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  • Táin Bó Cúalnge -- The Irish Cattle raids.

    04/16/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies ^ | 1st century AD. | sstaylor (translation, Vassar College)
    Everything you want to know about Cattle raiding, water rights, grazing rights, oppressive governments and misguided people. Provides a nice break from the current Bundy news cycle monopoly. Táin Bó is the base of several Irish stories involving cattle and politics, of which Táin Bó Cúalnge is but one, 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
  • St. Patrick's Day surprise: Study finds relatives who share Obama's Irish ancestry; some kin unhappy

    03/17/2011 7:01:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 149 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | March 17, 2011 | Philip Caulfield
    A new study claims that President Obama has 28 living relatives who share his Irish ancestry, but some of the newly discovered kin aren't eager to share a pint with him. In the study, released to The Associated Press by family history website, genealogists traced the descendants of about two dozen passengers who came to America from Ireland on the ship Marmion in March 1850.
  • Hallelujah! Irish priest’s incredible surprise during couple’s wedding leaves bride in tears

    04/12/2014 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 April 2014
    A priest stunned an Irish couple by breaking out into song with a surprise rendition of Hallelujah at their wedding, leaving the bride crying with joy. Father Ray Kelly surprised Chris and Leah O'Kane with the note-perfect performance during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland. The video of Father Kelly's heartwarming performance was then uploaded to Youtube on Monday making the priest an internet hit after having 240,000 viewings in just two days.
  • 4,500-year-old boat among Viking artifacts hoard discovered in Galway

    04/12/2014 11:58:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 10,2014 | Jane Walsh
    Twelve boats, dating from 2,500 BC to the 11th century AD, along with other Viking artifacts have been discovered in Lough Corrib in Connemara, County Galway. Archaeologists have used radiocarbon dating to establish that one of the boats dates from 2,500 BC. Other items that were found include several battle axes and other weapons... The 4,500-year-old log boat settled into the mud when it sank and was covered over time. A mixture of organic sediment and lake water assisted in the preservation process. Even the seats in the boats are preserved... The oldest of the vessels is the Annaghkeen log...
  • When Irish Genes Are Smiling

    03/07/2007 1:24:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 232+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | John Tierney
    ‘Tis a good day for the Irish -– and a really bad one for Basil Fawlty — thanks to my colleague Nicholas Wade’s article tracing the genetic heritage of the British Isles. I grew up listening to my Irish-American relatives bristle at the social pretensions of the Anglo-Saxons in England: “We were preserving civilization while they were painting themselves blue! Blue, I tell you!” Now we can point to research suggesting the Celts started civilization in those isles by introducing agriculture 6,000 years ago. We also have confirmation of our illustriously long lineages — next to us, the Angles and...
  • 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...
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • 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...
  • Kerry calls Russian counterpart Lavrov and returns to Europe for Ukraine talks

    03/29/2014 8:38:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 29, 2014
    Halfway home from Saudi Arabia, US secretary of state John Kerry has abruptly changed course. He will now stay in Europe for talks on Ukraine. The news followed reports from Russia that Kerry had spoken to the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, by phone, a day after President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama. The Russian foreign ministry said Washington had initiated the call between Kerry and Lavrov, adding that they discussed Ukraine and plans for further contact. Flying from Riyadh to Ireland for a refuelling stop on Saturday, Kerry decided to turn around after speaking to Lavrov from the...
  • ‘Lord of the Rings’ inspired by the Burren, County Clare's, rugged landscape

    03/24/2014 3:30:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    March 25 is officially Tolkien Reading Day. Yes you heard us! In 2002 a New York journalist inquired with the Tolkien Society if there was such a thing and low and behold they set it up. So why March 25? Well it's Tolkien’s birthday Jan 3 and Bilbo & Frodo’s birthday on Sept 22nd but March 25 is the perfect day as it's the date of the downfall of Sauron! To honor the Tolkien Reading Day we thought it apt to look at the fact that his world of Middle Earth is based on the Burren, in County Clare.
  • Priest jailed for 'systematic' sexual abuse of boy

    03/24/2014 7:43:33 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 24 replies
    RTE News ^ | 3/21/2014
    A 61-year-old Catholic priest has been jailed for seven years for systematically sexually abusing a boy in Co Wicklow over a five year period beginning in 2007 when the boy was 12. Denis Nolan, with an address at Carrigmore, Tinahely, pleaded guilty to sexual assault at that address between 1 January and 30 June 2007. He also pleaded guilty to a total of ten counts of defilement of a child between 1 July 2007 and 25 August 2011.
  • Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

    03/22/2014 8:23:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 22, 2014 8:54 PM EDT | Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith
    Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail. “Because of the respect I have for all members of the House of Representatives, I am resigning as Speaker,” Fox said in a written statement emailed to reporters. “The process of governing must continue and the transition of leadership must be conducted in an orderly manner.” The 52-year-old Providence Democrat, who became the nation’s first...
  • Rhode Island (House) Speaker's work, home raided in probe

    03/21/2014 3:04:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials raided the office and home of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office, FBI, IRS and state police. Officials would not say who or what was being investigated, but authorities worked for hours inside the Democratic House speaker's Statehouse office while state police troopers stood outside. Authorities entered the office carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes Friday morning. Fox's spokesman, Larry Berman, said state police had asked everyone working in the office to leave, but he didn't know why. At around...
  • IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin

    03/18/2014 6:25:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-17-14 | David W. Virtue DD
    IRELAND: Anglican Canon Taken to Task over Doctrine of Original Sin "Clergy have an obligation to hold and teach those things they've taken an oath to do" A leading Anglican cleric in the Church of Ireland who questioned the Doctrine of Original Sin has gotten a push back by fellow Irish clergymen who say he has an obligation to uphold the church's teaching on the subject and cannot plead "further enlightenment" when the church's Constitution and 39 Articles forbid it. In his column Rehabilitating Eve in the March 7 issue of the Church of Ireland Gazette, the Rev. Stephen Neill...
  • Irish economy in surprise decline, threatens debt-cutting plan

    03/18/2014 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 14.03.14 @ 09:29 | Benjamin Fox
    Ireland’s economy suffered a shock decline in the final months of 2013, posting negative growth for the year and casting a pall over the country’s full return to the financial markets. Data from the country’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday (13 March) indicated that its gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter, turning a year that had been expected to yield modest growth into a 0.3 percent recession for the year as a whole. […] Analysts attributed the decline to the so-called pharmaceutical patent cliff, with a sharp drop-off in revenue from pharmaceutical sales...
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage: As Irish as Spaghetti and Meatballs

    03/17/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 57 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Stephanie Butler
    The wearing of the green is nearly upon us, and so the season of green beer, bagels and milkshakes has begun. While there’s nothing particularly Irish about shamrock-shaped cookies or green-frosted cupcakes, you might be surprised to learn that the traditional St. Paddy’s meal—corned beef and cabbage—is no more authentic. Like many aspects of St. Patrick’s Day, the dish came about when Irish-Americans transformed and reinterpreted a tradition imported from the Emerald Isle. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Dublin but in New York City, in 1762. Over the next 100 years, Irish immigration to...
  • IRA terrorists 'plotted to kill Prince Philip with two bombs targeting Australian motorcade..

    03/10/2014 5:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2014 | Mario Ledwith
    The IRA staged an audacious attempt to assassinate Prince Philip in Australia during an official trip, a former spy has claimed. The Irish paramilitary group allegedly planted two bombs targeting the Duke of Edinburgh’s cortege as he travelled through Sydney in 1973. Both devices were located minutes before the royal visitor was due to pass, prompting an immediate security operation to allay the threat.
  • Cathedral service marks millennium of Brian Boru’s death

    03/08/2014 10:37:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Newsletter UK ^ | March 8, 2014 | unattributed
    The death of Ireland’s High King during the famous bloody battle of Clontarf almost exactly 1,000 years ago will be remembered with a special service in his burial county of Armagh next month. Brian Boru (Bóraime) may have been born in County Clare but, as the well-known theme song ‘The Boys from the County Armagh’ notes, his ashes lie in the city, at the Church of Ireland Cathedral. The legendary leader had requested to be buried in Armagh, possibly due to its religious links to St Patrick, and it is said he was brought to the city by the clergy...
  • Boston, NYC mayors to skip St. Pat's parades

    02/27/2014 5:47:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Times Herald Record(Middletown, NY) ^ | 2/27/14 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is threatening to boycott the St. Patrick's Day parade unless organizers allow a group of gay military veterans to march, joining New York's mayor in protesting parade policies on gay groups. Walsh, the son of Irish immigrants, said Thursday he's been trying to broker a deal with the city's parade organizers to allow a gay veterans group sponsored by MassEquality to march in this year's parade. He said allowing gay groups to participate is long overdue. "It's 2014 - it's far beyond the time where we should be even having this discussion because...
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Everything in the way Shall be removed !

    02/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM with you, my angels surround you, go behind enemy lines and take back my land ! My army is rising up to take back land now that my testimony is sure in my front line(Chosen Ones)assaults( words of declaration) removing the lies of the enemy, and all distractions now shall be dealt with in their time and season of correction or removal for My Testimony is paramount as my spirit moves across the waters of my voice for you are the many waters of my Testimony and I AM sure and true to my word that I will...

    02/09/2014 11:05:24 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Unity forms a key and Harmony unlocks and opens the door \8/ Vision: I saw God pushing young Eagles ready to fly out of their nests that had been there too long ! You have not done as I have instructed but merely done as you have inquired so you are actually fulfilling your own desires and not the Father's will. Back up for I have given you something and you have dropped it on your way , it is a KEY to ALL this ! Do you see it ?! You will find it in Psalm 133 for without...
  • Come To The Waters [charismatic caucus]

    02/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I am testing the fruit of your humility(actual surrender) in the waters of My Virtue(obedience to my Word spoken or written)and in this washing only your true fruit shall pass(survive) through this furnace of fire remaining silver or gold for I must find my image alone in these waters that have the ability to Quench(satisfy) this Fire(My Spirit) . Malachi 4:1-2 4 “Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all. 2 “But for...
  • The Double Portion of Revival " RESTORATION" your ( ( (Complete Blessing ) ) ) The Cup Of Communion

    02/22/2014 10:49:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | The Spirit that goes out from the Father ,
    My countenance is as much for you as for others ! "Come" Partake , eat and drink from the cup of My Spirit of Truth for I am pouring out myself to you unhindered as you come to the Altar of ( ( (My Presence ) ) ) , I will speak to you there and completely restore all loss until you stand restored for this "IS" My Revival ( ( ( RESTORATION ) ) ) ! Does My Word not confirm it ? Truly it does ! And I AM your ) ( ( ( Complete Blessing ) )...
  • Ireland referred to EU court over energy law failings

    02/22/2014 6:35:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:09pm EST | Barbara Lewis and Conor Humphries
    The European Commission has referred Ireland to Europe’s highest court for failing to comply with EU laws ensuring competition and fair distribution of energy supplies, and is demanding a daily penalty of more than €20,000 ($27,400). The EU executive has set a deadline of this year to complete the regulatory framework for the single European energy market and is taking action against member states that have failed to implement existing legislation. …
  • British Man Dies After Extreme-Drinking Challenge Involving Gin, Tea (Two Pints)

    02/17/2014 12:34:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 | David Harding
    Bradley Eames mixed gin with tea bags, bragging 'This is how you drink' before consuming the concoction that was the equivalent of taking 30 shots. He died a few days later, after complaining of having stomach pains. The show was part of a NekNominate challenge — a dare in which one person drinks alcohol in an extreme way and dares friends to outdo them within 24 hours.A British student who drank two pints of gin as part of an online drinking craze died just days later. Bradley Eames mixed the gin with tea bags and bragged, "This is how you...
  • ‘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...

    01/30/2003 3:29:01 PM PST · by restornu · 151 replies · 2,037+ views ^ | 2003 | By William Henry
    Timing is everything. Irish archaeologists recently discovered an enormous egg-shaped temple lies directly underneath the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. Tara means `compassion', `love' and `enlightenment'. Though phonetically similar tara is the polar opposite of terror. Tara and Terror express the two opposites, the `dualing serpents' or the active and passive principles in nature. They are the light and darkness confronting us during this Age of Terror, which, prophets promise, instantly can transform into an Age of Tara. As my readers know, mine is a quest for Tara. The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in Gaelic (the...
  • 15,000 Wrecks Lie Buried On Irish Seabed

    02/05/2006 3:12:21 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies · 1,666+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 2-5-2006 | Andrew Bushe
    15,000 wrecks lie buried on Irish seabed Andrew Bushe LUSITANIA, the Cunard Line steamer sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Cork in 1915 drowning all 1,200 on board, is one of the most famous shipwrecks in Irish waters. But a new study has discovered that the seas surrounding Ireland are littered with evidence of thousands of other maritime tragedies, with as many as 15,000 wrecks resting on the seabed. Following one of the most extensive research programmes ever carried out by underwater archeologists, the number of wrecks discovered has soared from an initial examination six years ago...
  • ‘We left God out of the battle’: Irish pro-life leader on how abortion was legalized in Ireland

    02/04/2014 7:00:27 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/3/14 | Catherine Briggs
    WASHINGTON, February 3, 2014 ( – The recent legalization of abortion in Ireland is a direct result of ignoring the spiritual element of the abortion battle, says the Director of Precious Life in Ireland, Bernadette Smyth. On January 1st, a new law came into effect in southern Ireland which legalizes abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy if the mother’s life is at risk. This includes the risk of suicide. This legislation, Ms. Smyth says in a recent video-recorded interview with LifeSiteNews in Washington the day before the March for Life, is a direct consequence of leaving spiritual warfare out...
  • Welfare spending: how Britain outstrips Europe

    01/19/2014 2:30:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer
    Welfare spending in Britain has increased faster than almost any other country in Europe since 2000, new figures show. The cost of unemployment benefits, housing support and pensions as share of the economy has increased by more than a quarter over the past thirteen years – growing at a faster rate than in most of the developed world. Spending has gone up from 18.6 per cent of GDP to 23.7 per cent of GDP – an increase of 27 per cent, according to figures from the OECD, the club of most developed nations. By contrast, the average increase in welfare...
  • Scientology leader David Miscavige says ‘Irish mission’ is a success

    01/16/2014 9:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 15 January 2014
    A Scientology leader has praised the following in Ireland, claiming they are behind an “an 85% drop in drug-related crime”. Speaking during a New Year’s message to Scientologists, leader David Miscavige said the “Irish mission” is successful, while also calling Ireland a “land of both enduring beauty and beautiful sadness”. …
  • MEPs call for dismantling of EU bailout “troika”

    01/16/2014 6:03:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.01.14 @ 09:58 | Valentina Pop
    The “troika” of international lenders, which sets the terms of eurozone bailouts with little or no democratic oversight, should be replaced by an EU system which is accountable to the European Parliament, MEPs say. “All European instruments that are not based on EU law are provisional. EU instruments should be based on the community method, with the European Parliament acting as democratic legitimator and control body,” Austrian center-right deputy Othmar Karas told press in Strasbourg on Wednesday (15 January). Karas is drafting a report together with a French Socialist colleague, Liem Hoang-Ngoc, on the work of the troika. The name...
  • Lawsuit: Oracle called $50K 'good money for an Indian'

    01/14/2014 8:21:14 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 60 replies
    IT World ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | Chris Kanaracus
    A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials. Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states. Spandow was subsequently promoted in January 2008 to the position of coaching manager, and after continued success was promoted to...
  • Vision for those with an ear to hear [charistmatic caucus]

    01/15/2014 12:00:51 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 1-15-14 | Jedediah
    This morning I saw the children of God all standing before Jesus and I sensed the importance in this meeting for those with an ear to hear The Lord. My courts are open to you, I have opened the books for you to view, The coming disasters before they arrive, "My" church shall have the knowledge to survive, And This is the separation of the sheep from the goats, No longer shall you be in the dark for you shall be my vessels yeah my boats, To carry the beaten the lost and the stole, For before things happen you...
  • Ireland’s first cannibal murder leaves detectives badly traumatized

    01/14/2014 12:07:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Irish Central ^ | PATRICK COUNIHAN
    Two Irish police officers have been left traumatized after they discovered the ‘cannibalized’ body of a murder victim in the Dublin suburb of Castleknock. Newspaper reports on Monday morning say that devout Catholic Tom O’Gorman was cut up by his murderer, who then ate his lungs and heart. O’Gorman was killed after a fight over a chess game. The two officers sent to the scene of the crime have been traumatized, according to a report in the Irish Sun. A police source told the paper, “Mr O’Gorman suffered an appalling death before his lung was removed and eaten by his...
  • Irish Republican terrorists plotted to kidnap Queen Victoria from Balmoral and hold her hostage..

    01/13/2014 6:53:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | William Turvill
    rish Republicans plotted to kidnap Queen Victoria at Balmoral to help free prisoners, it has emerged. The ‘desperate and daring’ terrorists wanted to take the Queen from her Scottish estate and hold her hostage in a shabby cottage, according to newly-released records. The rifle-wielding gang from Salford, Greater Manchester, intended to keep her until the government agreed to release Republicans from prisons across Britain and Ireland.
  • DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought

    01/11/2014 6:13:55 AM PST · by NYer · 70 replies ^ | July 5, 2013 | Marie McKeown
    The blood in Irish veins is Celtic, right? Well, not exactly. Although the history many Irish people were taught at school is the history of the Irish as a Celtic race, the truth is much more complicated, and much more interesting than that ... Research done into the DNA of Irish males has shown that the old Anthropological attempts to define 'Irish' have been misguided. As late as the 1950s researchers were busy collecting data among Irish people such as hair colour and height, in order to categorise them as a 'race' and define them as different to the British....
  • Gardaí to be armed in dissident crackdown (Republic of Ireland police)

    01/02/2014 9:25:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 02 January 2014 | Greg Harkin and Tom Brady
    More than 120 uniformed gardaí in specialist units in the Republic will be permanently armed from today as part of a crackdown on criminal gangs and dissident terrorists. This is the first time that uniformed gardaí have been given permission to carry guns full-time since the foundation of the force almost a century ago. […] An increase in gun violence has partly prompted the decision to turn the units into permanently-armed squads. …
  • 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...
  • The State we are and the State we can become (Ireland)

    12/18/2013 5:22:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 13 December 2013 | Diarmaid Ferriter
    The humiliation of losing our sovereignty was palpable in 2010. Now is our best opportunity to inaugurate a new phase of Irish statehood ___ And yet, much was made of the description “the loss of sovereignty” in the context of that bailout being imposed in 2010. The despondency and humiliation was palpable, reflected memorably in an Irish Times editorial that invoked the 1916 Rising: “A bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side. There is the shame of it all. Having obtained our political independence from Britain to be the...
  • Atheist film critic says 'Philomena' movie is an attack on Catholics

    12/11/2013 6:26:07 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | December 10, 2013
    New York City, N.Y., Dec 10, 2013 / 12:37 pm (CNA).- An atheist movie reviewer has criticized the new film “Philomena” as “another hateful and boring attack on Catholics,” saying that it unfairly shows the Church as exploitative and coercive. “Anyone who is honest understands that it lambastes the way Irish Catholicism played out in 1950s Ireland, using falsehoods whenever necessary to underscore the point,” said Kyle Smith, a movie critic for the New York Post. “Some like ‘Philomena’ for that reason. Some think there should be a little more art than diatribe to a film,” he continued. The...
  • Primary school asks parents not to get their kids Grand Theft Auto for Christmas

    12/05/2013 10:22:58 AM PST · by Phillyred · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 26 NOVEMBER 2013 | Valerie Loftus
    The staff of A PRIMARY SCHOOL in Mullingar have written a letter to the parents of their pupils, urging them not to buy their children “unsuitable” video games for Christmas. The letter singled out the recently released Grand Theft Auto V as an area of specific concern, due to the extreme violence and sexual themes of the game. Principal Caroline Mhic Robin wrote to parents: We have grave concerns about certain video games that children have access to, for example Grand Theft Auto (which, we hear, is on several Santa wish lists this year). The general public have been shocked...

    11/26/2013 3:25:09 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic League ^ | November 22, 2013 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on “Philomena,” a movie that opens today:A half-century ago, an Irish woman gave birth to a son out-of-wedlock, and gave him up for adoption; he was born in an abbey, a venue that allowed the mother to avoid being stigmatized.There is nothing particularly startling about this, other than the fact that film reviewers are now all aghast about the “horrors” these fallen women experienced; many are making reference to the Magdalene Laundries. As I detailed earlier this year, it’s bunk [click here]. Those who are neither scholars nor principled observers have swallowed this propaganda, so debased is...
  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • Irish surnames explained - the meaning behind the top ten clan names

    11/23/2013 6:58:14 AM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 19, 2013 | ANTOINETTE KELLY
    Irish and Irish-Americans alike tend to be immensely proud of their surnames. Many a Irish family proudly declare their Irish roots by displaying the crest of their clan in their homes. But which last names win in the battle of Irishness? IrishCentral took a look at the list of the most common surnames in Ireland in order to come up with a top 10 list. Smith and Murray are two of the most common, but one is of British origins and the other’s Scottish, so they didn’t make the cut. Here are the 10 most Irish last names: 1....