So you want to see a band.
The 1955 advert for the Magdalene laundry in Dublin, Ireland reads like a tear-jerking charity appeal: “The Superioress and Sisters of The Magdalen Asylum … very earnestly beg the support of the liberal and kind-hearted to help them with the upkeep of the Institution for 130 Poor Penitents, who receive a home within its walls.” But the reality for many of the “penitents” or repentant sinners living in these institutions was very different from the ad’s beneficent tone.
As Queen Elizabeth II was touching down in a Dublin airport on May 17 for the start of her four-day visit to Ireland, the Irish people were holding their collective breath.
In the coming weeks, Ireland will host two of the world’s most recognizable VIPs: Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama. And as the country gets ready, the taxi drivers of Dublin are seeing the careful and sometimes inconvenient preparations up close
Investigators have found bones on the property where kidnapping suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido lived for 18 years with Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters, police said Wednesday. More bones of undetermined origin also were found on property adjacent to the home, Lt
Dolores O’Riordan is singing “Linger” while playing a gleaming white guitar that’s almost half her size.
Cancer doesn’t discriminate.
Jane Orobator lives in a small house in Dublin, Ireland. She’s a full time psychology student at Trinity college and she is single-handedly raising 3 girls aged 9 to 14. Their smiling faces are framed in photos on the walls at home — the only ornaments in an otherwise sparsely decorated house
The benefits to humans of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils are well documented, but a new study has found that fish oils can have a wider benefit to the environment — by reducing the amount of methane produced by cows. The report produced by University College Dublin found that by including two percent fish oil in the diet of cattle they achieved a reduction in the amount of methane released by the animals. Lowering methane emissions is important for the environment, as the gas given off by farm animals is a major contributor to greenhouse gas levels
The joke told around Ireland’s watercoolers and in its office canteens in January went like this: “What’s the difference between Iceland and Ireland?