Eamon Ó Cuív (pictured in happier times during a student protest in Galway)resigned as Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil today over his refusal to support the party’s position on the EU Fiscal Compact treaty. He said the whole issue is about the “fundamental future of Ireland” and to continue in his role would be “incompatible” as he does not support the fiscal compact ratification. Party leader Micháel Martin said it was “no longer feasible” for Ó Cuív to continue in his role as Fianna Fáil deputy leader and spokesperson on [...]
This week will see a delegation from western Canada arrive on Irish soil in an effort to recruit thousands of workers for the construction industry and related trades. It is expected that 335,000 job opportunities will develop between now and 2014. Places will open up for carpenters, electricians, welders, plumbers, heavy equipment operators and millwrights in British Canada and Alberta. This is good news for over 6,000 engineering students who will be in search of a place of work after their final year, as 2006 saw 20% of engineer graduates [...]
A leap year, also known to the scientific folk as a bissextile year, is a year containing one additional day. Such years consist of 366 days as opposed to the average 365 days we live through in a common year. Without getting too technical about the subject, a Leap Year basically happens once every four years as a way of keeping the day- to-day calendar we usually live by synchronized with the astronomical and seasonal year. So, every four years we live through a February 29th. Typical of us humans, [...]
The government has announced that a referendum is to be held on the EU fiscal compact treaty. Taoiseach Enda Kenny today announced in the Dáil that the Attorney General (AG) has advised the cabinet to hold a referendum. Speaking on the treaty, the Taoiseach said; “At this morning’s Cabinet meeting, the AG conveyed her advice that, as this treaty is a unique instrument, outside the European Union treaty architecture, on balance, a referendum is required to ratify it” and he believes; “ratification on this treaty will be another important step [...]
British journalist Paul Conroy has been smuggled out of Syria and is said to be safe in Lebanon. Conroy was injured in the same attack that claimed the lives of the Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and french photographer Remi Ochlik in the city of Homs. Conroy had received injuries to his stomach and leg in the leg alongside French journalist Edith Bouvier who suffered multiple leg fractures the two spent the last week trapped in the city with heavy fighting. The whereabouts of Bouvier have yet to be confirmed [...]
Early this morning bailiffs entered the grounds of St.Paul’s Cathedral to dismantle the Occupy London Movement after a court order was issued to remove all the tents and protestors. The Council felt that the Occupiers were becoming an eyesore, and putting off tourists. There were about twenty arrests, but for the most part the protestors went peacefully. A makeshift barricade was put together by a handful of defiant protesters, but was eventually dismantled. Some have moved to the Salvation Army, while others, determined to continue their fight for equality, have [...]
Love them or like them ironically, Jedward just won’t die. You might as well just jump on the Jed-wagon before somebody gets hurt. This animation has been produced by our friends at Cutbacks.ie
Like a famous Disney movie, the birds are chirping, flowers are growing, baby bunnies are being born as we head into March. The recession may still be in full swing and the weather may still be atrocious but at least we have a few great events to look forward to. Here are Studenty’s top picks to keep you busy this month. Ninja Tune Party Feat: Luke Vibert and DJ Food The Village, Dublin. 2nd March 23:00-03:00 €16/18 www.wavtickets.ie Prepare for a night of ridiculous vocal samples, swinging rhythm and psychedelic [...]
The Costa Allegra is owned by the same company as Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the Italian island of Giglio in January with the loss of at least 25 lives. Planes and ships are speeding towards the Costa Allegra, which is reported to be adrift and without power 200 miles south-west of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The cruise ship left Madagascar on Saturday and was due to arrive in the Seychelles tomorrow. “The shipboard fire-extinguishing system and procedures were promptly activated and the special fire-fighting squads intervened to extinguish fire,” Costa Cruises said in a statement today. “As [...]
Fans were left reeling after seeing an image on the front page of the National Enquirer which showed Whitney Houston in her coffin at her open-casket funeral service held last week. The image, which came from an unknown source, showed the singer laying in the coffin, in a purple dress. The caption of the photo read, “Whitney: The Last Photo!” Her fans’ horror is clearly visible on social networking sites such as Twitter. “It really made me upset that they have pictures of Whitney in the coffin all over. Like really?” @lesbihonest [...]
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