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McDonalds tried to sue an Irish restaurant chain called “Supermacs”, saying it violated the Big Mac trademark, even though Supermacs was in business before the trademark was issued. McDonalds lost the case, and they lost the Big Mac trademark across the entire European Union.

McDonald’s loses ‘Big Mac’ trademark battle to Irish fast food chain Supermac’s McDonald’s appears to have met its match in the form of Irish-based fast food chain Supermac’s. The two restaurants had been engaged in a bitter trademark battle over the “Big Mac” – and news broke on Tuesday that a judge ruled against the …

McDonalds tried to sue an Irish restaurant chain called “Supermacs”, saying it violated the Big Mac trademark, even though Supermacs was in business before the trademark was issued. McDonalds lost the case, and they lost the Big Mac trademark across the entire European Union. Read More »

Joseph Bazalgette, the man who designed London’s sewers in the 1860’s, said ‘Well, we’re only going to do this once and there’s always the unforeseen’ and doubled the pipe diameter. If he had not done this, it would have overflowed in the 1960’s (its still in use today).

Joseph Bazalgette Joseph Bazalgette in the 1870s Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, CB (/ˈbæzəldʒɛt/; 28 March 1819 – 15 March 1891) was a 19th-century English civil engineer. As chief engineer of London’s Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation (in response to the Great Stink of 1858) of a sewer network for central …

Joseph Bazalgette, the man who designed London’s sewers in the 1860’s, said ‘Well, we’re only going to do this once and there’s always the unforeseen’ and doubled the pipe diameter. If he had not done this, it would have overflowed in the 1960’s (its still in use today). Read More »

In 1972 legendary English songwriter Paul McCartney wrote the song, “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.” It was promptly banned from broadcast in the United Kingdom and not played by the majority of radio stations in the United States. However, it was the number one song in Ireland.

Give Ireland Back to the Irish “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” is a song by the British–American rock band Wings that was released as their debut single in February 1972. It was written by Paul McCartney and his wife Linda in response to the events of Bloody Sunday, on 30 January that year, when …

In 1972 legendary English songwriter Paul McCartney wrote the song, “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.” It was promptly banned from broadcast in the United Kingdom and not played by the majority of radio stations in the United States. However, it was the number one song in Ireland. Read More »

25 percent of Jamaican citizens claim Irish ancestry, the second-largest reported ethnic group in Jamaica after African ancestry.

Welcome to Sligoville: The story of the Irish in Jamaica Cromwell sent many Irish to Jamaica in the 1600s. The emigration continued for more than 200 years In the mid-1990s I attended a St Patrick’s Day party in Israel where most of us were Scottish, Welsh and Irish. A man from Jamaica joined our crew. …

25 percent of Jamaican citizens claim Irish ancestry, the second-largest reported ethnic group in Jamaica after African ancestry. Read More »