Ireland

Ten years on and, quelle surprise, that child-abusing EU dystopia hasn’t happened (yet)

Project Fear has been ongoing for some time now. Here’s a poster urging the plain people of Ireland to vote ‘No’ to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty back in 2008: I suppose you don’t really need me to tell you what happened next. The Lisbon Treaty was eventually passed, after […]

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“I just decided to just Google what the Bible says about vaccinations…”

Guess what. Vaccines are not part of the Christian creator’s divine plan for the universe. We know this because they are not mentioned — anywhere — in the Christian Bible. So says this lady, as reported by this website. To quote: I just decided to just Google what the Bible says about […]

“I wish Marie Louise O’Donnell would stay away from politics”

Passionate contributions on both sides of Seanad debate on motion to allow 16 year olds vote in local and European elections. Ind Senator Marie Louise O'Donnell tells teenagers in gallery to 'stay away from politics' but @SenLynnRuane strongly disagrees pic.twitter.com/3pfim1Ekjh — RTÉ Politics (@rtepolitics) March 21, 2018 Irish upper-house politics […]

Pence photographed with gay man before taking him to private room for secret rendezvous

A few questions thrown at @vp and @campaignforleo but no replies from either (and no greeting to the press from Pence either). pic.twitter.com/iIsot8Zq3P — Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) March 16, 2018 It’s (groan) nearly St Patrick’s Day, and so the Irish prime minister is doing the usual in the US of […]

Man who introduced topless Irish dancing in the 1990s bemoans sartorial inelegance of today’s youth

https://twitter.com/MichaelFlatley/status/972480498160324608 Remember the old ways? They were the best. That’s why people say: “The old ways were the best!” Michael Flatley — who last made the news defending himself for performing at the Trump inauguration — certainly stands for the old ways. (BTW, point of information: Cary Grant, who appears […]

I went to the Natural History Museum in Dublin, and took some pictures

And here they are… It’s a super-quaint nineteenth-century cabinet museum, where almost everything is catalogued and exhibited in glass cases. There is no VR here, no animatronic T-Rexes, no interactive installations or contrived ‘Did You Know?’ infographics in Comic Sans. I’m convinced that some of the furniture is of similar […]