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  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure

    08/16/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Five emails contain classified information. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request .. seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails...
  • President of Ireland calls for ‘culture of peace’ on anniversary of Omagh bomb

    08/16/2018 9:35:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    ITV News ^ | 2018-08-15
    The President of Ireland has led calls for a “culture of peace” as Omagh marks the 20th anniversary of the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict. Twenty nine innocents, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a massive car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone town just months after the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement was supposed to have largely ended violence. A splinter dissident republican group opposed to the peace process, the Real IRA, was blamed for the carnage after inaccurate warnings meant police evacuated shoppers towards the bomb site. Twenty years later, nobody has been...
  • Scientists discover 1.8 mile deep underwater canyon off Dingle coast

    08/11/2018 11:53:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 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...
  • Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality Evil, Says [Former Irish President] McAleese

    08/09/2018 7:22:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/7/18
    The Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality has been described as "evil" by a former Irish president. Mary McAleese said she was hopeful the Pope would change the church's position on the issue. Pope Francis is due to visit the Republic of Ireland this month for the World Meeting of Families, a major event for the Church. Mrs McAleese, who was president from 1997 to 2011, said she hoped it would be free of "homophobic messages". The Pope's two-day tour will be the first papal visit to Ireland for almost 40 years. 'Exploded that myth'Mrs McAleese made her comments about the...
  • Abortion services to be available to women from Northern Ireland — Harris [Ireland health minster]

    08/09/2018 7:16:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RTE News ^ | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018 14:12
    The Minister for Health has said women in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic when the legislation is introduced here. Speaking in Belfast this evening, Simon Harris said his concern for a woman’s right to access health services in crisis pregnancies situations does not stop at the border. He said while he respects the abortion law in northern Ireland, he hopes it is addressed in the near future. Britain’s Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland and an abortion is only allowed if a woman’s life is at risk, or if there is...
  • Motorists may be taxed on distance driven rather than paying excise on fuel [Ireland]

    08/07/2018 7:48:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 08/06/2018 | Fiach Kelly, Deputy Political Editor
    Motorists may be taxed on the distance they drive rather than paying excise on fuel at petrol station pumps, under plans proposed by senior officials. The Government is considering numerous schemes to ensure the overall tax take from motoring does not drop significantly as a result of moves to lower emission vehicles. The Department of Finance has outlined a series of options on how to ensure the exchequer does not lose out, such as a fixed charge on the purchase of every car, no matter how low its emissions levels are. Recent policy has been designed to encourage motorists to...
  • Giant World War Two stone sign warning Nazis not to drop bombs on neutral Ireland is exposed by fire

    08/06/2018 6:02:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    A World War Two sign warning aircraft not to drop bombs on neutral Ireland has been exposed by a fire. The sign reading EIRE - which means Ireland - was spotted by a Garda Air Support Unit crew in Co Wicklow. It was one of many made with stones to tell World War Two planes they were above Ireland. This helped American aircraft navigate to Britain and also warned Britain's enemies not to drop their bombs on a neutral country.
  • Hundreds march in Dublin’s first trans pride protest [Ireland]

    07/28/2018 5:56:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 07/28/2018 | Sorcha Pollak
    Hundreds of people marched through Dublin on Saturday in the city’s first ever trans pride protest. The lively spirit among participants was not dampened by the torrential downpour which accompanied the shouts and roars for greater recognition of trans rights in Ireland. Demonstrators called for improved transgender healthcare and the separation of church and State as they made their way from Liberty Hall to Fairview. Freddie Trevaskis-Hoskin from Dublin said the protest offered members of queer communities who feel “ostracised by the mainstream movement” a chance to air their grievances. He echoed the sentiments of a number of speakers at...
  • Ireland Voted To Make Abortion Legal. Here’s How It Happened

    07/28/2018 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 27th 2018 | The Federalist Staff
    Kate Bryan is a communications strategist who worked with the pro-life movement in Ireland, specifically on the #SaveThe8th campaign this summer to keep abortion illegal. She joined Bre Payton on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss what she saw and experienced as the country voted to repeal. How was the pro-life movement so successful at keeping abortion illegal for 25 years? “Every single Saturday they had young people out in the middle of Dublin talking to people about what abortion is,” she said. “They learned from the mistakes of other countries ultimately: It’s hard to get it...
  • Prayers request for aunt

    07/27/2018 8:47:19 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 34 replies
    Please pray for my Aunt in Ireland who is terribly ill and the socialized medicine doctors don't seem to have a clue what it is. Please pray that Deirdre gets the diagnosis and care she needs somehow. It seems it may take a miracle.
  • Irish Bishops Agree to Offer ‘Marriage Counseling’ and ‘Sex Therapy’ to Gay Couples

    07/27/2018 7:35:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/26/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    IRELAND, July 26, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Ireland’s Catholic bishops have reportedly caved into government demands to provide “marriage care service” that includes “marriage preparation” and “marital sex therapy” to homosexual couples. The bishops’ decision, seen as a move to avoid losing government funding, seems to place fiscal considerations over fidelity to Church teaching. At issue is nearly €1.6 million in government funding for Accord, the counseling service administered by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ICBC). In 2016, the Irish government, now headed by the homosexual Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, supplied roughly one quarter of Accord’s operating budget. Back in January,...
  • Irish bookie — seriously? — fuels ‘impeach Trump‘ wave, post-Helsinki

    07/27/2018 11:41:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Parker City News ^ | July 27, 2018 | Cheryl Chumley, The Washington Times
    The Washington Post just with a story with this headline: “ impeachment odds hit record after Helsinki, says Irish bookmaker.” Seriously now? This is where the all-courts-press from the left to impeach President has headed — to a bookie operation in Ireland named Paddy Power that operates as the biggest phone-in betting outlet for both the Emerald Isle and the United Kingdom? Wow. That’s some reach. “The odds is impeached are now 2 to 1, or 33 percent, [Paddy Power spokesman Lee] Price told The Post, compared with 4 to 1, or 20 percent, on Monday before the news conference,”...
  • Dublin barber fined €5,000 in transgender discrimination case [Ireland]

    07/26/2018 6:28:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 07/26/2018 | Gordon Deegan
    A Dublin barber has been ordered to pay €5,000 to a transgender man after being found to have discriminated against him when refusing to give him “a short back and sides”. The transgender man, Lee McLoughlin, told the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that when he sat down to have his hair cut at Charlie’s Barbers in Nutgrove Shopping Center, south Dublin, on September 24th last, the barber, mistakenly believing he was a woman, replied: “I don’t cut ladies’ hair”. Mr. McLoughlin told the barber that he just wanted a “short back and sides”, and the barber replied, “We don’t cut...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Selling Out Ireland

    07/26/2018 4:14:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 26, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    The most recent sign of the loss of faith on the Emerald Isle is the closing of Northern Ireland's only seminary, which was founded 185 years ago. Saint Malachy's Seminary in Belfast, which started forming future priests in 1833, is now closing. It was used for teaching philosophy to seminarians before sending them on to Ireland's only seminary in Maynooth. The closing of the seminary in Northen Ireland leaves only St. Patrick's Seminary in Maynooth, and it is riddled with scandal. Ireland's seminary scandal has roots dating back to the clerical rejection of Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae. John Lacken,...
  • [Catholic/Anglican Caucus] Restoring the Faith in Ireland

    07/26/2018 4:06:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 26, 2018 | Anita Carey
    An association of lay Catholics is trying to return Ireland to its Catholic roots. John Lacken is the secretary of the Lumen Fidei Institute, an association of Catholic laity, whose initiative is to educate and bring back the Church's teachings on the Catholic family. Lacken told Church Militant they recently published a book on Hell and are working on one about Purgatory.  Lacken said in his research into why Ireland lost its faith, he noted that it traced back to how Humanae Vitae was received by the Church. He said six professors from Maynooth Seminary publicly dissented from its condemnation of...
  • Petition started for new Irish referendum targeting Catholic schools

    07/22/2018 12:09:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | July 21, 2108 | Charles Collings
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - In the wake of Ireland’s May 25 referendum legalizing abortion in the country, the Irish Labour Party has started a petition seeking a referendum to end religious schools in the country.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.“It’s time for a national conversation about how we achieve a modern, secular and equality-based education system for the Ireland of today, and what...
  • Irish PM is labeled an 'airhead' as May says he CAN'T ban British planes from flying over country…

    07/20/2018 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:49 EDT, 20 July 2018 | James Tapsfield and David Churchill
    Leo Varadkar was branded an “airhead” today as Downing Street dismissed his extraordinary threat to “ban” British aircraft from Irish airspace in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Irish PM was slapped down by Theresa May’s spokeswoman over the saber-rattling — which is being seen as tit-for-tat for the UK reclaiming control over its territorial waters. As the row raged, Mrs. May urged the EU to take a more “practical” approach to the negotiations — insisting her Chequers plan offered a “comprehensive” solution to the need to avoid a hard Irish border. And No. 10 gave short shrift to...
  • Catholic Priest Punished After He Told Pro-Abortion Catholics to Go to Confession

    07/18/2018 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 18, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The shockwaves after Ireland voted to repeal their pro life legal protections for unborn children are still being felt. A new report indicates a pro-life Catholic priest is being disciplined for telling his congregation that if they voted to repeal the pro-life law they should go to confession. The vote in Ireland to repeal the 8th Amendment left pro-life people, and specifically members of the Catholic Church around the world, stunned. Ireland had long been a pro-life nation that valued its women and unborn children but it paved the way for legislation to legalize abortion when it removed its Eighth...
  • Bookmaker increases chances of Trump being impeached after Putin summit

    07/17/2018 8:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Justin Wise
    The chances that President Trump will be impeached are rising, according to one Irish bookmaker, one day after Trump refused to denounce Russian meddling in the 2016 election following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Paddy Power increased the likelihood of Trump being impeached on Tuesday from 8-1 to 2-1, according to Yahoo News. The news outlet first reported that the betting company also increased the likelihood of Trump being impeached this year, from 12-1 to 8-1....
  • Seeing daybreak at 'Ireland's Stonehenge'

    12/21/2010 6:05:08 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | December 21, 2010 | Trish Flanagan
    On the morning of 21 December, a select group of people made their way through a dark, narrow passage and gathered in a small cross-shaped chamber at Newgrange in Co Meath, Irish Republic, to celebrate the winter solstice.Newgrange, located 40km north of Dublin and perched high above a bend of the River Boyne, is a prehistoric passage tomb, covered on the outside by a large grassy mound. At over 5,000 years old it is the older cousin of Stonehenge and it predates the pyramids by about 500 years. It is difficult to estimate how long it would have taken to...