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About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites www.realnamara.net, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.

Film star dies in ski-ing accident

Disparition : artistes et anonymes ont rendu un dernier hommage à Gaspard Ulliel Publié le 27/01/2022 23:12 Mis à jour le 28/01/2022 06:36 Article rédigé par A.Le Quéré, M. Barrois D. Turpin, F. Cardoen – France 3 France Télévisions 19/20 … Continue reading

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Asteroid to pass close to Earth today 18 January 2022

Huge asteroid will pass Earth safely January 18 Posted by Eddie Irizarry January 17, 2022 A large stony asteroid will safely pass Earth on January 18, 2022. Its estimated size is around 3,280 feet (about 1 km or .6 of a mile), around … Continue reading

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Howth (Dublin) Goats get protection

January 17 2022, 09:27 AM GMTView original articleQuelques-unes des vieilles chèvres irlandaises qui ont été déplacées à Howth Head l’année dernière. Some of the Irish goats who were shifted to Howth Head (North Dublin Bay) last year. IRLANDE : La … Continue reading

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Aisling Murphy affair reported in France.

January 17 2022, 07:51 AM France Info.Ashling Murphy, enseignante primaire et musicienne, a été attaquée et tuée alors qu’elle courait sur les rives du Grand Canal à Tullamore. IRLANDE : L’agence de protection des femmes met la pression sur gouvernement. … Continue reading

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Moliere anniversary 400 years.

“Molière, la fabrique d’une gloire nationale” : à Versailles une exposition décrypte la légende “The building of Moliere’s national and international reputation”: on display in Versailles in an exhibition unveiling the legend. “Molière, la fabrique d’une gloire nationale”Du 15 janvier … Continue reading

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NRH Photography Exhibition Deansgrange Library 17 January – 25 February.

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NRH Photography Exhibition Deansgrange Library

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Covid 19 measures defended in French Assembly

Covid-19 : Olivier Véran défend le pass vaccinal devant les députés En moyenne sur les sept derniers jours, plus de 160 000 personnes ont été contaminées, avec des pics quotidiens parfois au-delà des 200 000, selon Santé publique France.Marie-Adélaïde ScigaczYann ThompsonCatherine FournierFrance Télévisions … Continue reading

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Sporting calendar 2022

JO d’hiver, Six Nations, Roland-Garros, Tour de France, Coupe du monde… Téléchargez le calendrier 2022 des événements sportifs à ne pas manquer Un rendez-vous à Pékin pour les JO d’hiver, une Coupe du monde de football au Qatar, les Bleues … Continue reading

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Sail training ship polar expedition

Saint-Brieuc – Le trois mâts Le Français sert d’atelier pour sensibiliser les jeunes à la fragilité des pôles Publié le 15/12/2021. franceinfo France Télévisions À Saint-Brieuc, le trois-mâts Le Français accueille à son bord des ateliers destinés aux scolaires pour les … Continue reading

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