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  • Nurses and doctors told not to call patients ‘love’ or ‘dear’ [Ireland]

    12/03/2018 8:50:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/03/2018 | Brian Hutton
    Nurses and doctors in Irish hospitals have been urged not to call patients “love” or “dear”, the HSE has said. Other pet names, such as “girls”, “lads”, or “boys”, should also not be used by medical staff on wards, under new recommendations from the health executive to ensure staff in hospitals speak in a way that is “person-centered”. Healthcare workers in hospitals have been further instructed to avoid referring to patients by their bed number, diagnosis or affected body area. “Do we talk about ‘feeding people’ instead of assisting with meals, or refer to someone coming back from theater as...
  • Dozens of Irish Doctors Storm Out of Meeting After They’re Told They Must Participate in Abortions

    12/03/2018 7:00:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 3, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Dozens of Irish Doctors Storm Out of Meeting After They’re Told They Must Participate in Abortions Dozens of Irish doctors walked out of an emergency meeting about abortion Sunday after they said their concerns about conscience protections are being ignored. ADVERTISEMENT About 300 doctors attended the meeting by the Irish College of General Practitioners EGM in Dublin to discuss the government’s plans to legalize abortions starting Jan. 1, 2019, NewsTalk reports.Dozens walked out after complaining that leaders have been ramming through the pro-abortion legislation without consulting the medical community or giving it ample time to prepare. Many doctors also fear...
  • Carrowkeel, County Sligo [Neolithic tombs]

    11/28/2018 1:30:36 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Time Travel Ireland ^ | 10th September 2013 | Neil Jackman
    "I lit three candles and stood awhile, to let my eyes accustom themselves to the dim light. There was everything, just as the last Bronze Age man (sic) had left it, three to four thousand years before. A light brownish dust covered all... There beads of stone, bone implements made from Red Deer antlers, and many fragments of much decayed pottery. On little raised recesses in the wall were flat stones, on which reposed the calcinated bones of young children." These are the words of R.S. Macalister who in 1911 was the first person in thousands of years to enter...
  • New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' [Ireland]

    11/22/2018 4:50:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 11/22/2018 | Christina Finn
    The Occupied Territories Bill is fully compliant with EU trade rules, according to new expert legal opinion given to Senator Frances Black. The Bill, which is due to be voted on by the Seanad next Wednesday, aims to prohibit Ireland from trading in goods and services from Israeli-occupied territories by prohibiting “the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories”. Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators. Members within government such as Transport Shane Ross, Minister of State for Disabilities...
  • Scientists discover 1.8 mile deep underwater canyon off Dingle coast

    08/11/2018 11:53:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The scientist mapped the newly discovered canyon on board Irish ship, RV Celtic Explorer, over two weeks. Led by Dr Aaron Lim of UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), used the Marine Institute’s Holland 1 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the team believes the new discovery will aid in understanding more about the transportation of carbon to the deep ocean. Lim told BreakingNews.ie “This is a vast submarine canyon system, with near-vertical 700m cliff in places and going as deep as 3000m.” He added, “So far from land, this canyon is a natural laboratory from which we feel...
  • 'Moving so fast': UFO sighting under investigation by Irish Aviation Authority

    11/12/2018 7:11:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 11/12/2018 | Cónal Thomas
    The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating the appearance of an unidentified flying object (UFO) after a number of sightings off the coast of Ireland last Friday morning. A British Airways flight — call sign Speedbird 94 — contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control to find out if military operations were taking place within the craft’s airspace, saying that an object “moving so fast” had been sighted by the pilot. […] Two more aircraft can then be heard reporting the sighting to Shannon Air Traffic Control. A Virgin Airlines plane — call sign Virgin 76 — suggests that the sighting could...
  • Sinead O’Connor: 'White People are Disgusting'

    11/07/2018 9:28:44 AM PST · by McQ444 · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-07-23 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Controversial Irish singer Sinead O'Connor faced a huge backlash on social media after publically declaring that she sees white people as "disgusting."
  • EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be...

    11/04/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 4, 2018 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    FULL TITLE: EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created “The Parliament is concerned by the increasing normalisation of fascism, racism and xenophobia and calls on EU states to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups.” The problem with this is that the EU labels as “neo-fascist” and “neo-Nazi” all those who oppose their agenda of mass Muslim migration and want to preserve European states as free societies. “MEPs argue, that there is a legal laxity towards ‘right-wing organisations’ in some member states and that this is one of the reasons behind the...
  • Discovery of velvet bag may solve gory mystery of Walter Raleigh’s missing head

    11/03/2018 7:33:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 28, revised October 31, 2018 | David Batty
    A red silk velvet bag found in the attic of West Horsley Place, former home of Raleigh’s son, could have been used by Raleigh’s widow to carry around his embalmed head, according to the stately home and a historical costume expert. Accounts of the beheading at the palace of Westminster, London, on 29 October 1618 record that the head was placed in a red bag, and that it and his body, wrapped in his nightgown, were taken away in a mourning coach by his widow. ...One biographer claimed his widow, Elizabeth, formerly Bess Throckmorton, a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I, had...
  • Oldest Bridge in Ireland

    08/28/2005 5:10:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 572+ views
    Archaeological Institute of America ^ | May 6, 1998 | Ben Keene
    Built in A.D. 804, the 533-foot-long, 17-foot-wide oak span supported a roadway leading to the nearby monastery and village of Clonmacnoise. The size of the bridge suggests technical know-how and a large, skilled workforce. It also indicates the area was more economically and politically advanced than previously assumed. An underwater team led by Aidan O'Sullivan found the remains in 1996 after reading about the bridge in twelfth-century Irish annals... a bronze liturgical basin decorated with ribbing and dating from the eighth or ninth centuries. About 12 inches across, the basin was badly damaged. It was possibly lost on the bridge...
  • Pro-Life Lawmaker Suspended By His Political Party for Voting Against Abortion

    11/01/2018 9:48:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 11/1/18 | Michaiah Bilger
    An Irish lawmaker was punished Thursday for voting to protect unborn babies from abortion. Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín voted against his party last week on a motion to move a pro-abortion bill forward for debate. His party, Sinn Féin, required its members to vote pro-abortion instead of their conscience on the legislation. For supporting the unborn rather than his party, Tóibín has been suspended for six months, The Irish Times reports. Sinn Féin Whip in the Dáil Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD criticized Tóibín on Thursday when he announced the suspension and called his vote “a serious breach of the...
  • Irish Voters Support Daily Angelus Broadcast

    11/01/2018 5:44:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Dublin, Ireland, Oct 30, 2018 / 12:53 pm (CNA).- Irish voters supported overwhelmingly last week a daily broadcast of the “Angelus Bells” on national broadcasting network RTE. In a centuries-old custom, Church bells have rung daily across Europe at noon and 6 p.m., reminding Catholics to pause in schools, in farm fields, in offices, and in their homes, to pray the Angelus, a short prayer remembering the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, and asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1962, Angelus bells have been broadcast on RTE daily- a minute-long video with images of...
  • Why it can pay to earn less in Ireland: grants, pensions, medical cards

    10/29/2018 11:42:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 10/30/2018 | Fiona Reddan
    Who doesn’t love a pay rise? Or a windfall. Or a boost in the return of your savings or investments? Sometimes, however, depending on your circumstances, a marginal pay rise can cost you more than you might think. Take a €5,000 pay rise, for example. The net return to you of this is just €2,400, or €216 a month, if you’re a higher-rate taxpayer. And yet it could put you out of reach of getting a grant for third level, which could be worth about €72,000 for three children; from getting a medical card in your senescence, and discounted childcare....
  • Ireland Set to Overturn Constitutional Ban on Blasphemy

    10/27/2018 7:48:24 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2018 | Paul Hannon
    Ireland has likely voted to remove a reference to blasphemy as a punishable offense from the country’s constitution, paving the way for repeal of a law that criminalizes public utterances judged offensive to religious sensibilities. The decision in a referendum on Friday is the latest signal reflecting the country’s weakening adherence to the Catholic Church, which had itself described the constitutional reference as “obsolete.” According to an exit poll conducted on behalf of state-owned broadcaster RTE, 71.1% of voters backed the removal of the blasphemy reference, a larger proportion than backed a May proposal to remove a ban on abortion...
  • Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

    10/26/2018 3:28:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 76 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/26/18 | Robert Spencer
    As Hugh Fitzgerald has often noted, Islam attracts the psychically marginal, for it provides a total explanation of the universe, taking away the difficult necessity of making moral decisions on one’s own. Islamic apologists often criticize Christianity for offering only “vague moral precepts,” comparing it unfavorably to Islam, which has a rule for everything that human beings can imagine doing. It is understandable that this total regulation of life would appeal to someone who has suffered from mental problems, as Sinead O’Connor has so publicly. That makes this a sad story. It is not, as O’Connor, aka Shuhada’ Davitt, “the...
  • Sinead O'Connor changes her name after converting to Islam

    10/25/2018 1:55:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 138 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 10/25/18 | Lucy Needham
    Sinead O'Connor has revealed she's changed her name after turning her back on Catholicism and converting to Islam.The Irish singer, who was once ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church, made the announcement on Twitter telling fans she was proud to have become a muslim. Sinead, 51, will now be known as Shuhada' Davitt - with shuhada meaning 'martyrs' or 'witnesses' in Arabic.In a post to fans she wrote: "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to...
  • FDI to Republic takes steep dive under Trump tax reforms [Ireland]

    10/19/2018 5:13:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 10/19/2018 | Charlie Taylor
    Large-scale repatriations by US multinationals following tax reforms under President Donald Trump meant total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Republic fell sharply in the first six months of 2018. New figures show that FDI in Ireland went into reverse in the first half of the year as many US companies moved to repatriate accumulated foreign earnings from their affiliates abroad. According to statistics from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), total FDI inflows to the State declined by $81 billion (€71 billion). With $2 billion of that accounted for by new investments, the figure for capital...
  • Belfast bakery did not discriminate in gay cake case, UK's top court rules [Northern Ireland]

    10/10/2018 7:05:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 10, 2018 6:08 AM | Padraic Halpin in Dublin, Amanda Ferguson in Belfast and Sarah Young in London
    Britain’s highest court on Wednesday said a Northern Irish bakery’s refusal to make a cake bearing a pro-gay slogan was not discriminatory in a ruling condemned by the customer, a gay rights activist, but hailed by the province’s main conservative party. Ashers Baking in Belfast was found guilty of discrimination in 2015 for refusing to make a cake for a customer iced with the words “Support Gay Marriage” because of the owners’ Christian beliefs. It failed in an appeal to the local courts in 2016; but the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest judicial body, overturned that decision on Wednesday, saying...
  • Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out [Ireland]

    10/09/2018 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 10/09/2018 | Christina Finn
    Today’s budget has outlined that the initial roll out cost of abortion services in Ireland will be €12 million. Last week, Health Minister Simon Harris said the cost of the termination of pregnancy services would be “significant”. At the time, he said the final figure “won’t be crystallized for another few months”. The €12 million figure set out in today’s Budget document is only for the actual service. The ancillary recommendations such as contraception measures will be dealt with as part of the HSE service plan. Harris has outlined that contractual obligations must also be sorted out with GPs and...
  • Catholic Schools in Ireland Can No Longer Give Priority to Catholic Students

    10/06/2018 5:34:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/3/18 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - Catholic schools in the Republic of Ireland can no longer give preference to Catholic students. Richard Bruton, the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, made the announcement Oct. 3 on Twitter. Unlike in the United States, the government funds religious schools in Ireland, and about 96 percent of elementary schools in the country are under the patronage of a religious group, and approximately 90 percent of these schools are run by the Catholic Church. In some areas of the country - mostly in and around the capital Dublin - there are more students seeking places in...