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MORE ANCIENT THAN the pyramids at 5,200 years old, Newgrange is one of the oldest man-made structures in the world. As you can see we had a lovely day for our visit, luckily enough — it had been raining endlessly just days before. It is fascinating to think Irish people built this large structure…
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Preaches to Irish, on whom he lived for decades, that they “must accept” being replaced in their own homeland THE FORMER President of Dublin City University said, in 2005, that Ireland’s natives will be a minority in the country by the middle of this century, but that immigration is still…
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BACK IN 2008 the Irish Government caved in to ECB pressure and agreed to bail out in full (including — incredibly — unsecured bondholders) the creditors of Ireland’s troubled banks, putting the Irish taxpayer on the hook for potentially €65 billion. This was equivalent to nearly…
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It’s not really clear what in the Hell he’s actually being jailed for, but the Judge’s words are so absurdly over the top that his decision reads like a parody of Jewish totalitarianism. A JUDGE HAS jailed a ‘Holocaust denier’ for five months for using performance art in the public…
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MORE THAN 5,000 years ago people in Ireland carved a representation of an eclipse into three stones at a megalithic monument—the first known recording of a solar eclipse, scholars say. Researchers have further noted that the sun shines into a chamber of this monument in County Meath on the later ancient…
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by Mary Kenny SHOULD FAMILIES limit the number of babies they have according to their means? The British culture minister, Jeremy Hunt, raised something of a storm over the past few days by suggesting just that: “Don’t have children unless you can pay for them.”… In a sense,…
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‘YOU WON’T find a gene that makes the Irish fond of drink, any more than you’ll find a gene that makes the Irish especially prone to buying property at grossly over-inflated prices.” That is the sage scientific advice of Professor Brendan Loftus, head of the UCD research team…
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