(The Guardian) Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage by popular mandate – in what the nation’s only openly gay minister has described as a “social revolution”. With the first firm result declaring around lunchtime on Saturday that more than 70% of voters in Dublin North West had said yes to same sex marriage, all the trends are pointing to at least a 2-1 majority in favour.
International media are reporting that yes votes outnumber no votes by a 2:1 margin
Happy St. Paddy's Day from all of us here at C&L!
Ah yes, St. Patrick's Day: the day that the Irish celebrate the life of a man who converted Ireland to Catholicism by lifting Lenten restrictions... right?
A little bit of knowledge in the hands of a fool is a dangerous thing.
Bruce Springsteen dedicated a song to "justice for Trayvon Martin" during a concert in Limerick, Ireland, on Tuesday.
Irish MP pulls female MP onto his lap in during Parliament debate
Digby flagged this segment from this Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, and as she noted, Zakaria seems to be singing a very different tune on austerity.
Bill Gates was a major bondholder in Irish Banks which benefitted from a large bailout at the expense of working Irish people, who suffered an onslaught of austerity and unemployment.
From this Monday's Democracy Now, economist Richard Wolff is asked about Bill O'Reilly's remarks last week where he told his audience on Fox that Cyprus and other European countries are facing economic hardships because they’re so-called "nanny states." Wolff responded with a lesson in economics 101 for Bill-O.