“This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.”
Borussia Dortmund’s rather brilliant anti-Nazi promo. To wit:
We at BVB make our position unequivocally clear. We will not tolerate any far-right disposition in our stadium. Intimidation and discrimination have no place at our ground. Should anyone have the misguided belief that they can misuse our sport and Borussia Dortmund to spread their inhumane propaganda, then they should be in no doubt: The schwarzgelb family will stand firm against them! It is the only way we can rid our stadia of such attitudes. Nazis and football do not go together!
[Joan Burton, deputy leader of the Labour Party and Eamon Gilmore, former leader]
“They knew very well that they were destroying the Labour Party and with it the honourable social democratic tradition it represented. They decided to do it anyway.”
“…It has taken just three years for Sinn Féin to turn the logic of what Labour did in 2011 into stark electoral numbers. They are quite staggering: in 2011, Labour’s vote was twice Sinn Féin’s. In 2014, Sinn Féin’s was nearly three times Labour’s…”
At a Young Fine Gael photocall to “highlight the importance of making the right choice in next week’s European elections”.
From left: Fine Gael European Election Candidate Brian Hayes (left), Minister for European Affairs,Paschal Donohoe (far right), and members of Young Fine Gael Lucy O’Shea (left), and Maeve Glavey.
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film “Alien” has died, his museum said on Tuesday. He was 74. Giger, who was born Hans Rudolf in the eastern Swiss town of Chur in 1940, died on Monday in Zurich from injuries he obtained after suffering a fall, an employee of the H.R. Giger Museum said, confirming reports in Swiss media.
Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness takes a selfie with party leader Gerry Adams, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson, who is contesting the Northern Ireland constituency, and the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, Lynn Boylan in Belfast this morning.
Early Saturday morning clutch-grabbing antics at Moll’s Gap, Diffin, Co Kerry ahead of the ‘Rally of the Lakes’ .
Among a swarm of petrol-headed, skid-marking, mini-Clarkson tykes bringing CHAOS to Killarney at the weekend.
Name that model anyone?