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  • Biden threatens UK trade deal over Brexit shambles

    09/22/2020 11:46:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17 Sep. 2020, 17:19 | Andrew Rettman
    Britain’s US trade deal is in jeopardy if the UK endangers Northern Ireland peace over Brexit, US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said. “We can’t allow the [1998] Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit,” Biden said on Wednesday (16 September). “Any trade deal between the US and UK must be contingent upon respect for the agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period,” he added. Biden spoke out during a visit by British foreign secretary Dominic Raab to Washington. The Democrats’ concern comes after the UK threatened to...
  • [Barf Alert] Catholics demanding Communion on the tongue a threat to public health, says priest

    09/20/2020 7:13:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | September 17, 2020 | Patsy McGarry
    [Barf Alert] Catholics demanding Communion on the tongue a threat to public health, says priest Bishops advised ‘there must be limits to appeasement’ in dealings with alt-right views A Waterford priest has criticised as selfish the behaviour of Catholics who demand Communion on the tongue despite Covid-19 restrictions.Fr Liam Power, former communications officer with the diocese of Waterford and Lismore, said such people did not seem to “respect the danger this represented to others” and were a cause of “very serious embarrassment for priests, many of whom are elderly”.While the number making such demands was “not huge, reports were fairly...
  • Van Morrison criticises 'fascist bullies' in anti-lockdown Covid songs

    09/18/2020 11:07:31 AM PDT · by plain talk · 28 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/18/2020 | Guardian
    Van Morrison has described the British government as “fascist bullies disturbing our peace” in one of three new tracks he has written to protest against safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. On No More Lockdown, Morrison sings: “No more lockdown / No more government overreach / No more fascist bullies / Disturbing our peace … No more taking of our freedom / And our God-given rights / Pretending it’s for our safety / When it’s really to enslave …” The song also condemns “celebrities telling us what we’re supposed to feel”, although the 75-year-old Northern Irish songwriter denied...
  • New Viking DNA research yields unexpected information about who they were

    09/16/2020 9:53:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 16, 2020 | Simon Fraser University
    ...the research team extracted and analysed DNA from the remains of 442 men, women and children... from archaeological sites in Scandinavia, the U.K., Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland and Russia, and mostly date to the Viking Age (ca. 750-1050 AD). The team's analyses yielded a number of findings. One of the most noteworthy is that contrary to what has often been assumed, Viking identity was not limited to people of Scandinavian ancestry -- the team discovered that two skeletons from a Viking burial site in the Orkney Islands were of Scottish ancestry. They also found evidence that there was...
  • Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders [surveillance state]

    09/14/2020 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2020
    Six European Union countries and the bloc’s executive Commission have begun testing a virtual “gateway” to ensure national coronavirus tracing apps can work across borders. The trial starting Monday will allow national computer systems that run tracing apps in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia to communicate with each other via a central hub. If the tests succeed, travelers from each of the six countries will be able to use their own apps while abroad in the other five to ensure they’re notified if they have been in close contact to another user who tests positive. Tracing...
  • Ancient Irish DNA reveals incredible secrets, including Down Syndrome

    09/06/2020 7:43:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 31, 2020 | Shane O'Brien
    "One of the individuals - a little boy actually - ...had three copies of Chromosome 21. So, he would have had Down syndrome. And, yeah, that was unexpected and quite a moving little glimpse into the world of somebody with a disability in the very, very deep past," Cassidy said. The research team puts the discovery at between 4,000 and 6,000 years old, making it the oldest known case of Down's Syndrome in the world... "What we do, basically, is we powderise that [the petrous temporal bone in the inner ear] and we put the powder in solution and try...
  • UK police arrest Pro-BDS Palestinian activist on terrorism charge

    09/02/2020 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Marinario · 6 replies
    JPost ^ | August 31, 2020 | B Weinthal
    The paper said that Hijjawi was arrested at Heathrow airport and the 62-year-old's house in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh was searched by Scottish police. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS. British authorities arrested the former chairman of the Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland  Dr. Issam Hijjawi on Saturday for allegedly committing preparatory acts of terrorism in connection with the New Irish Republican Army. He was the 10th person to be charged in a joint Police Service of Northern Ireland and MI5 investigation called Operation Arbacia, The Irish News reported Tuesday.
  • Archaeologists uncover 5,700-year-old Neolithic house in north Cork

    09/01/2020 7:57:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | Sean O'Riordan
    The foundations of a 5,700-year-old Neolithic house, evidence of Bronze Age burials and Iron Age smelting have been discovered by archaeologists as a result of excavations at the sites of two road realignment projects in Co. Cork. They were unearthed in a total of eight separate excavations carried out after the county council undertook two road realignment projects on the N73 (the main road between Mallow and Mitchelstown) close to the villages of Shanballymore and Kildorrery. On one of the sites, archaeologists discovered the foundations of a Neolithic house dating back to approximately 3,700 BC, which they believe may have...
  • Crowds attend anti-RTÉ protest in Donnybrook [Dublin; Ireland state TV]

    08/29/2020 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 17:06
    Around 100 people have attended an anti-RTÉ protest on the grounds of the organization in Dublin. The crowd gathered outside the entrance to RTÉ in Donnybrook, before making their way through the barriers to the main TV reception. A number of people made speeches, including activist Gemma O’Doherty, as some members of the crowd banged on the glass. […] The protest heard calls against the use of face coverings, the gardaí and the Government’s response to COVID-19. The crowd also heard speeches criticizing the arrest of Ms. O’Doherty in Co(unty) Wicklow yesterday. Fellow activist John Waters was also in attendance...
  • Massive ancient temple complex may lurk beneath famous Northern Ireland fort

    08/11/2020 1:30:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05 August 2020 | Laura Geggel
    The remains of "monumental temples" dating to the Iron Age and medieval buildings may be hidden underground at Navan Fort, an archaeological site in Northern Ireland, a new study finds. Exactly what's left of these ruins, however, remains to be seen. Archaeologists discovered the buried structures by using remote-sensing techniques that allowed them to map the hidden landscape and detect anomalies, such as architectural features made by humans. These Iron Age and medieval buildings suggest that Navan Fort was "an incredibly important religious center and a place of paramount sacral and cultural authority in later prehistory," study co-researcher Patrick Gleeson,...
  • TikTok to Build European Data Center in Ireland Amid Security Concerns

    08/08/2020 8:46:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/08/2020 | Lily Zhou
    TikTok said on Thursday that it will set up its first European data center in Ireland. The announcement comes amid increasing scrutiny over the video app’s privacy and security risks. U.S. President Donald Trump, citing national security concerns, on July 31 gave TikTok’s owner, Beijing-based internet giant Bytedance Technology, an ultimatum: either sell TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft or any other U.S. company by Sept. 15, or get banned in the United States. Until recently, TikTok Inc., the company’s U.S. entity, was the official data controller of TikTok. After July 29, the service provider for European Economic Area (EEA)-Swiss users...
  • Ireland eyed for potential 'charter city' for millions fleeing Hong Kong: report

    07/26/2020 11:24:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 0726/2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Ireland is being considered as a possible location for an “international charter city” to be developed in anticipation of a mass exodus of Hong Kongers fleeing China’s tightening grasp on their home. Ivan Ko, a Hong Kong citizen with decades of experience in real estate and property development, has reportedly been searching for places around the world to build a new version of Hong Kong since China implemented its new national security law in the city. The charter city would be designed to have its own tax regime and regulations, U.K.’s The Telegraph reported. Last week, the British government outlined...
  • Donald Trump Reacts to Grassroots Campaign Against H-1B Program

    07/18/2020 12:06:31 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    President Donald Trump distanced himself late Thursday night from Jeff Lyash, his appointee running the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), who is now using H-1B outsourcing to discard American professionals even as Trump tries to revive his poll numbers. Another one of many Fake T.V. Ads, this one about the Tennessee Valley Authority, which for years has paid its top executive a ridiculous FORTUNE. Not run by the U.S., but I have long been fighting that crazy “salary” & its polices. Strange ad paid for (?) by “U.S. Tech Workers”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2020 The TVA is a...
  • 7th-8th Century Chapel Discovered on Uninhabited Little Skellig Island in Ireland

    07/09/2020 6:04:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 7/6/20
    While the Irish island of Little Skellig was long thought to have been inhabited by nothing but a variety of seabirds, a new archaeological discovery demonstrates that monastics once labored in asceticism on the inaccessible crag. The archaeologist Michael Gibbons and a group of climbers recently located the remains of an early Christian church located on a narrow precipice overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, reports Afloat. Gibbons estimates that the church dates to the late 7th-early 8th century, when there was already a functioning monastery on nearby Skellig Michael. He described the location, 8 miles west of the Iveragh Peninsula...
  • 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."
  • 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 · 22 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...