almost 1/2 a mile long) that has functioned since 1906 - this video from @tidesntales gives you an idea of its scale and the opening & closing mechanism Several trains crossed the bridge in 2022 (after the accident) ImageImage
3/4 @IrishRail stated they will commence repair work on the bridge once compensation has been received from the ship's insurer. However, this has happened before. In 1991 a similar bridge strike occurred. The matter was with the High Court until 2001! A full decade! Image
Read 5 tweets
There's been a lot of discussion recently about @Dept_Transport not releasing the modelling for the Strategic Rail Review or the Waterford-Limerick upgrades. Here's why modelling is important (there's maths involved - please bear with us)
The draft Waterford Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy #WMATS is currently open to public consultation til July 12. Buried in it is an analysis of a commuter rail network for Waterford - 3 trains an hour Carrick-on-Suir-Rosslare, Waterford-New Ross & 2 per hr Kilkenny-Waterford
@TFIupdates omitted #Wexford Town from this model, despite it being on the rail line and included as a major trip generator as part of their regional analysis. But that's not the main problem with this model/analysis.
Read 12 tweets
The @WhiteHouse was one of hundreds of landmarks across America to turn green for #StPatricksDay. As is well known, the building. was designed by Kilkenny architect James Hoban. But this is far from the only Irish imprint on the DC landscape. A short thread on a long history. Image
Walk into the @bankofireland in Parliament House & you might be reminded of the @uscapitol. The ceiling of what's now Statuary Hall resembles Parliament House because Sir Edward Lovett Pearce's plans were closely studied when designing the Capitol. ImageImage
The oldest Catholic church in Washington DC, St Patrick's, was established in 1794 to serve the Irish-American stonemasons who were building the @WhiteHouse and @uscapitol. Like @POTUS @JoeBiden, the founding priest Fr Caffrey was a proud Mayo man! Image
Read 6 tweets
In the early part of the first millennium CE, the #IndoEuropean language known as Proto-#Germanic diverged into an East branch (which included #Gothic) and a Northwest branch.

Northwest then split into West and North branches when Proto-#Norse developed in #Scandinavia. Image
Until the 8th century, #Germanic #languages, including Proto-#Norse, were written in Elder Futhark, the earliest #runic #alphabet.

The name #Futhark comes from the initial phonemes in the names of the first six #runes:
ᚠ ᚢ ᚦ ᚨ ᚱ ᚲ

By the beginning of the #Viking Age around 800 CE, Proto-#Norse had evolved into Old Norse, and #Scandinavia's writing system transitioned from the 24 #runes of Elder #Futhark to Younger Futhark's 16 runes.

The #Swedish #Sparlösa #Runestone from ~800 CE features both #alphabets. Image
Read 92 tweets
A big theme in my speeches across Western US is the formative impact that Irish people & those of Irish descent have had in shaping modern day Western US. This is very true in #SanFrancisco where there is huge Irish heritage & where we have a vibrant @GlobalIrish community today!
Around 11% of the Bay Area is of Irish descent & there is a large Irish born community too. The people to people connections between the region & Ireland are very strong as evidenced by multiple sister city connections: @sfgov & @corkcitycouncil; @CityofSanJose & @DubCityCouncil
@SantaClaraCity & @LimerickCouncil are sister cities, as are @CityofMenloPark & @GalwayCityCo! Quick shout out to Kathy Watanabe @Carunningmom, the Vice Mayor of Santa Clara with proud #Roscommon heritage. Here’s me meeting with Mayor @LisaGillmor & Kathy earlier this year.
Read 19 tweets
I suppose we can safely say that now #TheFrighteners have been so successfully and publicly put on a certain sector their combined angst will spew a diarrhoea of spin & warp whilst trying to use THAT VERY THING to generate $£Es Some with automated AdTech software already bought.
2/ Some bought by gormless companies, by mistake, some in full knowledge or partial knowledge of what it could do. It will be interesting as time goes on to see who apparently DIDN'T CARE about the likely instigation of its more negative 'dark' capabilities looking to 'side-step'
3/ or even 'wrong-foot' Irish & EU regulation standards, & possibly law. This too is a kind of #climatechange & #ClimateAction in itself, a would be mammoth untouchable iceberg of 'dominion' & 'control' being melted out into an ocean of citizens' scrutiny & advancement for change
Read 14 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!