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  • Baking Liberty of Conscience into the Cake: A marriage controversy causes anger in Ireland

    03/30/2015 6:42:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/29/2015 | Quin Hillyer
    Atheists and homosexual-rights activists in Ireland are threatening protest marches. A local government in the overwhelmingly Catholic country has fined a homosexual baker in the village of Inch (County Clare) for refusing to produce a wedding cake featuring, on its icing, the inscription, ďA man shall . . . hold fast to his wife ó Gen. 2:24.Ē The baker, Robert OíRiordan, says that he considers the inscription to be an implicit rebuke of his own domestic living arrangement and an imposition on his right as an atheist to refuse assent to ďany material endorsement of religious ceremonies.Ē Mr. OíRiordan regularly...
  • White Slaves in Colonial America

    03/23/2015 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 68 replies
    My Research | March 23 2015 | Me
    I am certain we never heard this in school. The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white....
  • Now Joe Biden - makes off-colour joke about Ireland's religious divisions

    03/17/2015 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/15 | Senan Molony
    Now Joe Biden manages a St Patrick's Day gaffe: Veep makes off-colour joke about Ireland's religious divisions then gets prime minister's wife's name wrong Also got name of Irish prime minister's wife wrong and mis-named the title of a Yeats poem he selected for the occasion Joe Biden made yet another of his trademark gaffes today as he met Ireland's prime minister to mark St Patrick's Day - then suggested one side of its sectarian divide was unwelcome in Washington. Sporting a green tie and noticing that everyone else was also wearing one, or clad in green, he suddenly blurted:...
  • Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

    03/17/2015 3:07:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kevin J. Jones
    St. Patrick, as seen in C.E. Kempe's stained glass in St. John the Baptist parish, Burford, UK. Credit: Lawrence OP via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave ‚Äď but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery. ‚ÄúThe pathos of St. Patrick‚Äôs description of the fate of his victims is something I think we can identify with now,‚ÄĚ said Jennifer Paxton, a history professor who teaches at Catholic University of America‚Äôs...
  • English And Welsh Are Races Apart

    07/04/2002 5:27:12 PM PDT · by blam · 430 replies · 7,356+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-30-2002
    Sunday, 30 June, 2002, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK English and Welsh are races apart Gene scientists claim to have found proof that the Welsh are the "true" Britons. The research supports the idea that Celtic Britain underwent a form of ethnic cleansing by Anglo-Saxons invaders following the Roman withdrawal in the fifth century. Genetic tests show clear differences between the Welsh and English It suggests that between 50% and 100% of the indigenous population of what was to become England was wiped out, with Offa's Dyke acting as a "genetic barrier" protecting those on the Welsh side. And the upheaval...
  • 'Extraordinary' genetic make-up of north-east Wales men

    07/23/2011 7:26:30 PM PDT · by Palter · 73 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 19 July 2011 | BBC
    Experts are asking people from north-east Wales to provide a DNA sample to discover why those from the area carry rare genetic make-up. So far, 500 people have taken part in the study which shows 30% of men carry an unusual type of Y chromosome, compared to 1% of men elsewhere the UK. Common in Mediterranean men, it was initially thought to suggest Bronze Age migrants 4,000 years ago. Sheffield University scientists explain the study at Wrexham Science Festival. 'Quite extraordinary' A team of scientists, led by Dr Andy Grierson and Dr Robert Johnston, from the University of Sheffield is...
  • Tests Reveal Amesbury Archer "King Of Stonehenge' Was A Settler From The Alps

    02/08/2004 12:40:04 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 2,101+ views
    Tests reveal Amesbury Archer ĎKing of Stonehengeí was a settler from the Alps The man who may have helped organise the building of Stonehenge was a settler from continental Europe, archaeologists say. The latest tests on the Amesbury Archer, whose grave astonished archaeologists last year with the richness of its contents, show he was originally from the Alps region, probably Switzerland, Austria or Germany. The tests also show that the gold hair tresses found in the grave are the earliest gold objects found in Britain. The grave of the Archer, who lived around 2,300BC, contained about 100 items, more than...
  • Unearthed, The Prince Of Stonehenge

    08/25/2002 5:04:48 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 3,337+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2002 | Roger Highfield
    Unearthed, the prince of Stonehenge By Roger Highfield (Filed: 21/08/2002) A prehistoric prince with gold ear-rings has been found near Stonehenge a few yards away from the richest early Bronze Age burial in Britain. Earlier this year, archaeologists found an aristocratic warrior, also with gold ear-rings, on Salisbury Plain and speculated that he may have been an ancient king of Stonehenge. The body was laid to rest 4,300 years ago during the construction of the monument, along with stone arrow heads and slate wristguards that protected the arm from the recoil of the bow. Archaeologists named him the Amesbury Archer....
  • Welsh people could be most ancient in UK, DNA suggests

    06/20/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | unattributed
    Professor Peter Donnelly, of Oxford University, said the Welsh carry DNA which could be traced back to the last Ice Age, 10,000 years ago. The project surveyed 2,000 people in rural areas across Britain. Participants, as well as their parents and grandparents, had to be born in those areas to be included in the study. Prof Donnelly, a professor of statistical science at Oxford University and director of the Wellcome Trust centre for human genetics, said DNA samples were analysed at about 500,000 different points. After comparing statistics, a map was compiled which showed Wales and Cornwall stood out. Prof...
  • Y Chromosomes Rewrite British History

    06/24/2003 10:33:30 AM PDT · by blam · 91 replies · 5,152+ views
    Nature ^ | 6-19-2003 | Hannah Hoag
    Y chromosomes rewrite British historyAnglo-Saxons' genetic stamp weaker than historians suspected 19 June 2003 HANNAH HOAG Some Scottish men's Y's are remarkably similar to those of southern England. © GettyImages A new survey of Y chromosomes in the British Isles suggests that the Anglo-Saxons failed to leave as much of a genetic stamp on the UK as history books imply1. Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans invaded Britain repeatedly between 50 BC and AD 1050. Many historians ascribe much of the British ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons because their written legacy overshadows that of the Celts. But the Y chromosomes of...
  • St Patrick the (almost) Protestant Missionary

    03/14/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 99 replies
    God is my constant ^ | 3/17/11 | Albert
    ‚Üź What will you¬†gain? Visiting is BETTER than¬†Preaching ‚Üí St Patrick the (almost) Protestant¬†Missionary 17 Mar I am a servant of Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of life everlasting which is in Jesus Christ our Lord. ¬Ė Patrick Aside from being more Protestant* than Catholic, and being British, not Irish, Patty was also a bit of a maverick when it came to methodology and practice ¬Ė according to Mark Driscoll. I wonder how those that have a slightly pietistic view of St Patrick would receive his like today? I think I, and you, already know...
  • Driving the Snakes from Washington and the Eurozone

    03/14/2015 8:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | John Ransom
    Ireland's economy grew by a robust 4.8%, says the Wall Street Journal, the fastest growth in the euro zone in what is a remarkable turnaround. It was only in 2013 that Ireland decided to exit the IMF's and the Euro Zone's bailout program. In conjunction they instituted a series of so-called austerity measures, for which liberals in both the United States and Europe roundly criticized them. But here two years later Ireland's economic growth is the envy of western nations and the fastest outside of the emerging markets. Tax receipts are now swelling, cutting government budget deficits to about 3%...
  • Top U.K. University Blacklists Israeli Academic Institutions

    03/06/2015 2:38:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Britainís School of Oriental and African Studies joins the Jew-hatred parade. Last week, in yet another familiarly tiresome portrayal of anti-Semitism parading itself as Palestinian ďsolidarity,Ē students and staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) voted to initiate a boycott against all Israeli academic institutions. The vote at one of the United Kingdomís top universities was conducted over the course of a week, and after the announcement late Friday afternoon, partying broke out on the central London campusóalong with a request for university authorities to cut their ties to Jerusalemís Hebrew University. Unsurprisingly, the vote was part...
  • Ireland one of least Muslim-friendly countries Ė report

    03/04/2015 1:20:41 PM PST · by Murtyo · 65 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 3.4.2015 | Conor Pope
    Ireland is considered to be one of the least friendly places for Muslims to visit, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index, which has just been published.
  • Ireland launches initiative to lure expats home

    03/03/2015 10:09:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    ft.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Vincent Bolan
    Irelandís prime minister has appealed to emigrants who left the country after its economic and financial crash to return home, as the government steps up efforts to woo investors and skilled expatriates and capitalise on the tentative Irish economic recovery.
  • [Ireland ambassador to UK] Dan Mulhall: Ireland will do Ďall we caní to keep the UK in the EU

    03/01/2015 12:25:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published: 27/02/2015 - 14:33 | Updated: 27/02/2015 - 14:37 | Mark Briggs
    UK membership of the EU was in ďfundamental Irish national interestĒ, and would adversely affect the whole EU, the Irish Ambassdor in London told EurActiv. Ireland will do ďall that we canĒ to ensure the UK remains in the EU, stated Dan Mulhall. ďA British exit would inevitably weaken the Union, which is something that cannot be in Irelandís interests,Ē said the diplomat. [Ö] Mulhall said Ireland would back reforms that make the European Union ďwork betterĒ, but warned now was not the time to engage in ďradical treaty changeĒ. ďI donít think full blown treaty reform is appropriate or...
  • Apple to invest Ä1.7 billion to build two new european data centers

    02/23/2015 10:20:09 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, February 23, 2015 ∑ 8:25 am
    Apple today announced a Ä1.7 billion plan to build and operate two data centers in Europe, each powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmarkís central Jutland, will power Appleís online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe. ďWe are grateful for Appleís continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent,Ē said Tim Cook, Appleís CEO, in a statement. ďThis significant new investment represents Appleís biggest project in Europe to date. Weíre thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating...
  • Letter from Ireland: Mystery of the Fulacht Fiadh

    02/19/2015 2:24:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Archaeology ^ | January/February 2012 | Erin Mullally
    On a typically misty morning in the west of Ireland, just outside the medieval town of Athenry, County Galway, archaeologist Declan Moore... is taking me to visit an unexcavated fulacht fiadh (pronounced FULL-ahk FEE-add), or fulachtaŪ fia in plural, the most common type of prehistoric archaeological site in Ireland. Better known as a "burnt mound" in the neighboring United Kingdom, where they are also found, there are nearly 6,000 recorded fulacht fiadh sites dotted around Ireland alone... When we arrive at the site, Moore shows me the basic features of a fulacht fiadh -- a horseshoe-shaped mound of soil and...
  • Ancient artefacts at Tullaghoge [Ireland, 5000 BC]

    02/19/2015 1:31:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | February 15, 2015 | unattributed
    An archaeological bid to discover more about the hilltop where Ulster chieftains were crowned 700 years ago has uncovered artefacts dating back more than 7,000 years. Tullaghoge Fort in rural Co Tyrone was the place leaders of the dominant O'Neill clan came to be crowned from around the 14th Century to just before the arrival of the planters at the start of the 17th Century. Targeted excavation work around the picturesque tree encircled earthen mound ahead of the planned development of new visitor facilities hoped to find and preserve buried artefacts from that period -- but it ended up unearthing...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OUR LADY OF KNOCK, 02-03-15

    02/03/2015 9:30:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 02-03-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:OUR LADY OF KNOCK†Ireland's revered Marian shrine in County Mayo, dating from 1879. On August 21 of that year, during a pouring rain, the figures of Mary, Joseph, and John the Apostle appeared over the gable of the village church, enveloped in a bright light. Beside them was an altar, with a Cross surmounting it and a Lamb at its feet. No words came from any of the figures. The parish priest was not informed until the next day, as the onlookers were too stunned to leave the scene. Twice in 1880 the apparition was...
  • Ireland drawn into 'new Cold War' as Vladimir Putin flexes muscles after Russian bombers

    02/01/2015 10:11:46 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 29 replies
    Belefast Telegraph ^ | 31 Jan 15 | Paul Melia, Ralph Riegel, Philip Ryan and Tom Brady
    The Republic found itself at the centre of the latest muscle-flexing exercise by Vladimir Putin after Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons flew past the west coast. A diplomatic spat erupted as the Irish Government warned it was ďabsolutely unacceptableĒ that the two Tupolev 95s were in Irish-controlled airspace for five hours without notifying the authorities. The planes were flying with their transponders switched off Ė meaning they could not be Ďseení by civilian aircraft as they passed through the busy airspace, where around 1,800 planes a day travel. The aircraft were tracked by RAF Typhoon jets for more...
  • Irish police officer shot while visiting New Orleans.

    02/01/2015 9:03:26 AM PST · by shemyk344 · 24 replies
    nola The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/28/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    NOPD said the 30-year-old victim, who Irish media have identified as Hanrahan, was approached by a gunman in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street. The gunman demanded money, and the victim refused.
  • Exploration of underwater forest [Loch Tay]

    07/16/2008 10:42:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1,480+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | unattributed
    Underwater archaeologists are taking to Loch Tay to try to uncover more about a submerged prehistoric woodland. The stumps of about 50 trees were discovered in 2005 - some of them are thought to be about 6,000 years old. The experts are now aiming to find their root system and establish the depth to which the trees are buried. Meanwhile, a campaign has been launched to help restore the reconstructed crannog, an ancient loch dwelling, which attracts thousands of visitors. The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology will spend the next two weeks inspecting the drowned forest. They will be focusing...
  • Guide to American Presidents GEORGE WASHINGTON 1732-99 [GW's English Ancestry]

    06/18/2013 8:25:00 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 21 replies
    Burke's Peerage ^ | Unknown | Anon.
    1st PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1789-97 FAMILY ESSAY "Washington came of very good blood - aw, quite good - I b'lieve." Attributed by his classmates to Amory Blaine in F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise. The Washingtons are of unusual antiquity in European terms, let alone American ones. A direct male ancestry has been traced back to William de Wessington or Wessyngton (i.e., Washington, a town in Tyne and Wear, formerly County Durham, in northern England), who was living in the late 12th century. The remoter ancestry is not absolutely certain but a detailed argument has...
  • Girl Traces US Presidents' Family Tree, All Related But One

    04/02/2011 5:17:39 PM PDT · by Germanicus Cretorian · 93 replies · 1+ views
    digtriad.com ^ | Aug 2 2010 | Carrie Hodgin
    Paso Robles, CA -- Their political party lines maybe different but one thing United States presidents could share is their family line. A young girl in California has put together a Presidential Family Tree. Twelve-year-old BridgeAnne d'Avignon found that all the presidents but one are related to King John of England through a common ancestor. "They are all cousins and all grandsons of John Lackland," BridgeAnne told KCOY News. The girl searched more than a half million names for months. She started with George Washington, then traced both the male and female family lines to make the connection. KCOY reports...
  • The Revolutionary War was tough and brutal

    07/08/2007 7:39:21 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies · 1,239+ views
    Creators.com ^ | July 4, 2007 | Froma Harrop
    In the popular mind, the American Revolution was mostly about liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- and the war that followed the Declaration of Independence wasn't much of a war. We imagine toy soldiers in red coats chasing picturesque rebels. Actually, the War of Independence was horrific, according to John Ferling, a leading historian of early America. It was a grinding conflict that rivaled, and in some ways exceeded, the Civil War in its toll on American fighters when looked at on a per-capita basis. Ferling chronicles the suffering in his new book, "Almost a Miracle: The American Victory...
  • Reunited At Last! This Is David, The Brother I Lost Just 1,000 Years Ago

    12/31/2006 2:56:02 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 1,678+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-31-2006 | Robin McKie
    Reunited at last! This is David, the brother I lost just 1,000 years ago Gene study is throwing a new light on our nation's history - and our personal ancestry, reports science editor Robin McKie Sunday December 31, 2006 The Observer (UK) A scientific revolution is taking place in the study of our ancient past. Once the preserve of academics who analysed prehistoric stones and crumbling parchment, the subject has been transformed by the study of our genes by scientists who are using the blood of the living to determine the actions of men and women centuries ago. In the...
  • Up to three million men descended from medieval Irish warlord: study

    01/19/2006 8:02:19 AM PST · by mjp · 42 replies · 1,269+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jan 18, 11:01 AM ET
    DUBLIN (AFP) - Up to three million men around the world could be descended from a prolific medieval Irish king, according to researchers at Trinity College Dublin. A genetics study suggests that the fifth-century warlord known as "Niall of the Nine Hostages" may be the ancestor of about one in 12 Irishmen. He established a dynasty of powerful chieftains that dominated the island for six centuries. In a study of the Y chromosomes -- which are only passed down through the male line -- scientists found there is a genetic fingerprint hot-spot in northwest Ireland where 21.5 percent carry it,...
  • Scientist Discover Most Fertile Irish Male

    01/17/2006 11:34:03 PM PST · by strider44 · 13 replies · 842+ views
    Reuters | 1/17/06 | Siobhan Kennedy
    By Siobhan Kennedy | January 17, 2006 DUBLIN (Reuters) - Scientists in Ireland may have found the country's most fertile male, with more than 3 million men worldwide among his offspring. Article Tools Printer friendly E-mail to a friend Science RSS feed Available RSS feeds Most e-mailed More: Globe front page | Boston.com Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts The scientists, from Trinity College Dublin, have discovered that as many as one in twelve Irish men could be descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a 5th-century warlord who was head of the most powerful dynasty...
  • Britons Dedicate Renovated Franklin Home

    01/17/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 840+ views
    Forbes/Associated Press ^ | 01.17.2006 | JILL LAWLESS
    Benjamin Franklin, Londoner. The U.S. founding father lived in the British capital for almost two decades before the American Revolution, working to bridge the widening gap between the colonies and the crown. After decades of neglect and a $5.3 million restoration, his house was unveiled to the public Tuesday as a museum dedicated to a revolutionary who spent years trying to keep Britain and its American colonies united. "He wasn't very successful, but he sowed the seeds of the Anglo-American special relationship," said Marcia Balisciano, director of the Benjamin Franklin House museum. U.S. Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle and Foreign Secretary...
  • DNA Shows Celtic Hero Somerled's Viking Roots

    04/26/2005 10:52:12 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 1,569+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 4-26-2005 | Ian Johnson
    DNA shows Celtic hero Somerled's Viking roots IAN JOHNSTON SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT A HISTORIC Celtic hero credited with driving the Vikings out of western Scotland was actually descended from a Norseman, according to research by a leading DNA expert. According to traditional genealogies, Somerled, who is said to have died in 1164 after ousting the Vikings from Argyll, Kintyre and the Western Isles, was descended from an ancient royal line going back to when the Scots were living in Ireland. But Bryan Sykes, an Oxford University professor of human genetics who set up a company called Oxford Ancestors to research peopleís...
  • Race row professor and policeman 'may be distant cousins'

    07/29/2009 11:14:16 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 954+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 30, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    As if their White House bonding session over a few beers later today couldn't get any more bizarre, it has now emerged that the prominent US black academic and the white policeman who controversially arrested him may be distant cousins. Prof Henry Louis Gates and Sgt James Crowley are both descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a 4th century Irish warlord who was renowned for his prowess on the battlefield and the bedroom. In a television series on African-American ancestry which the Harvard academic hosted last year, Prof Gates discovered he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a...
  • Harvard Professor Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him

    07/29/2009 11:29:14 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,078+ views
    abcnews ^ | July 28, 2009 | NIALL O'DOWD
    Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots. Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages. In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered his Irish roots when he found he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave girl. He went to Trinity College in Dublin to have his DNA analyzed....
  • Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him

    07/28/2009 4:22:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 1,251+ views
    Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him Two Men at Center of Controversy Linked by Irish Heritage By NIALL O'DOWD IrishCentral.com Publisher July 28, 2009ó Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots. Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages. In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered...
  • What the Irish media are saying about New Orleans after Irish police officer was shot

    01/28/2015 1:11:54 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/28/15 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Irish news media focused Wednesday on New Orleans after a vacationing Irish police officer was shot in the 7th Ward. The Irish Daily Mirror said the officer is now in intensive care. Reports said Officer Brian Hanrahan was visiting New Orleans as part of a road trip with father, who lives in Missouri. Local residents are raising money for Hanrahan's medical and travel expenses. Read more about what NOPD said happened during the shooting. Journalists from Ireland had plenty to say about the city where Hanrahan was shot, and in some cases, nuances were lost. Some news outlets showed photos...
  • Ireland's Dairies Date Back 6,000 Years

    01/19/2015 4:45:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Friday, January 16, 2015 | editors
    Ninety percent of the fats found in Neolithic cooking pots from Ireland came from dairy products, according to a new study conducted at the University of Bristol. "We know from previous research that dairying was an important part of many early farming economies, but what was a big surprise was the prevalence of dairy residues in Irish pots. It looks to have been a very important food source," said Jessica Smyth of the School of Chemistry. The remaining ten percent of the residues came from beef or mutton fat, or a mixture of milk and meat. "People can obviously cook...
  • Irish Cabinet minister announces heís gay

    01/18/2015 9:22:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 11:05 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    A senior Cabinet minister in Ireland says heís gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country. Sundayís announcement on state radio by Health Minister Leo Varadkar received widespread praise for its straightforward honesty. Analysts said his decision was likely to be viewed with hindsight as a landmark of social change in a country that, until 1993, outlawed homosexual acts. Varadkar said he decided to declare his sexuality in advance of government moves this year to advance gay rights. These include plans to legalize gay marriage, permit homosexual men to donate blood,...
  • Dublin priest says he is gay during Mass Ė receives standing ovation

    01/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PST · by ebb tide · 90 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 1-09-15 | Cathy Haynes
    A Dublin priest received a standing ovation from his congregation this week as he called for same sex marriage equality in Ireland and came out to his parishioners. Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublinís 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,...
  • Dublin priest says he is gay during Mass Ė receives standing ovation

    01/09/2015 7:59:28 AM PST · by massmike · 62 replies
    irishcentral.com ^ | 01/09/2015 | Cathy Hayes
    Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublinís 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 ďIím gay myself.Ē Dolanís statement at Mass on Saturday was met by applause and a standing ovation from his ďproudĒ parishioners. Speaking to the Irish Sun...
  • Author Says a Whole Culture -- Not a Single 'Homer' -- Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

    01/05/2015 1:09:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 4, 2015 | Simon Worrall
    In Why Homer Matters, historian and award-winning author Adam Nicolson suggests that Homer be thought of not as a person but as a tradition and that the works attributed to him go back a thousand years earlier than generally believed. Speaking from his home in England, Nicolson describes how being caught in a storm at sea inspired his passion for Homer, how the oral bards of the Scottish Hebrides may hold the key to understanding Homer's works, and why smartphones are connecting us to ancient oral traditions in new and surprising ways... About ten years ago, I set off sailing...
  • US to resume first beef imports from Ireland since mad cow

    01/05/2015 7:50:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2015 8:38 AM EST
    Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the countryóthe first European Union state allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago. Simon Coveney, Irelandís minister for agriculture, food and the marine, issued a statement Monday announcing that access to the lucrative U.S. market came after American authorities inspected Irelandís beef production systems. Authorities estimate annual exports could be worth at least Ä25 million ($30 million). Ö
  • Wind turbine collapses in Northern Ireland

    01/04/2015 1:24:44 PM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Jan. 4, 2015 | Emily Gosden
    Investigation after 328-foot turbine buckles at wind farm in County Tyrone despite only light winds A 328-foot tall wind turbine worth more than £2 million pounds has buckled and collapsed on a mountainside in Northern Ireland. Unconfirmed reports suggested the blades of the turbine had spun out of control - despite only light wind speeds - before the structure came crashing to the ground on Friday. Locals claimed the sound of the turbine hitting the mountain could be heard up to seven miles away from the Screggagh wind farm, near Fintona in County Tyrone.
  • Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'

    12/22/2014 4:27:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    University of Aberdeen News ^ | 18 December 2014 | Euan Wemyss
    Dr Garcia Losquino, who is from the region, was compelled to visit Galicia in Northern Spain unexpectedly when a number of Viking anchors were washed ashore in a storm in March 2014... "On the beach where the anchors were found there was a big mound which locals thought might have been a motte-and-bailey construction, which was used by the later Vikings in France. But with the help of a geographer using tomography we now think this was a longphort -- a Viking construction only found in Ireland during the early Viking age, and very similar to English Viking camps, where...
  • Be a Rock Star... Start Hating Big Government

    12/27/2014 6:31:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed ¬ďRobin Hood of Rock¬Ē is beginning to sound a little more like Grover Norquist than a traditional pop-culture leftist. The U2 frontman, Bono, recently praised Ireland¬ís extraordinarily low tax rate, while¬†claiming that the move has brought unparalleled prosperity to the Emerald Isle. According to the¬†UK Independent, Bono boasted about the tax-policy¬ís ability to bring wealth to Ireland for the first time in centuries:¬ďWe are a tiny little country, we don¬ít have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we¬íve known.¬ĒHe even...
  • 'Snowball Earth' theory melted

    01/11/2011 7:05:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, March 6, 2002
    Geoscientists in Scotland say they have evidence to disprove the controversial "Snowball Earth" theory - the idea that the planet was completely encased in ice just over 600 million years ago.We are claiming that in reality there was not a totally frozen snowball Earth and that even during the coldest conditions large regions remained ice-free -- Dr Dan CondonThe team, from the University of St Andrews, has published its findings in the scientific journal Geology, after studying rocks in the west of Scotland, Ireland, Namibia and California. Drs Dan Condon, Tony Prave and Doug Benn say they have found evidence...
  • TD helped Ďdozensí of women take abortion pills (Ireland)

    12/18/2014 3:32:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    journal.ie ^ | 12/17/2014 | Daragh Brophy
    SOCIALIST TD RUTH Coppinger says sheís helped ďaround two dozenĒ women access abortion pills advertised online in recent months. The Dublin West deputy said there had been an upswing in awareness of the drugs since she and other pro-choice campaigners took part in a stunt at the end of October ó travelling from Belfast by train, and bringing back the pills, which are not available in the Republic. Coppinger and other activists swallowed the pills on their return to Connolly Station (below). arlier in October, an RT… investigation revealed that the number of seizures of the pills had more than...
  • In Europe They Are Anxious to Get Rid of Israel

    12/13/2014 7:01:29 AM PST · by kindred · 50 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 12-12-14 | Giulio Meotti
    In Ireland, taking the name of Israel means becoming a war criminal. A popular Dublin restaurant, The Exchequer, no longer stocks Israeli goods. In the Irish town of Kinvara, retailers, restaurants and pharmacies operate a boycott of Israeli goods. The leading Irish supermarket chain SuperValu removed the Israeli carrots from its shelves. And I have mentioned just a few examples of the new Irish anti-Semitism. It is the same everywhere in Europe: Israel is disappearing from European shelves. Practically and symbolically. The material cancellation of Israeli goods from Europe's shelves anticipates Israel's physical suppression. The French city of Lille suspended...
  • Holocaust Denial in Ireland?

    12/12/2014 7:46:41 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 9 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    "Ireland has succumbed to an ugly form of Jew Hatred" says radio host and author Chuck Morse. The leftist establishment in Ireland, of all places, operating in this case out of an outfit called "The Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) has banned any mention of Israel from their upcoming commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day which is to take place on January 27, 2015. For HETI not mention the Jewish State at an event commemorating the Holocaust against the six million Jews of Europe is a bizarre and twisted piece of orwellian agitprop and is truly despicable." ďTHE TRUSTEES OF HOLOCAUST...
  • Ireland to Accept Motion Recognizing ĎPalestineí

    12/09/2014 3:04:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/2014, 12:16 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Irish government is expected to accept a motion to be proposed by the opposition calling on parliament to recognize ďPalestineĒ as a state, Reuters reports. The decision follows the passing of a motion in Irelandís upper house in October calling on the government to formally recognize a Palestinian state. Members of parliament in the lower house are due to discuss the motion proposed by the opposition Sinn Fťin party later on Tuesday and on Wednesday, according to Reuters. A government spokesman said it will not oppose the bill, meaning MPs will not be required to vote. The motion calls...
  • Irish singer Sinťad OíConnor joining Sinn Fťin

    12/09/2014 10:03:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2014 10:26 AM EST
    Sinťad OíConnor, long a critic of church and state in Ireland, says sheís joining the Irish nationalist Sinn Fťin partyóand wants its leaders to step aside for younger voices free of IRA connections. The 48-year-old singer, who recently released her 10th album ďIím Not Bossy, Iím the Boss,Ē says Sinn Fťin is the only left-wing party able to steer Ireland toward social equality. Ö