Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’
The British royal family faced a multinational battle to contain the spread of topless photos of Prince William’s wife Kate, as an Irish tabloid published them Saturday and an Italian gossip magazine planned to do the same despite the threat of legal action. The royal couple’s St. James’s Palace office condemned the moves as unjustifiable..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Polar bears have mitochondrial DNA found in the bones of ice age bears discovered in caves in Ireland. It’s a long way from the Arctic to Tipperary, but scientists have discovered polar bears can trace their family tree to Ireland. Genetic evidence shows they are descended from Irish brown bears that lived during the last..
Embarrassing: One of Barack Obama’s fleet of armoured cars gets stuck on the ramp of the exit of the U.S embassy in Ballsbridge Co.Dublin It’s designed to protect the President from terror attacks but Barack Obama was left red-faced after one of his armour-plated Cadillacs was brought to a halt as it left the U.S...
Record-breaker: Kevin O’Brien’s extraordinary century for Ireland against England re-wrote the World Cup record books Photo Ireland have described the decision by the International Cricket Council to cut associate teams from the next World Cup as a “black day for the sport” motivated by a desire to protect the interests of the bigger nations. The..
Ireland’s general election kicked off Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean as voters on remote, windswept islands off the rugged west coast began casting their ballots two days early. The islands off Counties Donegal, Mayo and Galway traditionally vote early as bad weather often delays getting the ballot boxes back to the mainland count centres. The..
Niall is 31 and manager of a successful fruit farm just outside Dublin. He is thinking of emigrating to England – not because he is out of work but because he is so heavily in debt that he wants to declare himself bankrupt. He bought three houses as a buy-to-let sideline between 2004 and 2006...