Ireland’s Great Hunger:Famine or Genocide

By Sean Farrell (special to The Irish Gazette) “God sent the Potato Blight but the English created the Famine” – John Mitchell 1848. It was the defining and watershed event in Ireland’s Nineteenth Century History, radically altering Irish society and the economy, enshrining emigration as the default option, dealing a fatal blow to the Irish […]

SOCIAL WELFARE FAAUD DETECTED IN IRELAND

Fraud worth more than €500m has been uncovered during an investigation of more than 900,000 social welfare payments made so far this year. The Department of Social Protection says major savings have been achieved following a series of probes into payments including jobseeker’s benefit. The department is seeking companies to help officials collect evidence including […]

MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES REPORT TO BE MADE

The report on state involvement in the slave-like conditions in the Magdalene laundries is expected to be published soon. The review group, chaired by Senator Martin McAleese, was set up by the Government to establish the facts of state involvement with the Magdalene laundries, to clarify any state interaction, and to produce a narrative detailing […]

NORTE DAME GAME BOOSTS IRELAND FALL TOURISM NUMBERS

The Irish tourism industry got a much needed boost in the autumn as visitor numbers rose almost 4pc. There was a particularly strong surge in visitors from north America with numbers up 20pc, mainly driven by the Notre Dame Navy American football match in Dublin. However the number of visitors from Britain which remains Ireland’s most […]

TWO IRISH TOWN ARE VOTED BEST PLACES TO LIVE

Two Irish towns and one county have been voted among the best places to live in the world. Abbeyleix in Laois, Moynalty in Meath and Wicklow took the awards at the LivCom Awards which are aimed at improving people’s lives through creating “liveable” communities. The Garden of Ireland took gold, with Abbeyleix and Moynalty taking […]

IRISH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TURN TO SEX TRADE FOR INCOME

CASH-strapped university students are turning to the sex-trade to sell themselves for money. Ireland’s biggest online escort agency ‘Escort Ireland’ has set up pages which are solely dedicated to independent escorts in Irish universities on its website. A page entitled “University College Cork (UCC) Escorts” advertises “independent escorts and escort agencies in University College Cork” […]

Ireland’s Politicians are the Best Paid in Europe

Ireland’s politicians will retain their status as being among the best-paid political elites in Europe. Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin confirmed that the salaries of TDs, ministers and the Taoiseach will not be touched. He said the salaries of the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and ministers are €200,000, €184,405 and €169,275 respectively.