Shanore News

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

Trump for President; Bad for America, Good for Ireland

This year the United States will pick a new president. But, who will it be and how will it effect the world? Recently, a poll indicated that close to 30% of Americans would consider uprooting from America if Donald Trump should be elected as the next president. In other words, walk out of your front […]

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Remembrance for the Little Sisters

Remember the phrase “you only appreciate what you had, when it is gone?” For the little sisters out there, be grateful for them while you still can. Having a little sister, a young niece or an itty-bitty cousin is a blessing. Little children are darlings as everything they wear looks great on them, even with […]

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Battles Like These Usually Start on the Playground

Gender equality, trans and bathroom predators. What does it all mean? Did you ever think there would be a day when we would need to even ask those questions? I didn’t ever consider it and I reckon that most people out there haven’t. However, if there’s one thing that the world can always guarantee, it’s […]

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Why Doesn’t Ireland Have a Government?

Ireland held elections on February 26th, yet no new government has been formed. What does that mean and what will happen next?  Is Ireland tumbling into complete political chaos? Many Americans are confused when they hear that Ireland does not have a government. Of course, we have do have political institutions and civil bureaucracy is […]

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Asking a Man for His Hand

History has seen many different opinions or lines of action over this issue, if you can call it that. What is your opinion on the subject? Ah, marriage, matrimony and getting engaged; they are considered life events on Facebook and rites of passage, at the very least, in some cultures. It is still commonplace for […]

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Skellig, Vader and Conservation Make for an Interesting Mix

What do all of these things have in common? I bet no one ever considered that this group would be bonded together by many strong forces. The Skellig Islands are a group of territories juxtaposed in the Atlantic off the coast of County Kerry. Ireland itself is a big island and it goes to show […]

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