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  • ‘Trump is a fascist and I’m embarrassed by the Government’s response’ [Ireland senator]

    11/18/2016 6:33:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 11/18/2016
    A video of Labour senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin reacting to the victory of US president-elect Donald Trump has gone viral after being posted on a number of US based websites and Facebook pages. […] “I can’t believe the reaction from An Taoiseach and from the Government, and I don’t use the word fascist lightly, but what else would you call somebody who threatens to imprison his political opponents?” …
  • John Kerry heading to Ireland to receive Tipperary International Peace Award [barf]

    10/28/2016 9:32:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 27, 2016 02:00 PM | Frances Mulraney
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is to receive the 2015 Tipperary International Peace Award, honoring his attempts to end the conflict in a number of countries. He will receive the award this Sunday, October 30, at a ceremony in Tipperary where his role in the negotiations for the surrender of Syria’s declared chemical weapons, in particular, will be highlighted. Established in 1984, the Tipperary Peace Convention annually honors a figure believed to have made great efforts towards achieving peace. […] Previous recipients of the award include South African president Nelson Mandela, secretary general of the UN Ban Ki-moon, Nobel...
  • 'Gay cake' row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal [Northern Ireland]

    10/24/2016 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Monday 24 October 2016 06.55 EDT | Henry McDonald
    A bakery in Northern Ireland owned by evangelical Christians has lost an appeal to overturn a conviction that found it guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a pro-gay-marriage themed cake. The court of appeal in Belfast on Monday upheld a previous judgment last year that Ashers Bakery had discriminated against a customer on the grounds of sexual orientation. The family-owned firm in the original case was also ordered to pay £500 compensation to the local gay rights activist Gareth Lee, whose legal action was backed by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Lee had tried to buy a cake...
  • According to Bob Geldof, Trump is a racist liar “vomiting bile over the United States” (barf)

    10/02/2016 11:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 30, 2016 08:00 AM | Sheila Langan
    The latest Irish celebrity to speak out against the Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump is Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats. He has some pretty strong words. Speaking at the One Young World Summit in Ottawa, Canada, before an audience of 1,300, Geldof proclaimed, “Who believes any more that trade amongst the nations will lift us all out of the great evil that everyone has spoken of, poverty? And especially now that a liar, a fool and a racist vomits his bile on to the disinherited of the United States!” The Live Aid founder classified Trump as one...
  • ‘Trust women to make the right choice’ pro-choice protesters say [Ireland]

    09/25/2016 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/25/2016 | Ciarán D’Arcy
    Rain and lack of public transport did not deter tens of thousands of people taking to the streets of Dublin calling for the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to be repealed. Some of the activists in the crowd spoke to The Irish Times to share why they had taken part in the demonstration. […] Susan Smullen, Dublin: “I think the Eighth Amendment needs to go. It just holds women back; I think women should have a choice of what they want to do with their own bodies, particularly for women who are pregnant with fatal foetal (sic) abnormalities; it’s horrific...
  • High and middle earners paying more tax than before crash [Ireland]

    09/20/2016 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/20/2016 | Eoin Burke-Kennedy
    Middle and higher-income earners still pay more tax than they did seven years ago despite moves to unwind the various austerity measures imposed during the crash, according to the Irish Tax Institute (ITI). In a pre-budget report, the institute said that while the personal tax burden had come down in recent budgets, many Irish workers were paying effective rates that were significantly higher than their equivalents in other countries. Its principal criticism of the current code is that workers here begin paying higher rates of tax too early and that the burden increases too sharply as income levels rise, effectively...
  • [Ireland’s Health] Department calculates cost of extra hospital bed at €325,000

    09/04/2016 8:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/04/2016 | Martin Wall
    It costs about €325,000 in construction and capital costs alone nowadays to provide an additional hospital bed. That’s according to a confidential submission drawn up by the Department of Health for the new Oireachtas committee looking at the future of the health service. It says that “based on current tender returns and space standards, the construction costs of a replacement hospital bed is in the region of €325,000, not including equipping costs”. As a rule of thumb, it adds, annual ongoing revenue costs of operating an additional hospital bed run to €78,000 per year.
  • Apple Must Repay Record EUR 13 Billion in Back Taxes Over Irish Deal: EU

    08/30/2016 6:43:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 71 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 30 August 2016
    The European Union on Tuesday said US tech giant Apple must repay a record 13 billion euros ($14.3 billion or roughly Rs. 95,910 crores) in back taxes after ruling that a series of Irish sweetheart tax deals were illegal. "The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to 13 billion euros to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Ireland must now recover the illegal aid," a Commission statement said. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Apple's "selective treatment" in Ireland...
  • Donald Trump would have turned back the Irish famine ships (barf)

    08/21/2016 12:06:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 19, 2016 07:23 AM | Cahir O’Doherty
    The new ads by Donald Trump hammer undocumented immigrants and terrorism and pledge to make America safe again. Making undocumented the equivalent of ISIS terrorists is yet another example of the focus of the Trump campaign aimed at hammering and demonizing those least able to defend themselves. If you spend any time studying England and the world’s response to the Great Hunger in Ireland in the 19th century, you’ll be struck by the moralizing, the finger pointing and at worst the cold indifference — not unlike the Trump dark vision today. There is no doubt that Trump would have demonized...
  • Decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer [tr]

    07/30/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/16 | Hardy
    A bloody outrage: The decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer - while the blood-soaked men of terror know they'll never face justice (thanks to Blair's squalid 'peace' deal) Soldier C faces prosecution for shooting the IRA commander Joe McCann The 65-year-old had been cleared of any wrong-doing over killing in 1972 Thought case is politically motivated and designed to appease IRA families Meanwhile, suspected IRA terrorists avoid prosecution due to Blair's deal Soldier C is a man who rarely shows emotion. Having served his country for 23 years in both the Parachute Regiment and...
  • Sinn Fein calls for referendum on united Ireland

    06/24/2016 3:04:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    itv.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | itv
    Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has called for a referendum on a united Ireland following the EU referendum result. Speaking to the national Irish broadcaster RTE, Mr McGuinness said the British government has a "democratic imperative" to call a referendum on whether Northern Ireland should leave the United Kingdom and unite with the Irish Republic.
  • Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation (Ireland)

    07/22/2016 11:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 21/07/2016 8:12 PM | Michael Sheils McNamee
    Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has thrown his political weight behind indexing welfare payments to inflation. Speaking at MacGill Summer School in Donegal, the Dublin TD struck a socially aware tone throughout his speech — referring to the period of economic downturn as “Ireland’s lost decade” and bemoaning a stalling in living standards. “Were it not for social welfare payments over half of the country would be at risk of poverty,” he said, before he emphasized the need to “protect the value of these payments now and into the future”. “I believe this can best be done by indexing...
  • 'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

    07/22/2016 10:43:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 22/07/2016 6:10 AM | Darragh Peter Murphy
    Divorced people are much more likely to be admitted to hospital for psychiatric illness than their single, married or widowed counterparts, according to new figures from the Health Research Board. The Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2015 report shows that 17,860 people were admitted to hospital for psychiatric care last year, a small increase from 17,797 in 2014. Overall, the numbers of new cases continues to rise, both year-on-year and over a 10-year period. […] … (A)lthough divorced people accounted for only 4% of all admissions, they had the highest rate of all admissions — at 759.9 per...
  • Watch hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans serenading a blonde French girl in Bordeaux

    06/19/2016 8:01:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    This is the moment hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans gathered around a blonde French girl and serenaded her. A hilarious video showed the swaying crowds singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to the laughing young woman in Bordeaux. They appeared in high spirits despite losing three-nil to Belgium on Saturday - and one admirer even stole a kiss from the woman at the end.
  • Solution to some of the brexit questions: Ireland votes to join the UK

    06/25/2016 8:19:55 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 58 replies
    Self | 6/25/16 | Self vanity
    What does everyone think about the possibility of Ireland joining the UK?
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • Marine Corps admits it misidentified man in iconic Iwo Jima photo from World War II

    06/23/2016 7:53:45 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 23 June 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    The Marine Corps admitted Thursday that it misidentified one of the six men in the World War II photograph of a flag-raising in Iwo Jima — one of the most iconic images in American history. For more than 70 years, history said John Bradley, a Navy hospital corpsman, was one of the six men seen in the legendary photo from one of the war’s bloodiest battles. But the Marines now say Bradley is nowhere in the photo — and the man believed to be Bradley is in fact Harold Schultz, a private first class.
  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as ‘bog butter’ and contacted...
  • 3,000 yr old butter discovered in Ireland [smashing all the lies of the Evolutionists!!!] ;')

    08/20/2009 6:10:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 101 replies · 2,451+ views
    Thai-Indian ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2009 | ANI
    Two workers have discovered an oak barrel, full of butter, estimated to be roughly 3,000 years old, in Gilltown bog, between Timahoe and Staplestown, in Ireland. According to a report in Leinster Leader, the amazing discovery of the barrel, which is being described by archaeology experts in the National Museum as a "really fine example" was found by two Bord na Mona workers... What they found was an oak barrel, cut out of a trunk, full of butter. It was largely intact, except for a gash towards the bottom of it caused by the harrow. It was head down, and...
  • Mysteries Of Bog Butter Uncovered (NOTICE: Some photos may be disturbing)

    03/20/2004 5:26:34 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 767+ views
    Nature ^ | 3-17-2004 | Philip Ball
    Mysteries of bog butter uncoveredWax found in Celtic bogs is the remains of ancient meat and milk. 17 March 2004 PHILIP BALL Peat cutters often stumble on chunks of butter in the bogs. © Stockbyte Chemical detectives have traced deposits of fat in Scottish peat bogs to foodstuffs buried by people hundreds of years ago. The 'bog butter' is the remains of both dairy products and meat encased in the peat, say Richard Evershed of the University of Bristol and colleagues. Those who live in the countryside of Ireland and Scotland and dig up chunks of peat for fuel have...
  • Turf Cutters Unearth Prehistoric Lump Of Bog Butter [Ireland]

    06/12/2016 5:52:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 9, 2016 | unattributed
    A prehistoric 10 kilo lump of bog butter thought to have been a gift to the gods has been found by turf cutters. The creamy white dairy product, which smells like a strong cheese and is believed to be about 2,000 years old, was unearthed by Jack Conway, from Maghera, Co Cavan, while he worked on Emlagh bog in Co Meath last week. The find, while not unusual, has been given to the National Museum where it will be preserved. Andy Halpin, assistant keeper in the museum's Irish Antiquities Division, said the discovery was significant because it was found in...
  • Newly formed anti-Trump group confirms protests ahead of billionaire's Irish visit

    06/08/2016 11:19:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dublin Journal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Cormac Fitzgerald
    A SERIES OF demonstrations against the presumptive US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be held when the controversial billionaire arrives in Ireland later this month. A “Trump Not Welcome” umbrella protest group has been set up to protest against the businessman when he lands here later in June to visit his golf resort at Doonbeg, Co Clare. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The group – comprised of AAA-PBP and the Green Party as well as activists in women’s, anti-war and anti-racist organisations – had a meeting last night in which it organised a demonstration for Dublin on 23 June. It will be held...
  • Berlin: Brexit could trigger new Northern Irish conflict

    05/13/2016 9:48:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 May 2016 09:00 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A vote by Britain to quit the European Union might reignite conflict in Northern Ireland because it would re-erect a border through the country, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday. […] The minister said that an Irish representative had once told him that the conflict in Northern Ireland was currently quiet “because there are no borders in Ireland.” But if the United Kingdom were to quit the EU, “there will be a border again between Ireland and Northern Ireland. And that could at least have the potential of rekindling a conflict that has seemingly calmed down,” he said....
  • How Feminism Destroyed Europe | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    YouTube/PeaceFreedomProsperity.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    The massive feminization of culture has had a major impact on European politics and the decisions which have lead to the European Migrant Crisis. Iben Thranholm joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the deficiency of masculinity in European culture, how feminism has programmed women to see men as the enemy and the future of western civilization. "As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed Europe, its political leaders - spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their country from an invasion." - Iben Thranholm Iben Thranholm is one of Denmark’s...
  • Failed Greek Bailout Forces More Rescue Talk From Europe

    05/23/2016 12:19:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | John W. Schoen
    Less than a year after the country's third international bailout, Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved another round of painful tax hikes and spending cuts in hopes of securing more cash from its skeptical European neighbors. The infusion is needed to help Greece make good on bond payments due in July. The measures approved over the weekend include tax hikes on consumer goods like fuel, alcohol and tobacco -- to 24 percent -- and a provision that will force further spending cuts if the government fails to meet budget targets... Less than a year implementing after a package of reforms and...
  • Researchers Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of The Irish Potato Famine

    05/24/2013 9:45:13 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | 5-24-2013 | Denise Chow
    Researchers Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of The Irish Potato Famine Denise Chow, LiveScience May 24, 2013, 12:03 PM The Irish potato famine that caused mass starvation and approximately 1 million deaths in the mid-19th century was triggered by a newly identified strain of potato blight that has been christened "HERB-1," according to a new study. An international team of molecular biologists studied the historical spread of Phytophthora infestans, a funguslike organism that devastated potato crops and led to the famine in Ireland. The precise strain of the pathogen that caused the devastating outbreak, which lasted from 1845 to 1852,...
  • Sinead O'Connor missing in Wilmette

    05/16/2016 9:53:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    Wilmette police confirm O'Connor went on a bike ride Sunday at 6 a.m. and did not return. Earlier this month, Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor for claiming that the comedian supplied drugs to Prince. The lawsuit calls O'Connor's accusations "despicable, fabricated lies" and adds that "O'Connor is now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged Internet rants as for her music." O'Connor, whose biggest hit was a 1990 reworking of the Prince song "Nothing Compares 2 U," posted on her Facebook page about a week after Prince's death that he was a "long time...
  • Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    05/15/2016 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    business-standard.com ^ | May 15, 2016 Last Updated at 11:57 IST | Press Trust of India
    Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India Press Trust of India | Melbourne May 15, 2016 Last Updated at 11:57 IST Ancient Irish musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India, according to a new study of musical horns from iron-age Ireland. The realisation that modern Indian horns are almost identical to many iron-age European artifacts shows a rich cultural link between the two regions 2,000 years ago, said PhD student Billy O Foghlu, from The Australian National University (ANU). "I was astonished to find what I thought to be dead soundscapes alive...
  • Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    05/14/2016 12:23:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | May 13, 2016 | Australian National University
    An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India. The realisation that modern Indian horns are almost identical to many iron-age European artefacts reveals a rich cultural link between the two regions 2,000 years ago, said PhD student Billy O Foghlu, from The Australian National University (ANU). "Archaeology is usually silent. I was astonished to find what I thought to be dead soundscapes alive and living in Kerala today," said the ANU College of Asia-Pacific student... The findings help show that Europe and India had...
  • The Celtic Tiger Lives

    04/21/2016 9:29:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    DUBLIN -- They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks. According to Wikipedia, between 1995 and 2000, the long-dormant Irish economy took off, expanding by a startling 9.4 percent. There was a building boom; roads were widened to accommodate more traffic; newly confident people started buying things they had long denied themselves, including bigger and nicer houses, which, it turns out, many could not afford. Even after 2000 when the Irish economy continued to grow at an average rate of 5.9 percent, still well...
  • Concern over requirement to study Koran as part of Leaving Cert Arabic exam [Ireland]

    04/20/2016 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 09:15 | Carl O’Brien, Brian Mooney
    A requirement that all students who sit the Arabic exam in the Leaving Cert must study the Koran is to be reviewed by education authorities. Ever since the subject was introduced to the Leaving Cert in 2004, extracts from the “Holy Koran” have been prescribed material for all candidates. However, a Syrian father whose Christian daughter is due to sit the exam says the requirement is unfair for students and discriminatory. “She, as a Christian, has never studied the Koran,” said Marwan, who asked that his surname not be used. “I am very distressed that having arrived in Ireland and...
  • Another liberal tax evader wants you to pay more taxes

    04/14/2016 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-16 | DrJohn
    Bono understands your plight. He knows you pay a lot in taxes. He wants you to pay more: Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, U2 frontman and anti-poverty activist Bono called for the U.S. to send more assistance to Europe to shore up the European Union as it buckles under the Third World migrant crisis, even though Americans are struggling to bear their own tax burdens. “I know the American taxpayer is really hurting at the moment and the same in Europe,” Bono said. “But I think between Europe and America there is a consensus building that, you know, the corruption...
  • 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. …
  • Sen. Lindsay Graham Backs Bono’s Marshall Plan: ‘You’re Not Going To Win This War By Killing [tr]

    04/13/2016 12:43:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    Senator Lindsay Graham opened the evidence session of the Senate Appropriations Committee which hosted U2 singer Bono yesterday by telling the room that you don’t win wars against terrorists by killing them, or “dropping bombs on their head” but rather, by spending U.S. tax payer cash attempting to keep migrants un-radicalised. He said that non governmental organisations and charities in the Middle East and North Africa “can do just as much good as any battalion of soldiers”.
  • Bono: Refugee Crisis ‘Threatens the Very Existence of Europe,’ Could Be a Challenge U.S. President

    04/12/2016 7:31:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bono, the lead vocalist of rock band U2, offered warning about the refugee crisis taking place due to turmoil in the Middle East and in Africa. Bono told “Morning Joe” this crisis threatens the existence of Europe and could be a hurdle for the next president of the United States to overcome. “What I learned from my trip along the border of Somalia and these camps along the borders of Syria saying – but what I learned from that trip with a lot of this work to get undone and furthermore, that it threatens the...
  • 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...
  • How did Hitler's scar-faced henchman become an Irish farmer?

    01/01/2015 1:14:08 PM PST · by the scotsman · 89 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30th December 2014 | Peter Crutchley
    'He was Hitler's favourite Nazi commando, famously rescuing Mussolini from an Italian hilltop fortress, and was known as "the most dangerous man in Europe". After World War Two, he landed in Argentina and became a bodyguard for Eva Perón, with whom he was rumoured to have had an affair. So when Otto Skorzeny arrived in Ireland in 1959, having bought a rural farmhouse in County Kildare, it caused much intrigue.'
  • Ireland recalls 1916 Easter Rising against British rule

    03/27/2016 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Thousands of soldiers marched solemnly Sunday through the crowded streets of Dublin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising against Britain, a fateful rebellion that reduced parts of the capital to ruins and fired the country’s flame of independence. The Easter parade through Dublin featured military ceremonies at key buildings seized in 1916, when about 1,200 rebels sought to fuel a popular revolt against Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom. […] Many Dubliners opposed the insurrection as an act of treason in time of war, but public sentiment swiftly swung in the rebels’ favor once a newly arrived...
  • A man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish

    03/21/2016 8:45:16 AM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 17 March 2016 | Peter Whoriskey
    Ten years ago, an Irish pub owner was clearing land for a driveway when his digging exposed an unusually large flat stone. The stone obscured a dark gap underneath. He grabbed a flashlight to peer in. "I shot the torch in and saw the gentleman, well, his skull and bones," Bertie Currie, the pub owner, said this week. The remains of three humans, in fact, were found behind McCuaig’s Bar in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. And though police were called, it was not, as it turned out, a crime scene. Instead, what Currie had stumbled over was an ancient burial...
  • Earliest evidence of humans in Ireland

    03/21/2016 7:57:11 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | March 21, 2016
    A bear bone found in a cave may push back dates for the earliest human settlement of Ireland by 2,500 years. The bone shows clear signs of cut marks with stone tools, and has been radiocarbon dated to 12,500 years ago. This places humans in Ireland in the Palaeolithic era; previously, the earliest evidence of people came from the Mesolithic, after 10,000 years ago. The brown bear bone had been stored in a cardboard box at the National Museum of Ireland for almost a century.
  • Pelosi Complains: 50,000 Irish in the U.S. Illegally 'Can't Even Go Home for a Family Funeral'

    03/18/2016 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 7:34 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted House Republicans for their intention to file a legal brief challenging President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration. “It’s ironic that…they’re having this vote on St. Patrick’s Day,” Pelosi told a news conference. “Last night, we had a celebration of the Irish-American heritage. While I do not have Irish grandparents, I do have Irish grandchildren, and one of them was there at the dinner and we talked about immigration.” Pelosi then turned her attention to Irish citizens who are in the United States illegally: “So, and what it’s about is all the...
  • IRA suspect charged with Belfast bomb attack on prison guard

    03/12/2016 8:28:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2016 7:26 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    A suspected member of an Irish Republican Army splinter group was charged Saturday with trying to kill a Northern Ireland prison officer by placing a booby-trap bomb under his vehicle as police warned of rising security risks as Easter approaches. Dozens of armed riot police were deployed inside Belfast Magistrates Court to control a rowdy crowd supporting 45-year-old Christopher Robinson, who offered no plea to two charges of attempted murder and possession of a homemade bomb. Robinson was arrested following the March 4 attack on an off-duty prison officer, who was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded beneath his van...
  • Why Women Proposing Is Still Rare

    02/29/2016 6:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 25, 2016 | Alix Strauss
    When uttered by a man, the words “will you marry me” serve to signal a tradition that is both widely accepted and ages old. Having the same spoken by a woman however — except in a leap year like 2016, when an old Irish tradition of having the woman ask is known to emerge — are still surprisingly rare. Legend has it that “The Ladies’ Privilege,” as it was known then, originated in the fifth century, with an Irish nun later known as St. Brigid. Through her intervention it was decided that on Feb. 29, women would be given the...
  • Bronze Age man's burial site unearthed

    02/04/2006 2:27:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 256+ views
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Thursday, 2 February 2006
    Human remains dating back almost 4,000 years have been uncovered on Rathlin Island off the County Antrim coast... The skeleton was found in a crouched foetal-like position, which would indicate a cist burial in about 2000 BC. The body was accompanied by a food vessel. The remains were uncovered on Monday on the north coast, close to Rathlin Island's only pub, during work... Other recent archaeological discoveries indicate the island may have been settled as early as 7000 BC, placing it among the oldest such sites in all of Ireland. A Neolithic stone axe factory uncovered on the pistol-shaped island's...
  • French retired general among anti-immigration protesters

    02/15/2016 7:17:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 07 February 2016 | David Chazan
    Thousands of anti-migration protesters took part in rallies in Britain, Ireland and other European countries over the weekend, including a retired general and head of the French Foreign Legion who was arrested during a demonstration in Calais. The anti-immigration group Pegida organised the protests against the wave of migrants arriving in Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The movement, whose name is a German acronym meaning Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, originated in Germany two years ago. British Pegida supporters marched near Birmingham, holding banners featuring the smiling face of US presidential hopeful Donald Trump...
  • Shock as Sinn Fein surges in new poll as govt parties lose ground [Ireland elections]

    02/14/2016 4:44:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 14, 2016 04:27 AM | James O’Shea
    Sinn Fein have surged by 3 points to 20 percent in the second week of the Irish election set for February 26th, according to the highly trusted Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post. Sinn Fein gains came despite a major media and political barrage aimed at the party after a bloody spate of Dublin gangland killings and Sinn Fein's position on ending the Special Criminal Court, which operates without juries and that tries gangland suspects. The Sinn Fein surge seems to have been at the expense of the current government partners, Fine Gael and Labour, who have dropped...
  • [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,...
  • GPs criticize ‘nationalization’ of family doctor services [Ireland]

    01/30/2016 5:34:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 01/30/2016 | Paul Cullen
    Family doctors have criticized the Government for seeking to "nationalize" general practice with plans to extend free GP care to all children. Speakers at the National Association of GPs conference called for a campaign of resistance to plans for a progressive extension of GP medical cards to all children. The Government plans to extend the scheme to children aged under 12 years later this year and to all children shortly after. Limerick GP Charlie Gavin said he signed the contract out of fear. "My fear was my practice would not continue, I had a letter from the Government saying they...
  • British extremists may try to radicalize Irish Muslims

    01/27/2016 10:11:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 22, 2016 01:04 AM | Frances Mulraney
    A leading Muslim cleric has warned against the influence of extremists, who he thinks could come from the UK and infiltrate the Muslim community in Ireland. Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri believes that although extremism is not yet an issue in Ireland, there is a danger of extremist Islamic groups in the UK showing a greater interest in Muslims across the Irish Sea and attempting to recruit them. He warned the estimated 60,000 Muslims in the Irish Islamic community to be vigilant and stated that education must be put in place to prevent the problem. ...
  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...