Shanore News

Musings, ramblings and thought provoking articles from our team of talented writers - all views expressed are their own!

Would Fine Gael Hold an Abortion Referendum?

You may remember in June when I posted about a U.N. committee on human rights and their recommendations to Ireland to hold a referendum and change its stringent abortion laws. These laws, to remind you, allow for abortion only in cases where the fetus endangers the life of the pregnant woman. Yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny […]

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The Mysterious World of Irish Phone Etiquette

The telephone itself is not different in different places, but the Irish do have an approach to this modern essential that is unique.  While we are known around the world for being friendly and chatty, it is helpful to know that description applies to us only in person or online.  Over the telephone?  Not so […]

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From the Races to the Rescues: the Life of Irish Greyhounds

Given how many different dog breeds have Irish roots and how frequently hounds are portrayed in Celtic knot designs and illuminated lettering, one might assume that Ireland was a haven for dogs.  Greyhounds have a noble history and were prized by the ancient Celts, who brought their faithful companions into battle with them.  Hounds have […]

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Is the Water Supply in Ireland a Joke?

Facts did a fairly recent video online which takes a sarcastic approach to the issues Ireland has been having with public water supply. The video shows the various ways that not having water truly effects typical households. Even though the reel makes light of things, the situation is actually crucial for some. Watch below as […]

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What the World Would Be Like if Irish Kids Ran It

Children have opinions and insights that most adults fail to recognize. Why is that? Well, because children are as basic to understanding humanity as possible. They do not need to worry about bills, jobs or keeping their homes clean. Rather, the issues that face most children are things like, what they like to eat, drink, do or […]

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