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  • Born-again Christian awarded €70,000 in discrimination case

    07/24/2014 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dan Griffin
    A born-again Christian who was fired from South Tipperary County Council has been awarded €70,000 compensation after the Equality Tribunal found he was discriminated against over his religion. According to the council, John McAteer was dismissed after repeatedly failing to comply with senior staff members who told him to stop speaking about his faith to workers and members of the public during office hours. Mr McAteer said the tenets of his religion require him to speak to people about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. The complainant had been working as a civil engineer in the Clonmel Borough Council...
  • Loud Americans: Villagers answer cafe ban on visitors

    07/24/2014 4:01:33 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 July 2014 | Staff reporter
    The business community in an Irish village has hit back at a cafe owner who has refused to serve "loud Americans". Peter Fitzgerald of Waterville, County Kerry, annoyed villagers when he posted a notice in his cafe banning coach parties and loud Americans. The story went viral on social media and was picked up by dozens of newspapers around the world. The village, however, has assured all, loud or not, of a warm welcome. Business people and residents took to the streets on Tuesday to send out a strong message to visitors. Albert Walsh, chairman of Waterville Business Association, said:...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • 'No loud Americans': Irish Cafe Sparks Outrage by Banning US Visitors in Ring of Kerry ....

    07/23/2014 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Cecily · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    It is hardly the way to win over tourists, but this Irish cafe doesn't seem to care. Peter's Place, a pretty eatery in County Kerry, has placed a notice in its window banning 'loud American's from entering. The cafe lists the undesirables it would prefer not to receive in its establishment, including bus and coach tours and rowdy tourists from across the Pond.
  • Low Irish taxes boost Airbnb profits (but EUSSR wants Ireland to raise them)

    07/22/2014 2:19:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 22/07/2014 - 15:55 | Cécile Barbičre
    The peer-to-peer property renting website, artAirbnb, makes it possible for people in crisis-stricken states to earn extra money, but the company itself has placed its headquarters in places like Ireland, Jersey and Delaware to avoid paying tax. EurActiv France reports. […] In late March 2014, the website announced that one million French holidaymakers used Airbnb since it launched in 2008, the same number as in the UK. In Spain, one million tourists used the website to rent property. The French Ministry of Finances has condemned this kind of revenue. “France has nothing to gain from developing this kind of renting…...
  • UN Committee Demands Change in Irish Abortion Law

    07/17/2014 6:12:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The UN’s Committee on Human Rights has condemned Ireland’s ban on abortion as “unacceptable cruelty,” and demanded liberalization of the law. Following testimony by several pro-abortion organizations, the UN committee pressed Irish justice minister Frances Fitzgerald to defend the country’s law, with one member claiming, inaccurately, that under existing international law, legal access to abortion is “an absolute right.”
  • How did this ‘miracle baby’ survive her twin’s miscarriage, AND an abortion pill?

    07/16/2014 2:19:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 16, 2014 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    By all accounts, Megan Hui shouldn’t be alive. When her mom, Michelle, was six weeks and two days pregnant she began bleeding, and multiple scans confirmed that she had miscarried. But what Michelle and her doctors didn’t know was that she was pregnant with twins, and she had only lost one of the babies. That oversight nearly cost Megan her life, when doctors prescribed mifepristone, a drug that is normally used to cause an abortion, in order to empty out the uterus and ensure that the miscarriage was complete. Days after taking the drug, however, Michelle took a pregnancy test...
  • Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle

    07/15/2014 11:25:08 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    Dailymail ^ | July 15, 2014 | Daily mail reporter
    Obama administration fights to seize Microsoft emails held in IRELAND in landmark legal battle The U.S. Justice Department is claiming that Microsoft must hand over emails that the company stores in databases in Dublin, Ireland, in a case that is being watched closely by tech companies legal scholars. The U.S. federal government is claiming that it can force any company that conducts business operations within its borders to comply with warrants for data stored on its databases, even if those databases aren't physically located within the United States. Several companies that operate within the U.S. keep databases in other countries....
  • EU states promote settler boycott amid Israel crisis

    07/04/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:27 | Andrew Rettman
    Twelve EU countries have warned investors not to do business with Israeli settler entities, amid a security crisis in Israel and Palestine. The group includes: Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Ireland; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovakia; and Slovenia. Portugal published its statement on Wednesday (2 July) and the others came out on Thursday. France, Italy, and Spain put out similar communiques earlier this week. Germany and the UK already did it months ago. Poland is expected to publish a warning shortly. The Irish foreign ministry said the action “has been coordinated at EU level”. …
  • [Lies of the] AP: We were wrong on Irish babies-in-septic-tank story

    06/24/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jun 24, 2014 - 12:58 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Associated Press has published a major correction notice undercutting its reporting on the recent claim that Irish nuns dumped nearly 800 bodies of babies in a septic tank beside their orphanage. The story was featured in media across the globe and created an international furor against the Catholic Church in Ireland. The orphanage took care of babies given up by unwed mothers from 1925 to 1961, but in articles on June 3 and June 8, the AP said evidence pointed to a number of potential atrocities.
  • Tuam babies: how a small field in Ireland held big secret

    06/23/2014 1:16:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/23/2014 (12:19 PM, ET)) | Shane Harrison
    Tucked away between houses on an estate in the Republic of Ireland is a small field that many believe, until recently, had a big secret. Beneath a grotto of the Virgin Mary, lie flowers and teddy bears by well-wishers in memory of the children of unmarried mothers, described at the time as "fallen women." It is believed nearly 800 children are buried in the grounds of what was once a mother and baby home run by nuns in Tuam, County Galway. A child died nearly every two weeks between the mid 1920's and 60's. After world-wide publicity, the Irish government...
  • Guildford Four Member Gerry Conlon, Who Was Wrongly Convicted of 1974 Pub Bombing, Dies Aged 60

    06/21/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Daily Record ^ | Jun 21, 2014
    MR CONLON served 14 years of a life sentence for the blast in the Surrey town before being released from prison in 1989.GERRY CONLON, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, has died aged 60, his family have announced. Mr Conlon and the rest of the Guildford Four served 14 years of a life sentence for the attack which killed five people and injured 65, before their convictions were overturned in 1989. He was later played by Daniel Day-Lewis in the film In The Name Of The Father. Mr Conlon's family issued a statement through his...
  • Associated Press Apologizes for Its Coverage of the Irish Orphanage Story

    06/21/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | June 20, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    <p>Associated Press has issued an apology for its errant reporting regarding claims of a mass grave for children of unwed mothers on the grounds of Tuam Home, an Irish home for unwed mothers.</p> <p>Since the disturbing story broke early this month regarding the Tuam Home for unwed mothers in Ireland, where 796 babies were purportedly “dumped into a septic tank”, the Patheos bloggers have been on the case.</p>
  • Irish publican bans cheering against England

    06/20/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT · by Michael Collins · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 20/6/2014 | BBC
    An Irish barman has slapped a ban on his fellow countrymen cheering against England in the World Cup in his London pub.
  • Tuam septic tank story "debunked" means that the missing 796 children have therefore been found? No.

    06/18/2014 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/18/2014 | Liassez-Faire Capitalist
    Move over Newspeak: now here is Newlogic: A.) The 796 children of the St Mary's (Bon Secours) Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co, Galway, Ireland being-buried-in-a-septic-tank-story has been "debunked." Therefore, that means that the 796 missing children are (as a result) no longer missing! Problem is... B.) One proves the other? C.) They have been found? D.) If so, where are they? . A supposed positive for the former (A) is not tantamount to a positive for the latter three (C-D). They are still missing. Ah, but lets make others prove that they aren't missing, that they weren't baptized,...
  • Death records for 796 children at Tuam home published in full

    06/17/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 175 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 6/17/2014 | Sheila Langan
    The names, ages, and causes of death of all 796 children who died at St. Mary's Home ... in Tuam, Co. Galway from 1925 to 1960 have been published in full, below. The list is long, and reading it is a horrifying heartbreaking experience - though nowhere near as horrifying as the short lives of the children who died, or as heartbreaking as the sheer number of lost little lives. When she began her research, Catherine Corless ... the local historian who set out to uncover the truth about the bones buried at the site of the former Mother and...
  • Fight for the rights of the unborn, and think no less of a child born out of wedlock...

    06/15/2014 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) Fight for the rights of the unborn. 2.) Think no less of a baby/infant/child brought to you without any parent, without any Godparents, as you do not know the future. Which to you is better: baptizing a baby brought to you by good RC parents,that God knows will grow up to deny your faith and be a hell-raiser, or one that asas no one there with him/her or born out ofof wedlock to lapsed parents that God knows will turn out to be righteous?. Who cares about then and there? God told Samuel that He can see what no...
  • Can an infant be baptized, be raised by believing parents & later turn from the faith?

    06/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 290 replies
    6/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) An infant is baptized, is raised by believing parents and later when older turns from the faith. 2.) An infant is baptized, has no believing parents to be raised by, and when older doesn't turn from the faith. Given that the antithesis exists for 1 & 2, wouldn't it be prudent for the priest to baptize the fortunate infant as well as the unfortunate, as either could remain faithful when older, show perseverance against high odds, and no priest knows the future - only God Almighty? Given that only God knows the future, perhaps withholding baptism isn't an option...
  • All-Ireland ‘census’ highlights differences and similarities…(N. Ireland ‘more atheistic’)

    06/13/2014 12:58:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 13 June 2014 | Fionnan Sheehan
    People in Northern Ireland are older and more likely to be atheist and divorced than their neighbors in the Republic. A new census report systematically compares life in the two jurisdictions for the first time, highlighting key differences and similarities in religion, lifestyle and work. […] Marriage and living together are both slightly more common in the Republic while splitting up and lone parenthood are more common in Northern Ireland. Nearly one in 10 adults in Northern Ireland is divorced or separated—which is nearly twice as many as in the Republic—and 37% of northerners are single compared with 42% of...
  • Bodies of nearly 800 babies have been found buried at a former home for unwed mothers in Ireland

    06/11/2014 7:03:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 51 replies
    Global Post ^ | 6-2-2014 | Sarah Wolfe
    A mass grave containing the bodies of up to 800 babies has reportedly been found near a former home for unwed mothers in Ireland.The children were likely buried in secret in a concrete tank alongside the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home, which was run by nuns in Tuam, Galway for a period of 36 years. The home closed in 1961.The exterior of the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Galway.(Catherine Corless/Facebook)Newly-discovered reports show that many of the children died from malnutrition and neglect, or from complications associated with measles, pneumonia, TB, gastroenteritis, and other diseases.Local historian Catherine...
  • EU to launch corporate tax probe into Ireland and others

    06/11/2014 6:53:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/11/2014 @ 09:28 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Commission is to launch a formal investigation into whether tax breaks used to attract international companies breach the EU’s state aid rules. The probe, which is likely to target Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, is set to be announced at a news conference on Wednesday (11 June) by EU competition chief Joaquin Almunia. Irish broadcaster RTE on Tuesday reported the launch of an investigation into the arrangements of US-based software giant Apple, but EU officials have also been gathering information on tax deals in Luxembourg and the Netherlands since last autumn. EU countries have promised to crack down...
  • Cigarette packaging: Republic of Ireland bid to ban branded tobacco

    06/10/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 June 2014 | Last updated at 13:37 ET
    The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in Europe to try to pass a law banning the sale of branded cigarette and tobacco packets. The proposed legislation would force tobacco firms to use plain packaging, removing all logos and trademark colors from cigarette packets. Irish Minister for Health James Reilly said the ban would help to save lives. …
  • Tuam mother and baby home: the trouble with the septic tank story

    06/07/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT · by narses · 12 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 01:00 | Rosita Boland
    Catherine Corless’s research revealed that 796 children died at St Mary’s. She now says the nature of their burial has been widely misrepresented In light of Corless’s article a Children’s Home Graveyard committee was established last year. In recent months its secretary, Teresa Killeen Kelly, addressed the congregation after Mass at Tuam Cathedral, explaining the work of the committee and asking for donations towards a plaque. Copies of Corless’s article were handed out. As John Lowe, another member of the committee, explained this week at the site of the former home, the group’s aim is to raise €15,000 for a...
  • Ireland ‘the most truly Muslim country in the world’ (?!?)

    06/09/2014 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 21:58 | Patsy McGarry
    The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is Ireland, according to an Iranian-born academic at George Washingon University in the US. Next are Denmark, Sweden and the UK. In a BBC interview, Hossein Askari, Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University said a study by himself and colleague Dr. Scheherazde S. Rehman also rates Israel (27) as being more compliant with the ideals of the Koran than any predominantly Muslim country. Not a single majority Muslim country made the top 25 and no Arab country is in the top 50....
  • 800 babies buried in septic tank at Irish home for unmarried mothers

    06/04/2014 9:51:45 PM PDT · by boatbums · 493 replies
    AFP/Dublin/Yahoo News ^ | 06/042014 | unknown
    Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church's troubled past. Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961. Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary's home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the...
  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-3-14 | Terrence McCoy
    In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. Many of the women, after paying a penance of indentured servitude for their out-of-wedlock pregnancy, left the Home for work and lives in other parts of Ireland and beyond. Some of their children were not so fortunate. More than five decades after the Home was closed and destroyed — where a...
  • Preacher at Ian Paisley’s former church denounces Islam as a ‘wicked religion’

    06/02/2014 7:19:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 2nd, 2014 | Rebecca Black
    Just a week after a scandal was sparked by a preacher slating Islam as "satanic", a second preacher has launched a broadside against the faith. The minister at Lord Bannside's former church, Martyr's Memorial Free Presbyterian in east Belfast, has blasted Islam as a "violent intolerant wicked religion". The Rev Ian Brown was speaking at a recent Sunday evening service in defence of Pastor James McConnell, whom he described as a "prophet". The Free Presbyterian minister told his flock last Sunday evening he felt the situation had become "thoroughly ridiculous". In an sermon posted on the Martyr's Memorial website, Rev...
  • Smokers are cutting back on food to fund their craving (Ireland)

    05/30/2014 12:46:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Catherine Shanahan
    The disastrous smoking habits of the Irish have been highlighted in two new studies—we are far more prone than other Europeans to continue smoking after suffering a stroke and one in 10 of us cut back on food to fund our craving. […] Just what lengths smokers will go to to feed their habit is borne out in a separate study by Pfizer Ireland, which found: 10% cut back on buying food35% said they cut down on eating out24% pulled out of social engagements22% also said that they cut back on holidays to avoid cutting their smoking budget.More than half...
  • Sinn Féin emerges as biggest party in Northern Ireland; DUP claims most seats

    05/24/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2014
    Sinn Féin has emerged as the biggest party in Northern Ireland following the local government elections—but the DUP has claimed the greater number of council seats. The republican party claimed 24.1% of all first preference votes with the DUP on 23.1%. Both parties, however, saw their share of the vote slip with the DUP down by 4.1% and Sinn Féin marginally down by 0.7%. …
  • Irish voters reward Sinn Féin, punish government parties

    05/24/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 24.05.14 @ 15:50 | Honor Mahony
    Irish voters on Friday (23 May) gave a strong signal to the government that they have tired of austerity, reaching out to alternative parties in the local elections and set to do the same for the EU vote. According to an exit poll by state broadcaster RTE on Saturday morning, the governing center-right Fine Gael party is set to take 22 percent of the vote, down seven percentage points from the last EU vote in 2009. […] Sinn Féin, which sits with the leftist GUE group in the European Parliament, is set to elect three of the country’s 11 seats,...
  • Shipwreck of SS Gairsoppa discovered with Ł155m silver haul onboard

    09/27/2011 6:09:43 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 26, 2011
    The SS Gairsoppa was carrying seven million ounces of silver, worth around Ł155 million at today's prices. The 412 foot steel-hulled ship was torpedoed while in the service of the Ministry of War Transport. Odyssey Marine Exploration said it had confirmed the identity and location of the shipwreck site, nearly 4,700 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic, about 300 miles off the coast of Ireland in international waters. The company said in a statement: "Contemporary research and official documents indicate that the ship was carrying Ł600,000 (1941 value) or seven million total ounces of silver, including over three...
  • Boomtime For Ancient Ireland Traced To Sligo

    07/17/2004 10:28:44 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 947+ views
    Boomtime for ancient Ireland traced to Sligo 16 July 2004 Archaeologists are finally in agreement that the Megalithic period in Ireland 'boomed' between the years 4200BC and 3500BC. The date controversy over the Irish Megalithic period - most significantly characterised by the Carrowmore site in Sligo - was put to rest at an archaeology conference in Sligo. The findings of the conference have just been released even though it took place two years ago. The Carrowmore site has one of the largest concentrations of Megalithic tombs in Western Europe. It pre-dates the Newgrange and Boyne complex and is older than...
  • EU ‘bullied’ Ireland into bailout, former Barroso aide says

    05/09/2014 12:40:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 08.05.14 @ 09:14 (May 8) | Benjamin Fox
    The EU’s institutions “bullied” Ireland into a bailout, a senior former adviser to the European Commission’s president said on Wednesday (7 May). In an interview with Irish network RTE, Phillipe Legrain accused the Commission and the Frankfurt-based European Central Bank (ECB) of having sided with France and Germany in insisting that Irish taxpayers were left solely responsible for the €64 billion debt burden held by its banks, a move he described as “unjust and unbearable”. […] “I think the bullying came from Germany because German banks were exposed a lot to Ireland, and from the European Commission which aligned itself...
  • Irish justice minister quits in blow to government

    05/07/2014 12:22:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 2:12 PM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Ireland’s justice minister resigned Wednesday in a surprise blow to the country’s 3-year-old coalition government after a state-ordered investigation concluded that he mishandled the complaints of a police corruption whistleblower. Alan Shatter said in a letter he was quitting to ease criticism of the government when the more than 300-page report is published later this week. Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who received the report Tuesday night, announced the news to the audible gasps of lawmakers in Ireland’s parliament. Many opposition politicians had called for Shatter to resign, but it’s rare in Ireland for any politician to quit in the face...
  • Another defeat for gay ‘marriage’ in Northern Ireland

    05/05/2014 2:59:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5, 2014 | COLIN KERR
    Northern Ireland's Assembly BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) –– Once again, a measure to introduce same-sex “marriage” into Northern Ireland has failed, making it the only jurisdiction in Great Britain to have resisted the trend to redefine the institution of marriage. It is the third time in the past 18 months that the Northern Ireland Assembly has rejected same-sex “marriage” legislation. The bill was last introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly last April, when it lost by a 53-42 vote. Six months before that, in October 2012, it lost 50-42. The Sinn Féin Party introduced the motion, which...
  • Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams to be freed, charges unlikely, police say

    05/04/2014 11:47:28 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever
    Fox ^ | 5/4/14
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams is expected to be released from police custody without charge Sunday, and authorities will send a file of potential evidence against him to British prosecutors, a senior policeman said.
  • Gerry Adams freed without charge after questioning over McConville case

    05/04/2014 11:45:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4 May 2014 | Henry McDonald
    Gerry Adams has been released without charge from a Northern Ireland police station but a file on him will be sent to the public prosecution service, it has emerged. The Sinn Féin president was freed at 5.45pm on Sunday from the serious crimes suite at Antrim police station. He was being questioned about the murder in 1972 of widow Jean McConville as well as IRA membership.
  • Ireland rejects treaty in blow for EU

    06/13/2008 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies · 176+ views
    reuters ^ | Junbe 12, 2008 | Jonathan Saul and Peter Graff
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters rejected a treaty on Friday to overhaul the European Union's unwieldy institutions, putting the entire bloc's reform plan in peril and humiliating Ireland's political leaders. The pact, known as the Lisbon treaty, failed by a margin of 53.4 to 46.6 percent in the only EU country to put it to a popular vote. "No" vote supporters cheered loudly for several minutes, interrupting an official as he read out the results. Prime Minister Brian Cowen called the vote "a source of disappointment to my colleagues in government and to me." "In a democracy, the will of...
  • Gerry Adams arrest: Martin McGuinness blames ‘the dark side’ (Northern Ireland)

    05/02/2014 12:59:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 01 May 2014
    Martin McGuinness blamed the “dark side” of policing for Gerry Adams’ detention during the election campaign and insisted his leader could have been questioned without being arrested. He said the questioning centered on books Mr. Adams had written and what others said about him—those “maliciously and vehemently” hostile to the peace process. …
  • Eight arrested over double murder [Belfast, IRA, Sinn Fein]

    11/12/2007 10:06:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 189+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, November 12, 2007 | unattributed
    The body of Edward Burns, 36, - who was shot in the head - was found near Falls Road and the beaten body of Joe Jones, 38, was discovered in Ardoyne. Irish police said that three men and a woman had been arrested by detectives in Dublin and Dundalk on Sunday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said three men and a woman were being questioned in Antrim over the killings. Police said the killings took place against the backdrop of tension within dissident republicanism.
  • Arrest of Adams is 'an act against democracy'

    05/02/2014 5:50:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    EU Observer ^ | May 2, 2014 | unattributed
    The European Left's candidate for the European Commission presidency, Alexis Tsipras, Friday called for the immediate release of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams who is been held for questioning in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. Tsipras called the arrest a "politically inflammatory act against democracy".
  • Gerry Adams arrest: NI police granted extension

    05/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 May 2014 | anon
    Police in Northern Ireland have been given more time to question Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. ... An initial 48-hour deadline to either charge or release him was due to expire at 20:00 BST on Friday, but the police successfully applied for more time to question him. ...
  • Gerry Adams arrested over McConville murder

    04/30/2014 1:03:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 April 2014 | bbc
    Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams arrested
  • 10 Secret Societies That Created The Modern World

    04/24/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    List Verse ^ | 06 April 2014 | Alan Boyle
    Many believe the world is run by a secret organization like the Illuminati, and the people we think are in power are nothing but stooges. It sounds implausible, but is it really a crazy idea? Yes. Yes, it is. And yet there have been secret organizations that created the world as we know it. 10The Carbonari After Napoleon’s defeat in 1814, the European powers had to decide what to do with the territory that he’d ruled as part of the First French Empire. The borders of Europe were redrawn at the Congress of Vienna, mainly decided by Great Britain, Russia,...
  • Republic of Ireland back in Commonwealth? Not as mad as it sounds, says senior Tory MP Fabricant

    04/23/2014 2:14:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 23 April 2014 | Rebecca Black
    There have been fresh calls for the Republic of Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth after the success of the recent State visit. Ireland left the Commonwealth in 1949, but recent historic moves including the visit of President Michael D. Higgins to the UK have reopened the debate. Senior Conservative MP Michael Fabricant said yesterday that the proposal “is not so mad as it might at first seem”. “If a country like the Republic of Ireland joined the Commonwealth, what greater message could be sent to countries facing political upheaval and disputes on the other side of the world than an...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 904 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Abortion Survivor Wows Crowd With Speech on Forgiveness, Value of Human Life

    04/19/2014 5:57:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | APRIL 18, 2014
    An 18-year old abortion survivor brought a packed Convention for Life in Dublin to its feet with a moving and inspiring testimony on forgiveness and the value of every human life. (Video at bottom).Josiah Presley, originally from South Korea but now living in Oklahoma, said that when he first found out that his mother had wanted to abort him he was devastated and felt deep hurt and anger towards his birth parents.However, he said, the power of God’s love meant he realised that he was “important to God and that every child was important to God” and this led him...
  • Michelle Obama Riverdances Through Dublin to the Tune of $7,921,638

    04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Fitton
    When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the...
  • Táin Bó Cúalnge -- The Irish Cattle raids.

    04/16/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/Cooley/ ^ | 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'.