Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine


  • Make it official? The Gaelic language in Europe.

    Imagine the reaction if a taxi firm in France was refused a licence to operate for using the French translation of the word 'Taxi' on its cars. Imagine being prevented from using one's own language in one's own country to practice one's business! Unfortunately this incident did happen. It did not happen in France however. […]

  • Critical Condition? The Northern Ireland Peace Process.

    Since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, progress towards normality, stability and self-government in Northern Ireland has, at best, stuttered along. Although the majority of people on the island of Ireland have always supported the idea of a power-sharing arrangement between nationalists and unionists, unionist voters and politicians have been less convinced of its long-term […]

  • Bossi’s Lega Nord – history and myth

    Much has been written about the rise to power of Umberto Bossi’s Lega Nord, but surprisingly little in the way of research has been done to examine the connection hinted at by the Lega with its medieval counterparts. Dr. Edward Coleman of University College Dublin however has examined the connections, from a Medievalist’s perspective. He […]

  • Argentina- Looking to the Future

    Argentina is a country that is as big as it is diverse. The country stretches from the tropical Iguazu falls in the North to the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego. While justifiably famed for tango, football and beef there is also a huge amount of cultural and geographic diversity […]

  • Firewater – The Man on the Burning Tightrope

    New York Film Noir, Vaudeville Rock ‘n’ Roll of a Friday night!

  • The Waifs – Up all Night

    Acoustic folk from one of Australia’s most successful independent bands.