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  • New Dublin archbishop favors women deacons, blessing of rings for gay couples

    01/10/2021 1:37:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 8, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    New Dublin archbishop favors women deacons, blessing of rings for gay couplesDUBLIN, Ireland, January 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The new archbishop of Dublin, Ireland, Dermot Farrell, has come out in favor of female deacons and blessing rings for homosexual couples, while simultaneously attacking traditional Catholics.Pope Francis’s new appointee as archbishop of Dublin, Farrell, was most recently the bishop of Ossory in the south of Ireland, after having being moved to that post by the Pope in January 2018. Farrell is also the finance secretary for the Irish Bishops Conference.In an interview given to the Irish Times (the full text of...
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • Blind homeless woman fears she will die on Irish streets this winter

    12/20/2020 9:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Irish Mirror ^ | 12/20 | Trevor Quinn, Ian Mangan
    Rosemary has 10% vision and relies on her guide dog Quilla to help her navigate the streets of DublinA blind homeless woman who lives in a tent said she fears she will die on the streets this winter. Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, who is disabled and has fibromyalgia, has been without permanent shelter for a decade. The 37-year-old has 10% vision and relies on her guide dog Quilla to help her navigate the streets of Dublin. She said she has been unable to get emergency accommodation because of accessibility issues. Rosemary told the Irish Sunday Mirror: “I’m not looking forward to the...
  • Mystery of 'Butter Boat' shipwreck that left 20 dead finally solved after 250 years

    12/16/2020 11:45:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Star (U.K.) ^ | 17 DEC 2020 | Michelle Devane, Unzela Khan
    The boat sank on the night of December 12, 1770 – since then its origin has been shrouded in mystery – it was initially thought to be part of the fabled Spanish Armada, but this has been ruled outThe mystery of the "Butter Boat" shipwreck has finally been solved 250 years after the ship sunk. After the remains of the boat were found off the coast of Ireland, its true origin has finally been discovered. The skeletal remains of the large vessel become visible when the low tide shifts – for years it has attracted curious tourists, reports The Mirror.....

    12/12/2020 7:42:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | December 9, 2020 | MARTIN KIELTY
    Jon Bon Jovi's new cover of the classic Christmas song “Fairytale of New York” has resulted in a flurry of negative comments from listeners. He performs the 1987 duet - originally sung by Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues' Shane MacGowan - all by himself, with apparent attempts at an Irish accent in some lines. He also replaced the controversial line “you cheap lousy ******” with “you’ve lost all your swagger.” The performance, taken from a three-track release titled A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas, is available below for those who wish to listen. The song currently has more thumbs-down than thumbs-up...
  • Creditors give the green light to the sale of Scytl to the Irish Paragon

    11/20/2020 5:45:20 PM PST · by thecodont · 14 replies ^ | September 30, 2020 | Staff
    The bankruptcy of the Catalan electronic voting company Scytl is approaching its outcome. The Irish group Paragon will take control of the technology company, after months of negotiations with the bank to find a solution to its liquidation, according to ARA from sources close to the operation. Yesterday was the deadline the judge had given the creditors to reach an agreement on Paragon’s proposal, which, as he advanced The vanguard, was the only offer in this phase. Scytl was dragging a debt of 75 million euros, of which creditors will end up collecting only 3 in return for the brands...
  • In Ireland, Babies are Being Born Alive After Abortion and Left to Die

    11/20/2020 12:27:19 AM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 11/19/2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Babies in Ireland may be surviving late-term abortions and being abandoned to die under the nation’s new abortion law, according to a new study.Published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the study provides a horrific glimpse at how unborn babies are being legally aborted in Ireland.“In Ireland, several babies have already been born alive after abortion and left to die, admits a new study,” David Quinn, director of The Iona Institute, wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “This will cause absolutely no controversy, no heart-rending national debate, no questioning of what we have wrought.”Ireland voted to repeal...
  • Only here for the beers! Friends get around Ireland's covid restrictions by buying €9.99 tickets and boozing at Dublin Airport without boarding the flight

    11/19/2020 12:09:06 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 9 November 2020 | JACK NEWMAN
    A group of four friends circumvented Ireland's Covid lockdown rules for a pint.. They bought a €9.99 flight from Dublin but settled in at the bar after security.. Ireland has banned people meeting up in homes and pubs can only do takeaway.. But airports are exempt from the rules, meaning bars and restaurants are open.. A group of friends have avoided Ireland's harsh lockdown rules by buying a €9.99 flight from Dublin to meet up at the airport and enjoy a few pints together. The four pals never boarded their flight but bypassed security and settled in at the airport...
  • Joe Biden's Irish ancestral hometown Ballina revels in win, as London grows uneasy over Brexit

    11/18/2020 8:16:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | November 18, 2020 | By Bill Neely and Adela Suliman
    BALLINA, Ireland - Some 3,000 miles east of Delaware, nestled inland from Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, lies the small town of Ballina, the ancestral home of President-elect Joe Biden. Since his projected win, the close-knit town of 10,000 people in County Mayo has erupted in joy over the success of the man they claim as their own. American flags fly on street corners, a large painted Biden mural overlooks the town square, while photographs of a beaming Biden hang proudly in shop windows, with slogans that read: "Our man in the White House." In 2016, he brought his children and...
  • 1920: Kevin Barry

    11/01/2020 11:08:56 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies ^ | November 1, 2007 | Headsman
    On this date in 1920, 18-year-old Irish Republican Army Section Commander Kevin Barry was hanged in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison for the murder of English Private Harold Whitehead in an IRA ambush just six weeks prior to the execution. Denying the authority of the British (civilian) court, the young medical student went undefended, insouciantly reading the newspaper in court as the government built its case against him. His was the first execution of the Irish War of Independence, and stoked Irish nationalist sentiment on the island and abroad.
  • Homosexuals in Ireland Urge the Pope to Back up His Words With Action

    10/29/2020 7:06:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Rusian Faith ^ | 10/27/20
    Homosexuals in Ireland believe that Pope Francis should initiate church blessings for same-sex couples. On October 21, 2020, We Are Church Ireland, a Catholic reform group that supports LGBT values, announced that the pope, who spoke out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, should initiate a church blessing for these marriages, according to We Are Church Ireland said in a press release that the organization "warmly welcomes the excellent news that Pope Francis is supporting civil unions for couples of the same sex." According to representatives of the organization, this is "a very important step for Pope Francis and...
  • Clergy Who Hold Acts of Public Worship Can Go to Prison Under New Covid Measures [Ireland]

    10/24/2020 6:29:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Iona Institute ^ | 10/23/20
    Under new Covid restrictions passed into law last night in the Dail, a priest can now be fined, or imprisoned, or both, for saying Mass in public. The same applies to any minister of religion who holds a public act of worship. This is drastic, draconian and unacceptable and must raise questions about the Constitutionality of the measure, quite apart from its total disproportionality. Aside from Wales, the Republic of Ireland appears to be the only place in Europe where public worship has stopped, and in our case, now attracts penal sanctions. Prior to this pandemic, when did such a...
  • [Ireland] Fermoy cuts ties with 'LGBT-free' Polish twin town [Nowa Deba]

    10/20/2020 9:12:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 21:06
    The town of Fermoy in County Cork has cut ties with its Polish twin, Nowa Dęba, over a motion opposing “LGBT ideology”. All six councillors in Fermoy voted to sever the town’s 14-year relationship with the eastern Polish town, which had included exchange visits and cultural events, said Councillor Noel McCarthy who proposed the vote. “We terminated because we felt that their local authority had discriminated against the LGBT community,” Mr. McCarthy said, referring to a motion passed by Nowa Dęba in 2019. […] Nowa Dęba’s 2019 resolution pledged to “defend our tradition, culture and religion against aggressive, deceptive and...
  • €500 on-the-spot fines for breaches of restrictions [Ireland; second COVID lockdown]

    10/20/2020 8:48:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 22:54
    People who breach the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions can be issued with an on-the-spot fine of up to €500 under legislation to be passed in the coming days, the Cabinet has agreed. The legislation will pave the way for proportionate fines for those who hold house parties, travel beyond the five-kilometer limit or refuse to wear a face covering. However, this legislation will not be in place by midnight tomorrow when the new restrictions kick in. This means that the current penalty of €2,500 or up to six months in prison will apply for travel restriction breaches until the new law...
  • Macroom murder accused was 'wailing like a banshee', court hears

    10/12/2020 1:11:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2020 | Liam Heylin
    THE woman accused of murdering her ex-husband at a house in Macroom claimed she stabbed him two or three times and that the deceased’s brother then picked up the knife and began stabbing the victim who was found with 28 stab wounds. The accused called her ex-husband “an evil bastard” who stabbed her on seven occasions before this incident. This suggestion that the victim’s brother stabbed him was made by Roderick O’Hanlon senior counsel for Rita O’Driscoll of Bridge Street, Bandon, County Cork, who denies the murder of 44-year-old Timmy Foley at 12 Dan Corkery Place, Macroom, County Cork, on...
  • Another Irish priest allows Muslim imam to lead prayers in Catholic Church

    10/12/2020 8:32:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 9, 2020 | Michael Haynes
    Another Irish priest allows Muslim imam to lead prayers in Catholic Church A local imam joined Fr. Fergal MacDonagh at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin’s Barn, in a prayer service to mark the commencement of the new school year. DUBLIN, Ireland, October 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic school in Dublin invited a Muslim leader to issue a blessing to the students, as well as to offer a prayer in which he referenced Christ as a mere “prophet.”   A local imam joined Fr. Fergal MacDonagh at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin’s Barn, in a prayer service to mark the commencement of the new school year.  The Muslim...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 10/11/2020

    10/11/2020 6:26:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A reporter for Australia's ABC met two of the men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Journalist David Lipson suggests that the brothers Michael and William Null were more pretenders than the "real deal"..... A private security guard for a Denver TV station arrested after he shot and killed a conservative protester who sprayed him with mace following a verbal altercation..... Sweeping arrests in Portland late Sautrday night during a protest near a police precinct.... Also in Portland this weekend Patriot Prayer supporters removing a statue erected by anti-police violence protesters...... A federal appeals court...
  • Catholics in Ireland ‘Disappointed’ Over New Suspension of Public Worship

    10/06/2020 6:08:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/6/20 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Catholics in the Republic of Ireland are experiencing “obvious disappointment” after the government announced public worship won’t be allowed beginning Wednesday. The country has been seeing a surge of positive tests for COVID-19, with 517 recorded on Oct. 5. Professor Philip Nolan of the National Public Health Emergency Team said this weekend the disease has been growing at a rate of 4 percent per day since June, and the country’s 14-day incidence rate is now 35 cases per 100,000 people. On Monday, it was announced that Ireland would enter “level 3” of COVID-19 prevention for three...
  • Irish health chiefs recommend return to full lockdown: sources

    10/04/2020 11:26:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 20204:14 PM | Padraic Halpin
    Ireland’s health chiefs recommended to the government on Sunday that the country enter a second nationwide lockdown for four weeks in a surprise move that cabinet will discuss on Monday, two government sources said. Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team recommended a leap to the highest level of COVID-19 restrictions, Level 5, from current Level 2 controls in 24 of Ireland’s 26 counties and stricter Level 3 measures in Dublin and Donegal. The government has almost entirely adopted their health chiefs’ advice throughout the pandemic, but one of the sources said a return to lockdown would have a serious economic...
  • Ireland court rules that Subway's sandwich bread is not legally bread

    10/02/2020 12:53:34 PM PDT · by be-baw · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2020 | Jon Haworth
    LONDON -- Ireland’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling declaring that for the purposes of tax law, the bread served in Subway's hot sandwiches does not actually meet the legal definition of “bread” because of its sugar content and is rather a "confectionary or fancy baked good." The case was brought before the court by Subway franchisee Bookfinders Ltd. which claimed that the bread Subway served qualified as a “staple food,” which, in Ireland, means that the bread would be exempt from value-added tax (VAT), thereby saving Subway money.