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Nervous incoming first year

2020.09.01 16:15 YoItsTheHypermanSet Nervous incoming first year

Hey what's the craic, 18M from Offaly, my #1 on my CAO is arts in NUIG and I've been pretty nervous as to what the timetable is, how many days I'll be on campus, should I even look for accommodation and all that jazz.
Obviously I have to wait and get my results first but after that itll be a mad rush to figure everything out and it's just been stuck in my mind constantly the past few weeks, I guess my question is does anyone know how I can keep up to date with all of the news and info I'll need, the best places to look for accom etc.
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2020.05.15 17:00 Chi_Rho88 Today, In The Roman Church, It's The Memorial Of Saint Cárthach Of Lismore.

Born in the middle of the 6th Century, in an area of Ireland which is located today in County Kerry, his name re-enters the history books showing him to have become the Abbot of the monastery in Rahan in County Offaly. The 'Annals of Ulster' documents his expulsion from the monastery in A.D. 635, most likely due to conflicting views surrounding the dating of Easter; which was a big issue within the Irish Church at the time. He travelled south, and established a new abbey in Lismore in County Waterford; and it was here he spent the rest of his life. The abbey he built went on to be regarded as one of the greatest in the land, and was regularly doted upon by the Kings of Munster.
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2020.04.24 05:28 kc620 Ancestor born ~1790 who lived in Ireland but was Scottish (or parents Scottish) - any chance of following the trail?

[Cross-post from genealogy]
I'm assuming no, but before I gave up, wanted to check!
Since McLean is a common enough name and I doubt he married Judith in Scotland (which could narrow down records), I'm guessing the Scottish records wouldn't be helpful, but if I'm missing a resource or avenue of research, I'd love to hear it!
Thank you!
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2020.04.23 19:43 annemoriarty Ireland 'Vanishing Triangle": was a serial killer responsible, were there multiple killers or both?

Ireland's "Vanishing Triangle" is a term commonly used in the Irish media when referring to a number of high-profile disappearances of Irish women in the mid to late 1990s.
Link to the map of the Triangle:
https://www.google.com/search?q=ireland+missing+triangle&client=ms-android-motorola&prmd=niv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRypn8iP_oAhXRwMQBHYiRBbMQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg&biw=360&bih=512#imgrc=xwphlz_jJ32_AM
https://www.google.com/search?q=ireland+missing+triangle&client=ms-android-motorola&prmd=niv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRypn8iP_oAhXRwMQBHYiRBbMQ_AUoAnoECA4QAg&biw=360&bih=512#imgrc=xwphlz_jJ32_AM&imgdii=uIfmu_6tLACNkM
The "Vanishing Triangle" disappearances cases all appeared to share some common characteristics. For example: the women were all young (ranging from their late teens to forty years of age), they disappeared inexplicably and suddenly, and no substantial clues or evidence of their fate has ever been found despite large scale searches and campaigns by the Irish police force (or Gardai) to find them.
Another important characteristic is that all disappearances occurred in an area which became known in the media as "The Vanishing Triangle". The triangle is in the eastern part of the island, roughly the boundaries of Leinster. To date the unofficial list of Ireland's missing women numbers six. Due to similarities in the cases, a popular hypothesis is that they may be the result of a serial killer or killers being active in the area during this period.
The cases of these missing women feature in the Irish media periodically and the disappearances have been the subject in a number of unsolved crime documentaries. Irish Police set up Operation Trace to focus on unsolved disappearance but to date this has failed to turn up any substantial clues as to the fate of the women despite a €10,000 reward offered for information resulting in the recovery of a body.
The following women are usually included in the unofficial listing:
-Annie McCarrick, 26, of Long Island, New York, went missing on March 26, 1993. She was living in Sandymount, Co. Dublin. The last confirmed sighting of her was at a post office in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. However, there was an unconfirmed sighting of her outside Johnnie Fox's Pub in Glencullen, County Dublin. This sighting was by a doorman of the pub who said she was with an unknown man. They left the lounge of Johnny Fox's Pub and entered the cabaret room where the unknown man paid for both of them to enter. McCarrick had invited her friend, Hilary Brady and his girlfriend, Rita Fortune to dinner at her apartment the next day. When McCarrick was not there, they contacted her parents in New York and she was reported missing. McCarrick's parents, John and Nancy McCarrick arrived in Ireland shortly after their daughter was reported missing but left after a six-month long unsuccessful search for McCarrick.
-Eva Brennan, 39, of Rathgar, Co. Dublin, went missing on July 25, 1993. She was depressed prior to her disappearance. She disappeared after leaving a family lunch at her parents’ house in Rathgar. Brennan's father went to her apartment because she had not come to the family home for two days. He rang the door bell. He then went over to the Horse and Hound Pub which the Brennan family owned and asked a barman to come over and they broke a window to get in. The jacket she had worn on the day she was last seen was there, so Brennan must have gone back to her apartment that day.
There was no initial Gardai investigation known to the family for around three months. The Brennan family have criticised the Gardai on how they dealt with Brennan's disappearance. A rumour that circulated and was repeated by some Gardai suggested that Eva may have known double-killer Michael Bambrick, who was convicted of killing and burying Patricia McGauley and Mary Cummins in Clondalkin, Dublin. Brennan's sister, Colette McCann said it was extremely unlikely she would have known Bambrick and had not, to anyone's knowledge, been to Clondalkin or the south inner city where Bambrick originally came from. She said her sister visited her parents’ home everyday, had lunch there and returned to her apartment and rarely went out. The experience of the Brennan family is not dissimilar to that of the family of Marilyn Rynn, who disappeared shortly before Christmas in 1995 and was later revealed to have been murdered between December 22, 1995 and January 7, 1996 by David Lawler.
-Imelda Keenan, 22, of Mountmellick, Co. Laois, went missing on January 3, 1994. She was living in Waterford City, Co. Waterford. She had initially gone to stay with one of her brothers in Cobh, Co Cork, but left it after a short while when she went to stay with two other brothers in Waterford City. She was living with her boyfriend Mark Wall. They both lived in an apartment in the town on William Street. Keenan attended the Central Technical Institute in Waterford where she undertook a computer course for a short period. Keenan told Wall that she was going to the post office. Keenan left the apartment at 1:30 pm and walked down William Street onto Lombard Street. The last confirmed sighting of Keenan is at this time when she was seen crossing the road by a local doctor's secretary who knew her well. The secretary and a friend observed Keenan crossing the road at the corner of the Tower Hotel and Lombard Street. She was never seen again.
-Josephine "JoJo" Dollard, 21, of Callan, Co. Kilkenny, went missing on November 9, 1995. She was living in Harold's Cross, Co. Dublin. She had recently dropped out of a beauty therapy course after finding it very difficult to juggle work and college. On the day she disappeared, she was planning on moving home to Callan. She had missed her bus home to Callan and had to take a bus to Naas, Co. Kildare instead. She disappeared in the Moone area of Kildare. She was hitchhiking home from Dublin to Kilkenny. She had been driven from the Dublin area to Kilcullen, Co. Kildare and then from Kilcullen to Moone. She was last seen using a payphone and through telephone records, police found out the call was made at 11:37 pm to Dollard's friend, Mary Cullinan. She ended the call as she was about to enter another car. There was also an unconfirmed sighting of her walking along the road in Castledermot, Co. Kildare. The driver of the car has never been identified.
-Ciara Breen, 17, of Dundalk, Co. Louth, went missing on February 13, 1997. She was last seen by her mother Bernadette, who said at the time they had both gone to bed just after midnight. After 2 am, Bernadette got up to go to the toilet and discovered she was missing. She had left a window on the latch and it is believed she did so, so that she could climb back in. In 2014, two credible witnesses came forward with sightings of Ciara from the night she disappeared and in 2015, a man in his 50s was arrested but released without charge
-Fiona Pender, 25, of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, went missing on August 23, 1996. She was last seen leaving her apartment by her boyfriend, John Thompson. Pender was seven months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. In 2008, a small wooden cross bearing the name "Fiona Pender" was found on The Slieve Bloom Way at the border between Laois and Offaly, which led to the belief that Fiona was buried in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
-Fiona Sinnott, 19, of Rosslare, Co. Wexford, went missing on February 8, 1998. She was living in Broadway, Co. Wexford. Fiona was last seen leaving Butler's Pub in Broadway. She left the pub with her ex-boyfriend and father to her 11-month-old daughter, Sean Carroll. During his conversation with investigators, Carroll told them that he had walked Sinnott back to her house in Ballyhitt, Wexford and that he had spent the night sleeping on her couch. Sinnott, who had been complaining of pains in her arm and upper body, had gone straight to bed and that the next morning, on Monday, February 9, Carroll said that he walked into Sinnott's bedroom and saw that she was awake. According to Carroll, Sinnott had told him that she was still in pain and that she had intended on hitching a lift to her physician later that day. Because Sinnott said that she had no money, Carroll told Gardai that he had given her £3. He then left the house and took a lift from his mother, who was waiting in a car outside. Carroll and his mother then drove back to their family home, which was where Sinnott and Carroll's daughter Emma had been staying at the time. Sinnott was never seen again.
During the investigation into Sinnott's disappearance, it was discovered that she did not see a doctor that day (there were no records of her having visited any of the surgeries in the vicinity). The investigation also failed to find any evidence that she had been thumbing for a lift. During a technical examination of Sinnott's house, Gardai noticed that it had been stripped bare of a number of her personal belongings. According to retired detective sergeant Alan Bailey, there was a "complete absence of clothing and other personal items indicating that a teenage girl and her eleven-month-old daughter were actually living there." Later, locals would report that they had seen a number of black refuse bags outside of the property.
As news of Sinnott's disappearance continued to spread, a local farmer approached Gardai with news that he had discovered a number of black bags in the corner of one of his fields. Inside, he had found a number of items and documents that had Sinnott's name written on them. Unfortunately, the farmer had set fire to these bags as he initially thought that it was just another case of illegal dumping. It wasn't until news of Sinnott's disappearance reached him that he realised how significant they were. It was at this point that investigators began to suspect that somebody was trying to mislead them into thinking that Sinnott had run away. On September 12, 2008, a memorial plaque for Sinnott was stolen from a cemetery in Our Lady's Island in Wexford. The marble plaque, which had been cemented into the wall, was removed the night before it was due to be unveiled.
-Deirdre Jacob, 18, of Newbridge, Co. Kildare, went missing on July 28, 1998. She was living in Twickenham, London and studying at St Mary's University but was home for the summer. She disappeared just yards from her parents home as she walked home. This particular case is often said to be the most puzzling as Jacob was almost home. Passing motorists witnessed Jacob approaching within yards of her parents driveway as well as numerous other sightings, but she never made it to her house. No trace has ever been found and she was never seen again.
The last disappearance to be included on the list was Sinnott in 1998. A convicted rapist, Larry Murphy has been suspected of being responsible for the disappearances of Annie McCarrick, JoJo Dollard, and Deirdre Jacob, all of whom vanished close to the area where Murphy lived at the time.
Eva Brennan and Fiona Pender have also been linked to the murders of Antoinette Smith and Patricia Doherty. Smith, a 27-year-old separated mother of two, went missing in July 1987. Her body was discovered the following June in a shallow grave at Kilakee, in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. Doherty, age 34, disappeared while shopping on December 23, 1991. In June 1992, her remains were found by men digging turf in the same area of the Dublin mountains. Although it is possible that a serial killer may have been involved in some of the disappearances, the suspect in Fiona Sinnott's case is a man who was well known to her.
The disappearances came to an end by 2000 but in late–October 2012, there was renewed interest in the unofficial list of missing women when news broke of a 30-year-old pregnant Laois woman named Aoife Phelan who inexplicably disappeared as she walked home from a house of a friend. Her remains were later found and a 24-year-old man who was known to her has been charged with her murder.He is too young to have been connected with the other cases, which occurred when he would have been aged five to ten.
It is widely suspected that at least some if not all of the disappearances were due to a possible serial killer, acting either alone or with an accomplice, in the Leinster area in the 1990s.
Irish police have often claimed that Larry Murphy (a native of Baltinglass, a village well within the triangle) is the main suspect in at least some of the cases. Mr. Murphy was convicted and imprisoned in 2001 for the rape and attempted murder of a Carlow business woman in 2000. He was attempting to strangle her in a wooded area of the Wicklow Mountains at night when he was surprised by two hunters who happened upon the scene and intervened, saving the woman.
Larry Murphy has maintained that he is unconnected with the disappearances and has been questioned on the cases on numerous occasions by the police. To date there is no solid evidence connecting Mr Murphy with the disappearances. It is widely known, though, that Mr Murphy, a carpenter, had completed some work in a shop owned by Ms Jacob's grandmother. Ms. Jacob's mother was interviewed on the Ray Darcy Show saying that they knew Ms Jacob's killer and that it wasn't Larry Murphy. Other commentators frequently cite that since Larry Murphy was imprisoned throughout most of the 2000s no other women disappeared until 2012. Others comment that this, however, is pure conjecture.
https://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2059587&page=1
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2020.04.22 00:27 kc620 Ancestor born ~1790 who lived in Ireland but was Scottish (or parents Scottish) - any chance of following the trail?

I'm assuming no, but before I gave up, wanted to check!
Since McLean is a common enough name and I doubt he married Judith in Scotland (which could narrow down records), I'm guessing the Scottish records wouldn't be helpful, but if I'm missing a resource or avenue of research, I'd love to hear it!
Thank you!
(p.s. I feel pretty confident I've found all I can find in the Irish records, I'm pretty familiar with what's available, but any info on the Ireland side would also be welcome, if unlikely!)
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2020.02.19 07:58 Thegoldenretro19 Go Ahead Ireland commuter leap card

I'm a student travelling from Offaly up to dublin and I take the 120 bus. My (child 16-18) leap card didn't work on 2 occasions because of a "date time error" the bus driver just let me on for free coz he didn't know what was wrong, anyone else have a similar problem? And do you know how to fix it? (Btw I tried contacting customer service but they arent that useful).
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2020.01.29 20:52 louiseber [Updated Jan 2020] How many Irish Subs are there really?

The first time I made this post I had uncovered 500+ Irish related subs on reddit, from the abandoned to the large. This was some time in 2016ish and I have continued to try and track as many new subs as I can.
Below is the updated list, again including some of the Discord Servers & useful other external links (although not counted) and the count stands at 710 plus some redirects/banned subs/karma farms. I have also continued to included some of the North American Subs that could be mistaken for Irish just for information.
As you can see from the notations many, many of them are inactive but it's more about finding as many of them as possible than anything else.
If anyone knows of, or can find, new ones not listed below, throw them in the comments and I'll add them to the list. A rich vein of new ones continue to be towns etc, people from Ireland (bands etc) and products.
To any owners of Discords that appear on this list or not, let me know of perma invitation links as I know some of the below have expired but I'd rather have them as reminders/ place holders than not.
Notes:
To anyone who owns a sub...put a description in the bleedin' sidebar! (Growing is easier if people don't have to guess what the sub is for)
If you find a sub you might like to resurrect you can head over the /redditrequest and request to take it over. See their sidebar for full rules and process.
(P) = Currently Private Sub
(O) = Out of Use
(m) = Authors Notation
(NI) = Northern Ireland
(R) = Redirects

Visiting & Moving to Ireland

Also see ‘Hobbies & Interests’ and ‘Locations’ below.
General Discords

Irish Language/ As Gaeilge Subs

History & Heritage

Media, Music & Art

Media Discussion
News Subs
Media Creatives
Music
Underground Film & Music
Instruments
Dance
Art, Design & Visual

IT, Developers & Tech

Developers
Infrastructure
Data & Crypto
PC Parts
Gaming
  • See below

LGBT

Womens Issues

Teens

Health & Well-being Issues

Education Subs

Second Level
Third Level
Clubs/ Societies & College Interests

Political Parties/ Discussion

Discussions
Parties
State Institutions
Political Issues
Political Satire
Pol Discords

Model Government & Related Subs

Model Houses & Parties
Model Media
Model Meta & Misc

Religion & Religious Issues

Sports

GAA
Football
Teams
Fans Subs
Rugby
Other Sports

Jobs

Legal, Financial & Property

Legal
** Legal System**
Financial
Community Assistance
Bargains & For Sale
Earn Credit
Property

Transport

Rail
Buses
MotorBikes
Cars

Hobbies & Interests

Drug Culture
Vaping
Books
Board Gaming
Crafts
Computer Gaming
Discords
Tech Interests
Food & Drink
Dating & Social Groups
Events
Outdoor Activities
Weapons Enthusiasts
Fun Subs
Fun Discords
Places to Moan
Fandom Subs
Celtic Subs
Discords
NSFW Adulty Subs
Meta & Alternative Ireland Subs
Misc Defunct/ Unknown Content

Ireland not local enough for ya? Subscribe to:

Locations

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Northern Ireland
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Not Irish Subs

  • Irish Subs Count: 710 + 9
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2019.12.03 15:33 IrishMysteries Marie Kilmartin murder - Laois, Ireland

Marie Kilmartin disappeared from Portlaoise in December of 1993. There are conflicting reports regarding the exact date of her disappearance, with different sources listing the 15th, 16th or 17th December. She was missing for 6 months before her body was found in a bog on the Laois/Offaly border. She had been strangled. Although Gardaí have made a number of arrests, her killer has still not been charged.
Marie was originally from Balinasloe, Co. Galway but was living in Beladd on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise. When she was about 20 years old, she gave birth to a daughter who was adopted by Marie’s family members. Her daughter, Áine, was 13 when Marie disappeared but did not discover she was adopted until she was 20. She even attended Marie’s funeral after her mother’s body was discovered, but remained unaware of her true relationship to Marie until years later.
Marie worked in a nearby old people’s home and, on the day of her disappearance, she had attended a Christmas Party at the home. She returned to her own home after the party and had plans to meet a friend around 6pm that evening. When the friend came to Marie’s house that evening she saw Marie’s shopping on a chair on the kitchen but Marie was not at home.
Neighbours reported that Marie had been very upset after speaking to someone on the phone on the day before she disappeared. Following investigations, Gardaí confirmed that the call was made to Marie around 4.3opm from a public phone box on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise. The call lasted about 2 and a half minutes. No other calls were made from the phone box for 20 minutes before and 10 minutes after the call to Marie.
Marie’s number was ex-directory which leads Gardaí to believe she knew the caller. A witness who was in the area at the time remembered seeing a man in the phone box who she described as 5’8″ tall and about 30 years old. Despite numerous appeals, this man has never come forward and has never been identified.
No trace of Marie was found for many months until a prison officer who was cutting turf happened upon her body. It was extremely lucky that Marie’s body was found as her body was weighed down by a six inch concrete block on her chest, and a pram and parts of a gas heater were also used to conceal her body. Water levels in the bog had recently dropped, allowing her body to be discovered. She was fully dressed in the clothing she had been wearing at the Christmas party on the day she disappeared.
A postmortem revealed she had been strangled and there was no evidence of sexual assault.
Two men were questioned in June, 1994 but were released without charge. In 2008, Gardaí arrested two men and a woman, aged in their 40s and 60s, in connection with Marie’s murder. They were questioned for 24 hours each before being released without charge.
In August 2019, at the Central Criminal Court, a detective made an application to transfer six interviews Gardaí conducted with the chief suspect in the case from VCR to DVD. The application was approved.
It is now expected that Marie’s murder will be investigated by the Gardaí’s serious crime review team.
Anybody with any information relating to the disappearance and murder of Marie Kilmartin is asked to contact Portlaoise Gardaí at 057-8674100 or Crimestoppers on 1800-250025.
Sources:
Irish Independent
Irish Times
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2019.10.31 23:20 autobuzzfeedbot 7 of the world's most haunted castles and mansions — and a look at their dark histories

  1. County Offaly, Ireland — Charleville Castle is thought to be one of the most haunted places in all of Europe.
  2. Bogota, Colombia — The Casa de la Poesia is said to be haunted by the poet who once lived there.
  3. Batu Gajah, Malaysia — Kellie’s Castle is considered one of the most haunted places in Malaysia.
  4. Toronto, Ontario — Casa Loma has ghost stories dating back to the 1930s.
  5. Kalimpong, India — Morgan House is said to be haunted by one Ms. Morgan, who died in the home and was reportedly tortured by her husband prior to her death.
  6. Brittany, France — The Château de Trécesson is said to be haunted by a woman who was buried alive on the property.
  7. Beijing, China — Chaonei No. 81, or "Chaonei Church," is noted as being "Beijing's most celebrated haunted house." While no records exist that explain why the home was built, there have been numerous disappearances associated with the property.
Link to article
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2019.02.25 10:59 PlasticCoffee Bills scheduled for discussion in Dáil Éireann from the 25th of February 2019 till the 3rd of March 2019

Bills scheduled for discussion in Dáil Éireann from the 25th of February 2019 till the 3rd of March 2019.
This information was found on oireachtas.ie the official government website for the Government. Oireachtas.ie does say that the schedule is subject to change at short notice.
A lot of the descriptions are in legalese and they reference legal statutes and other laws, but these descriptions are from oireachtas.ie. If you follow the link you can also find a link to the bills in question themselves.
Let me know if you think this could be done better.
Link to last week's post
Ireland
Bills scheduled for discussion
Subject to change at short notice
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
Sponsored by: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney
Source: Government
Originating House: Dáil Éireann
Description
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for certain matters consequent on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from membership of the European Union, and—
A. in the event of that withdrawal occurring without an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union setting out the arrangements for such withdrawal, to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the Common Travel Area between the State and the United Kingdom, to reduce the possibility of a serious disturbance in the economy of the State and in the sound functioning of a number of markets, sectors and fields in the State as a result of such withdrawal and to mitigate, where practicable, the effects of such a disturbance should it occur in those circumstances, and
B. in the event of that withdrawal occurring in circumstances where there is an agreement (setting out the arrangements for such withdrawal) between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, to adapt references in enactments to a Member State of the European Union so that those references include or continue to include, in so far as is necessary to give effect to the terms of such agreement, references to the United Kingdom, and, for those purposes, to amend certain enactments; And to amend the Immigration Act 1999, the Immigration Act 2003 and the Immigration Act 2004 to make further provision in relation to the entry into, and removal from, the State of persons; And to provide for related matters.
So called Brexit omnibus bill , that has 15 parts, you can read about them here,from RTÉ
The Government omnibus Bill will ‘sit on a shelf’ and not be needed by March 29th
The purpose of the to shelter the Irish economy, particularly agriculture, food processing and transport from the damage a no deal Brexit would do.
The omnibus bill gives new lending powers for Enterprise Ireland to help businesses affected by a no-deal Brexit and deferred accounting for traders importing from the UK to avoid making substantial VAT payments at the moment they import the goods into the State.
Another part protects the pilots of ships, who are steering boats into the State’s harbours and ports should the UK leave without a deal.
Large parts of the fresh legislative text would guarantee the continuation of the Common Travel Area (CTA), the long-standing arrangements that permit Irish people to enter and work in the UK – and Britons in Ireland.
Another part is used to set up the use of the Council of Europe Convention on Extradition, the 1957 multilateral extradition treaty drawn up by member states of the Council of Europe, as Ireland and Britain can no longer rely on the European Arrest Warrant, used by both countries since 2003 to transport criminals across the Irish Sea.
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
As above.
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018 in Dáil Éireann
Sponsored by: Minister for Justice and Equality, Charles Flanagan
Source: Government
Originating House: Seanad Éireann
Description :
Bill entitled an Act to extend the criminal law of the State to certain conduct engaged in outside the State and in that regard to give effect to certain provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence done at Istanbul on 11 May 2011; for that purpose to amend the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008; and to provide for related matters.
This is a pretty big bill but an overview is that the bill will allow for individuals who commit particular offences (including the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 and the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990, as well as murder and manslaughter) abroad will be liable to be prosecuted under Irish law.
The bill is the final piece of legislation required to allow Ireland to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.
This only applies if the person broke the laws on board a convention state's ship, a aircraft registered in a convention State, or in a convention state.
The convention is a European Council convention and every state doesn't have to sign up so it's for All European states , which they council of Europe and the E.U. define as states that hold land in Europe , which means west of the Ural River (Kazakhstan counts),includes the Caucasus Mountains(Georgia+ Azerbaijan count)or they are politically European( so Greenland and Armenia count too) minus , Kosovo (because it not recognized by 30 council of Europe states),Belarus and Kazakhstan(aren't in the council cause of human rights records), Vatican(aren't in it cause they are a theocracy) ,Russia and Azerbaijan didn't sign it.
here is a link to the Wikipedia about the convention
see map here for the counties who are signatories to the convention
see wikipedia article here for the member states of the Council of Europe, and there reasoning why certain countries are included
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
As above.
European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Dáil Éireann
Sponsored by: Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy
Source: Government
Originating House: Dáil Éireann
Description :
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to European Council Decision (EU) 2018/937 of 28 June 2018 establishing the composition of the European Parliament and Council Decision (EU, Euratom) 2018/994 of 13 July 2018 amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, annexed to Council Decision 76/787/ECSC, EEC, Euratom of 20 September 1976 and, for that purpose, to revise the European Parliament constituencies; to provide for the number of members to be elected for such constituencies; to amend the European Parliament Elections Act 1997; to amend the Electoral Act 1992; and to provide for related matters.
The Act extends the minimum period of time by which the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government must make a ‘polling day order’ announcing the date for the 2 holding of a poll for an election to the European Parliament, it now has to be announced not less than 60 days before polling day (currently it is not less than 50 days).
The Act will allow candidates standing for election to the European Parliament the option to include on their ballot papers the name of any European political party to which their national political party may be affiliated. It will also allow national political parties the option of including on the Register of Political Parties the name of any European political party to which they may be affiliated.
Below is the updated constituency areas with the Number of Members that are to be elected in each constituency.
Constituency : Dublin
Area : The counties of: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin; and the city of Dublin.
Number of Members : 4
Constituency : Midlands-North-West
Area : The counties of: Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath; and the city of Galway
Number of Members : 4
Constituency : South
Area : The counties of: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow; the cities and counties of Limerick and Waterford; and the city of Cork.
Number of Members : 5
Thanks For reading and the support for continuing with these kind of posts
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2018.05.12 18:20 Hurling001 Match Thread: Saturday 12th May

A great evening's entertainment is in store as both the Leinster SHC and SFC throw-in.
Reigning All-Ireland champions Galway open their defence of the Leinster senior hurling championship in a mouth-watering Round One meeting with an improving Offaly side at Tullamore (7pm). Even though the competition is being played on a round-robin basis, defeat today would represent a major setback for either side.
The Tribesmen are red-hot favourites but the Faithful County are sure to play with fire in their bellies.
Meanwhile, in the Leinster SFC, Wexford entertain Laois (6:30) to see who advances to a quarter-final date with Westmeath. These sides moved in opposite directions during the league, but will the championship prove to be a leveller?
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2018.03.16 14:44 louiseber [Updated] How many Irish Subs are there really?

E: 2 hours it took for this to need a new one added - New Count 619 620 623 625 632
This time last year I made this post and had uncovered 500+ Irish related subs on reddit, from the abandoned to the large.
Below is the updated list, now including some of the Discord Servers & useful other external links (although not counted) and the count stands at 618 619 620 623 625 632 plus some redirects/banned subs/karma farms. I have also included some of the American Subs that could be mistaken for Irish just for information.
As you can see from the notations many, many of them are inactive but it's more about finding as many of them as possible than anything else.
If anyone knows of, or can find, new ones not listed below throw them in the comments and I'll add them to the list. A rich vein of new ones are towns etc, people from Ireland (bands etc) and products.
Notes:
To anyone who owns a sub...put a description in the bleedin' sidebar!
If you find a sub you might like to resurrect you can head over the /redditrequest and request to take it over. See their sidebar for full rules and process.
(P) = Currently Private Sub
(O) = Out of Use
(m) = Authors Notation
(NI) = Northern Ireland
(R) = Redirects

Visiting & Moving to Ireland

General Discords

Irish Language/ As Gaeilge Subs

History & Heritage

Media, Music & Art

Media Discussion
News Subs
Media Creatives
Music
Underground Film & Music
Instruments
Dance
Art, Design & Visual

IT, Developers & Tech

Developers
Data & Crypto
PC Parts
Gaming
  • See below

LGBT

Womens Issues

Health & Well-being Issues

Education Subs

Second Level
Third Level
Clubs/ Societies & College Interests

Political Parties/ Discussion

Discussions
Parties
Political Issues
Political Satire
Pol Discords

Model Government & Related Subs

Model Houses & Parties
Model Media
Model Meta & Misc

Religion & Religious Issues

Sports

GAA
Football
Teams
Fans Subs
Rugby
Other Sports

Jobs

Legal, Financial & Property

Legal
Financial
Bargains & For Sale
Earn Credit
Property

Transport

Rail
MotorBikes
Cars

Hobbies & Interests

Drug Culture
Vaping
Books
Board Gaming
Crafts
Computer Gaming
Discords
Tech Interests
Food & Drink
Dating & Social Groups
Events
Outdoor Activities
Weapons Enthusiasts
Fun Subs
Places to Moan
Fandom Subs
Celtic Subs
Discords
NSFW Adulty Subs
Meta & Alternative Ireland Subs
Misc Defunct/ Unknown Content

Ireland not local enough for ya? Subscribe to:

Locations

Counties
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Areas
Northern Ireland
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Not Irish Subs

  • Irish Subs Count: 618 619 620 623 625 632
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2016.06.07 10:23 gufcfan All-Ireland Football Qualifiers draw

1A June 18th/19th
Laois v Armagh
Carlow v Wicklow
Derry v Louth/Meath
Leitrim v Waterford
1B June 25th/26th
Down v Longford
Antrim v Limerick
Offaly/Westmeath v London
Wexford v Fermanagh/Donegal
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2015.07.12 21:22 eyehorror The Bog Bodies

It is my opinion that the most interesting mysteries are the ones that span decades, even centuries. The following is a collection of articles (links will be posted at the bottom) about Europe's 1,000+ bog mummies.
Gallagh Man 400-200 B.C. Found in County Galway, Ireland in 1821 He was discovered lying on his left side, draped in a skin cape. Beneath the cape he was naked. Whether he once wore linen clothes that have disappeared over time is unclear. He was anchored to the peat with two long wooden stakes, and around his neck was a band of willow rods likely used to strangle him. He was roughly 25 years old at the time.
Meenybraddan Woman A.D. 1500-1600 Found in County Donegal, Ireland in 1978 The style of the woolen cloak in which she was wrapped dates this woman to the late 16th century, distinguishing her from the more common Iron Age bog bodies. She was in her late 20s or early 30s when she died. Given that she was interred in a peat bog, in what was likely an unconsecrated grave, she may have been a murder victim or a suicide.
Oldcroghan Man 350-175 B.C. Found in County Offaly, Ireland in 2003 Oldcroghan Man fits the classic profile of an Iron Age bog body. He died a gruesome death, suffering repeated cuts and stabs before he was dismembered. Experts debate whether he was a sacrifice to the gods, a criminal being punished, or perhaps both. His torso, the only part of him recovered, reveals that he was exceptionally tall for his time, standing roughly 6' 6".
There are hundreds more accounts like these ones, and the question I have is this. How did so many people, meet their ends in the same location? (The bog bodies are found throughout all of Europe but are most often not found alone.) Was it some sort of burial ground, and were the people indeed used as sacrifices for ancient rituals?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bog/iron-nf.html
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2014.07.16 02:18 feyrath Irish records thought lost in 1922 are put online (x/post Irish History)

LINK TO IRISH TIMES ARTICLE
The explosion and fire at the public record office at Dublin’s Four Courts during the Irish Civil War wiped out hundreds of years of records going back as far as medieval times, including most of the census records which dated as of 1821. The responsibility for the incident on the afternoon of June 30th, 1922, has never been established. Some blame the national army which was shelling the anti-Treaty forces who were occupying the Four Courts; others believe the anti-Treaty forces deliberately blew up the records in an act of defiance of the new State. At the time, The Irish Times had no doubt over where the blame lay and over the implications it would have for future generations. “The explosion has torn whole chapters out of Irish history. The full responsibility lies, of course, with the men who offered a reckless defiance to the authority of the Irish government,” ran a report published a few days after the explosion. Contrary to the general perception though, not all the census records were lost. Now, for the first time, the records which survived will be made available to the public online. They contain partial census records from 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851 .
Valuable source Some 250,000 census records relating to the counties of Cavan, Meath, Galway and Offaly (King's county - ed.) from 1821 survive. The 1831 census records for Co Derry mostly survived.
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2014.01.04 22:21 tabledresser [Table] AMA: Ask an Irishman everything you've ever wanted to know about his country.

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What are relations between Ireland and Northern Ireland like? Are there friendly stereotypes between the two like US/Canada? I think it's very different to Canada and the US. Now, aside from the war of 1812, I'm not sure what kind of past the two countries have had. up until very recently there was a serious amount of violence in the North so it's very fresh in peoples minds.
In government, Stormont and the Dáil are very cooperative and work very well side by side. With people, it's different.
Depending on where you are, it can be really casual or really tense. On one hand: I have mates from Belfast who I can jovially call 'Loyalist Bastards' to rapturous laughter (because they know I don't think in that way at all.) and they'll call me a free stater (archaic term used around the time of the establishment of Ireland as an independent nation) and we all have a laugh.
However, it can be very hit and miss. If you look at local news there's still a huge amount of sectarian tension and so many people in the North who still Identify with paramilitary groups on both sides. So it's a bit touchy and you should really be careful.
So there are friendly stereotypes but you gotta know who you're dealing with first. I mean, there are still people in Belfast who would kick the shit out of me for being from the Republic. Sadly, it's the same vica versa in Dublin.
That was a hopelessly messy answer, I hope it was alright.
Another Irish person here and I think you've got it right. The thing is that the 'troubles' have now gone on throughout whole lives and their loyalties have been passed down to them through their parents and neighbours... so it'll take a while before it's truly gone. Very true indeed.
After seeing a comment you posted about being from Kilkenny, my first thought was, "Oh, that's where some of my family is from!" Except these family members were born in the 1800s and have been gone for quite some time now. So, basically, I was wondering what your opinion is when you're talking to an American (or someone from another country whose population was built on immigration) and they tell you that they're Irish, too? I guess it's kind of annoying. Especially when those people so adamantly profess their Irishness when they're no more Irish than Barack Obama (Who, on his visit to Ireland, went to Offaly and visited his 'ancestral home town' which I thought was ludicrous) . I think it's great knowing where you came from, but there's a certain ridiculousness in clinging to a small strand of lineage in an effort to subscribe to the very chic Irishness that comes around once a year on the 17th of March.
That was a messy answer, but that's it. I think it's fine when people say 'you know, my ancestors left Ireland in the early 1800s and settled here in Boston, isn't that interesting?' I will invariably say yes, but when that person says 'I'm Irish' it annoys the hell out of me. They're not Irish. They're from Boston. End of story.
There's a sign on the way to Moneygall now about Obama :) Glad to see they're using it to drum up some tourist €€€ Hey, if it brings people in! We need it!
Wow this answer actually gave me some real perspective. It is so common place here in the US to ask someone "what are you" and hear usually a long list "I'm Irish, German, Spanish..." But in reality a lot of the times we are so far removed that it's laughable to say that. Thanks! Also, how do you view Americans? In general? Well... there are of course standard stereotypes that one has to do ones best to ignore. Most American people I've met in Uppsala have been really lovely people. But I have met a couple of the 'AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE GOD DAMNED WORLD' variety. Which is rather unpleasant. I was at a show in Stockholm and there was another show happening in the venue beside me, I bumped into a couple of guys in the line for the cloakroom who were at the other show talking about the nationality of the band I went to see. One of them said 'I'm pretty sure they're english' the band, Biffy Clyro, are not english at all but scottish. In a friendly way I interjected and said 'they're scottish, by the way, just so you know! 'to which the big bald American said 'whatever, it's all the same.' Internally facepalming, I said 'well don't let a scotsman hear you say that, he wouldn't be happy' to which he lost his smile, went totally serious and said 'Im from the United States of America, i'm not afraid.' Which was the most painfully embarrassing thing I've ever heard a person say in public. Trying to keep the tone hearty, I said 'well... I'm just saying!' and he said 'Yeah well we have tanks, what do they have?' All I could say was 'how are you so openly embracing the cliche of yourself?' and he didn't understand.
Now,
That was one isolated incident, but my mate from Boston has told me that kind of 'Murica attitude is annoyingly commonplace. But as I said, I tend to get on well with American people who are flexible in conversation, up for a debate and not just a 'no you're an idiot' which i've experienced and of course, who are not patronising to people from every other country. You know, people with the 'It's the USA and the rest of the world' outlook.
But yeah, largely a big fan. But every country has it's dickheads, right? Ireland has more than a few!
That's what I thought - fair play to them. Good ol O'Bama. Yes indeed.
What's a good traditional Irish meal that is relatively easy to make at home? Ireland is severely lacking in cuisine. However, a really nice meal is a beef and guinness pie. (I'm really not helping the stereotype, am I?) There are some great vegetarian recipes you can find online, too, for other irish dishes!
Oh and Irish Stew. Can't go wrong with a stew. Dead handy to make.
Irish soda bread to go with both. Oh that's true, soda bread and a Pint. Delish.
What about Champ, wouldn't you consider that typical Irish or is it the same as Lederhosen in Germany which pretty much only Bavarians wear? Haha that's just mashed potatoes with onions, really!
Lies! Back bacon is the best thing I've ever tasted. Is that specifically Irish?
We had an assignment in my English class and I presented it as a typical British/Irish dish, this was 8-10 years ago and I still remember it. I cooked it that time and I loved it, probably because it was one of the first dishes I cooked for my family and I was really proud of my work :) As you should be! It's damned good stuff! haha.
It comes with both the full Irish breakfast and full english breakfast, but I think the Irish tastes better. Which is deadly when you wash it down with a Club Orange. Stop. Is there anything better?
Have you ever seen a leprechaun? Of course, leprechaun farms are commonplace and correctly cooking their flesh makes for delicious pies.
Shh, dude, you're not supposed to tell outsiders about the farms. Bollocks, you're right.
NO FARMS HERE. NONE AT ALL. MOVE ALONG. HEY LOOK, IT'S BONO!
What's a bono? Now I want pie. A Bono is a giant representation of a penis that walks the earth stroking itself.
Walkers or Tayto? Tayto.
Answer carefully. What kind of a question...
What is your favorite thing about Ireland? Do you currently live/were you born in Ireland? I was born in Kilkenny in Ireland, and my current family home is in Kildare, about 70km south of Dublin. I currently live in Sweden studying in Uppsala University. :)
What is one thing you wish people knew about Ireland? I guess I wish people knew a couple of bits and pieces: 1: 99.999% of the country hate and condemn the IRA in all it's forms. 2: We are no longer a part of the United Kingdom and have not been since 1922. (Northern Ireland HAS been a part of the United Kingdom since 1937). Check a map! 3: We're not all drunken lunatics. I'm sure there are more things I just can't really think of them haha. I do think more people should visit. It's a beautiful country.
If I were to visit Ireland, what should I do? Where should I go? How would I make the most of the trip? It depends on how much time you have. If you're in Dublin definitely go to the Guinness Storehouse. Stereotypes aside, it's a really awesome building. Normally when you go to brewery you expect some old dude to show you a brewing vat, but in the storehouse it's a really amazing and interesting tour which ends with a spectacular view of Dublin City with a Guinness in hand nostalgia trip.
There are a bunch of places to go in Dublin so you'll never be far from some great music, food or pubs. Further outwards you could head to the west of Ireland and see some really lovely coastal towns. Lahinch is great for surfing and amazing seafood.
Gah, there's so much to do... I'd be happy to go further into it if needs be!
Hey, I'm currently applying for Uppsala! How is it to study abroad there? Would not knowing Swedish be a big deal? I've heard bad things about the housing situation - what's that like? Thanks in advance! Oh my word! you're going to love it! When are you coming over? No it's not a problem at all. not even a little bit. Everyone speaks English and you can take Swedish classes if you'd like. If you put a housing application in with the university housing office they'll sort you out. Flogsta is the best place to get an apartment. A bit out of the city but with great fun and once you have a bike there's no problem with transport. It's an awesome place. the student nations are so much fun. you're gonna bloody well love it.
It's something I was told myself only a few years ago :) It's interesting to think that it's been a really short time but in that time, we had the Celtic Tiger run rampage so we didn't do tooo badly having gotten rid of 'them'. :) It's weird to think how long the whole process took after the War of Independence. Crazy stuff.
Living in Amsterdam at the moment so the bike idea sounds perfect. If things go according to plan I'll be starting a masters in September! Anything else I should know/keep in mind? Thank you!! Oh awesome, I'm heading to amsterdam next month. For the Tulips.. cough cough
What else... don't use the bus unless you need to, don't go into bars that aren't student nations and shop outside the city centre for groceries. it's expensive as hell. God damn, I have 6 months left but you're gonna have the time of your life. So so so so great.
gravity bar. This sounds intriguing... what is it? The gravity bar is the pub on the very top of the guinness storehouse: Link to makeyourbreak.files.wordpress.com
As if I needed more persuasion to want to go to Dublin. The toucan looks fake. That's how toucans look in Ireland. 2D and with very vivid colours.
Hey, I'm Irish and my ancestors hail from the Joyce clan. I also have some name Driscoll. My (2nd) cousin went to Ireland a while back and he said that he was talking to someone in a pub about his heritage and te guy called him a 'soup eater' and they almost got into fight. Can you tell me what this is about? Were you born here? Or are your parents Irish? The soup eater thing has it's roots in a very sour part of Irish history. Back during the famine when a huge portion of the population was starving a number of protestant institutions offered food (soup) to local populations. The catch was that they would only give it to people who converted from catholicism to protestantism. Priests would say to their congregations that they should die before taking the soup. Moving forward in history, as you know Irish people went abroad at various times looking for work. One example is in the first world war where many irishmen joined the british army so that they could be paid 'the kings shilling' and feed their families. This was taken poorly by many people back home who would then call them 'soup takers' for, some though, betraying the nation. During the 70s and 80s in the midst of terrible terrible economic turmoil, like now, many people left and are leaving to find work in different countries. Some people might still call them soup takers for leaving. My friend called me a soup taker for going to study in Sweden, to which I responded that the soup tasted more delicious than any I'd had at home. He said it in jest, as it tends to be said these days.
I see, thank you very much. I personally am not Irish, I should have specified that, I am of Irish descent as my Grandmother came to America from Ireland at a very young age with her family. Yeah the soup eater thing isn't very nice if you mean it, but as I said, these days it's taken with a little jest.
How big an influence does the Catholic Church have in politics, and how does 16-35 year-olds generally feel about the church? I realise this is subjective, so just say how you and your immediate circle of friends/family/colleagues feel, if you don't mind. The government is steadily becoming more distant from the church but it's at a ponderously slow pace. It's rather embarrassing. You're probably aware of the abortion issue at play currently in irish politics and, let's not forget, divorce was only LEGALISED in 1996. It's laughable. It's not as bad as the 60s and 70s. Ever want to get into a jaw dropping rabbit hole? look up the church in Ireland during the 60s.
My family is Catholic by tradition, but I myself have moved away from any kind of believe system or faith, which is a rapidly growing non-group in Ireland at the moment. That's the same with a number of my friends, but not all (which is obviously fine)
My dad is very much an active, pious Catholic (he still occasionally tries to 'bring me around') my mum believes in a higher power of some sort, be that a god, gods, whatever. it's quite nonspecific and she's more into the idea of the omniscient universe presence. She's more new-agey than anything else. my little brother believes in god but is steadily becoming more disillusioned with his faith, the same goes for my sister, come to think of it.
Putting faith itself aside, one thing that more and more people are agreeing on is how impossibly flawed and unforgiving the catholic church is. The child abuse scandals hit my dad pretty hard as it was as if he just saw the matrix code and he became very sad for a long time about the institution he had put his faith in. That's a very common thing these days.
I'm sure I missed something. Is there anything more specific you'd like to know? I'm happy to talk about this stuff! (I understand that many people put up the immovable wall of dogma from which they cannot be moved, but I try to keep the eyes and mind open as much as I can*)
*that sounded a little lofty, and I'm sorry for that.
Battered sausages? Why? Because sometimes you want to hit rock bottom, just for a little while.
They remind me of when I stayed in Cork and one was under the bed.Urgh! Well... that's just disgusting, isn't it?
Will you tell me a story please? (Always the best question to ask an Irishman) Gather round and let me tell you a story.
Long ago, on a little known wind-worn Island by the cliffs, there lived a man. This man was not a man as you or I would recognise one, but a very different kind of man indeed: He was a boy. Boys, you see, are not fully grown men and are difficult to describe as such, which led to much confusion among the very strange kinds of women (called girls) who lived on the clifftops overlooking his tiny Island (so it was said).
Every morning the man-boy would rise early and begin collecting his twigs and rocks. He (yeah, let's call him 'He') would go from the beach to his hut, to and fro, bringing back various objects with which he would be able to do his work. After a light lunch, he would puff out his chest, smile broadly, cough (once if he was happy, twice if he was sad) and begin his work.
His work involved the arranging of his newly found objects on the beach. Some days he would have very many objects to use, other days not much at all; regardless of how many objects he had collected he would complete the work in whatever way he could. This particular day when he had gathered his items, had his lunch, puffed out his chest, smiled broadly and coughed, he decided to begin his work as normal. As he began arranging his bits and pieces he heard a sound. He had never heard such a sound before today and had no reason to want to continue listening to it, thank you very much. But when the sound did not go away he thought it his duty as the sole resident and president of Little Island to investigate. After raising his head and looking around himself several times, he found the source of the sound: Across the water, up the cliff and along the grass was... a woman-girl... He had never actually seen one come to the cliff edge and had assumed they were simply stories told to him by Grandfather beard, the old man who gave him advice from time to time and sometimes stole his socks (No one fully knows why to this day). But there one was, standing across from him staring right back at him. He noticed that, let's call her 'She,' She was standing next to a pile of various objects and pieces of rubbish. To his surprise and delight, he noticed that some of the rubbish was junk he had used on other days for his work. Unable to restrain himself, he began to wave frantically. Leaning her head to the side slightly, She jerked the fingers of her open hand in his direction, slightly. Without another glance at him she turned, and began doing something that was remarkably similar to what He had been doing. Not wanting to be undone so early in the day, He began his work again, faster now, glancing over his shoulder to see how far along she had come (forgetting that he had no idea what she WAS doing). When he collapsed, exhausted, on the golden sand he glanced upwards to see how She was getting on. To his annoyance, she had finished her work also, and was sitting staring at what he had completed.
That's when he saw it.
Of all the things Grandfather beard had taught him, none was quite so important as the word. The word was the most powerful word in the world and would, He was told, change his life forever in the most wonderful, challenging and amazing way. 'When the word comes along,; Grandfather Beard had told him,'you must take the chance that, for there shall be no more beyond that. That is your only chance. That is everything. The word is everything.' Looking across the water the word was unmistakable. Scrawled on the cliff in random little black dots read the word: 'HIM?'
He blinked at Her, who was standing looking at his work with both hands over her mouth. He wondered why the woman-girl was acting so strangely, was something behind him? was he in danger? He couldn't be! His life was about to change forever, remember? No, He was alright, something was wrong with Her. Snapping out of these thoughts, He noticed that She was no longer staring at his work but at him, though the shock and joy were still apparent in her face. He avoided her gaze looking back up at his work that he had worked on every single day since his mentor had left, as Grandfather Beard had instructed. 'The work you do shall be the spark that ignites your hearts fire. Yours is the word that will join worlds.'
He had always thought this rather strange, but, not wanted to displease Grandfather Beard, he obliged. What was so special about his word? He arose and began pacing up and down the beach glancing first at his word, then hers, then her, then his word again. What was so special about his work? What was so special about 'Her?'
As the golden sun began to burn orange He yawned and looked over at the moon which was just beginning to show itself for a night of blue illumination. Looking over at Her, he noticed she was gone. Where had she gone? Did he imagine her? Of course not, look at the word she made! rubbing his eyes he looking out on the ocean towards the cliffs and saw her: In a little wooden dinghy with a yellow lamp on the front, bobbing towards him slowly.
With a sqeak he began tidying up his things. Running down into the breaking water, he stood. Shoes wet, dry socks (Grandfather Beard was keeping them), broad smile he stood, waiting for Her to arrive. When she finally did arrive some time later, she stepped out of the boat and, feet and dress soaked, began walking towards Him who had retreated to the beach after considering She might want to attack him. When she walked towards him he decided he would be brave and elected to stand up straight with his hand stretched out in front of him. Betrayed by his quivering hand, he attempted a brave smile as she stopped mere feet in front of him.
'Hello,' she said, quietly.
'Hello,' he replied, voice cracking slightly.
'I've been waiting for your sign,' he said without thinking. He felt foolish for saying such a thing, but when she beamed at him he didn't feel quite so foolish anymore. 'I've been waiting for yours, too,' she finally said. He didn't know why, but He was suddenly smiling as much as She was. What a curious thing indeed. As if urged on by an arm not his own, he reached out and took her hand. 'Breaking Bad and pizza?' he said. 'yes' she smiled.
'You'll just have to reach and grab it, you'll know when it comes along, but if you don't at least try you'll always regret it. That's how good Breaking Bad is'
The End.
How was that?
Magical. Glad I could help.
Why are a lot of Irish people asking me if I'm Irish as well? I'm just a German ginger who speaks Estuary English with slight Southern English and slight German accent. People mix up the accents of the British Isles the whole time. It's nothing new. Someone once said to me that I sounded a little bit irish and if I got that a lot. facepalm I wouldn't dwell too much on it, really. It's always gonna be like that. I guess it can be. What with people smacking each other with hurls and all that. I love watching both, they're great sports. I just love the speed of Hurling.
Also: Is Hurling rougher than rugby? Are there really that many castles on cliffs as all the movies make us think? Bulmers bought in Ireland tastes different than the Bulmers bought in England, why? Do they use a different recipe for export like Guinness does? There are some norman castles on the west coast, yeah, but It's certainly hammed up in films. Film makers tend to "do the yanks" (rip off the Americans) when making films in Ireland. Romanticise the country as much as possible. It's very silly. Ummm it's marketed as Magners in England, right? Or am I wrong? I have no idea to be honest. It's not real cider as far as I'm concerned so I don't really drink it, but it could indeed be a different recipe, as with guinness extra stout, foreign extra and black lager.
Bulmers and Magners are two different brands in England. Bulmers in England is all right, Magners is only good with the non-apple flavours. I did not find any information about a different Bulmers recipe, but because Guinness tastes so different from the export variety I pretty much think that Bulmers does the same. What would you consider a "real" cider? Oh is it? I didn't know that. I realise that me saying 'real' cider seemed quite patronising, but the only reason I said it is because I'm acutely aware of the brewing process and the amount of chemicals they use is insane.
I always thought that French cidre and English cider are quite different in taste and "feeling". French cidre seems to be a little more like champagne and seems to cause more headache. But cider is like Apfelschorle (the Germans' happy place, #9: Link to venturevillage.eu ) - only with alcohol. I guess that's just me, I prefer French Cider. it's not as sweet as cider from the British Isles.
question, I did not realize how small Ireland's population was until just now. The top 10 metropolitan areas in the united states each have larger populations than Rep. Ireland. Almost all the countries that are smaller than you guys in population are third world or close to that. This question could apply to anyone from a small country but how, if at all, does being from a country that small influence your outlook on the world, your sense of place and influence in the world, and your feeling of your own identity? Yeah Ireland is absolutely tiny, you're right. I like being from a small country, I think it certainly gives some perspective on world events. Looking at countries like china and russia and america with their bloated and muscle-flexing armies it's a very interesting thing to look at the size of our army and know that some people are even calling for it's total disbandment. I don't really subscribe to patriotism as I think it's weird to be prideful of where you were accidentally born, but (possibly hypocritically) I do feel a little bit happy to come from such a beautiful place. For all it's flaws, it's home. And when we do step up to the plate as a nation, we tend to get things done. One example is our leading the charge with the smoking ban in workplaces. A very small thing, I know, but it made me smile to think that we were one of the first to pioneer that idea. So I think we can indeed have great influence in matters not of war or strength but in politics (good friday agreement) and economics (when we do it right. google 'the celtic tiger') I feel like i'm in the right place. Despite the anti irish sentiment in a lot of places, I still think we fit in to the cosmic mess in our own way. People might not like us all the time, but I appreciate the soft spot that many people have for us.
I popped over to Dublin once from the UK for a weekend and raised a silent but exultant fist when I touched the soil for the first time, because just like (what seems like) most of America, part of my ancestry traces from there. I've also got English, Scottish, and French ancestry and have been to each of those countries, but for some reason when you get to Ireland you go "FUCK YEAH!" I don't know why. I'm even an Anglophile and love all things English, and you'd think Scotland would make people all William Wallace puffed up and shouty, but nope - it's Ireland that excites and engenders solidarity of some kind for some reason despite faint, distant, and very old ties. Hey speaking of that, where are these multiple places that have the anti-Irish sentiment that you mention? About all I can guess is England for obvious reasons, but otherwise Ireland and the Irish seem to be universally beloved worldwide, even if for romanticized and/or mythological reasons. When you hear an Irish accent somewhere, you perk up and your eyebrows go up and your eyes widen and you get an expectant, open-mouthed smile because... Ireland! Hey, an Irish person! Yay! You get some of that for an English or Scottish accent, and maybe nearly as much for an Aussie one as an Irish one. But Ireland seems to mean fun. I don't know anyone who hates the Irish. Again, except for English people still sore about bombings. But then again, I don't know if it's like with English people getting bad reputations in Spanish holiday towns or whatever. Who dislikes the Irish and why? Yeah people love the Irishness. it's fun connecting to anything from your past. That's why I study History! There used to be in some areas of the states, I think. Where else... yeah in England some people still don't like us. generalisation etc. my aunt went to work for the BBC and had to put on an english accent for her interview and throughout the time she worked there for fear of not being hired/getting fired.
How do you feel about Canadians? Also can I come and live with you? The few Canadians I've met have been some of my favourite people in the world. Two amazing girls from Vancouver and another from Toronto. They're wonderful and I love them. In fact, one of them just spent a few days staying here with me! (along with a girl from New Zealand, another from Australia and another from Belgium. All of whom are equally remarkable humans)
Of course you can. No question about it!
This might be an odd question... but here goes nothing! What's the best way to win the heart of an Irishman? I have had wild fantasies of moving to Ireland to find love. Coming from California, I've only met a few in my young lifetime and I want to know any tips if any. Don't bother. We're not that great, If I'm being honest :/ I do, however, know an awesome group of girls from LA and San Fran in Uppsala. But yeah, irish guys can be sleazy and eager. But the fact that you're from a different country would be enough to bag one. Ireland thinks anything is exotic. Parsley is considered a spice, here. it's mental.
Thank you so much for your kind words! Here is a pic of me enjoying a glass of scotch on new years eve! I appreciate your feedback. Hope all is well with your study abroad and lovely speaking with you. Cheers! And here is me doing the very same! Link to imgur.com
There is so much class in that picture! :D I appreciate that you sent me a pic back :) Any Time! :D.
You look like a pimp and I like that. Leprechaun pimping is lucrative work.
Have you been to the Giants Causeway NP? I am wanting to go there and photograph. Do you recommend it? The giants causeway is beautiful, but very small. there is a chance you will be disappointed by it. it's a bit of an anticlimax, I must confess :/
Small? It goes on for a few miles! Where the bloody hell was I then...
Maybe I missed... most of it...
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What've you guys got for local slang? Particularly I'm interested in your derogatory and swear words - immature I know but it's always interesting. Oh god... Ireland has so much slang. As does everywhere... em... ok off the top of my head: - 'Well' - broad greeting - 'what's the craic' - 'criac' can mean many things but can really be translated as 'good time.' So 'what's the craic' would mean both 'what's going on?' or 'anything fun happening?' I could write a book on 'craic' - 'Gobshite' - idiot. - 'tit' - idiot - 'ride' - goolooking person or to have sex with.. - bollocks, of course.
I actually don't really know... there are just so many I'd have to have a conversation with some people and write them down!
I can't believe you forgot eejit and fuckin' eejit - more different than they look. Oh that's true! How in the world did I forget...
Is true there are no snakes in Ireland? I will be sitting in my closet by an open suitcase awaiting your response. Yes. Our dear st. patrick banished them all. sound lad altogether.
What are some Irish customs and traditions? Oh my... there are just so many it's insane. I really hate to fob off the question, but Wikipedia can sort you right out with that one.
Well taking one example, christmas. Being a predominantly Catholic country we tend to do christmas very very well. It's a huge cultural phenomenon and far beyond a christmas tree people like to put a lot of effort into it. My house, for example, was a winter wonderland this christmas as it is every year. I do love Irish christmas.
Gaelic football and Hurling are two of the biggest sports in the country that are very important on a county and small town scale. I love hurling a lot, but I can't stand gaelic football. So so so so so so boring.
Depending on your level of interest, we love our theatre, literature, music and comedy. We have various festivals all year round about the country dedicated to different things (e.g. bloomsday is dedicated to James Joyce. We have the Kilkenny Cat laughs festival which is a world famous comedy festival)the list really goes on.
I hope that was alright! :D.
Is colcannon (sp?) tasty? It's alright. Potatoes are the king of foods. So versatile. So tasty. Such Ireland. wow.
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2012.08.16 17:47 premiumserenium 62 viable IEDs made safe by the Army this year. What's going on?

I read this article today. The last line says "It is the 128th callout and 62th viable IED made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year."
Viable IEDs do not include things like unstable chemicals in schools or businesses, unexploded munitions or suspect devices found to be hoaxes. Viable IEDs are devices made by somebody who wants to cause harm to somebody else.
62 of these in 33 weeks seems like a lot to me. I used Google to search the press office section of military.ie for the keywords 'IED' and 'Disposal', I limited the search to this year and I sorted the results by date. Here are the results of that search.
16th August Kilbarrack, Dublin
11th August Rathkeale, Limerick
26th July Farranree, Cork
24th July Holy Well, Sligo
05th July Mayfield, Cork
03rd July Ennnis, Clare
29th June Darndale, Dublin
14th June Clonsilla, Dublin
08th May Rathangan, Kildare
08th May Sean Heuston Place, Limerick
08th May Inchicore, Dublin
05th May Tallaght, Dublin
01st May Phoenix Park, Dublin
28th April Roscrea, Tipperary
24th April Athlone, Westmeath
03rd April Drimnagh, Dublin
03rd April Bluebell, Dublin
30th March Finglas, Dublin
15th March Tallaght, Dublin
14th March Crumlin, Dublin
14th March Walkinstown, Dublin
12th March Ballyvolane, Cork
15th February Tallaght, Dublin
26th January Tallaght, Dublin
23rd January Ranelagh, Dublin
14th January Tullamore, Offaly
03rd January Finglas, Dublin
I could only find 27 of these 62 instances with my quick search. In the 52 weeks of 2011 the Bomb Disposal team made safe 55 viable IEDs. So the number is up from last year.
Am I wrong to think this number of bombs is a lot? Am I wrong to wonder why more attention is not being given to this in the media? What are your thoughts?
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2012.03.16 15:45 farmersam All Ireland Club Hurling Final - Cúl Doire v Na Seamroga Loch gCaol

Coolderry v Loughgiel Shamrocks - All Ireland Club Hurling Final - Croke Park - 2pm 17/03/12 TG4
Coolderry have been outshone on the All Ireland stage by Birr who have came out victors on 4 occasions, to date Offaly's only winners but despite these victories Coolderry have been the dominant team in Offaly with 29 county championships to Birrs 22. But they are surely desperate to add an All Ireland medal to their haul in which is surprisingly their first venture out of Leinster.
Loughgiel on the other hand have, with their win this year, joined Ballycastle at the top of Antrims Championship winner count (with 17), but one thing Loughgiel have that Ballycastle (or Coolderry) don't is their 1982/1983 All Ireland win, to date Loughgiel, Antrim and Ulsters only triumph on the All Ireland stage despite many valiant attempts by teams such as Dunloy and Cushendall recently. And unlike Coolderry, Loughgiel have came out of Ulster (unsurprisingly) every time they have triumphed in Antrim and have a little bit of experience at this level having reached the semi-final last year.
In the semi finals Coolderry overcame a very good Gort outfit 3-16 to 0-17 in a fantastic performance in which Coolderry's Eoin Ryan really shone. Loughgiel came out 0-27 to 2-13 victors over Na Piarsaigh with Liam Watson scoring well over half of that total. Loughgiel should have had Na Piarsaigh dead and buried in ordinary time but they didn't, they lost concentration and let a healthy lead slip which is something Coolderry might want to take note of.
No doubt both teams are fully confident in their ability to win but if I had to bet my money would be on..... Loughgiel. As I've said before I am incredibly biased towards (most) Antrim or Ulster teams but that aside I really think Loughgiel have what it takes. They have a number of top quality players and in Liam Watson they have one of the best players in the country, I have no doubt that had he played for one of the bigger counties he would have had a handful of All Stars by now. If he can keep his temper under control then he will be a major factor in who wins this match, it is up to Coolderry to keep him under control, a task which not many have been fit for.
Paddy Power have Coolderry at 2/5 and Loughgiel at 5/2. Must mention Coolderry's captain Brendan O'Meara who has postponed his wedding which was to be today 16/03/12 so he can play tomorrow. Also I would like to applaud Ballymoney's DUP mayor Ian Stevenson will be in Croker supporting Loughgiel tomorrow. After watching them in the semi final he found out his grandfather Sam O'Neill actually played for Loughgiel hurlers 90 years ago.
Match starts at 2pm on TG4 with the football at 3:45pm. TG4 have a TG4 live service on their website, I'm not sure if the match will be shown on it and I'm unsure if you can watch it outside of Ireland but I'm sure there are ways of getting round that.
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2012.02.24 11:39 farmersam NHL - Round 1

Almost time to test the new NHL format, now with 6 divisions with 6 clubs in each division except 4 in div 3b. The winners of Division 1b will join the top 3 from Division 1a in the semi-finals. Obviously some counties, like Limerick were unhappy about these changes as the have effectively been relgated to a weaker division, but threats of boycotts came to nothing. All games on Sunday afternoon, except Cork V Waterford and Limerick V Clare on Saturday evening.
Division 1a
Fixture Prediction Other
Cork V Waterford Cork Páirc Uí Rinn
Kilkenny V Tipperary Kilkenny Nowlan Park
Galway V Dublin Dublin Pearse Stadium
Big news on the Cork team is that Sean Og O hAilpin is back on the panel and goes straight into midfield. I think Cork will win their match by two or three points, they have home advantage and Waterford have no Mullane or Kelly.
Tipp have made 8 changes to their All Ireland final losing team and have a lot of big players out so I think Kilkenny will win this one.
The last match was a tough call, I think Galway can beat Dublin but I just don't know with them what they will do. Dublin have come on leaps and bounds over the years and they are fairly consistent so on that basis I will pick them to edge this contest.
Division 1b
Fixture Prediction Other
Limerick V Clare Limerick Gaelic Grounds
Antrim V Wexford Wexford Casement Park
Offaly V Laois Offaly O'Connor Park
Limerick get a really tough match to start the league with, they have a good team and maybe will have an extra incentive to win this league after they felt hard done by with the late format change.
Antrim have just an OK team named, good defense, bit light up front. Loughgiel players are a big miss, some of the u21's should have been in there too. No Jacobs for Wexford and a few new faces might even it up a bit but not enough I think.
Offaly missing the Coolderry contingent, but should still have enough for a Laois team who just cant seem to get along with eachother, their cheeks are still red from that 34 point drubbing they took from Cork maybe they will be looking to make up for that.
Division 2a
Fixture Prediction Other
Carlow V Down Carlow Dr Cullen Park
Westmeath V Kerry Westmeath Cusack Park
Wicklow V Derry Wicklow Aughrim
Carlow and Westmeath, should be the leaders of this division. Down hurling is awful at the moment with only 3 real teams and a horrible year last year, I think they could be relegation contenders. Kerry will be a tough task for Westmeath but Westmeath will win. Wicklow beat Derry a handful of times last year and I think they will do so again.
Division 2b
Fixture Prediction Other
Meath V Kildare Meath Páirc Tailteann - 2:30pm
Roscommon V Mayo Mayo Athleague - 2:30pm
London V Armagh London Ruislip - 2:30pm
Think London will have too much for the ever improving Armagh. If the game was at the Athletic Grounds I would have picked a different winner. Other than these 2 teams I'm not overly sure on how the other teams compare.
Division 3a
Fixture Prediction Other
Tyrone V Sligo Tyrone Clones - 2:30pm
Monaghan V Donegal Monaghan Clones - 2:30pm
Louth V Fingal Louth Darver - 2:30pm
Tyrone hurling is getting better(not much better mind you) but they had a decent year last year and I think they'll beat sligo at home. Monaghan have stronger club teams than Donegal, they compete in the ulster intermediate championship, Donegals best team were lucky to scrape by a junior team from Antrim plus the match is in clones so I'm going for a Monaghan win. Going for louth because they beat Fingal handy enough last year.
Division 3b
Starts mid march as there are only for teams and therefore less games to be played. The teams are:
Anyone else think they can pick some winners? and you can get really up-to-date scores at sportsnewsireland.com
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