As food safety authorities "try to find out how beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish Republic supermarkets became contaminated with horsemeat," a helpful soul "has launched an online calculator – so burger fans can work out how many horses they could eat in a lifetime." I mean, let's be honest, you're eating a lot worse than horse when you're having a burger, but sure, oh no the ponies, etc.
Ireland's new president is a lousy poet, says some other versifier.
Well, well, well. Isn't this a pretty turn of possible (though not terribly probable) events for Hurricane Katia.
Is it possible for an Irish politician to drink too much? The Daily Mail thinks so, because it's going after Prime Minister Brian Cowen for the "truly alarming extent – and duration" of his drinking.
Sometimes videos go viral within the confines of one country and they never reach the wider world. Often, that's a real shame. Lucky for you, Irishman (meaning born, raised and residing in actual Ireland) Sean McTiernan is here to give you a glimpse into the country's already storied collection of viral gems. Previously: the majesty of Ham Sandwich and the mystery of Irish rap.
The Gardai are similar to every other police force on earth: sometimes corrupt, but always strangled by bureaucracy, power-crazed and, of course, arresting one of your mates' brothers who you always assumed would be a serial killer. They are also, however, unarmed. There [...]
When you write the headline "Woman in sumo wrestler suit assaulted her ex-girlfriend in gay pub after she waved at man dressed as a Snickers bar," you are making a promise to readers that what comes below is going to be every bit as dazzling as advertised. Ireland's Evening Herald keeps that promise.
First, the basic details: "Sandra Talbot (32) assaulted her ex-partner with a bottle she had hidden under her costume in a fit of rage at the George pub, after more than a year of acrimony following their break-up."
"It has been a busy week for [Catholic League president William A.] Donohue," the Times reported last on Friday, noting that the "contentious and unofficial enforcer of Roman Catholic sensibilities who can grate on enemies and friends alike with his immense ability to be offended on behalf of his church" had to contend not only with the release of Angels & Demons, but also President Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame and Obama's decision to appoint a homosexualist-don't get Donohue started on the "gay death style"-to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. So, to be sure, the guy had a lot on his plate. It seems almost [...]