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Look correct

From reddit, a road sign in Leopardstown that translates English "Look right" to something like Irish "Look at correct": In the comments, someone linked to a sign near Cork Airport reminding English and German speakers to drive on the left, while advising the French to drive on the right: [h/t Shane Roberts]

Dropkick Murphys to Anti-Union Scott Walker: Stop Using Our Songs

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

On Saturday pro-union Irish punk band the Dropkick Murphys told Wisconsin Governor and organized labor bête noire Scott Walker to stop playing their songs at his rallies.

THE IRISH QUESTION – a review of ‘The Walworth Farce’

13 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The critic Terry Eagleton once observed that Irish fiction was “full of guilty secrets, divided identities. It is no wonder that there is such a rich tradition of Gothic writing in a nation so haunted by history”. If Eagleton were looking for a prime example, he could always cite ‘The Walworth Farce’ – Enda Walsh’s more...

Recipe: National Irish Coffee Day 2015

This Sunday (Jan 25) welcomes in a newly decreed holiday that we can get behind: National Irish Coffee Day. According to folklore, Irish coffee was invented by Chef Joseph Sheridan in 1942 to welcome visiting Americans. With it being...Show More Summary


It wasn’t Roger Ebert’s elegy that got me thinking about it: I’m Irish Catholic and, like my Jewish friends, I think about death all the time.  Goes with the territory. Anyway, Twitter is a good a place as any to define it.  If I’m right, it’s when that one-third starts to overwhelm the proceedings. A third […]

Staff Picks: An Irish crime drama, a good book, and unlimited movies

MoviePass My social media guilty pleasure is checking in at the theater each time I see a movie. I do so without revealing which movie I’m seeing to bait discussion. I realize that sounds odd, but I don’t mind, because it recently led to my discovery of MoviePass. Show More Summary

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Names to Watch Until National Signing Day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — With less than two weeks until national signing day, Notre Dame football is looking to close out its class of 2015 with a few more additions. The Irish currently have 22 commitments, including four early enrollees already in South Bend. Show More Summary

The Remarkable 18-Month Effort to Repair an $11 Million Monet Painting After a Man Punched a Hole in It

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

photo via SWNS Back in June 2012, an Irish man named Andrew Shannon walked into the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and punched a hole in an $11 million painting by Claude Monet. The painting, entitled Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat, was badly torn in the incident. After the attack, museum conservators undertook […]

Irish fishermen rescued from sinking boat off Scottish coast

The five-man crew of an Irish fishing vessel were rescued moments before it sank off the coast of Scotland.

Irish Granny Busted With Coke at Bingo Night

A Granny in Cork, Ireland was busted for coke possession at a bingo game this week—she said she was holding it for a friend guys, so it's cool. Read more...

You Can’t Be Serious: Irish Grandmother Busted For Yayo Possession At Bingo Hall

Grandmother Busted For Cocaine Possession At Bingo Hall A grandmother in Ireland was recently busted at a bingo pall for drug possession. ABC News reports: Helen Heaphy’s number came up at the bingo hall. The prize was a trip to

How a $12 Million Monet Was Repaired After Some Idiot Punched It 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Almost three years ago, an unhinged Irish gentleman named Andrew Shannon punched a 141-year-old Monet painting hanging in Ireland's National Gallery. Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat was ruined—or so it seemed. Read more...

Peter Schmeichel and Oliver Kahn talk about underrated ‘superstar’ Denis Irwin [Video]

In their latest video, Peter Schmeichel and Oliver Kahn were chatting about players they considered to be underrated. Schmeichel wanted to nominate a former Manchester United teammate in the form of Denis Irwin. The Irish left-back is undoubtedly a good shout. Always consistent and reliable, Irwin was also a fine set-piece taker. A modern day […]

First Nighter: Hugh Leonard's 'Da,' Aaron Mark's 'Another Medea,' Damon Chua's 'Film Chinois'

In Da, now revived by the Irish Repertory Theatre during its DR2 season, Hugh Leonard deals with a couple of irrefutable psychological truths. He contends that we all internalize our parents as well as keep track of our younger selves. He...Show More Summary

[insert Irish cow joke here]

Antiquity of dairying on Emerald Isle revealed As dairy farmers across Europe anxiously await the lifting of EU milk quotas in April this year, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in a region famous for its dairy exports: Ireland. Research published today in the Journal of Environmental Archaeology [...]

Watch: Daring Rescue as Fishing Boat Founders Off Scotland

Five people were rescued from an Irish fishing vessel this week as the ship foundered in the waters off Scotland. The post Watch: Daring Rescue as Fishing Boat Founders Off Scotland appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore New...

Orla Brady Joins ‘Badlands'; Christina Jackson In ‘Outsiders’

Irish actress Orla Brady (Wallander) has landed a lead role in AMC’s direct-to-series martial arts drama Badlands, loosely based on the Chinese tale Journey To The West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story...Show More Summary

How Police Brutality Brought Gas Flares to a Peaceful Irish Fishing Village

This post originally appeared on VICE UK. Rossport lies on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast—a beautiful, unassuming fishing village in County Mayo, which has the misfortune of resting next to the country's hidden goldmine: the Corrib Gas...Show More Summary

IRELAND: Same-Sex Marriage Activists Turn To Irish-Americans For Support

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Cahir O'Doherty at Irish Central: A number of top Irish LGBT equality and civil rights groups from Dublin have been holding high level meetings with influential and supportive community leaders in New York and Washington seeking their support, the Irish Voice has learned. Show More Summary

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