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  • Catholic LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin (World Meeting of Families)

    08/13/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Mon 13 Aug 2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which represents 60 organisations, has been told that due to “logistical considerations” it has not been allocated a booth in the gathering’s exhibition hall. The WMF, an international event held by the Roman Catholic church every three years, opens in Dublin next Monday. Pope Francis will spend 36 hours in Ireland attending events. The GNRC was told only in the past few days...
  • Leo Varadkar says he sympathises with Donald Trump on media (Prime Minister/Taoiseach of Ireland)

    07/03/2018 11:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Buzz ^ | July 4, 2018 | David Kent
    We don't think this will go down well. The Taoiseach has said he sympathises with Donald Trump’s criticism of the media. The comments were made by Leo Varadkar on Monday. According to the Times, Varadkar made the remarks at a private lunch in New York hosted by Irish consul general Ciaran Madden. The Taoiseach was asked what he thought of Trump and specifically the US president’s attacks on the press. He said the media was not interested in the truth but in the story, sources told the Times. Apparently, his biggest target was the political press. He claimed political journalists...
  • Irish PM: Crisis Facing Europe Not Mass Migration But Rise of Patriotic Parties

    07/02/2018 6:59:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has declared that the crisis facing the EU is not mass immigration, but European resistance to importing large numbers of migrants from the third world. “This isn’t so much a migrant crisis as it is a political crisis,” the Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) said of disagreement within the EU over how to deal with illegal immigrants arriving to the continent. “Europe needs migration,” he insisted, claiming the belief that hundreds of thousands of migrants from the world’s poorest countries arriving in boats and storming the EU’s frontiers is a problem that has been invented by...
  • Irish Prime minister to challenge Pence on Gay marriage views

    03/12/2018 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 12th March 2018 | Phillip Ryan
    TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said he is concerned Irish whiskey could be targeted as part of the escalating trade war between the US and the EU. Speaking on the first day of his week-long visit to the US, Mr Varadkar said when he hears the EU threaten to put import tariffs on US bourbon, it concerns him that Irish whiskey could also be hit with tariffs. “When I hear bourbon whiskey I think the next response could be tariffs against Irish whiskey,” he said. Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Mr Varadkar warned that a cross-Atlantic...
  • Varadkar will not seek Trump’s help over North stalemate [Irish PM]

    01/02/2018 11:38:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Mon, Jan 01, 2018, 16:00 | Sarah Bardon
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will not be seeking the assistance of US president Donald Trump to help end the ongoing political stalemate in Northern Ireland. Mr. Varadkar was questioned by reporters about Mr. Trump’s book The Art of the Deal and whether the president’s role as a businessman could be put to use in Northern Ireland. Responding, Mr. Varadkar said: “I have read The Art of the Deal, and the basic concept behind that is a good deal is when I win and you lose. That’s not the kind of deal that is going to work in Northern Ireland. So while...
  • Meet the dashing doctor boyfriend supporting Leo Varadkar in his Fine Gael leadership bid

    06/03/2017 5:35:31 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    Meet Dr Matt Barrett - the rock behind Leo Varadkar as he strives to become leader of Fine Gael. Although the pair have been an item for the last 18 months, they have so far shunned the spotlight - although that could change should Mr Varadkar become Taoiseach. The couple have holidayed together, met each other's families and even shared a joint birthday bash. As chaos continues within the Government about Enda Kenny's resignation as Taoiseach, attention has turned to Mr Varadkar as a future leader. As tensions rise, Mr Vardkar is seen to have a strong partner by his...
  • Embarrassment for Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny as government suffers defeat in referendum…

    10/05/2013 10:37:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:57 EST, 5 October 2013 | Chris Pleasance
    Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he is personally disappointed after his Government suffered “a wallop” in a referendum to abolish the country’s upper house of parliament. Almost 52% of the public voted to keep the Seanad (Senate), in what was an embarrassing and damaging blow to Mr. Kenny, who spearheaded a campaign to scrap it.The No side emerged victorious with a margin of just 42,500 votes. …
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley Will Boycott Boston College Commencement

    05/10/2013 4:22:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/10/13 | Tim Drake
    Archdiocese of Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley said today that he plans to boycott Boston College's commencement ceremony May 20 because it will feature Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as its commencement speaker. The College is scheduled to award Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Kenny supports loosening the country's legislation against abortion. “Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach (prime minister) has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation,’’ O’Malley said in a statement released this afternoon. “It is my ardent hope that Boston College will work to redress the...
  • Mourners queue to pay respects to Haughey (good riddance!!!)

    06/13/2006 10:40:14 AM PDT · by Irish_Thatcherite · 35 replies · 708+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | Jun. 13, 2006 | Not stated
    Dozens of mourners queued today to pay their respects to former Taoiseach Charles Haughey within minutes of a book of condolence being opened in the heart of his old constituency. Outside. Workers scrambled to repaint railings and touch up the flagpole where the Tricolour flew at half-mast at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Donnycarney, north Dublin. This is where the one-time TD for the area will lie in state before being buried on Friday. Joe Mirolo, 73, from nearby Clontarf was a classmate of Mr Haughey’s at St Joseph’s in Fairview. “We used to meet every year at the...
  • Taoiseach's (Irish Head of Gov.) office guards information on CIA flights

    01/07/2006 11:04:18 PM PST · by Murtyo · 9 replies · 344+ views
    Sunday Business Post, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 08 January 2006 | Paul T. Colgan
    The Taoiseach's office has refused to release any information it has about the CIA's 'extraordinary rendition' flights, on the grounds that to do so may compromise the security, defence or international relations of the state. The Council of Europe this weekend said that CIA jets travelling through Irish airports should be searched by gardai to ensure that prisoners are not being carried. A report published by the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) last month had recommended that Gardai (Irish National Police) board such flights. Extraordinary rendition involves the abduction of suspected militants from foreign countries by members of the CIA...
  • Take Action: Irish Prime Minister Says No Day of Mourning for Pope

    04/04/2005 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 64 replies · 1,472+ views
    via e-mail | 04.04.05
    Dear Friends of Family & Life, Please take immediate action on the following ‹and please forward to others to do likewise. If you are not an Irish citizen, you can still express your feelings on the matter. An Taoiseach, (Prime Minister) Mr. Bertie Ahern announced yesterday that there would be no national day of mourning in Ireland for the late John Paul II. In his typically evasive fashion he said:  We would ask all people to comply not just for one day but for all.  The Taoiseach's position is deliberately meaningless and mean-spirited. Please contact the Taoiseach's office by...