When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles back at you! pic.twitter.com/Zx0k1Gc6MH
— Michael Flatley (@MichaelFlatley) June 4, 2018
‘Tappo’ the Clown?
We may never know.
Former MEP Kathy Sinnot with Independent TD Mattie McGrath at a Pro0life demonstration outside Leinster House last November
The pro-life group that rallied 30,000 people to pray the Rosary on the coasts of Ireland in the fall is now organizing a public penance in the wake of the abortion referendum.
“Forty Days of Reparation for Life and Faith” will give Irish Catholics the opportunity to “come before God and ask for His mercy and forgiveness” in response to last week’s right-to-life catastrophe.
Rosary on the Coast organizer Kathy Sinnott told LifeSiteNews that the national will to abolish the right to life of the unborn child wasn’t as strong as has been reported.
“I was devastated not just by the loss of protection for the baby before birth but by the size of the vote,” Sinnott told LifeSiteNews.
“[But] as the litany of irregularities in the voting process mounts up, I am no longer am so sure that the election figures are real and the gap as big as it appears.”
Heartened by this suspicion, she is now organizing a spiritual battle against Ireland’s new culture of death.
‘The tenor of the contest has been so nauseating that the deepest parts of my psyche had begun to anticipate this outcome.
It was little things: the frivolity of the Yes side: “Run for Repeal”; “Spinning for Repeal”; “Walk your Dog for Repeal”; “Farmers for Yes”; “Grandparents for Repeal,” which ought to have been “Grandparents for Not Having Grandchildren.”
This, like the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, was a carnival referendum: Yessers chanting for Repeal, drinking to Repeal, grinning for the cameras as they went door-to-door on the canvass of death.
Today, Ireland dances on the graves of little children. It is a country where freedom means the right to do just about anything you please, without risk of consequences.
On the day of the vote, the media gave us a picture of our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, grinningly dropping his vote into a ballot box, over the headline: “All the lads in the gym are voting yes.”
It is the epitaph of the country I grew up in, the only one I had to call home, this ancient land, traceable into antiquity by its piety, its valor, and its sufferings.
This fool we are obliged to call Taoiseach (Chieftain), this man without qualities—who entered the last election three short years ago as “pro-life”—has led my people into a hell beyond imagining.’
John Waters. Ireland: An Obituary
He’s taking it well.
Pro-lifer Enda Sherlock (brother of TheLiberal.ie editor Leo and Savethe8’s Cora) predicts trouble whatever the result on May 25.
Via Leo Shook TBH
Former TD Monica Barnes has passed away earlier today.
She was an Anti-amendment activist in 1983 and one of only 14 women in #Dáil Éireann back in 1992. This is what happened when she attempted to speak the morning news of the X Case broke. pic.twitter.com/yZhbPlpAfX
— Oireachtas Retort (@Oireachtas_RX) May 3, 2018
There you go now.
The urban-rural divide.
Queues in Dublin City supermarkets today. On Wednesday, the last day of the hunting season, we shot a deer in rural Wicklow, hung and skinned it. Venison for a month. The food of kings. #sneacta
— Elaine Byrne (@ElaineByrne) March 3, 2018
Previously: Elaine Byrne on Broadsheet
OK, which one of you did this?
When you’re the movie critic whose one bad review prevents the new Marvel movie from hitting 100%, you need to be ready for the onslaught of endless hordes of butthurt fanboys.
Today, that’s Ed Power of the Irish Indo….
Today’s Irish Times
— Roisin Ingle (@roisiningle) February 1, 2018
So the alleged victim in the Ulster rugby rape case goes on the stand yesterday, having already said she was terrified she’d have to face Ulster rugby if the case went to trial.
Who decides to turn up in court on the day she gives evidence? Their captain Rory Best and a teammate.
Coverage of abortion referendum in Brietbart
Paul Hosford tweetz:
Notorious hard leftist Leo Varadkar has made Breitbart. Or as the piece continually calls him: Leo Vradaka…