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  • Ireland's Trinity College Remove Bible from Their Crest [PC Gone Wild]

    04/04/2014 2:03:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/4/2014 | NICK HALLETT
    Trinity College, Dublin have been criticised after deciding to remove a depiction of the bible from their 422-year-old crest, with one graduate calling it "political correctness gone totally mad".The college decided to remove the bible as part of a rebranding initiative and replace it with an "open book". A college memo says that the change will "create a more forward-looking image" and the new book will "signify the tradition of scholarship which should be accessible to all."The college had previous told students and staff that it would keep the bible, along the other traditional symbols of the lion, castle and...
  • Daylight Saving Time Mistake May Have Caused Dublin Car Bomber to Blow Himself Up

    04/02/2014 5:07:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014
    A mix-up with daylight saving time may have caused a car bomb to blow up in the face of a bumbling bomber in Dublin. The unidentified bomber was seen fleeing from the wreckage of a ruined Volvo SUV on Sunday evening, while “dripping in blood” after the device that was attached to the vehicle went off early. Clocks in Ireland were turned ahead on Sunday night. “It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon,” the...
  • Device exploded in bomber's face after he 'forgot about clocks changing'(Ireland)

    04/02/2014 1:17:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Irish police believe that a gangland bomber blew himself up after he forgot about the clocks changing for summer time while he was planting a bomb on Sunday. The police are waiting to interview a man who, it is suspected, was severely injured after the bomb he was planting went off early. The suspected bomber was seen fleeing the area in Dublin with "blood dripping down his face" after an explosive device planted under a Volvo SUV went off. The police have suggested that the suspect accidently injured himself in the explosion because he forgot to set his watch forward...
  • Car Bomber Blows Self Up Because He Forgot to Adjust Watch for Daylight Savings [Darwin Awards]

    04/02/2014 12:22:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-2-2015
    A Dublin man is probably regretting today that he didn’t listen to the old saying: “spring forward, fall back into a car bomb and get blown up by accident because you didn’t spring forward.” Irish police are on the lookout for a man who was injured by a bomb that went off too early while he was attaching it to the car of a potential victim. According to eyewitnesses, the bomb exploded in the man’s face on Monday night and he ran screaming from the scene of the crime, “dripping with blood.” The car itself, a Volvo SUV belonging to...
  • Blundering bomber 'blew himself up after forgetting to put his watch forward'

    04/02/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | Apr 01, 2014 09:17
    A blundering bomber was being hunted last night after a powerful device he attached to a car exploded in his face. The injured criminal fled the scene in Dublin “dripping in blood” on Sunday night after the device went off early. It had been attached to a Volvo SUV belonging to a local businessman. One of the theories is the suspect forgot about the clocks changing. A source said: “It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off...
  • Bible banned from world famous Trinity College crest

    03/29/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 3/29/14
    Trinity College Dublin is to remove the bible from its crest, it has been there since 1592. They will also change the color scheme on the ancient crest to avoid a clash with Ryanair’s corporate image. The world famous college is set to be rebranded as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’ in a strategic plan to be launched next year. The Irish Times reports that it is not only the name that will change at the university, home to the Book of Kells. Religious symbolism has also been removed from the college’s ancient crest at a cost of almost...
  • ‘Some in church may be homophobic’ (Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland)

    02/09/2014 6:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 09 February 2014
    The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin, has said that some people in the Catholic Church may be homophobic. The teaching of the church could be used “in a homophobic way”, he told RTE. He said that the Church had to be very careful that this was not done in the forthcoming debate on the same-sex referendum. […] “Anyone who grew up in Ireland would have told jokes that were pointed at the gay community; at Travelers; it is part of the culture we grew up in, but we have to grow out of it,” he said. He said church...
  • Islam to become Ireland's second religion by 2043; Muslim population to rise to 100,000 by 2020

    12/30/2013 1:35:13 PM PST · by tesbassa · 22 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 30 December 2013
    As construction work begins on Ireland’s biggest mosque in the capital Dublin, statistics have shown that Islam will become Ireland’s second biggest religion after Catholicism by the year 2043. The Central Statistics Office confirmed that Islam is currently the fastest growing religion in Ireland, noting a 10-fold increase between 1991 and 2011 in which the Muslim population increased from 0.1% to 1.1% of the overall population. Not including conversions to the religion, the census claimed that just based on birth rate and immigration alone, the population of Muslims in Ireland will rise from 49,000 to 100,000 by 2020. Meanwhile, the...
  • APNewsBreak: Police charge 8 in Dublin ‘New IRA’

    07/06/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 4:00 PM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Irish police charged eight men with Irish Republican Army membership Friday after police raided a suspected meeting of the outlaws’ Dublin leadership, inflicting what a senior policeman called a major blow to the “New IRA” splinter group. All eight men were being arraigned Friday night at Ireland’s anti-terrorist Special Criminal Court, which handles IRA-related cases with three judges and no jury. A senior police officer, speaking on condition he not be identified because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the raid, told The Associated Press that officers from the Special Detective Unit have kept Dublin-based activists of the New IRA faction...
  • Michell Obama & the Wee Wons: “Ich bin ein Dubliner, und nach dem mittagessen, ein Berliner.”

    06/19/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-19-2013 | MOTUS
    While Big Guy was busy charming world leaders, we had lunch. Fish and chips at Finnegan’s with Bono (!) and his lovely wife Allison, with whom we share a certain savoir faire. Allison’s a real fashion icon too! Imagine that a black slip – at the beach! (SNIP) Bono and Allison, like Big Guy and Lady M, also have two daughters; Jordan, in the gladiator outfit and Memphis Eve. I’ve no idea why they named her after a feminine hygiene product.                   Lady M and the girls had fish and chips, and Lady M also enjoyed a lobster starter, according...
  • In Dublin, former US President Carter calls on EU to start labelling products from ‘illegal’

    05/11/2013 10:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    European Jewish Press ^ | 5/11/13 | Yossi Lempkowicz
    DUBLIN -Former US President Jimmy Carter said in Dublin “the EU should move to introduce proper labelling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” (snip)It could therefore introduce a clear labelling of products made in Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law,” he added. Ireland currently holds the rotating EU presidency until end of June. Mary Robinson said this was not “an anti-Israel move,” but rather “a concrete step, supported by many of our Israeli friends, to revive the hope of a future state of Palestine
  • Mythical Dragon Gate Protects Home

    08/26/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    My Modern Metropolis ^ | November 9, 2011 | Pinar
    In Dublin, Ireland, stands an estate reminiscent of old folklore, complete with its own dragon! Of course, dragons are mythical creatures, so this home only has a dragon made of steel which acts as its gatekeeper. The property, known at Harlech House, was originally built in 1798 by a Welsh immigrant. (The estate is actually named after a town in Wales called Harlech and the national flag has a dragon on it.) Harlech House sits on less than an acre of land but is full of enchantment. It features religious iconography and fairy-tale motifs throughout the seven-bedroom home, but it's...
  • 60 Minutes does a hatchet job on the Roman Catholic Church

    03/04/2012 5:56:05 PM PST · by TWohlford · 33 replies | 4 Mar 2012 | Tim Wohlford
    An Irishman named Diarmuid Martin says the Catholic Church in Ireland has reached a breaking point, a crisis that he says results from the sexual abuse of children by priests and the cover-up by the Church. Martin has provided tens of thousands of pages of evidence against specific priests, and his words and actions carry extraordinary weight. That's because Diarmuid Martin is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Bob Simon reports.
  • Fortress uncovered: Co Louth Viking site of international importance

    09/22/2010 5:52:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Friday, September 17, 2010 | Frank McConald and Elaine Keogh
    A Viking fortress of international importance has been uncovered at Annagassan, Co Louth. It is believed to be the longphort (ship fortress) of Linn Duchaill, founded in AD 841 -- the same year as Viking Dublin... A defensive rampart, consisting of a deep ditch and a bank, was excavated and, while the results of radio carbon tests are awaited to confirm the date, it "has all the appearances of the main fortification of the Viking fortress," he said. The excavations have also uncovered part of a human skull, a whorl for spinning thread and a brooch pin. Dr Pat Wallace,...
  • Linn Duchaill: Ireland's unlikely Viking capital

    10/24/2011 9:42:21 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | October 24, 2011 | Conor Macauley
    A windswept barley field just south of Dundalk seems an unlikely spot for Ireland's capital.But if things had been different, Annagassan near Castlebellingham might have been the principal city on the island of Ireland. Twelve hundred years ago it was the site of Linn Duchaill, one of the first Viking settlements, which rivalled Dublin in size and importance. Folklore said it was there, but all traces of it had disappeared, until a group of archaeologists and local historians set out to prove its existence. Extensive field research and test digs have now done that. What they found was a huge...
  • Has anyone tried the "ThrowBack" beverages?

    09/19/2011 9:52:06 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 67 replies
    19 Sept 2011 | US Navy Vet
    When my wife and I were shopping for groceries Saturday we picked up 2 cases of "ThrowBack" sodas(Mountain Dew, Pepsi).
  • Caption the man in the box

    05/23/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama waves behind bullet-proof glass after delivering his speech at College Green in Dublin May 23, 2011. Obama sipped a pint of stout and cuddled babies on Monday as a tiny Irish village on Monday welcomed home "a long lost cousin" with an outpouring of affection. Hoisting a glass of Guinness at Ollie Hayes pub as fiddle music played, Obama thus began a four-nation tour of Europe with a celebration of his ancestral roots.
  • Obama's "Beast" gets snagged on ramp in Dublin

    05/23/2011 8:38:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/11 | Reuters
    DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Presidential Cadillac, nicknamed "The Beast" for its bomb-proof features, failed to make it out of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin on Monday when it became stuck on a ramp. Barack Obama and his wife, en route to his ancestral home in County Offaly, had to abandon the car after the collision in front of waving crowds in Dublin.
  • U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference: Imam calls for Sharia Law...

    10/08/2010 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference: Imam calls for Sharia Law in all business dealings" SNIPPET: "There would seem to be a Constitutional issue involved here -- isn't the U.S. Government involving itself in promoting a religion via such a seminar? And what a surprise that that religion would turn out to be Islam. "U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference: Imam calls for Sharia Law in all business dealings," by Patrick Cooper for, October 7 (thanks to Sr. Soph): The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has sponsored a seminar on Muslim entrepreneurs and business in Ireland. A main...
  • Demolition Call From Dublin (Hysterical 8 year old girl)

    05/11/2010 4:54:11 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 4 replies · 600+ views
    Youtube ^ | 3/11/2010 | 8 Year old girl
    Hysterical 3:00 minute call of an 8 year old girl calling a demolition company to inquire about the cost to have her school torn down. Dublin Ireland.Link here.
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on A New Beginning: Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

    03/05/2010 9:47:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 419+ views ^ | March 5, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 05, 2010 Statement by the Press Secretary on A New Beginning: Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship President Obama, together with the Department of State and the Department of Commerce, will host the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., on April 26 and 27. Participants from over 40 countries on 5 continents have been invited to participate. The Summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing...

    11/14/2009 11:55:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 1,918+ views - from THE SUNDAY TIMES ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nicola Smith in Rawalpindi
    SNIPPET: "An Irish jihadist living in Pakistan’s Swat valley says he is preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan. Khalid Kelly, a former altar boy from the Liberties area of Dublin who used to be known as Terry, told The Sunday Times he is undergoing weapons training in Pakistan’s mountainous tribal region in order to fight jihad against the enemies of Islam. His dream is to face a British soldier in combat, although he would “settle” for an American, he said. “I’m already on the path to jihad. I’ve already picked up a gun and done...
  • Dublin's Viking wall comes to life

    10/23/2009 10:17:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | unattributed
    A section of Dublin's 900-year-old Viking city wall has been put on public view for the first time at the city council's civic offices on the Southside. When the Viking settlement site -- built in the 10th century AD near Christchurch Cathedral -- was first excavated over 30 years ago it caused huge controversy. The city wall at the time was earmarked for demolition and storage at another site but thousands of people demanded that the historically important area be preserved from a development that was designed to house the Dublin City civic offices. Measuring just under 20 metres in...
  • Man jailed for shining laser at landing plane

    05/28/2009 8:02:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,254+ views
    BELFAST ^ | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | n/a
    A man was jailed today for shining a laser at a passenger plane preparing to land. Hossein Hosseiny briefly illuminated the cockpit of the Dublin to Cardiff aircraft which was carrying 52 people on board on the evening of March 8. The pilot said the actions of the 21-year-old father-to-be from the Countisbury Avenue area of Llanrumney, Cardiff, caused a "momentary loss of concentration" during his approach to the runway due to a "dazzling green light". The incident was reported immediately by the pilot to air traffic control and Hosseiny, a failed asylum seeker from Afghanistan, was arrested soon after...
  • Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host (Rusty Humphries)

    05/27/2009 2:54:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 3,153+ views
    WORLD NET ^ | May 27, 2009, 3:24 pm | Aaron Klein
    "Islamic death threat targets U.S. radio host 'We will see his fat rotting torso dumped on the side of the road or in some swamp'" Posted: May 27, 2009 3:24 pm Eastern JERUSALEM – SNIPPET: "The author of the online threat apparently confused Humphries for Rusty Shackleford, the pseudonym used by the proprietor of the popular My Pet JAWA Report website, which focuses on exposing online support of Islamic terrorism." SNIPPET: "Threats tied to pro-al-Qaida website? The registrar information for the "Jew Report" blog with the threat against Humphries is currently private. The author of the blog identifies himself as...
  • Man attempts to set himself alight at Gaza protest

    01/03/2009 3:16:32 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 61 replies · 1,687+ views ^ | 01/03/09 | AOIFE CARR
    Protestors burn the Israeli flag outside Leinster House during the Ireland Palestine demonstration in Dublin today. Photo: Matt Kavanagh A man attempted to set himself alight at a protest today in Dublin over the continued bombing of Gaza. The man, who appeared visibly distraught, set his arms and shoulders alight before onlookers managed to extinguish the flames. He was not seriously injured. The incident happened at around 1.45pm this afternoon at the Central Bank in Dublin where around 600 people had gathered to protest at Israeli attacks in Gaza. The protest continued without incident to Leinster House and finished this...
  • Muslim refuses shake, loses prize

    06/22/2008 6:42:50 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 112 replies · 333+ views ^ | June 22, 2008 | Damien Foley and Mark Tighe
    A Muslim asylum seeker lost out on an award for volunteer work after indicating that he would not shake hands with the woman who was to present him with the prize. Alinoor Ahmed Sheikh, a Somali based in an asylum hostel in Tralee, was to have been honoured for his work raising funds for Amnesty International at a ceremony last Thursday organised by the Africa Centre in Dublin. The event was designed to highlight the positive work done by refugees and asylum seekers in Irish communities. Five minutes before Benedicta Attoh, a member of the National Consultative Committee on Racism...
  • Take me to your soda jerk (UFO mania, Texas Style)

    01/23/2008 6:27:51 PM PST · by The Bugler · 10 replies · 64+ views
    Cleburne Times-Review ^ | January 22, 2008 09:08 pm | Matt Smith
    ‘Witnesses,’ gawkers help Dublin’s Dr Pepper-driven economy live long and
  • Church of Ireland parishes ask to become Roman Catholic

    10/25/2007 9:29:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 109+ views
    ICN ^ | October 25, 2007
    Three Church of Ireland parishes have asked to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church The Irish Catholic newspaper reports this week. The parishes, in counties Down, Tyrone and Laois are members of the 'traditional rite' within the Church of Ireland. The Irish Catholic newspaper, has learnt that the members of these parishes, along with traditional Anglicans from twelve other countries, have signed a letter to the Vatican seeking "full, corporate, sacramental union" with the Catholic Church under the authority of the Pope. The dramatic move would see the entire parish communities received in to the Catholic Church....
  • Pregnant Irish Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    05/09/2007 8:00:08 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 211 replies · 3,802+ views
    ITV NEWS ^ | 3.20, Wed May 9 2007 | ITV
    An Irish teenager who has fought an ongoing battle to come to Britain for an abortion has been granted permission to travel by the High Court in Dublin. The unnamed 17-year-old, known only as "Miss D" who is four months' pregnant, had previously been denied the right to leave the country by Ireland's Health Service Executive, which had the girl in its care. The authorities pledged to call the police and stop the teenager from undergoing the operation, so the girl went to the High Court in the hope of being granted permission to travel. The unborn child has a...
  • Dublin to get a new saint when Pope canonizes Dutchman

    02/25/2007 11:37:50 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 421+ views
    AFP ^ | February 23, 2007
    Dublin will get a new saint in June when Pope Benedict XVI canonizes a Dutch priest who became a much-loved figure in the Irish capital, the city's archdiocese said Friday. Blessed Charles of Mount Argus, who was born John Andrew Houben in Mustergleeen, the Netherlands, in 1821, joined the Passionist order aged 19. He was the fourth of eleven children born to Peter and Johanna Houben. Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who warmly welcomed the news, said Blessed Charles was a much loved figure in the city and around Ireland for his devotion to the sick and healing. He joined the...
  • Dublin Names Muslim to Anti-Racism Commission

    12/30/2006 12:33:00 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 31 replies · 539+ views
    Gulf Times ^ | 12/30/2006 | Gulf Times
    DUBLIN: Ireland said yesterday it had appointed a member of the country’s small but growing Muslim community to be its representative on the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). Mazhar Ali Bari replaces former government minister Chris Flood on the ECRI, a body of the Council of Europe. - AFP "I am delighted that Dr Bari has accepted this role," Justice Minister Michael McDowell said in a statement. "He comes to ECRI with a wealth of experience and ideas and I am confident that he will perform his role with the same dedication and energy that he has shown...
  • Al-Qaeda's airport bomb plot ~ this one for Ireland....

    11/20/2006 12:07:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 1,398+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday November 19, 2006 | Henry McDonald, Ireland editor
    An Islamist explosives expert now in a Northern Ireland prison conducted dummy runs for terror attacks at Dublin and Knock ************************************ A convicted al-Qaeda bomb-maker serving a jail sentence in Northern Ireland carried out dummy runs for a potential terrorist plot at Dublin and Knock airports, The Observer can reveal.Last Tuesday the expelled Islamist cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed was seen exhorting young British Muslims in an online broadcast from Beirut to target Dublin because he incorrectly believed US troops used the airport as a transit centre on the way to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now it has emerged that key al-Qaeda...
  • Dublin's a Feast for the Literary Pilgrim [Fall in love with Dublin]

    09/06/2006 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 43 replies · 769+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 9/5/2006 | Laura T. Ryan
    Irish writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett were known to bend the elbow at M.J. O'Neill's, one of several bars featured on the pub crawl. (Photo by Laura T. Ryan) Dublin's a Feast for the Literary Pilgrim BY LAURA T. RYAN   DUBLIN, Ireland -- Even before the wheels of our Aer Lingus jet lifted up off the runway at New York's Kennedy International Airport, Ireland's literary legacy made its presence felt. There, stitched into the upholstery of the seatback in front of me, were the words of Oscar Wilde ("We are all in the gutter, but some of...
  • Dublin Airport security alert lifted after bomb scare

    07/07/2006 3:21:34 PM PDT · by Irish_Thatcherite · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Ireland OnLine ^ | 07/07/2006 | Not stated
    Dublin Airport security alert lifted after bomb scare 07/07/2006 - 10:09:05 Operations at Dublin Airport were returning to normal today after the second major security alert in four days. A spokeswoman for Dublin Airport Authority confirmed shortly after 10am that the scare had ended. Airlines agreed a plan to resume check-in and flights. “All security staff are entering the building first, followed by operating airport and airline staff next,” said the spokeswoman. “Passengers who already have boarding cards will be asked to re-enter next, then those passengers who have tickets to travel today will re-enter,” she said. Only passengers with...
  • Afghans stage Dublin (Episcopalian) Cathedral protest

    05/14/2006 6:32:31 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 3 replies · 343+ views
    RTE, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 14 May 2006 22:56 | RTE News Staff
    A group of Afghans are staging a sit-in at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. The group of around 30 have been at the Cathedral since earlier this afternoon. It is understood those involved in the protest are failed asylum seekers facing deportation. Advertisement They have said they were planning to go on hunger strike. Gardaí say they are demanding to speak to officials at the Department of Justice.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 04-21-2006

    04/20/2006 10:22:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies · 226+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-20-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. It wasn't Ben and Jerry's plans for their new ice cream called "Black and Tan" to raise such a stink. (In Ireland, I think the name conjures dead football fans.)
  • The Shamrock and The Star of David

    03/16/2006 4:58:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 39 replies · 1,127+ views
    Forward ^ | March 17, 2006 | Sarah Shey
    'Oh, gosh, no!" said Joan Finkel, a Dublin Jew, when asked if she wears green on St. Patrick's Day. Neither does she paint a shamrock — a symbol of the Trinity — on her face, as many St. Patrick's Day paraders do. In fact, when asked about what Irish Jews do on March 17, the day Ireland celebrates its patron saint, Finkel was fairly unequivocal. "Not a lot," she said. Today, approximately 1,000 Jews live in greater Dublin, 500 in the rest of the Republic of Ireland and 350 in Northern Ireland, mostly around Belfast. There are six synagogues in...
  • Dublin Repeals English Laws Designed To Curb The Irish

    03/12/2006 6:10:22 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-13-2006 | Tom Peterkin
    Dublin repeals English laws designed to curb the Irish By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 13/03/2006) The draconian laws the English imposed on Ireland to keep the natives at bay are to be repealed hundreds of years after they were first put on the Statute Book. Bertie Ahern, the Irish prime minister, has finally got round to dealing with more than 2,000 pieces of legislation drawn up by colonial parliaments following the 12th century, Norman invasion of his country. The revision programme will see the removal of ancient acts banning the Gaelic language, prohibiting the English from fraternising with the...
  • Clashes in Dublin over loyalist march

    02/25/2006 9:02:31 AM PST · by Murtyo · 39 replies · 695+ views
    RTE News ^ | 25 February 2006 16:54 (Irish Time) | RTE News
    Around 300 protestors, who opposed the planned loyalist 'Love Ulster' march, have clashed with gardaí in Dublin city centre. Rocks, bottles, planks of wood and firecrackers were thrown as gardaí, photographers and journalists came under attack. The Garda Riot Squad are still in attendance and a total of 37 people have been arrested. They are being held at Store Street and Pearse Street garda stations. Fourteen people, including six gardaí, have been injured and are being treated in hospital. Skirmishes were reported on O'Connell Bridge and Aston Quay and there was a stand-off for a time on Fleet Street. Loyalist...
  • Plenty of fight left in the older O’Leary

    12/03/2005 1:12:51 PM PST · by Murtyo · 10 replies · 360+ views
    Irish Examiner, Cork ^ | 03-DEC-2005 | Ian Guider
    Michael O’Leary is focused on Ryanair growth and tackling the GovernmentTHOSE hoping that Ryanair’s outspoken chief executive Michael O’Leary will go quietly into retirement are in for a surprise. While the headlines suggested that 2008 would see his departure, O’Leary has other ideas. “In 2008 I will have done 20 years in Ryanair, I will be 47. I think it is getting closer to the day when I am going to go. Is it going to be 2008? No. It might be 2007 or it might be 2009. I will go when it is a natural time for me to...
  • Call for ban on 'bomb Ireland' extremist

    11/11/2005 4:05:49 PM PST · by Murtyo · 21 replies · 595+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 11 November 2005 | Tom Brady, Helen Bruce & Shane Hickey
    There was outrage last night after an Islamic fundamentalist said Ireland was a "legitimate" target for a terrorist attack. Lawyer Anjem Choudary, who is under police surveillance in Britain, made the comments shortly after arriving in Dublin for a debate in Trinity College. His remarks are being studied by gardai with a view to possible prosecution for incitement to hatred. Politicians called for him to be banned from public platforms in Ireland. Choudary claimed Ireland was a legitimate target for a terror attack because of the Government's decision to allow US troops to refuel at Shannon Airport. "If you are...
  • NY police offer gardaí anti-stab vests

    10/19/2005 6:21:38 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 14 replies · 572+ views ^ | 2005-10-19 19:40 |
    Police officers in New York shocked by the lack of protection for gardaí are offering to send over their spare anti-stab vests. The issue came to the forefront in July after two young gardaí were stabbed, one critically, when they entered a house in Raheny in Dublin. The offer of anti-stab vests has been made by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA), which represents 27,000 officers in the New York Police Department (NYPD). In a letter to the Garda Representative Association (GRA), its president Patrick Lynch said he had been saddened to learn of the stabbing of the two gardaí. "I...
  • Less armed, less free

    06/07/2005 2:05:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 646+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2005 | Richard Munday
    The Washington Less armed, less freeBy Richard MundayPublished June 7, 2005 A week in which the French and Dutch "No" votes to the European Unionconstitution rocked the whole project of European unification and left its future uncertain ended with a bizarre twist. On Sunday, in famously neutral, non-EU, non-European Economic Area Switzerland, the people voted by a 53-precent referendum majority to accept the Schengen and Dublin agreements. It was a move which, in the assessment of the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels, now renders Switzerland a "virtual member" of the European Union.     It was not a...
  • Amnesty calls for inquiry into Lusk deaths (County Dublin, Ireland)

    05/26/2005 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 20 replies · 508+ views
    RTE News, Dublin ^ | May 26, 2005 | RTE News
    The human rights group, Amnesty International, has called for an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding this morning's attempted robbery in Lusk, Co Dublin. Two men were shot dead after Gardaí engaged armed raiders during the attempted robbery at a post office. The men have been named as 33-year-old Colm Griffin from Canon Lillis Avenue in Dublin and 24-year-old Eric Hopkins from Lower Rutland Street in Dublin. It is believed the men arrived at the scene just after 8am in stolen cars with false number plates. Gardaí had had the post office under surveillance. It is understood the men were...
  • Ex-French minister is probed over oil-for-food (Pasqua)

    04/27/2005 4:09:43 PM PDT · by Shermy · 7 replies · 2,622+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | Claudio Gatti
    Charles Pasqua, a former French minister of interior, has emerged as one of the highest-ranking targets of the widening investigations into the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. United Nations, US and French investigators are examining Iraqi documents that show officials in Baghdad were instructed to transfer his lucrative oil allocations to an offshore company, to shield him from criticism. Mr Pasqua's alleged role has emerged as inquiries turn to the role of foreign governments in the corruption within the humanitarian aid programme. France and Russia, which opposed the 2003 invasion, have long been accused in the US of being too close to...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Body-parts murder has hallmarks of ritual killing (Dublin, Ireland)

    04/03/2005 11:32:42 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 11 replies · 532+ views
    Sunday Business Post ^ | 03 April 2005 | Barry O'Kelly
    Gardai investigating the headless torso murder in Dublin are expected to meet English police who have experience of cult religion ritual killing. Detectives said this weekend that the remains of the man found on the Royal Canal last Wednesday had “the hallmarks'‘ of a ritual killing. Sources said they were confident the man, believed to be a west African in his 20s, will be identified by matching his fingerprints with a set from an immigrant database established in 2002. At a press conference yesterday, the Garda displayed socks and underwear from the body in an effort to establish the identity....
  • ZOT! U.S.: IRA must disband now

    03/09/2005 6:05:20 AM PST · by Rogers324 · 237 replies · 4,699+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, March 9, 2005
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (Reuters) -- The United States has demanded that the IRA disband after the guerrilla group's astonishing offer to shoot the killers of a murdered Northern Ireland Catholic man. "It's time for the IRA to go out of business," U.S. special envoy Mitchell Reiss said Wednesday. For the IRA's political ally Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland's biggest Irish nationalist party, the U.S. demand was yet another blow to its democratic credentials. Reiss told BBC radio: "It's time for Sinn Fein to be able to say explicitly, without ambiguity, without ambivalence, that criminality will not be tolerated. "You can't sign...
  • Irish fury over ambulance clamp

    02/15/2005 9:49:39 PM PST · by fishhound · 328+ views
    BBC ^ | Feb 15, 2005 | BBC
    he Dublin Airport Authority has voiced regret after an ambulance waiting for a seriously injured patient was clamped by airport police. The privately-run ambulance was clamped on Saturday despite being parked in a section reserved for emergency crews. An airport spokeswoman said the incident was "deeply regrettable" and promised a policy review. Paramedics had to use a cash machine to pay for the clamp's removal. Their boss said the clamping was "mind-blowing". The airport said it would refund the clamping charge of 63 euros (£43; $82). Spokeswoman Siobhan Moore said police had clamped the ambulance because it had remained for...