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Tensions are running high in Ireland with a referendum on same-sex marriage coming up on May 22. So when a Dublin stationery company received so many homophobic leaflets, it got fed up and decided ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 06:22 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Along with some assorted schkweeks and blather, I usually post my own poetry here. This is a bit of a departure. Below the fold, I've posted an extended excerpt from a play I've read and reread ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 10:24 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
It has often been rumored, both in Ireland and in faraway countries, that some of the Irish are prone to consume too much alcohol. Indeed, some say that God invented whiskey so that the Irish couldn��
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 08:15 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
I am often asked by my students, "What power do ordinary people have to make change in the world?" In these times of hate and ethnic, religious, and racial tensions in this nation and around the ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 97 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 117 Recommends
The Irish have always had the reputation for having the gift of gab. Irish come from a storytelling heritage. They love to talk, tell tall tales, sing, laugh at themselves and others, and just sit ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Failte! We've come to the day, and as we do each year, we offer you the Shamrock Roundup, for a look at the news and the pundits from the other side of the pond: The Irish Independent reports the ...
by marykk
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 03:47 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Ireland’s three patron saints are Patrick, who supposedly brought Christianity to the island; Bridgit, a former goddess; and Colm Cille, who exported Irish Christianity.
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 08:26 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU should the Tories win an overall majority at the next election due in May.  Never mind that his ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 01:05 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Man of a cruel cloth Pinknews in the UK is reporting : The Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, made the claim to NewsTalk Breakfast radio this morning, ahead of the ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 10:50 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Dialects are ways of speaking which are characteristic of a geographical area or region. Many languages, such as English, French, Spanish, Gaelic, and others, are described by linguists as being ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 08:11 AM PST with 30 Recommends
From The Washington Post : O’Reilly has said he has reported from Northern Ireland, where the sectarian “Troubles” resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths and thousands of injuries over 30 years —
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 215 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 10:17 AM PST with 275 Recommends
Historical fiction sometimes makes living in a castle sound somehow luxurious, fun, and sometimes romantic. In reality, I suspect that living in a castle was cold, drafty, and very expensive. On the ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Mar 21, 2015 at 01:07 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Religious imperialism is a form of religious ethnocentrism in which people, often a subordinate group, are required to convert to a different religion. Religious imperialism also involves the active ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST with 53 Recommends
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, predominantly Catholic Ireland was ruled by the Protestant British. The Protestants in Ireland’s ruling and merchant classes tended to the Anglican (...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 08:01 AM PST with 35 Recommends
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
by Emmet
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Cross-posted from the European Tribune With the Syriza movement led by Alexis Tsipras likely to win next weeks elections in Greece, the possibility of Greece being expelled from the Eurozone, at ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 04:47 AM PST with 0 Recommends
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 08:33 AM PST with 55 Recommends
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 01:06 PM PST with 15 Recommends
2014 is on its way out, and what a strange year it was. The low points aren't hard to find: the killing spree by misogynist Elliot Rodger, the celebrity nude photo hacking (and the endless victim-...
by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 29 Recommends
Woman. Merely a vessel for breeding. Do not grant her humanity. Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 09:17 AM PST with 8 Recommends