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  • 'Irish' Man Labelled Hero After Istanbul Fight

    08/30/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Sky News
    A man reported to be an Irish citizen has been heralded as a hero after fighting off a mob of Turkish shopkeepers who beat him with sticks. Described by Turkish media as an Irish tourist and a professional boxer, he had been at a market in Istanbul's Aksaray neighbourhood looking for a bottle of water. After he opened the fridge door, accidentally sending all the bottles tumbling to the floor, the owner of the shop held a stick to him. A large group of other shopkeepers then came to defend the shop owner, some carrying sticks or stools. Despite the...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • Irish Tourist Takes Dubai Cabbie for Ferrari World Joyride... Goes Viral

    08/21/2015 6:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Bindu Rai
    Takes the Indian taxi driver on the worlds fastest roller coaster They call it the luck of the Irish, and it appears, Liam Murphys cup runneth over as the man from Cork spread some good cheer when he cut a ticket for his taxi driver on a joyride to Ferrari World. The kind-hearted test engineer, who was in Dubai on a business trip, decided to invite his driver on a whim to join him in the Yas Island theme park when he learned the Indian national had never been inside the park despite making countless trips to drop off customers...
  • World's 7 most dangerous and remote islands

    01/30/2013 5:41:50 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 30, 2013 -- Updated 1755 GMT (0155 HKT) | Mike Sowden
    CNN) -- Idiotic TV shows and all the latest apps bumming you out on the 21st century? Ready for some "me time" on the world's remotest islands? Forget golden sands and swaying palms -- the reality of solitude is different as these terrifyingly distant landfalls demonstrate. ... Bear Island 400 miles off Europe's north coast Bjornoya, better known as Bear Island, is the southernmost island in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, 400 miles north of mainland Europe -- but only on paper, given that it's almost 150 miles south of the Norwegian island chain with which it's lumped. It's been...
  • Ireland now at greater risk of lone wolf radical attack than from sectarian terror (i.e. Islam)

    08/13/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 12, 2015 01:05 AM | Frances Mulraney
    Irish security services have confirmed that they feel there is a much greater risk of a lone wolf terror attack by radical Muslims than from so-called dissident republicans. Sources told the Sunday Independent that they believe the radicalization of young Muslims in Ireland to be a more serious issue than those using the title of dissident republicans, whom they now believe are using such names to hide their criminal activities. [] Although there have been only two known arrests made in Ireland this year of those suspected of being radical Islamists, one Irish and one Eastern European, Defense Minister Simon...
  • Cinema of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales --- (Blood in her Eyes) idiom

    08/10/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 29 replies
    lib.berkeley.edu ^ | not know | ukfilm
    Picadilly (UK, 1929) Direced by E.A. Dupont. Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones. "Just before making his talkie directorial debut with Atlantic, director E.A. DuPont dashed off the silent "backstage" drama Piccadilly. By the time the film was released in 1929, talking pictures had taken a firm hold of the British film industry, obliging DuPont to reshoot much of the picture with dialogue... Feeling threatened by Shosho, Mabel heads to her rival's apartment with blood in her eye. A shot rings out, Shosho falls dead, and Mabel is accused of murder...
  • How Hatred of the Jewish State created the Red-Green Alliance

    08/10/2015 2:43:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/10/15 | Joseph Puder
    The Jerusalem Post headlined the following in its culture section on July 12, 2015, Irish Dance Competition canceled due to BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Pressure. The Israeli feis (Irish Dance Competition) website was attacked by a radical political group called Irish-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) led by Raymond Deane, Kevin Squires, and Amanda Crawford. The first-ever Irish dance festival set to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel was cancelled due to a campaign of terroristlike threats to performers, the school, students and parents. The IPSC website proudly featured a congratulatory message from Omar Barghouti, the Palestinian co-founder of the BDS...
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professors Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization. His abstract begins: Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • Ancient Irish were first to record an eclipse -- 5,355 years ago

    08/03/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | Friday, July 31,2015 | Cathy Hayes
    Our ancient Irish ancestors carved images of an ancient eclipse into giant stones over 5,000 years ago, on November 30, 3340 BC to be exact. This is the oldest known recorded solar eclipse in history. The illustrations are found on the Stone Age "Cairn L," on Carbane West, at Loughcrew, outside Kells, in County Meath. The landscape of rolling hills is littered with Neolithic monuments. Some say that originally there were at least 40 to 50 monuments, but others say the figure was more like 100... Martin Brennan and Jack Roberts discovered that the sun illuminates this chamber on the...
  • ODynamite Rossa: Was Fenian leader the first terrorist? (Ireland)

    07/31/2015 9:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Aug 1, 2015, 01:00 | Patrick Freyne
    Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa creates terrorism as we understand it in the 20th century, the historian Dr. Shane Kenna, author of a book called Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian, says. He sees himself as the progenitor of terrorism. Hes the man who develops the strategy, and he said that future terrorist groups should pay him a royalty for it. Calling ODonovan Rossa a terrorist shouldnt be particularly controversialalthough Kenna winces when he does so. ODonovan Rossa embraced the word. He ran a dynamite school in the United States and boasted of bombing campaigns in his self-published newspaper. [] In death, ODonovan...
  • Another Clinton fundraiser has suspect past

    04/03/2008 6:25:13 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 65+ views
    miamiherald.com ^ | 04/03/08 | GREG GORDON AND WILL CONNORS
    HOUSTON -- A Texas oilman who's accused of defrauding the Nigerian government by illegally pumping and exporting 10 million barrels of oil is a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Kase Lawal of Houston is at least the fourth person accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing to help finance Clinton's political ambitions since 2000 and the second in her quest for the White House. The list also includes Chinese and Pakistani fugitives and a former Miami lawyer, Peter Paul, who was convicted of defrauding Cuba. There's no indication that Clinton's campaign was aware of Lawal's legal problems when it...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A Monster Named, Tax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A Monster Named, Tax Evasion. Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the lefts most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. Buses of activists from a litany of organizations all funded in part by Mr. Soros showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • Tax cuts to encourage emigrants to return says Prime Minister (of Ireland)

    07/27/2015 6:11:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 25, 2015 04:02 AM | (Irish Central Staff Writers)
    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he aims to reduce taxes to encourage the return of emigrants. Speaking at the MacGill Summer school on Friday, where several dozen anti-water charge protesters gathered ahead of his address, the Taoiseach said the tax rate was too high a rate and kicks in too early. Kenny said he plans to cut the 7 percent rate of Universal Social Charge in the forthcoming budget, the Irish Times reports. In doing so, we will bring down the marginal rate of tax paid by people earning less than 70,000 to less than 50 percent.
  • New poll shows Ireland wants Leo Varadkar as leader (SSM pusher)

    07/27/2015 6:05:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 23, 2015 04:10 AM | Paddy Clancy
    Health Minister Leo Varadkar is the overwhelming favorite among the public and Fine Gael supporters to be the next leader of the party. A poll for The Sunday Times shows 34 percent of people would like to see Varadkar, who came out as a gay in January, take over from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Its always nice to get positive feedback from the public, but there is no vacancy. Enda is the leader and I have my hands full in health and a lot of work to do, Varadkar said.
  • Londonderry to be renamed Derry as Unionists cry foul (Northern Ireland)

    07/25/2015 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 24, 2015 09:04 AM | Cathy Hayes
    The Derry City and Strabane District Council have voted in favor of moving to officially changing the name of Londonderry to Derry. Unionists are describing the decision, voted upon on Thursday evening, as sectarian and disgusting. The vote passed with the full support of Sinn Fin, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and the Independent councillors, despite opposition from the minority unionist block. The council will now write to Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan of the SDLP, on how to go about the change. Durkan is himself a native of Derry. According to TheJournal.ie, 28 councillors voted to seek...
  • Berlin conservatives say no to gay marriage

    07/24/2015 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jul 2015 17:14 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Members of the Berlin faction of Chancellor Angela Merkels conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) voted against gay marriage in a poll on Friday, denting hopes the Chancellors staunch opposition could be swayed. The Berlin faction of the CDU announced on Friday that 45 percent of its members voted against gay marriage while 35 percent voted in support in a survey, newspaper Tagesspiegel reported. [] The recent passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland and a US Supreme Court decision in favour of gay marriage has put more pressure on Merkel and her conservative Union (CDU and Christian Social Union parties), who...
  • Two more arrested in Irish ISIS terror link

    07/20/2015 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 20, 2015 01:02 AM | Jane Walsh
    Irish police have arrested two men with possible links to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The men, one Irish and one Eastern European, were arrested under the provisions of the 2005 Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offenses) Act which allows the state to prosecute persons engaged in acts of terrorism outside the State. The Irish Independent reports that the arrests in Dublin and the midlands were prompted by information found by Garda (police) concerning efforts by both men to travel to Syria. The first man, who is well known to police and has a history of promoting an extremist view...
  • Minimum wage rise of 50c opposed by business groups (Ireland)

    07/20/2015 12:28:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 01:00 | Elaine Edwards
    Business groups and the restaurants sector have strongly opposed any increase in the minimum wage of 8.65 ahead of reports that the Low Pay Commission is expected to recommend a rise of 50 cent per hour. The commission will present its report to Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash over the next few days and is expected to recommend an increase of about 50 cent per hour. IBEC, which represents Irish businesses, said the proposal was at odds with all the economic evidence and would heap pressure on companies still struggling to stay in business and erode crucial competitiveness...
  • Stop flying Confederate flag appeal to Cork fans from head of GAA (Ireland)

    07/17/2015 1:07:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 17, 2015 01:20 AM | Sheila Langan
    The president of Irelands Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has implored fans of the County Cork teams to stop waving the Confederate flag during games. Fans of Cork (the Rebel County), whose colors are red and white, are known for flying a range of flags from around the world emblazoned with those colors. Some fans have a preference for the US Confederate flag because of the red and the white and because of the rebel connotations. This allegiance has been a source of controversy in the past, with activist groups in Ireland calling for a ban on the use of the...
  • Irish police arrest ISIS suspect in Dublin

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

    07/16/2015 11:29:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 11, 2015 | By Sheila Langan
    An historic photo of Fulmoth Kearney, President Obamas Irish ancestor from Moneygall, Co, Offaly, has at last been found. Merlyn White, Obama's third cousin once removed, recently learned of her connection to the president while visiting a distant relation in Scotland. The news led her to reconsider an old family photo album she had inherited from her 107-year-old great aunt. In the album's pages she found portraits of Fulmoth and his wife Charlotte, which she shared with genealogist Megan Smolenyak, who first identified Fulmoth as Obama's Irish ancestor. This revelation of the photo comes on the heels of the discovery...
  • Families of the Undocumented Irish in America battle for immigration reform

    07/14/2015 4:37:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 14, 2015 01:04 AM | Jane Walsh
    A new group has been established in Ireland to campaign on behalf of the undocumented Irish in America. The group, called The Families of the Undocumented Irish in America, will be chaired by Bundoran man Michael McMahon. Speaking after the launch, Mr. McMahon said: For far too long, successive Irish governments have sat on their hands and failed to support their citizens living in America. The current American administration has exhausted all avenues to introduce comprehensive immigration reform at this stage, but I am hopeful that the issue will resurface during and after the coming Presidential election campaign. However, there...
  • 1014 AD impact event causes Atlantic tsunami and end of Aztecs Fourth Sun?

    01/11/2012 12:29:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    2012Quest ^ | January 12th, 2011 | Gary C. Daniels
    The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that in England 1014 AD, on the eve of St. Michaels day (September 28, 1014) came the great sea-flood, which spread wide over this land, and ran so far up as it never did before, overwhelming many towns, and an innumerable multitude of people. This is clearly a reference to a tsunami similar to the one that struck Indonesia in December 2004 which killed over 250,000 people. What could have caused this tsunami? Could a meteor or comet impact in the Atlantic Ocean have been the cause? Researcher Dallas Abbott of the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory...
  • Irish anti-Islamic group protests mosque in Kerry (PEGIDA Ireland)

    07/11/2015 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 10, 2015 08:57 AM | Anne Lucey
    An anti-Islamic group founded in Germany, which it emerges now has an Irish branch, is objecting to the building of a mosque in Tralee, County Kerry. The group denies it is racist, but says it wants to save Ireland from Islam. It is to launch a political party shortly. Kerry is the rural county with the biggest population of Muslims outside the main cities, such as Cork and Dublin. Killarney already has an Islamic cultural center. However, it has no full mosque. The second attempt in recent years to construct a mosque in Tralee on a large site is now...
  • GRACE [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/09/2015 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    I was torn to lament over situations recently so I asked The Lord to explain His Grace to me and I share it for your consideration . . . Grace is sufficient is more than a statement it is an enactment for many in My Creation ask "Why"? When I have given them the gift to (( ( "DECLARE" ) )) ((( "GRACE" ))) ! And so it is with this enlightenment they "IN FACT" carry the KEY to their own Blessings and Grace ! For I AM GRACE ETERNAL and it is in this manner you must speak and...
  • Irish teens in danger of becoming jihadist brides

    07/06/2015 10:24:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 06, 2015 04:28 AM | Jane Walsh
    Large numbers of young women are being lured from Europe to join the Islamic State militant group and become jihadist brides, and a leading academic says there are growing concerns that Irish teens could be duped online. Dr. Maura Conway, a senior lecturer in international security at the School of Law and Government in Dublin City University, says its important that parents and the government recognize the threat. Islamic State (ISIL) is increasingly reaching out, so literally any young person, anywhere, could be influenced by their message, Dr. Conway told the Sunday Independent. [] Last week, parents from Irelands Muslim...
  • Muslim leaders in Ireland split on plan to protest ISIS atrocities

    07/06/2015 10:17:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 04, 2015 06:43 AM | (Irish Central Staff Writers)
    Muslims in Ireland will hold a demonstration in Dublin to protest the violence inspired by terror group Islamic State. Three Irish people were gunned down in Tunisia by an ISIS fanatic while they were on vacation there. The Not in Our Name protest will take place at OConnell Street on Sunday, July 26, reports the Irish Examiner. However, the leader of Irelands biggest mosque in Clonskeagh, Dublin, has refused to take part. Dr. Ali Salem, head of the Islamic Cultural Center of Ireland, which is part of the mosque, stated the organization had never been consulted. If the biggest Islamic...
  • Abusive Abortion Activists Terrorize Children at Pro-Life Rally (Dublin, Ireland)

    07/06/2015 9:03:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.5
    In a startling show of incivility, pro-abortion activists hurled abuse at participants in a pro-life rally in Dublin, shouting insults, giving the finger and holding signs such as F*** you, Im pro-choice! Pro-abortion campaigners also hacked into the website of pro-life group Youth Defense prior to the march, replacing its usual homepage with a message reading #RepealThe8thAmendment, a reference to the passage in Irish law that recognizes the right to life of unborn children. Meanwhile, tweeters compared demonstrators for the pro-life cause with members of ISIS and the Ku Klux Klan. The Irish Times reports that some 10,000 demonstrators showed...
  • Thousands take part in anti-abortion rally in Dublin

    07/06/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    rte.ie ^ | 05 July 2015
    Thousands of people have gathered at Parnell Square in Dublin city centre for an anti-abortion rally. Organisers say the theme and aim of this year's march, titled 'Rally for Life', is to speak up for babies with a disability. It is being organised by Youth Defence, the Life Institute, and Precious Youth. At 2.30pm demonstrators began making their way down O'Connell Street towards their finishing point outside Leinster House. Garda estimated the crowd for today's rally at between 5,000 and 8,000, while organisers said the figure was between 25,000 and 30,000. In a statement following todays rally, Amnesty Ireland said...
  • John Boehner pledge: Immigration reform top of agenda (pandering to Irish illegals)

    07/05/2015 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 20:47 | Arthur Beesley
    The speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform. Mr. Boehner also told how Taoiseach Enda Kenny has harangued him on the matter, telling him how the lack of reform has left some Irish immigrants listening to a parents funeral by phone. His remarks indicate he may yet move to confront opponents of reform within his own Republican party, which is in the vanguard of resistance to it and has a majority in the House. [] Imitating Mr. Kenny, Mr. Boehner said he was...
  • Irish Bishops Reject Plan to Ask 'Conservative' Students to Leave National Seminary

    07/05/2015 5:55:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Under pressure from bishops, the Irish national seminary at Maynooth will welcome back several seminarians who had been asked to leave because they were viewed too conservative, the Irish Catholic reports. The newspaper reports that six seminariansin a class of ten-- were told that they should take time off to reconsider their vocations. But three will be returning to St. Patricks seminary, after their bishops disagreed with the evaluations by seminary faculty. Msgr. Hugh Connolly, the rector of the Maynooth seminary, told the Irish Catholic that there was nothing out of the ordinary in the decision. He said that the...
  • The king of Stonehenge: Were artefacts at ancient chief's burial site Britain's first Crown Jewels?

    05/12/2009 8:57:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 3,768+ views
    dailymail ^ | 12th May 2009 | Paul Harris
    He was a giant of a man, a chieftain who ruled with a royal sceptre and a warrior's axe. When they laid him to rest they dressed him in his finest regalia and placed his weapons at his side. Then they turned his face towards the setting sun and sealed him in a burial mound that would keep him safe for the next 4,000 years. In his grave were some of the most exquisitely fashioned artefacts of the Bronze Age, intricately crafted to honour the status of a figure who bore them in life in death. For this may have...
  • Britain's 'most important archeological' discovery found in desk drawer

    10/28/2008 8:13:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 763+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2008 | Urmee Khan
    The pinhead-sized studs form an intricate pattern on the handle of a dagger, but archeologists failed to realise their significance when they excavated the burial mound in Wiltshire - known as Bush Barrow - in 1808. Now they are to be re-united with other priceless artefacts unearthed at the site and put on show at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes after Niall Sharples, a senior lecturer at Cardiff University turned out his predecessors' desk and discovered them in a film canister labelled Bush Barrow. In the 1960s, the gold was taken away for examination by Professor Richard Atkinson, a...
  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    theage.com.au | 6/4/2015 | Paul Sheehan
    You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution. In fact, only 34 per cent of the adult population voted in support of the measure. There are 3.52 million Irish citizens of voting age, and 66 per cent of them did not vote "yes". Two-thirds of the adult population either voted "no", or did not vote, or did not register to vote.
  • Dublin elects its first ever Sinn Fin mayor (Irish terrorist party)

    06/30/2015 5:26:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 30, 2015 02:15 AM | Cathy Hayes
    Crona N Dhlaigh, Sinn Fin councilor and Dub, born and bred, has been elected as the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. N Dhlaigh replaces Christy Burke after an agreement was made that a Sinn Fin councilor would take over the position during the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Fianna Fil councilor Jim OCallaghan and independent councilor Mannix Flynn put their names forward to try to prevent this from happening. N Dhlaigh got 41 out of 59 votes on Monday evening and nine went to OCallaghan and eight went to Flynn. [] OCallaghan, who objected to the election of a Sinn...
  • Drone set to deliver abortion pills to Ireland

    06/30/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Eilish O'Gara
    A women's rights group say they are planning on distributing abortion medication by drone in Ireland after they successfully delivered a batch of pills from Germany to Poland last week. The drone set off from Frankfurt an der Oder, on the border with Poland, and delivered the medication to two pregnant women waiting in Slubice who then took the pills, which had been prescribed by a German doctor. After the drone had landed, German police arrived and confiscated the pilot's controllers and iPad, although no one was arrested. Dr Rebecca Gomperts, founder and director of Women on Waves, the not-for-profit...
  • Myths Of British Ancestry

    09/28/2007 7:42:35 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies · 140+ views
    Prospect ^ | 10-2006 | Stephen Oppenheimer
    Myths of British ancestry October 2006Stephen Oppenheimer Everything you know about British and Irish ancestry is wrong. Our ancestors were Basques, not Celts. The Celts were not wiped out by the Anglo-Saxons, in fact neither had much impact on the genetic stock of these islands The fact that the British and the Irish both live on islands gives them a misleading sense of security about their unique historical identities. But do we really know who we are, where we come from and what defines the nature of our genetic and cultural heritage? Who are and were the Scots, the Welsh,...
  • Three Irish slain by ISIS as couple from Westmeath confirmed dead (Tunisia attack)

    06/28/2015 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 28, 2015 04:08 AM | James OShea
    An Irish couple are now confirmed dead in the ISIS slaughter of 39 innocent tourists in Tunisia. That brings to three the number of Irish among the 39 fatalities. The couple have been named locally in Athlone, County Westmeath as Laurence (Larry) and Martina Hayes. He is a well known local bus driver. The couple are believed to be in their fifties. Their daughter was in contact with Irish authorities during the day before police finally confirmed the couple were among the dead. Lorna Carty, a mother of two from County Meath, was already identified as being murdered by the...
  • Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite....

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

    06/25/2015 2:37:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 22, 2015 01:04 AM | Frances Mulraney
    Israels first Irish dancing competition (feis) is currently the subject of a major effort calling for the event to be canceled as part of the cultural boycott of Israel. The feis, set to take part this August in Tel Aviv, is organized by The Carey Academy Israel, a new branch of the highly successful Carey Academy in Birmingham, England. Performances of Riverdance in Israel led to an up-growth of interest in Irish dancing in Israel. The announcement of the feis has seen a major backlash, especially on social media, as supporters of Palestine protest Irish dance being performed in the...
  • End Austerity Now, demand Britons

    06/20/2015 4:35:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 6/21/2015 | Parvathi Menon
    End austerity: its cheating us all; Jobs not Trident; No cuts; Defy Tory rule; Cut war not welfare; Stop fracking; a Living Wage for mothers; and, The Pope gets it, why cant you? With the slogans emblazoned on banners, posters and flags, anti-austerity marchers shouted slogans, sang, and beat drums, as they walked through London in what is being called the biggest protest march that the city has seen. The End Austerity Now demonstration saw participation by an estimated crowd of between 70,000 and 250,000, all coming together to protest against cuts imposed due to austerity, the threats to the...
  • Man (51) dies after shooting in east Limerick (Ireland)

    06/20/2015 1:50:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Jun 20, 2015, 19:19
    A 51-year-old man has died following a shooting in Murroe, Co Limerick on Saturday evening. It is understood the man was shot at a motorcycle club near Mountfune. Garda and emergency services were called the scene at 3.10pm.
  • Seabed Gives Up Spanish Armada Wreck Cannons

    06/18/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Jun 2015
    Storms off the west coast of Ireland have disturbed the seabed to reveal two 16th century cannons wrecked from the Spanish Armada. The cannons were brought to the surface this week by underwater archaeologists and are said to be in "extraordinarily good condition". They are thought to come from the wreck of the merchant vessel La Juliana, which sank in storms off Stredagh, Co Sligo on Irelands west coast in September 1588 along with two others,La Lavia and Santa Maria de Vision. The artifacts were recovered by the Underwater Archaeology Unit of Irelands Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht. One...
  • 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings an Effort to Start a Civil War?

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

    06/17/2015 9:53:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    UTV Ireland ^ | June 17, 2015 | Marese OSullivan
    credit: Heather Humphries (Twitter feed)
  • Irish Viking Trade Centre Unearthed

    05/07/2008 6:48:40 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 168+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-7-2008
    Irish Viking trade centre unearthed Almost 6,000 artefacts and a Viking chieftain's grave have been discovered One of the Vikings' most important trading centres has been discovered in Ireland. The settlement at Woodstown in County Waterford is estimated to be about 1,200 years old. It was discovered during archaeological excavations for a road by-pass for Waterford city, which was founded by the Vikings. The Irish government said the settlement was one of the most important early Viking age trading centres discovered in the country. Its working group, which includes archaeologists from Ireland's museum and monuments service, said it was of...
  • Irish Students Who Died In Balcony Collapse Came To Bay Area Through Work Program

    06/17/2015 7:03:38 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 June 2015 | Sarah Parvini and Veronica Rocha
    For hundreds of college students in Ireland, flocking to California for the summer has become a rite of passage. They arrive in Berkeley each year not to fill University of California lecture halls, but to work on temporary J-1 visas, the federal Work Travel Program that allows foreign students to live and work in the U.S. for up to four months...About 8,000 Irish students applied for the J-1 visa in 2014...
  • Apartment Balcony Collapses in Berkeley Killing 5 People, Injuring 8

    06/16/2015 7:50:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    An apartment balcony near the University of Californias Berkeley campus collapsed early Tuesday, killing five of the 13 people who fell from the fourth-floor structure, the citys police said. All five who died in the collapse at the Library Gardens Apartments were Irish citizens and were for the most part students, Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said in a radio interview in his country Tuesday. At least seven others were taken to hospitals with serious injuries after the balcony gave way at about 12:40 a.m., Berkeley police Officer Byron White told CNN.
  • 5 dead, 8 injured in balcony collapse in (Berkeley) California, police say

    06/16/2015 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015
    Authorities say five people are dead and eight others injured in a balcony collapse in Berkeley ... many of the injured have critical, life-threatening wounds.
  • Turkey warns of terror wave if EU membership is rejected

    12/14/2004 10:10:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,301+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 13 2004 | Lisbeth Kirk
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned European Union leaders that violence from Islamic extremists could escalate if the EU rejects Turkey as a member... Turkey signed the association agreement for EU membership in 1963 and it is expected that a two-day EU summit this week will finally decide to begin formal membership talks, probably in the second half of next year... Taking Turkeys 69 million, mainly Muslim, population into the Union is widely disputed... In Germany, leader of the Christian Social Union Edmund Stoiber told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that his party in government would do what it...