Neonicotinoids, the insecticides based on Nicotine, are back in the news. Prof Jane Stout of TCD School of Botany published some headline making research this week and Philip McCabe, well known beekeeper, and European President of Apimondia, the world bee organisation, join Damien.
JAMES BOND QUOTES LAFCADIO HEARN
In Ian Fleming's 1964 novel You Only Live Twice, James Bond retorts to his nemesis Blofeld's comment of 'Have you ever heard the Japanese expression kirisute gomen?' with 'Spare me the Lafcadio Hearn, Blofeld.'
The story of Lafcadio Hearn, half Irish- half Greek, abandoned by his father, and eventually brought up by his fathers aunt, largely in Tramore house, is so bizarre. He ends up living in Japan, marrying there and ending up as one of Japan's most celebrated writers, almost their own Yeats.. To cut a long story short, a Japanese trust fund are working with Waterford County Council to build a Japanese garden in his honour in Tramore House. Frances Shanahan put on her kimono and wellies to see what's going on.