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  • Irish River Find May Be First Discovery Of Viking Ship

    01/29/2007 9:25:44 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,151+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-26-2007 | Andrew Bushe
    Irish river find may be first discovery of Viking ship by Andrew Bushe Fri Jan 26, 5:29 PM ETAFP/Scanpix/File Photo: A replica of a Viking ship sails off Oslo in 2006. An ancient boat discovered... " DUBLIN (AFP) - An ancient boat discovered in a riverbed north of Dublin may be the first Viking longship found in the country, Environment and Heritage Minister Dick Roche said. The wreck in the River Boyne, close to the northeastern port of Drogheda, was described by Roche as potentially an "enormously exciting discovery". The vessel, nine metres (30 feet) wide by 16 metres long,...
  • Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings with Foundation Donors

    06/29/2016 2:37:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2016 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors. Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton’s State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office. David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an...
  • Man shot to death as Dublin gangland feud returns

    04/14/2016 9:14:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 4/14/2016
    … Witnesses told Irish media Thursday’s victim was standing outside Noctor’s Pub on Sheriff Street when a gunman shot him in the head at close range and escaped on foot. The inner-city district is a power base for one of Ireland’s best-known underworld figures, Gerry “The Monk” Hutch, who is involved in a bloody showdown with Christy Kinahan, an Irish drug-trafficking kingpin based in Spain. …
  • Scuffles near Glasnevin Cemetery after protesters try to burn Union Jack [Dublin, Ireland]

    04/03/2016 1:46:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 04/03/2016 | Sorcha Pollak, Conor Lally
    Gardaí arrested one person after scuffles broke out between protesters and the Public Order Unit outside Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery. Efforts were made to burn a Union Jack and bangers were exploded, one of which was thrown at lines of gardaí and led to the brief altercation. […] A group of about 100 people, mostly men, gathered to protest at the unveiling ceremony in the cemetery of a “Remembrance Wall” listing the names of all those who died in the 1916 Easter Rising, including British soldiers. Many of those present carried banners and placards bearing the logo of the 32 County...
  • [Ireland] Disguised gunmen target boxing fans in Dublin hotel; 1 dead

    02/05/2016 12:32:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 2:16 PM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland's top cocaine-smuggling gang. Fans attending the weigh-in ceremonies for a Dublin boxing event fled in terror as two gunmen wearing police uniforms opened fire inside the lobby of the Regency Hotel. Witnesses inside the ballroom hosting the ceremony saw two other men in the crowd, including one disguised as a woman, running away holding handguns. It wasn't clear whether they opened fire, were working as scouts for the other gunmen,...
  • Layoff (734 employees) at Dublin (VA) Volvo (truck) plant comes as union contract nears expiration

    12/02/2015 7:59:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 1, 2015 | Robby Korth and Yann Ranaivo
    MATT GENTRY | The Roanoke Times A Volvo truck with its iconic diagonal grill slash drives past the Volvo New River Valley Plant in Dublin Tuesday. Volvo Trucks' Dublin plant will lay off 734 employees in February. DUBLIN - Those in and around Pulaski County's Volvo truck plant, one of the largest employers in Western Virginia, were coming to terms Tuesday with another announcement of a mass layoff. Volvo will lay off 734 production employees over a three-week period in February, news that county officials first learned after a notice the company filed Tuesday. That represents a quarter of...
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) — Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by women’s rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend “full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work.” It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers’ human rights.
  • Irish police arrest ISIS suspect in Dublin

    07/17/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 17, 2015 04:06 AM | Frances Mulraney
    Irish police arrested a man in Dublin earlier this week who they suspected of being an ISIS extremist and who had been under surveillance since he was deported from Turkey. Last Thursday the suspect attempted to fly from Dublin to Istanbul, but he was sent back to Ireland as authorities in the Turkish city felt that there were “irregularities” with the Eastern European passport he was using. On his return to Dublin, Irish police (Gardaí) made the decision not to arrest him but placed the man in his 30s under surveillance as he left Dublin airport. Earlier this week, however,...
  • Muslim leaders in Ireland split on plan to protest ISIS atrocities

    07/06/2015 10:17:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 04, 2015 06:43 AM | (Irish Central Staff Writers)
    Muslims in Ireland will hold a demonstration in Dublin to protest the violence inspired by terror group Islamic State. Three Irish people were gunned down in Tunisia by an ISIS fanatic while they were on vacation there. The “Not in Our Name” protest will take place at O’Connell Street on Sunday, July 26, reports the Irish Examiner. However, the leader of Ireland’s biggest mosque in Clonskeagh, Dublin, has refused to take part. Dr. Ali Salem, head of the Islamic Cultural Center of Ireland, which is part of the mosque, stated the organization had never been consulted. “If the biggest Islamic...
  • John Boehner pledge: Immigration reform top of agenda (pandering to Irish illegals)

    07/05/2015 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 20:47 | Arthur Beesley
    The speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform. Mr. Boehner also told how Taoiseach Enda Kenny has harangued him on the matter, telling him how the lack of reform has left some Irish immigrants listening to a parent’s funeral by phone. His remarks indicate he may yet move to confront opponents of reform within his own Republican party, which is in the vanguard of resistance to it and has a majority in the House. […] Imitating Mr. Kenny, Mr. Boehner said he was...
  • Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite....

    06/28/2015 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | 19 June 2015 | Euan McLelland For MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite symptoms of internal bleeding that killed her just hours later' A doctor and two nurses appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of a pregnant woman who died from massive blood loss following a bungled abortion. Aisha Chithira, 32, had travelled from Dublin to a west London branch of the Marie Stopes clinic for the procedure on January 21, 2012 and collapsed hours later in a taxi in Slough, Berkshire. The cause of her death was given as 'extensive internal bleeding' following the abortion,...
  • 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings an Effort to Start a Civil War?

    06/18/2015 10:07:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 16,2015 | Jane Walsh
    The bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of coordinated car bombings in Dublin and Monaghan. A new Irish TV documentary has claimed that the purpose of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings in 1974 was to start a civil war. The bombings were carried out by Loyalists acting under orders from British Army agents the documentary revealed. The bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of coordinated car bombings in Dublin and Monaghan. Three exploded in Dublin during rush hour and a fourth exploded in Monaghan almost 90 minutes later. They killed 33 civilians and a full-term unborn child, and...
  • Dublin priest says he is gay during Mass – receives standing ovation

    01/09/2015 7:59:28 AM PST · by massmike · 62 replies ^ | 01/09/2015 | Cathy Hayes
    Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublin’s city center for 15 years, opened up to his congregation at the Saturday night Mass. He also confided in his Sunday morning congregation. Dolan is the only priest in the parish. Calling on his Dublin city congregation to support same sex marriage in the upcoming Irish referendum, set for the end May, Dolan said “I’m gay myself.” Dolan’s statement at Mass on Saturday was met by applause and a standing ovation from his “proud” parishioners. Speaking to the Irish Sun...
  • Metrosexual man ruled the Iron Age

    08/02/2006 6:00:09 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 62 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 02, 2006 | Unattributed
    LONDON: For decades it has been a man's privilege to scoff at the lengths to which women will go to make themselves look beautiful. But go back a few thousand years, and the male of the species went to extraordinary lengths to look good. Scientists examining prehistoric bodies found in the peat bogs of Ireland have discovered evidence of careful grooming on male corpses. One of the bodies, dug up in 2003 at Clonycavan, near Dublin, had mohawk-style hair, held in place with a gel substance. The other, unearthed three months later 40km away in Oldcroghan, had carefully manicured fingernails....
  • Women ordered to stop praying inside mall

    08/06/2014 5:49:06 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 34 replies ^ | 8/5/14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals. Meet Tammy Brantley of Dublin, Ga. She’s a wife, a mom and an avid power walker. She’s also a person of deep faith in God. Tammy is the co-founder of “Dublin Girls Run,” a group of local ladies that combines Southern fellowship with physical fitness.
  • Bridge connecting Ireland and Britain that could change lives mooted [2013]

    08/02/2014 11:17:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | August 15,2013 | Staff Writers
    The longest sea bridge in the world at 20.2 miles long is the Donghai bridge that links Shanghai to Yangshan in China. A bridge from either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland would have to be even longer than that. In 2007, a 21-mile rail bridge was proposed between Galloway, Scotland, to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The idea would have trains running from Dublin, through Belfast, over the sea to Scotland, and then down railways into London... "Four main routes have been proposed. Two run from Scotland to Northern Ireland - Campbeltown to County Antrim, or Stranraer to Belfast. Two...
  • 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...