Shanore News

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

Weather You’ll Be Here or Not

When you picture Ireland, what comes to mind? Is your idea backed up with real facts though? Ireland is very lush and green. It has some rolling landscape, mountain ranges. pastures, fields, cliffs and is ever abundant with plant life. Wherever you go, you are likely not very far from a body of water whether it’s an […]

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Prejudice Against Irish Travellers

Why the prejudice against Travellers? Having only lived in parts of the U.S. bereft of Travellers, I rarely hear about them, except in the context of offensive portrayals of them as tactless drunks on exploitative shows like TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, et. al. However, I’ve come across a couple of events over the past […]

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Rapists Apparently Exempt from Consequences in Ireland

So, there’s this vile man, Magnus Meyer Hustveit.  He raped his then girlfriend, Niamh Nic Dhomhnail, several times while she was sleeping and unable to give consent.  This week in Dublin, he was convicted (he pleaded guilty) and given a sentence of 7 years.  But then the judge suspended the whole thing.  Which means that […]

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