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Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
by gchaucer2
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 01:58 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
Naomi O'Leary captures the scene on a train #HomeToVote The Irish are headed to the polls today for a nationwide vote on same-sex marriage and thousands of Irish citizens have gone to extraordinary ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 11:59 AM PDT with 95 Recommends
Today is an historic day in the Republic of Ireland as the Irish people go to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to provide for marriage equality. If, as expected, the vote is ...
by KPDownes
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 06:44 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The vote is over and the results are in. I'm afraid Ireland will not be going forward to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The second Eurovision heat was on Thursday and when the votes ...
by Joe Ra
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 10:20 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
I''m actually very disappointed in this ruling : A Northern Ireland bakery was found guilty Tuesday of discrimination for refusing to make a cake bearing the slogan “Support Gay Marriage,” a ...
by leftprogressive
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 02:06 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
With rhetoric reaching the highest of intensity levels prior to the marriage equality referendum vote on Friday In Ireland, some conservative homophobic folks have gone off the deep end. Take for ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 12:38 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
People like the Irish: such is the truism that one often hears and obviously, I can’t complain as I am indeed Irish and I live abroad! But this attachment to Ireland can occasionally go too far. ...
by kev9100
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 08:17 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
This Friday, Ireland could become the first country in the world to legalise marriage equality by a popular vote. I'm expecting that it will pass, although I am less sure than I was at the start of ...
by leftprogressive
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 05:08 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
As we await the SCOTUS ruling with regard to nationwide marriage equality here in the states, things are getting intense prior to the marriage equality referendum in Ireland. It reminds me ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 12:12 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
As you may know, Ireland will make an important decision on May 22 (or, should I say, 22 May). Voters will decide on whether or not same-sex couples, who are currently only allowed to enter into ...
by Chrislove
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
The EU is rightly criticised for often failing to live up to its ideals. While there is often talk of solidarity and togetherness, such values are not often translated into actual policies. Instead, ...
by kev9100
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 08:17 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
For those of you that hadn't yet heard, on 22 May 2015 - less than 3 weeks from today - a public referendum will be held to amend the constitution of the Republic of Ireland to recognize same-sex ...
by misneach
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 09:01 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
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