Review: Stephen Rea Is One Really Mad Man in ‘Cyprus Avenue’

Review: Stephen Rea Is One Really Mad Man in ‘Cyprus Avenue’

His very stroll is a ticking paradox. When Stephen Rea makes his entrance in “Cyprus Avenue,” David Ireland’s bruising play at the Public Theater, it’s with a gait each cautious and defiant. From the best way he measures his steps, you would possibly assume there have been land mines beneath the clean white floor of […]

Posters, Banners, Boarding Passes: Museums Try to Get a Head Start on History

Posters, Banners, Boarding Passes: Museums Try to Get a Head Start on History

The day after Ireland’s recent abortion referendum, Brenda Malone awakened early, walked to her automobile and took a stepladder and a few wire cutters out of the trunk. Then she began climbing up lampposts and chopping down any marketing campaign posters she may discover. The first one had an image of a fetus on it, […]

Next in Irish Voters’ Cross Hairs? A Law Banning Blasphemy

Next in Irish Voters’ Cross Hairs? A Law Banning Blasphemy

“Such situations are abhorrent to our beliefs and values,” Mr. Flanagan stated. “By removing this provision from our Constitution, we can send a strong message to the world that laws against blasphemy do not reflect Irish values.” The second clause that will go earlier than voters in October is in part of the Constitution overlaying […]

Irish Women Bare All in Record-Breaking Skinny-Dip

Irish Women Bare All in Record-Breaking Skinny-Dip

DUBLIN — They got here by the hundreds, ladies of all sizes and styles, to a secluded seashore 31 miles south of Dublin. Their mission: to smash a world skinny-dipping report and lift funds for a youngsters’s most cancers charity. Pretty quickly, it was mission achieved. The Guinness World Records official who adjudicated the bare […]

Irish Leader Apologizes for Adoptions That ‘Robbed Children’ of Their Identity

Irish Leader Apologizes for Adoptions That ‘Robbed Children’ of Their Identity

DUBLIN — For a long time, Irish society stigmatized unwed moms, pressuring them to surrender their newborns, typically in shadowy adoptions. Now, the Irish authorities, after years of inaction, has begun pulling away the veil. On Wednesday, it apologized after an inquiry into what some activists worry was as soon as widespread: falsifying beginning certificates […]

As Ireland Joins Europe’s Sprint From Catholic Fold, Francis Looks South

As Ireland Joins Europe’s Sprint From Catholic Fold, Francis Looks South

Anger towards Francis generally rises to the floor. Monsignor Edward Staniek, a distinguished Polish priest who’s intent on defending conventional Catholic values from secularization, stated earlier this yr that he prayed Francis would agree along with his considering on the issue or have “a quick passage to the house of the Father.” In Hungary, many […]

Where Did Ireland Go? Abortion Vote Stuns Those on Both Sides

Where Did Ireland Go? Abortion Vote Stuns Those on Both Sides

“They felt equal to the rest of the world, that they could get a share of the luxuries of life,” he stated. Pointing to the church intercourse abuse scandals, he stated, Ireland’s altering fortunes additionally meant that “instead of people bowing their heads whenever a priest passed by, they could actually stand up and say, […]

How Savita Halappanavar’s Death Spurred Ireland’s Abortion Rights Campaign

How Savita Halappanavar’s Death Spurred Ireland’s Abortion Rights Campaign

For others already lively within the abortion rights marketing campaign, Dr. Halappanavar’s dying marked a visual turning level. Thousands rallied outside the Irish Parliament in 2012 after information of her dying, and marches and vigils adopted. As the years went on, her title turned a rallying cry. Mark O’Halloran, an actor and a screenwriter, was […]