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  • Ireland Labor Party Adopts New Position Supporting Abortions Up to Birth

    11/24/2021 7:09:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/22/21
    The Labour Party in Ireland has adopted a policy to support making abortion legal up until birth without any restriction. The policy was announced and voted through last Saturday 13 November, during their annual party conference. Since the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in 2018, abortion has been legal on demand up until 12 weeks of pregnancy. In addition to making abortion legal up until birth, Labour’s new policy seeks to remove the current 3-day waiting period between initial consultation and abortion, as well as remove the right of medical professionals to conscientiously refuse to be involved in abortion. Ellen...
  • Major traffic disruption as truckers protest rising fuel costs in Dublin [Ireland]

    11/24/2021 6:04:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Irish Examiner ^ | Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 10:30 | Greg Murphy and Maeve Lee
    Truck drivers say they understand commuters’ frustrations this morning but say their voices must be heard as they made their way to the center of Dublin. The protestors began arriving at Leinster House to voice their concerns about rising fuels prices and the cost this is having on their businesses. Lorries are currently parked at Merrion Square and on Dawson Street, while Kildare Street has been closed off by Gardaí. There were disruptions on routes into and around the city earlier this morning, and now in the Kildare Street area, as trucks start to park up near the Dáil. Gardaí...
  • Possible snow for parts of country later this week [Ireland]

    11/23/2021 3:23:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021 21:33
    Met Éireann has said parts of the country could see some showers of sleet or snow later this week. Lowest temperatures are expected to drop towards the freezing point on Wednesday night, with a lowest temperature of –1°C forecast on Thursday. Friday will be cold with some showers possibly turning to sleet in the evening. Highest temperatures will be between just 7°C and 9°C with an added wind chill factor. Some showers of sleet or snow are likely over the north and west, with lowest temperatures of 0°C to 4°C. Sleet and snow remains possible over high ground in the...
  • “We’ll Never Give Up” – Protests Erupt Across World Over Government COVID Tyranny: AP News Calls Them "Far-Right"

    11/21/2021 9:39:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/21/2021 | Tyler Durden
    AP News calls them "far-right," but tens of thousands of freedom-loving people marched against new tyrannical public health measures, such as partial and full lockdowns and health passports and mandatory vaccinations, across Europe. Demonstrations against new virus restrictions were observed in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Outside of Europe, protesters were seen in several cities across Canada, Australia, Japan, and even the US. Some marked Saturday as part of a "Worldwide Freedom" rally to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.Some of the most intense rallies, which turned into riots, were in the port...
  • Northern Ireland to Scotland bridge plans scrapped

    11/21/2021 2:23:47 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/2021 | staff
    Plans to build a bridge or tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland have been ruled out due to forecasted costs and engineering challenges. A study examining if such a project was possible is expected to advise against proceeding with any proposals when it is released next week. The BBC understands the government will agree with the report's recommendation. The Telegraph first reported that transport expert Sir Peter Hendy, who was asked by the government to examine connections between the different parts of the UK, had concluded the project was not currently viable. A government source said Sir Peter had examined...
  • Ultra-Vaxxed Ireland Imposes Curfews, Lockdowns While Still Pushing Even MORE to Get the Jabs

    11/17/2021 7:38:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 11/17/2021 | JD Rucker
    There is a new midnight curfew in Ireland because of a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases. This is happening even as the country’s government is bragging about 93% of the adult population being “fully vaccinated.”But here’s where it gets weird. They’re claiming that out of 600 hospitalized for Covid, roughly “half” of them are “unvaccinated.” This does not jibe with reports from the ground where hospitals are reporting the vast majority of hospitalized are fully vaccinated. In fact, a local news report that was quickly scrubbed claimed that out of four hospitals contacted, none of them confirmed the “roughly half”...
  • Irish Government shuts down debate over homosexuality in schools(barf alert)

    11/09/2021 1:27:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Irish Independent via Emea Tribune ^ | November 9th 2021 | Gabija Gataveckaite
    The Department of Education has removed from an official website booklets that invited students to discuss “homophobic” statements. booklet used to teach relationships and sexual education (RSE) to first, second and third-year secondary students as part of Social, Physical and Health Education (SPHE) contained a list of statements, for discussion in classes, which have been described as “homophobic” by Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill. The booklets, intended for use by teachers in classrooms, were removed from the S website, which is run by the Department-funded Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), only four months ago. The exercise included...
  • Northern Ireland health minister suing Van Morrison over COVID comments

    11/08/2021 9:20:31 AM PST · by Lockbox · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/21 | MONIQUE BEALS
    Northern Ireland's health minister is suing singer Van Morrison for calling him "dangerous" over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • N. Ireland official suing Van Morrison over COVID criticism

    11/08/2021 10:44:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2021
    Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer called him “very dangerous” for his handling of coronavirus restrictions. The Belfast-born singer opposes restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, and has released several songs criticizing lockdowns. He denounced Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann during a gathering at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June after a Morrison concert was canceled at the last minute because of virus restrictions. The defamation suit relates to three incidents in which Morrison criticized Swann, calling him “a fraud” and “very dangerous.” …
  • DAVE GROHL: 'I Was Scared' To Write About KURT COBAIN's Death In 'Storyteller' Book ($ure you were)

    10/20/2021 5:21:57 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 16 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | October 20, 2021 | N/A
    In a new interview with "Amanpour And Company", Dave Grohl said that the chapter about NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide in his newly released memoir "The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music" was the most difficult part of the book to write. Asked why he chose to write that chapter last, Grohl said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Cause I was scared to write it. It's one thing to write about getting stitches when you're 12 years old or it's one thing to write about taking your kids to the daddy-daughter dance, it's another thing to write about something that...
  • Irish City Proves Definitively that Vaccines Do NOT Stop Covid-19 and Appear to Make People MORE Susceptible

    10/25/2021 10:26:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | Oct. 25, 2021 | J.D. Rucker
    Waterford is the oldest and the fifth most populous city in the Republic of Ireland. It also happens to be the epicenter of the Covid-19 spike in the nation with by far the highest percentage of new cases being reported in the last two weeks. Here are the numbers from Government of Ireland Covid-19 Data Hub created with Datawrapper:Based on what we’ve been told by Anthony Fauci et al, we can assume that the citizens of the city haven’t fully embraced the Covid-19 vaccines. After all, we’re constantly told that if we can get the vast majority of the population...
  • Irish Quandary: Who to Blame When Everyone’s Vaxxed?

    10/24/2021 1:50:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 23, 2021 | Jack Cashill
    Irish Quandary: Who to Blame When Everyone’s Vaxxed? No one seems curious about the prevalence of the disease in an almost fully vaccinated population.During his Thursday town hall meeting with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, President Joe Biden blithely dismissed the most basic assertion of those who have chosen to resist a COVID-19 vaccination. “Freedom? I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID,” scoffed Biden. “No, I mean come on — freedom.”In his literally mindless way, Biden said out loud what health officials everywhere have been implying since the vaccines became widely available. Those who are not vaccinated are killing...
  • LGBT-friendly Irish bishop gives talk to dissident ‘Catholic’ group pushing for women priests

    10/22/2021 6:56:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 22, 2021 | Tim Jackson
    LGBT-friendly Irish bishop gives talk to dissident ‘Catholic’ group pushing for women priests‘We Are Church Ireland’ continue to call for the ordination of women priests, a heretical position at odds with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.(LifeSiteNews) — An Irish bishop who previously described a ban on same-sex marriage blessings as “hurtful” has told the dissident “We Are Church Ireland” group that the “door isn’t closed” on the question of married priests.“We Are Church Ireland” rejects magisterial teaching on the male-only priesthood, sodomy, abortion, divorce and the denial of Holy Communion to those in adulterous relationships.Bishop Paul Dempsey, the youngest...
  • LGBT Crowd Heckles, Abuses Irish Catholics Praying Public Rosary

    10/17/2021 5:10:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/5/21 | Michael Haynes
    One of the pro-LGBT activists quipped ‘Hail Satan,’ while others blew rape alarms in the ears of those praying.DUBLIN, Ireland (LifeSiteNews) — As Irish Catholics took to the streets once more to pray the rosary in reparation for a pro-homosexual “Pride” parade, they faced constant heckling and abusive language from the pro-LGBT crowd, including a shouted of “Hail Satan.” The Irish Society for Christian Civilisation (ISFCC) took part in a public rosary rally in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, organized by local activist Gerry McGeough, to make reparation for the pro-LGBT “Pride” parade taking place that day in the town, September 25....
  • Northern Ireland Says It Has No Duty to Comply with British Demand to Provide Abortion

    10/16/2021 6:08:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10/15/21 | Laura Nicole
    Northern Ireland is continuing to push back against the British government’s attempted expansion of abortion in the country. Society for the Protection of Unborn Children attorney John Larkin QC stated directly that Northern Ireland has no obligation to comply with the Secretary of State’s edicts directing the country to provide abortions. According to News Letter, he argued that “the Minister of the Crown cannot […] boss people about unless the law gives them power to do it, and requires people to act in accordance with his edicts. It doesn’t. There is simply no duty to comply with these, and that...
  • Irish author Sally Rooney in Israel boycott row

    10/12/2021 1:33:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | October 12, 2021 | BBC
    Irish author Sally Rooney is at the centre of a controversy after refusing to allow her new book to be translated into Hebrew by an Israeli company. The acclaimed writer said it was in support of calls to boycott Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians. She said it would "be an honour" to have Beautiful World, Where Are You translated into Hebrew by a company which shared her political position. A senior Israeli minister said such boycotts were a form of anti-Semitism.
  • 136 countries agree to minimum corporate tax rate after Ireland drops its opposition

    10/08/2021 10:36:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    CNN Business ^ | October 8, 2021 | Hanna Ziady and Mark Thompson
    London (CNN Business)A group of 136 countries have agreed to a global treaty that would tax large multinationals at a minimum rate of 15% and require companies to pay taxes in the countries where they do business. Estonia, Hungary and -- most notably -- Ireland joined the agreement Thursday. It is now supported by all nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the G20. The countries that signed on to the international treaty represent more than 90% of global GDP. Four countries that participated in the talks -- Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka -- have not...
  • Church of Ireland to divest from fossil fuel extraction by 2022

    10/07/2021 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 23:04 | Sarah Burns
    The Church of Ireland is to complete its divestment from companies that extract fossil fuels by the end of this year. Companies where more than 10 percent of turnover is derived from fossil fuel extraction will be excluded from investments made by the Representative Church Body (RCB). […] The Church of Ireland said through its climate change policy, the RCB seeks to mitigate and lower the climate change impact within its investment portfolios and “has taken several steps in this regard over the past number of years”. This includes collaborative engagement, investments in wind and solar energy and forestry, the...
  • Unclear if winter power outages will occur, says Ryan [Ireland’s minister for environment, climate action and communications]

    09/29/2021 1:48:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021 09:38
    Minister for the Environment, Climate Action and Communications Eamon Ryan has said that the electricity supply is “tight” and that the Government cannot be absolutely certain that no power outages will occur this winter. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Minister Ryan said that subsequent winters will also be difficult, but added “we will manage it”. […] Minister Ryan said “we can’t have the lights going out” and it would be necessary to use Moneypoint and other older plants for backup power when the wind is not blowing. He said the running of fossil fuel power plants as backup was always...
  • Travel to the US from Ireland safe, says Fauci

    09/26/2021 1:15:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Sunday, 26 Sep 2021 08:01 | Justin McCarthy
    The Chief Medical Adviser to the President of the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has said he believes it will be safe for Irish people to visit the United States when travel resumes between the countries in November. In an interview with RTÉ’s This Week program, Dr. Fauci said even though America currently has a very high infection rate, authorities are “starting to see the turning around of numbers of cases”. “I think the combination of the fact that it will be in November, and there will be a requirement for vaccination and testing, that it will be safe for...