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  • Irish PM: We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state

    04/13/2024 11:21:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 83 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/24 | Elad Benari
    Ireland is close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state and would like to do so in concert with Spain and other like-minded countries, its new prime minister Simon Harris said on Friday after meeting his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez, reported the Reuters news agency. “Let me this evening say our assessment is that that point is coming much closer and we would like to move together in doing so,” Harris said after meeting Sanchez, the first premier to visit Dublin since Harris became prime minister this week. “When we move forward, we would like to do so with as many...
  • Antifa Battered In Coolock, Their Phones Seized By Nationalists Apparently Revealing Seedy Links Between Media, NGOs, and Far Left (Ireland)

    04/08/2024 7:16:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies ^ | 6/4/2024 | The Burkean
    Earlier today, locals protesting against a refugee centre in Coolock, Dublin were confronted by leftist journalists and other antifa types. Here are the facts as we understand them from local first-hand sources in Coolock. We will be updating this article as more details are established:A small group of men arrived in the afternoon of Saturday April 6th to the old Crown Paints Factory in Coolock which is being picketed by locals opposing the plantation of up to 1000 asylum seekers there. They arrived to counterprotest and take footageAccording to video and our sources, the men were told to leave as...
  • Andy Ngô 🏳️‍🌈 @MrAndyNgo: The phones collected from a migrant center protest reportedly show close cooperation between Antifa operatives, media and nonprofit workers (Ireland)

    04/08/2024 7:45:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    X ^ | Apr 6, 2024 | Andy Ngô 🏳️‍🌈 @MrAndyNgo
    [H/T Keflavik76]On XOn X (below) Apr 6, 2024~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ransomnote: I posted The Burkean article to FR Antifa Battered In Coolock, Their Phones Seized By Nationalists Apparently Revealing Seedy Links Between Media, NGOs, and Far Left (Ireland) ^ | 6/4/2024 | The Burkean Posted on 4/8/2024, 9:16:04 PM by ransomnote
  • Harris tells Israeli PM that Ireland is repulsed by his actions [Irish PM]

    04/08/2024 1:43:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Sat, 06 Apr, 2024 - 18:30 | Tadgh McNally, Political Reporter
    The public has been repulsed by the actions of the Israeli government in Gaza, incoming Taoiseach (prime minister) Simon Harris has said. Mr. Harris said that Ireland stands ready to recognize the Palestinian state while calling for a two-state solution. In his keynote speech at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis* in Galway, the Fine Gael leader said the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza has worsened “before our eyes” and Ireland cannot stay silent on the actions of Israel. “We condemn the massacre carried out by Hamas in October and again call for the release of all hostages,” Mr Harris said....
  • What Bronze Age teeth say about the evolution of the human diet

    04/08/2024 7:16:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | March 27, 2024 | Oxford University Press USA
    A new paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution, published by Oxford Univeristy Press, uncovers well-preserved microbiomes from two 4,000 year old teeth in a limestone cave in Ireland. These contained bacteria that cause gum disease, as well as the first high quality ancient genome from S. mutans, an oral bacterium that is one of the major causes of tooth decay.These discoveries allowed the researchers to assess the impact of past dietary changes on the oral microbiome across millennia, including major changes coinciding with the popularization of sugar and industrialization. The teeth, both derived from the same Bronze Age man, also...
  • 72% increase in number seeking asylum compared with first three months of last year [Ireland]

    04/04/2024 11:23:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Thursday, 4 Apr 2024 18:17 | Maggie Doyle
    The number of people seeking international protection in Ireland in the first three months of this year has risen by more than 2,000 compared to the same time last year. Figures from the Department of Justice show 5,163 people applied for international protection up to 28 March. This represents a rise of 2,170, or 72%, from the same period of time last year when 2,993 applications were made by 28 March 2023. More than one third of those who have applied for international protection so far this year are from Nigeria (1,668) while 416 are from Bangladesh, 400 from Pakistan,...
  • [Irish] Govt to intervene in South Africa’s ICJ case against Israel

    03/26/2024 11:58:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024 06:45 | Sandra Hurley, Political Reporter
    The Government is going to intervene in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, will update the Cabinet that he has directed officials to prepare a Declaration of Intervention. If approved by the Government, this will be filed at the court in The Hague for the case against Israel under the 1948 Genocide Convention. It is not clear yet what points of law Ireland will reply upon for its intervention. …
  • Focus Ireland aims to help homeless people register to vote ahead of June elections

    03/26/2024 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024 17:49 | Eithne Dodd
    Focus Ireland is hoping to help thousands of homeless people to register to vote ahead of the local and European elections in June. Focus Ireland’s director of advocacy, Mike Allen, said that there are around 9,500 homeless adults in Ireland and many of them would not be registered to vote. The charity is now hoping to change that as voting registration was simplified after the Electoral Reform Act was passed in 2022. More than 50,000 Irish people have spent at least one night of their lives homeless, according to figures published by Focus Ireland. …
  • 'Frightening' increase in shoplifting amid 74,000 thefts last year [Ireland]

    03/25/2024 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 25 Mar 2024 19:03 | Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent
    Chief Executive of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association has described an increase in thefts last year — driven mainly by robberies from shops — as “frightening”. Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Vincent Jennings said it is not just just the thefts that are concerning, but the associated incidents — such as assaults, assaults causing harm, drunkenness, misogynistic and hateful comments being made to staff and public order offenses. Annual crime figures released by the Central Statistics Office show there was a significant increase in theft offenses last year. Almost half of the more than 74,000 thefts and related...
  • Simon Harris Set to Become Youngest Ever Irish Prime Minister After Varadkar Resignation

    03/24/2024 9:33:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    LONDON (AP) – Ireland is poised to get its youngest-ever premier after Simon Harris secured the leadership of the Fine Gael party on Sunday, replacing Leo Varadkar who announced his surprise resignation last week. The 37-year-old Harris, who is the government’s further and higher education minister, was the only candidate to put his name forward to succeed Varadkar, who had been Ireland’s previous youngest prime minister, or what Ireland calls its taoiseach.
  • Ireland standing ready to recognize Palestine state 'gives hope' - ambassador

    03/23/2024 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2024 18:09 | Mícheál Lehane, Political Correspondent
    Ireland, Spain, Malta and Slovenia standing ready to recognize the Palestine state has given Palestinians “hope,” its ambassador has said. Earlier, in a joint-statement, the four countries’ prime ministers said they were ready to recognize the Palestine state when the “circumstances are right”. The Palestinian ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid, welcomed the statement, describing it as “promising news”. She said it might only be a few EU countries, but that Ireland is “leading” the way and she expressed thanks for “all the Irish efforts”. …
  • Ireland's Varadkar unexpectedly quits as PM

    03/20/2024 7:32:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 20, 2024 | Padraic Halpin
    In 2017, Varadkar became the first gay prime minister of the once-staunchly Catholic country and the youngest person to hold the office. He returned to the premiership in 2022 under a rotation arrangement struck between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, the two largest parties in a three-party coalition with the smaller Green Party. Varadkar's government has overseen a sharp economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic but has struggled to tackle a decade-long housing crisis and more recently the pressure on services from record numbers of asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees. He also suffered an embarrassing referendum defeat this month when...
  • Erin Go "Naaaaaaa..."

    03/16/2024 5:51:01 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | March 11, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    Late on Friday Steyn's lawyers filed three new motions in the District of Columbia Superior Court. You can read them in full here... ~There is not a lot of good news around as western civilisation floors it off the cliff. The last such in the anglosphere came last autumn, with the Australian people's coast-to-coast rejection of the proposed "Indigenous Voice to Parliament". In the face of suffocating universal support for the yes side from the political, legal, cultural and media establishments, Oz voted it down 60-40. Well, this weekend the Irish just upped the Aussies, and rejected overwhelmingly two constitutional...
  • Irish PM calls for cease-fire during remarks with Biden

    03/16/2024 10:30:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    President Biden met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Friday, where the leader said he thinks there should be a cease-fire “as soon as possible” between Israel and Hamas. Varadkar said he was “keen” to speak with Biden about the war in Gaza, as the two leaders met at the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “You know, my – my view that we need to have a cease-fire as soon as possible to get food and medicine in, to get the hostages out,” Varadkar said. Biden interjected, saying “And I agree.” The Prime Minister continued, saying he and...
  • 'Stop the money' - Robinson urges Taoiseach to press Biden on military support for Israel [fmr. Irish president]

    03/15/2024 11:23:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Friday, 15 Mar 2024 15:52 | (Seán Whelan)
    Former president Mary Robinson has called on the Taoiseach (prime minister) to urge the US to end its military and financial support for Israel during his meeting with Joe Biden at the White House. Leo Varadkar this afternoon met US President Joe Biden, with Ukraine, Gaza, Northern Ireland and the economic outlook on the agenda. The chairwoman of the Elders group said the focus should not be on the humanitarian situation in Gaza, but on political responses to it. Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Mrs. Robinson said: “Yes, the humanitarian situation is utterly catastrophic and dire, reducing a people...
  • Taoiseach tells US audience of 'duty to bring peace to Holy Land' [Irish PM in DC]

    03/14/2024 1:58:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Thursday, 14 Mar 2024 08:22 | Sean Whelan, Washington Correspondent
    Taoiseach (Ireland prime minister) Leo Varadkar has started his visit to Washington DC at the Ireland Funds gala dinner last night, where he told the audience that Europe and America have a responsibility to bring an end to the injustices in the Holy Land. The event was also addressed by the First and Deputy First Minster of Northern Ireland. The Ireland Funds gala raised $1.2 million for the work of the fund, supporting cross community and cross border projects in Ireland. […] “The brutal and indiscriminate attacks carried out by Hamas on Israeli civilians on 7 October were vicious terrorist...
  • [Irish] President says 'propaganda campaign' against UN work in Gaza a 'scandalous travesty'

    03/11/2024 6:11:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 11 Mar 2024 19:55 | Paul Cunningham, Political Correspondent
    President Michael D. Higgins has issued a blistering critique of the situation in Gaza, saying it is scandalous that humanitarian aid and medical supplies are being blocked from entering the coastal strip. He added that those nations responsible for allowing the blockade to continue “must take responsibility for the deaths that are ensuing”. The President also criticized a “propaganda campaign” against the United Nations and called on countries to increase aid for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA). Several countries, including the US and UK, have paused funding for the relief agency in Gaza following claims from Israel that some...
  • A fifth of motorists are planning to get rid of their car, survey finds [Ireland]

    03/11/2024 2:30:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Monday, 11 Mar 2024 09:16 | Will Goodbody, Business Editor
    One in every five car owners are planning to get rid of their car over the coming years, new research has found. The rising cost of running a car is among the big drivers, the survey discovered, with almost two thirds citing this as an influence on their decision. However, just over three quarters said that grocery shopping remains the biggest barrier to them doing away with their wheels. A little over a third claimed they use their car every day to get to and from work. Overall, a fifth of car users said they would prefer to use their...
  • Ireland referendum on family and women's roles defeated: Varadkar

    03/09/2024 12:47:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 03 09 2024 | Staff
    A dual referendum in Ireland on redefining family and women's roles in the constitution has been defeated, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. The government had supported the proposed changes, which would have widened the definition of the family and clarified out-dated language about the duties of women in society. "I think it's clear at this stage, that the family amendment and the care amendment referendums have been defeated," Varadkar said at a press conference in Dublin.The votes are the latest attempt to reflect the changing face of European Union member Ireland, and the waning influence of the once-dominant...
  • Irish military aircraft set to help get aid into Gaza

    03/08/2024 10:19:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri Mar 8 2024 06:00 | Conor Gallagher
    Irish military aircraft are to be dispatched to the Middle East to help get vital humanitarian aid into Gaza, under plans being considered by the Government. Under the proposals, Ireland will work with Jordan to air drop emergency humanitarian supplies into the region which is at risk of widespread famine due to the ongoing Israeli assault. The move follows similar operations carried out by the United States and Jordan last weekend. Under the plans being considered by Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs will work with military officials to transport aid into Jordan, which will then be parachuted into Gaza....