Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ireland takes another step toward legalizing abortions

The Financial Times sent the following news alert at 4:07 p.m. EDT: Dublin has agreed the details of new legislation that would for the first time sanction abortion under very restricted circumstances, in a move that has prompted several conservative … Continue reading

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Is the Starry Plough flag part of Ireland’s future?

The Journal explores why the president of Ireland is asking if a part of that country’s past remains relevant today. Speaking of an Ireland “struggling to recover from the social costs of an economic model based on extreme individualism, driven … Continue reading

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Ireland has four of them

Do you know what they are? Here is your answer.

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Ireland debates adding mental illness to abortion okay list

The Christian Science Monitor explores why the vexing question of abortion rights in Ireland has taken another turn. This week, Ireland is preparing to announce the draft law, which permits abortions on limited medical grounds, including threat of suicide. Mandated … Continue reading

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ESPN reporter calls homosexuality a “sin”

The Hollywood Reporter notes Chris Broussard is taking lots of heat for his remarks. “If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, the bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that that’s a sin,” said Broussard, comparing … Continue reading

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The Big 10 (with 14 teams!!!!) ranked by…

…the quality of its journalism/ communications programs. The Big 10 conference’s leaders (who might not necessarily be legends) announced on Sunday that beginning in 2014, the 14-team league will be aligned along geographic lines. And that got me thinking that … Continue reading

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Wait! THAT movie was filmed in Ireland!

Here is a list of movies that were at least in part shot in Ireland.

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