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  • Schoolboy Cathal gets a hands-on history lesson with 4,000-year-old boat

    07/02/2020 9:22:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 9, 2020 | Shane O'Brien
    The lake is home to at least one crannóg -- an artificial island used as dwellings and defense mechanisms in prehistoric Ireland. Crannóg's are the oldest dwellings in prehistoric Ireland. There are additionally at least seven ringforts surrounding the town of Lisacul. Eileen McDonagh, Cathal's mother, told the Irish Independent that he was supposed to be doing his homework when he made the discovery. She said that her son became bored with his schoolwork and went for a walk down to the lake, where he paddled up to his ankles in a pair of wellington boots. It was there that...
  • 1681: Archbishop Oliver Plunkett, the last Catholic martyr in Great Britain

    06/30/2020 7:23:37 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies ^ | July 1, 2018 | Headsman
    Archbishop Oliver Plunkett earned the last Catholic martyr’s crown in Britain on this date in 1681.* Product of County Meath blood and Italian seminary, Plunkett had been back floating around Ireland as its chief prelate since 1670. In this decade, the English-imposed laws burdening Catholics had been relaxed; Plunkett was able to minister his flock, openly at first and after 1673 as a fugitive whom Irish authorities did not much wish to pursue. Plunkett’s safety speedily expired with the emergence in England of the Popish Plot, a security panic catalyzed like its modern-day analogues by equal parts bad faith and...
  • Comedy writer permanently banned from Twitter for saying "men aren't women"

    06/28/2020 12:48:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies ^ | Jun 28th, 2020 9:19 am | Adam Ford
    rish comedy writer Graham Linehan has been permanently banned from Twitter after he tweeted "men aren't women tho" in response to a tweet by a women's group wishing men who identify as women a happy Pride Month. Lineman, who had hundreds of thousands of followers on the social network, is the creator or co-creator of the sitcoms Father Ted, Black Books, and The IT Crowd. Twitter said Linehan "has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation."
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/26/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/26/2020 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing an executive order today shutting down bars in Texas and limiting restaurant capacity...... A federal judge ruling to block restrictions on religious gatherings in New York...... The White House coronavirus task force held it first briefing in weeks today..... Facebook moving to label "potentially harmful posts" following a massive boycott campaign by big business giants..... A gunfight in Mexico City this morning during an assassination attempt on the city's security chief..... "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him" Those...
  • Man ends up in court for calling ex’s Irish boyfriend a ‘leprechaun’ [Aberdeen, Scotland]

    06/23/2020 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Aberdeen Evening Express ^ | 06/22/2020, 10:29 pm | Danny McKay
    An Aberdeen man has been fined after branding his ex partner’s new boyfriend a “leprechaun” in a threatening email. Terry Myers, 41, appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over the email, which made reference to the woman’s new partner being Irish and threatened to assault him. Fiscal depute Susan Love said Myers had previously been in a relationship with the woman, but that they were no longer together and she had a new partner. She told the court during Saturday morning the woman received an email from Myers in which “he made various threats to assault her new...
  • Archaeologists Find Evidence of Incest Among Irelands Early Elite at Newgrange Passage Tomb

    06/22/2020 8:33:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | June 17, 2020 | editors
    Newgrange is a prehistoric passage tomb in County Meath, Ireland. built during the Neolithic period around 3200 BC and predates monuments such as Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The site consists of a circular mount with retaining walls and contains stone passages and chambers where human remains have been discovered on previous archaeology excavations by antiquarians from the 18th century. Normally we inherit two copies of the genome, one from each parent, but the individual buried in the chamber had genomes that were remarkably similar, suggesting that his parents were first-degree relatives and are a key indicator of inbreeding... Dan...
  • Irish Government Bans Pro-Life People From Praying Outside Abortion Clinics

    06/22/2020 5:54:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/18/20 | Micaiah Bilger
    Irish government leaders pushed forward a plan this week to ban pro-life prayer vigils and sidewalk counseling outside of abortion facilities across the nation. Breitbart reports the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Green parties agreed to support the plan for future government actions, including the abortion “exclusion zones.” The plan also must be ratified by all party members. Though the plan does not outline specific requirements for the “exclusion zones,” many believe it will ban all pro-life free speech within a certain distance of abortion facilities, including silent prayer vigils and sidewalk counseling. Dr. Angelo Bottone of the Iona Institute...
  • Politician accuses some TDs of using racism to get elected [Ireland]

    06/17/2020 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020 14:39 | Maggie Doyle
    The Green Party’s Joe O’Brien has accused some fellow TDs of using racism to get elected to the Dáil. Mr. O’Brien said that “some people have used racism to get into this house” and that racism in all forms “needs to be called out”. Speaking during a Dáil debate on racism, he said that “only a couple of weeks ago, a member of this house used it in a parliamentary question to get attention”. He added: “When push comes to shove, there are people in this house who have opposed accommodation for Travelers when it comes to their area.” Labour’s...
  • Ireland wins seat on United Nations Security Council

    06/17/2020 4:31:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020 23:37 | Brian O’Donovan
    Ireland has won a seat for a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. Ireland competed against Canada and Norway for two seats on the council after ballots were cast and counted at the UN General Assembly in New York. A total of 191 countries voted. Ireland needed a two-thirds majority, or 128 votes, to win and have obtained the the number required. Norway also secured a seat on the council. President Michael D. Higgins has welcomed the result of the vote, saying that Ireland ran a campaign which did not avoid the global issues that are urgent. Mr....
  • Patti LuPone says 'this country is doomed' amid coronavirus crisis, reveals plans if Trump wins second term

    Broadway veteran Patti LuPone is speaking her truth about the current state of America and she says that if it continues under President Trump's reign come November, she's packing her bags. Like many other performers around the globe, LuPone's career has been placed on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current state of the economy and the country was solely orchestrated by Trump, she says. "This country is doomed," LuPone told Variety, of which she is one of its Power of Women honorees. "I think it is a failed experiment. I don't see us pulling ourselves out of this."...
  • Call to remove Galway monuments 'glorifying slavery' [Ireland: Christopher Columbus statue]

    06/09/2020 12:29:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 16:13 | Pat McGrath, Western Correspondent
    People Before Profit has called on local authorities in Galway to remove monuments, which the party claims glorify slavery and racism. It wants a monument to Christopher Columbus in Galway to be taken down. It is also seeking the removal of a plaque in Tuam honoring Major Richard “Dick” Dowling, who served with the Confederate army in the US. The Columbus monument, close to the Spanish Arch, was erected to mark the quincentenary of his 1492 voyage to America. The explorer is reported to have visited Galway around 1477 and the sculpture references his trip to the west of Ireland....
  • Opinion: There really is no excuse for a new Government not to pass the Occupied Territories Bill [fallen Ireland]

    06/08/2020 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies ^ | 06/08/2020 | Duncan Casey
    Until recently, Ireland did not blaze much of a trail when it came to human rights at home. The 20th century saw plenty of shameful treatment of vulnerable people, normalized by a deep and often blind devotion to a religious institution that preached a message of compassion. […] The 21st century has seen some improvements but there is still a long way to go. Recent events in the United States and ensuing Black Lives Matter protests have shifted the focus once again to our State’s reliance on Direct Provision. We are no gold star winners either when it comes to...
  • Police are called in to control TWO HOUR queues outside McDonald's and one restaurant 'is forced to close because of too many customers' after fast food giant reopened 168 more drive thrus — so is your local branch on the list? [UK/Ireland]

    06/02/2020 11:29:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:39 EDT, 2 June 2020 | Luke May
    Hungry McDonald’s customers have been queuing for up to two hours today after it reopened 168 drive-thrus — with police being called out to manage traffic at some of its restaurants. The fast-food giant is set to reopen nearly 1,000 restaurants for drive-thru and McDelivery customers over the next three days. In a bid to try and stop the lengthy queues when drive thrus return, McDonald’s is announcing its chosen restaurants on the day they open — but an hour’s notice still gave customers plenty of time to queue today. There were reports of customers waiting up to an hour...
  • Notre Dame-Navy football game moving from Ireland to Maryland

    06/02/2020 6:30:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 2, 2020 | Heather Dinich
    Notre Dame football will not open the season against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 29, because of the coronavirus pandemic, but they will face each other at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, most likely on Labor Day weekend, Notre Dame announced Tuesday morning. The decision to move the game to Navy for the first time in the 94-year history of the series was made after "extensive consultation" with the Irish government, medical authorities and the administrative staffs at both schools, according to the release. The 94th consecutive game of the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country...
  • Black Lives Matter solidarity protest held in Dublin [Ireland]

    06/01/2020 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 1 Jun 2020 16:53
    Thousands of people have taken part in a rally in Dublin city center in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. People gathered at the GPO on O’Connell Street and marched to the United States Embassy in Ballsbridge protesting over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. […] The marchers chanted “black lives matter” and called for justice for Mr. Floyd’s family. It comes after two protests took place in Dublin yesterday — one at the US Embassy and another at the US Ambassador’s Residence in the Phoenix Park. Similar protests have taken place...
  • Ground-breaking technology shows no second chamber at Newgrange

    11/19/2011 1:48:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Meath Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 | unattributed
    The technology used in an attempt to find out whether a second passage tomb, which may also be aligned with a solstice event, exists at Newgrange had proved its worth during experimentation by a Slovakian team of scientists who visited the Boyne Valley, an Irish archaeologist said this week. Dr Conor Brady, archaeologist and lecturer at Dundalk Institute of Technology, who lives at Slane, said that while there would be no "dramatic announcements" about discovery of a second chamber at Newgrange at this stage, the microgravitational technology used in the experiments had proven valuable to archaeologists and scientists. The possibility...
  • Israel's Annexation Plan of the Jordan Valley

    05/28/2020 7:25:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joseph Puder
    Israel's Annexation Plan of the Jordan Valley European thinking, Abdullah’s reaction, and Israel’s rights. Thu May 28, 2020 Joseph Puder The new Israeli government is considering extending Israeli law and sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, which is within area C of the Oslo Accords. The Accords, which gave Israel both military and administrative control in the area, also contains a large bloc of Jewish-Israeli communities. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a short visit to Israel (April 22, 2020) told reporters: “As for annexation of the (Jordan Valley) West Bank, the Israelis will ultimately make those decisions.” He added,...
  • Star Trek star will move to Ireland if Trump wins again [Kate Mulgrew, “Captain Janeway”]

    05/27/2020 12:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 145 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:05
    She has strong Irish heritage on both sides of her family, and now Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew has said that she plans to set course for Ireland if Donald Trump wins a second term as US president. Mulgrew, who played Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, told, “If Trump gets four more years, I am promising you, I will leave the country. And I will go and live in Ireland. There are very wise people over there. They get it.” […] During the interview with, which took place ahead of a cast reunion of Star Trek:Voyager...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

    05/18/2020 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 232 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | 18 May 2020 | Neil W. McCabe
    President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers. “I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is...
  • Irishman is now sole survivor of Winston Churchill’s second World War “Few”

    05/17/2020 4:03:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    irishtimes ^ | 5/10/2020 | Ronan McGreevy
    Dubliner John Hemingway (100) fought in the Battle of Britain Irishman John Hemingway is now the last of the second World War “Few” who fought in the Battle of Britain still alive. It follows the death in a Yorkshire care home of Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark (101) on the eve of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on Thursday. The “Few” were so called by Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill in reference to the 3,000 men from the Royal Air Force (RAF) who repulsed the German Luftwaffe during the summer and autumn of 1940 and prevented...