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  • Tartessian, Europe's newest and oldest Celtic language

    06/24/2019 3:21:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Ireland ^ | Mar/Apr 2009 | (it appears to be) John T. Koch
    One of the enduring consequences of the era of Phoenician influence -- which had by around 800 BC progressed from trading outposts to full-blown colonies in southern Spain -- was the adoption of alphabetic writing by the native population, first in the south-west. The number of known Tartessian inscriptions on stone is now about 90 and steadily rising with new discoveries. Concentrated densely in southern Portugal (the Algarve and Lower Alentejo), there is a wider scatter of fifteen over south-west Spain. The best exhibition of the inscriptions is on view in the new and innovative Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste,...
  • Brexit: What is the Irish border backstop?

    06/19/2019 7:57:08 AM PDT · by Hostage · 65 replies
    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor ^ | June 11, 2019 | John Campbell
    A key part of the Brexit negotiations has been the border that separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The border is a matter of great political, security and diplomatic sensitivity in Ireland. Therefore the UK and EU agreed that whatever happens as a result of Brexit there should be no new physical checks or infrastructure at the frontier. This is where the controversial "backstop" comes in. Go on then, what is the backstop? The backstop is a position of last resort, to maintain a seamless border on the island of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves...
  • Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date

    06/16/2019 11:34:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies ^ | Friday, June 14, 2019 | Hayley Halpin
    Carrowmore in the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, with 5,500-year-old passage tombs dating from 3,600 BC. Archaeologists Dr Marion Dowd and Dr James Bonsall directed the excavation of a site that was formerly known as a barrow. Barrows are circular earthen monuments surrounded by a circular ditch. These sites typically date to the Bronze Age and Iron Age, ranging from between 4,000 and 1,500 years old. The excavation has revealed that some unexpected results – that the monument isn’t a barrow at all... The team found that the circular ditch surrounded a central raised area that consisted of...
  • Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

    06/16/2019 6:51:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | June 13, 2019 | unattributed
    Crannogs were fortified settlements constructed on artificial islands in lochs. It was thought they were first built in the Iron Age, a period that began around 800 BC. But four Western Isles sites have been radiocarbon dated to about 3640-3360 BC in the Neolithic period - before the erection of Stonehenge's stone circle... Another famous Neolithic site is Skara Brae, a village in Orkney inhabited between 3200 BC and 2200 BC... They said it was possible other Scottish crannogs, and similar sites in Ireland, were also Neolithic. Previously it was thought crannogs were built and re-used over a period of...
  • Brexit Britain is wallowing in dangerous talk of national humiliation

    06/16/2019 8:40:12 PM PDT · by Cronos · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 June 2019 | Fintan O'Toole
    Launching his bid for the Tory leadership this week, Brexit Britain has been wallowing in a hyped-up psychodrama of national humiliation. ..A random sample of headlines from across the spectrum tells the story: “Brexit and the prospect of national humiliation”;“Voice of the Mirror: Theresa May’s Brexit is a national humiliation”;“‘Humiliating to have to beg’ for EU exit, says Arlene Foster” And so, endlessly, on.There is something hysterical in this constant evocation of humiliation. It is a cry of outraged self-regard: how dare they treat us like this? Yes, of course, the Brexit debacle has reduced Britain’s prestige around the world..but...
  • Tons of Hizballah explosives in secret bomb factory uncovered in London

    06/11/2019 11:49:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    UK: Tons of Hizballah explosives in secret bomb factory uncovered in London Terrorists with links to the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah have reportedly been caught stashing tons of explosive materials in London. “The amount of ammonium nitrate reportedly found was more than that used in the Oklahoma City bombing” 24 years ago, in which at least 168 people were killed and over 680 others injured. This is merely a warning of more to come. The advancement of jihadists in the UK — and in fact most of the West — was facilitated by Leftist leaders who believe to this day...
  • Pytheas: Ancient Greek Explorer of Britain, the Arctic Circle & Northern Europe

    06/11/2019 10:22:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    History Disclosure ^ | February 11, 2016 | History Disclosure Team
    Pytheas was a contemporary of Aristotle and Alexander the Great. He reached the Arctic Circle in his search for new sources of tin (essential for the making of bronze) and amber (usually sourced from the German coast) around 330 to 325 BC... As Pytheas continued his journey north along Britain's west coast he came across Ireland and rounded the tip of Scotland. At that point in his journey, he learned of an island situated further north at a distance of six days sailing which he refers to as "Thule" (most probably Iceland). Geminus of Rhodes (1st century BC) quoting directly...
  • Sajid Javid: Government should pay 'hundreds of millions' for Irish border solution

    06/09/2019 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 9 2019 | Andrew Madden
    Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has said the Government should pay “hundreds of millions of euros” to solve the Irish border issue and break the Brexit deadlock. The Home Secretary told the Mail On Sunday he believes a technological solution to the problem can be found and Britain has a “moral and economic duty” to cover the cost. Preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland has long been a major stumbling block in the Brexit negotiations, with the EU proposing the controversial backstop to avoid such a scenario. The backstop is an insurance mechanism in the Withdrawal Agreement...
  • Trump and the Irish

    06/08/2019 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    American ^ | June 7, 2019 | Derry O'Sullivan
    As an Irishman, I’m embarrassed at the treatment of the President of the United States on his recent visit to Ireland. His shabby reception in Ireland contrasts sharply with the red carpet treatment in London. Media reports that the Leo Varadkar (the Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach) refused to meet at the Trump resort at Doonbeg. The hostile media is having a field day with this. Vox reported President Trump will meet the Irish prime minister -- at the airport. Trump reportedly wanted to go to his golf course in Ireland. The Irish government said no. So they’re meeting at the airport...
  • 'We're staying at Doonbeg… it's a great place': Donald Trump looks forward to Irish visit next week

    05/30/2019 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 05/30/2019 | Stephen McDermott
    US President Donald Trump has told reporters that he will meet with “a lot of the Irish officials” when he visits Doonbeg in Clare next week. Trump was asked about his upcoming visit — the eighth by a serving US President — by RTÉ’s Brian O’Donovan earlier today, saying he was “looking forward to” his one-night stay on 5 June. “We’re going to be staying in Doonbeg in Ireland because it’s convenient and because it’s a great place, but it’s convenient,” Trump said. “We’ll be meeting with a lot of the Irish officials, and it’ll be an overnight stay and...
  • Gardaí (Irish police) hunt for three men in fatal shooting of Iranian hitman in Dublin

    Update: 7.25pm: Gardaí believe three men wearing balaclavas were involved in today's shooting in Coolock. They understand that the three left the scene in a silver Toyota Avensis with a registration number 04-D-71806, which was found burnt out in the Castletymon Gardens area of Coolock at around 3.45pm. The scene has been preserved for a forensic examination and a post mortem will take place tomorrow.
  • Man given asylum here avoids jail for brothel raid

    An Iranian man who got political asylum in Ireland met three Cork men through road bowling in the county and they got together for a raid on a brothel in the city. Hamid Sanambar, aged 38, with an address at Dominic St, Cork, at the time pleaded guilty to robbing one woman of a laptop, phone and cash to the amount of €1,060 and £250 sterling at the premises on Cove St, Cork, on September 2, 2012. He also admitted robbing a laptop, phone and €3,000 from another woman, and robbing €100 from a man at the premises and entering...
  • man shot dead outside home of slain Sean Little in Coolock, north Dublin

    05/28/2019 9:32:31 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 6 replies
    Irish Mirror newspaper ^ | May 28, 2019 | Niall O'Connor
    A man was blasted to death on Tuesday afternoon at the family home of a pal murdered last week. Hamid Sanambar, in his 40s, and originally from Iran but living in Ireland for several years, was blasted in the head by a gunman. He was standing in the garden of the Little home on Kilbarron Avenue in Dublin’s Coolock, when he was struck by a hail of bullets.
  • Climate and the fate of corn

    05/23/2019 9:38:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/23/2019 | David Archibald
    It is a remarkable thing that the U.K. and Irish parliaments were able to hypnotize themselves and pass climate emergency legislation when the southern half of the planet has not warmed at all in 120 years. For example, this record of Cape Leeuwin (courtesy of Erl Happ), on the southwest corner of the Australian landmass, shows recent January mean maximum temperature back below the 120 average: The U.K. and Irish parliaments were able to work themselves up into a lather over climate even though parts of the northern hemisphere set new cold records this last winter. A spike in food...
  • Queen Victoria as you've NEVER seen her before: Newly-unearthed footage shows monarch [tr]

    05/28/2019 6:17:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2019 | Joseph Curtis
    Amazing footage of Queen Victoria has been unearthed after being discarded for decades in an archive at a New York museum. It shows the monarch being greeted by dignitaries on a trip to Ireland in 1900 just one year before she died in what is believed to be the last time she was caught on camera. In the crisp black and white footage, Victoria, who appears to be wearing sunglasses, smiles as she is handed a huge basket of flowers by two girls, who curtsy as they approach her. She is also seen holding an umbrella which she seems to...
  • Anger over Sinn Féin mayor's 'glorification' of IRA members [Northern Ireland]

    05/23/2019 9:44:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | May 20 2019 | Staff Reporter
    The newly-elected mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council has come under attack over his attendance at IRA commemorations. Sean Bateson (26), who topped the poll for Sinn Féin in the Bann electoral area, was appointed mayor of the borough just days after being elected for his first term. Over the weekend, social media posts emerged which showed Mr. Bateson — who is a supply teacher at Sperrin Integrated College in Magherafelt — posing for photographs at a memorial to two IRA men. A Twitter post boasting about tearing down a Union flag — described as a “butcher’s apron” by...
  • In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland's first 'dry pub'

    05/23/2019 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    It’s happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland’s first “dry pub” patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and zero percent wine. The Virgin Mary, which opened this month, bucks the trend in a city where nightlife is fueled by stout and spirits, offering a menu of entirely non-alcoholic beverages. Thronging with customers within minutes of opening one weekday afternoon, its popularity is viewed by its owners as a sign that hard-drinking Ireland may be changing its ways. […] Like many other countries, Ireland is currently in the midst of a wellness craze...
  • Trump's hate speech deserves ban from Ireland, readers vote

    05/20/2019 8:45:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 20, 2019 | Frances Mulraney
    According to poll results, IrishCentral readers believe President Donald Trump should be banned from Ireland. Almost three in four IrishCentral readers believe that US President Donald Trump should be banned from Ireland because of hate speech, according to the result of a poll conducted on the site. When faced with the question "Does President Trump deserve to be banned from Ireland for hate speech?" 73.87% of readers voted 'yes' while only 24.32% voted against. The remaining 1.81% were uncertain. The total number of those polled reached 551 readers. "We here in America have to listen to enough of it. There’s...
  • May’s ‘Bold Offer’ on Brexit Deal Just a ‘Retread’ of Old Ideas

    05/20/2019 4:35:58 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2019 | Joe Markham
    A new leaked document shows that Theresa May’s plans for a “new” Brexit withdrawal agreement contains no new ideas or any substantial changes. Prime Minister Theresa May, whose attempts to pass a version of her EU-approved withdrawal treaty have so far failed three times, has said of this new version of the deal that it would “represent a new, bold offer to MPs across the House of Commons, with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new support”. However, speaking of a summary of the deal as it had been given to ministers, one unnamed Whitehall source...
  • Irish drinkers 'consume twice as much alcohol as the global average'

    05/09/2019 12:37:14 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    The Irish Post ^ | 05/09/2019 | Jack Beresford
    A new study published in The Lancet has revealed that on average Irish people continue to drink more year-on-year. According to the research, alcohol intake in Ireland has risen from 12.3 litres in 2010 to 13.2 litres in 2017. That’s more than double the global average of 6.5 litres, which is based on studies from 189 countries across the world. The study found 84% of Irish adults drink alcohol, with Ireland boasting one of the highest per capita consumption rates in Europe. IRELAND’S ANNUAL alcohol consumption continues to rise, despite notable decreases across the rest of Europe. It also revealed...