The history of 2BP, Ireland's first licensed radio station that broadcast from the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire in August 1923. The broadcasts were surrounded by political intrigue and showed both a desire and a need for a full time broadcasting station in the new Irish Free State.
The Irish parliament has become radical, raucous and rancorous, trawling, brawling and bawling to hide its failure to represent the people equally and fairly. It directs its energy toward character assassination and denigration of its predecessors in opposition, to the detriment of respect and toleration for the Irish people and the institutions of government.
Dublin can be proud of its iron heritage, ranging from cast iron and wrought iron building structures, bridges, railway stations, railings & gates, street lamp-posts, pillar letterboxes, band-stands, fountains, glasshouses, and the humble manhole cover. The 19th century was the heyday of iron foundries, and the 20th century to a lesser extent, but such skilled industries are now lost, although leaving behind many mementos.