Government Consults With Stormy Daniels On Trump Coming

HOPING to quell public outrage at the upcoming visitation to Ireland by US President Donald J. Trump, the Irish government has reached out to former Trump mistress Stormy Daniels for tips on how to endure having ‘the Donald’ in you. Former adult actress Daniels famously exposed her affair with the then-reality TV mogul and the… … Continue reading “Government Consults With Stormy Daniels On Trump Coming”

Nation Pretty Excited To Have Its Own Corrupt Superintendent, Just Like TV

FOLLOWING raids on a number of premises in Munster this morning where three gardaí were arrested in relation to criminal activities, the nation has welcomed the news, likening it to one of those gritty crime dramas on TV and putting Ireland on the police corruption map. Shadowing lesser boring corruption charges like, wiping penalty points, falsifying… … Continue reading “Nation Pretty Excited To Have Its Own Corrupt Superintendent, Just Like TV”

The National Legion — Far-right launches new paramilitary group in Hungary

The Mi Hazánk, or in English the Our Homeland far-right party announced the formation of a paramilitary group called the National Legion on 14 May 2019. This new group follows in the footsteps of the banned Magyar Gárda, once the paramilitary wing of the Jobbik party–back when it represented the hard right in Hungary. The … Continue reading “The National Legion — Far-right launches new paramilitary group in Hungary”

Should Ireland Really Be Banning Homophobic Bigots?

SO-CALLED Minister for ‘Justice’ Charlie Flanagan signed an exclusion order today banning homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson from entering Ireland, adding Ireland to the list of 26 other Schengen area EU countries who will not permit the man from touching down on their soil. Anderson, who was set to give a public lecture at the… … Continue reading “Should Ireland Really Be Banning Homophobic Bigots?”

Ephéméride des luttes : 13 mai

Aujourd’hui 13 mai, dans l’éphéméride des luttes, on dégage des présidents à coups de pierre, on accueille la police au molotov et les fascistes se font plomber. Aujourd’hui, on est colère. 1794 : En Pennsylvanie, début de la rébellion du whisky, qui s’enclenche à cause d’un projet de surtaxation sur le spiritueux. Les manifestations agitées … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 13 mai”

Ephéméride des luttes : 12 mai

Aujourd’hui 12 mai, la vie et la mort se croisent dans l’éphéméride des luttes, mais les grèves continuent, tout comme la volonté d’en finir avec toutes les structures d’oppression et d’exploitation. Aujourd’hui, on récupère des entreprises, on fait sauter des banques, on pleure des camarades. 1894 : A Paris, une bombe anarchiste explose devant l’hôtel … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 12 mai”

Aren’t We Great Declaring A Climate Emergency

THE Irish public has been left exchanging admiring glances with one another and remarking “would you stop, never mind how great I am. Sure look at yourself didn’t I see you use one of those paper straws in Supermacs the other day’ in the aftermath of the news Ireland has declared a ‘climate emergency’. Becoming… … Continue reading “Aren’t We Great Declaring A Climate Emergency”

Peter Casey Pledges To Rid Ireland Of Spanish Students If Elected

EUROPEAN parliament hopeful Peter Casey has hit back at claims that his entire campaign is based on pandering to racists and bigots, during a press conference where he also stated that if elected, he would end the student exchange programme that see’s Ireland ‘overrun with fucking Spanish kids for half the year’. Casey, who came to… … Continue reading “Peter Casey Pledges To Rid Ireland Of Spanish Students If Elected”

Rescuers Attempt To Free Trapped Gemma O’Doherty Down Rabbit Hole

RESCUE services in Dublin were called to an undisclosed location this afternoon in a attempt to free a European Election candidate who is believed to have become trapped down a very deep rabbit hole, WWN can confirm. Anti-Corruption Ireland founder Gemma O’Doherty reportedly fell down the dangerous rabbit hole following a Presidential bid last year, before eventually slipping… … Continue reading “Rescuers Attempt To Free Trapped Gemma O’Doherty Down Rabbit Hole”

Denis O’Brien’s Involvement In Broadband Plan Probably Nothing To Worry About

THE general population of Ireland has been advised to simply carry on with its day and not worry about the government part-awarding 5 billion euros of your money for a national broadband contract to a company owned by Fine Gael friend and businessman Denis O’Brien. Mr. O’Brien, who was found by the Moriarty tribunal to have illegally paid former… … Continue reading “Denis O’Brien’s Involvement In Broadband Plan Probably Nothing To Worry About”

Reading the Tea Leaves on Ukania’s Local Quasi-Referendum on Brexit

Last week elections were held for town, city, and county councils in England (London apart) and the north of Ireland. No local elections took place in Scotland and Wales. More than 8,400 seats in 248 councils, part of a 4-year election cycle, were contested in England, and 462 seats in Northern Ireland. The elections were … Continue reading “Reading the Tea Leaves on Ukania’s Local Quasi-Referendum on Brexit”

The JCPOA One Year after U.S. Withdrawal

by Coalition to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon The agreement to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) is an essential building block for restoring vital U.S. national security interests and commitments to allies. An American president should put in place this building block expeditiously. The U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA … Continue reading “The JCPOA One Year after U.S. Withdrawal”

Ephéméride des luttes : 6 mai

Le 6 mai des luttes défile au son d’un nouvel instrument de musique. Et c’est au son de ses notes qu’aujourd’hui, des juges disparaissent et des staliniens trahissent les révolutions, tandis que se déroulent des combats de rue. 1829 : Invention de l’accordéon. 1877 : Au Nebraska aux Etats-Unis en pleine conquête de l’Ouest, l’un … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 6 mai”

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Photograph Source: Kencf0618 – CC BY-SA 3.0 A few years ago after the 2008 financial crash Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone described Goldman Sachs, that great titan of financial capitalism, as a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” Fast forward almost … Continue reading “Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism”

Ephéméride des luttes : 4 mai

Ce 4 mai, l’éphéméride des luttes est amère. Nous perdons des camarades, des ami-e-s, sans toutefois les oublier. Partout dans le monde, la mémoire de celles et ceux qui ont lutté avant nous doit demeurer vivante. 1886 : Massacre de Haymarket à Chicago suite aux grèves qui avaient commencé dès le premier mai. Ce jour-là, … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 4 mai”

Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight

Abandoned passenger car, Astoria, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Joe Biden will never again be more popular than he was the day before he entered the presidential race. Still his residual appeal, a misbegotten nostalgia for the Obama years, vaulted Biden 20 points ahead of his nearest Democratic Party rivals in a Quinnipiac poll … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight”

What Past Civil Wars Tell Us About the Future of Syria

Photograph Source: Mahmoud Bali (VOA) – Public Domain When Syrian government soldiers first recaptured the small village of Deir Hafar from Isis in 2017, they found the black-painted but hurriedly abandoned Islamic “court” strewn with piles of documents. These hundreds of pages contained terrible proof of how the Syrian civilians there had behaved under at least … Continue reading “What Past Civil Wars Tell Us About the Future of Syria”

Irish Return to Political Violence?

This past week, I had a conversation with a friend of mine from Belfast, Northern Ireland about the so-called ‘New’ Irish Republican Army (IRA) and its murder of Irish journalist, Lyra McKee, 29 years old, April 18th. Both of us expressed outrage. After all, the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ for peace in Northern Ireland was signed … Continue reading “Irish Return to Political Violence?”

An American Reporter in Belfast: How a New Yorker Writer Got So Much Wrong in His Bestselling Book On The Troubles

About two-thirds of the way through Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe’s much reviewed, much lauded account of the IRA’s disappearance of Belfast housewife, widowed mother-of-ten and alleged British Army spy, Jean McConville, the author describes the day in 2011 that I learned that the US … Continue reading “An American Reporter in Belfast: How a New Yorker Writer Got So Much Wrong in His Bestselling Book On The Troubles”

ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”

From the UK to Greece: Austerity’s Vicious Political Agenda

Austerity protest in Athens, 2011 – Photograph Source: Kotsolis – CC BY-SA 3.0 Adam Tooze’s magnificently panoramic Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018) is required reading for every individual wishing to be well-informed about our global financial system, whose fitting mantra is “put Wall Street first, worry about Main Street later”. … Continue reading “From the UK to Greece: Austerity’s Vicious Political Agenda”

5 Irish Beauty Spots You’re Going To Ruin After Reading This

IRELAND is home to some of the most stunning, untouched scenery in the world… at least until you lot read this article and ruin everything with your sheer ignorance and inability to leave a natural beauty spot the fuck alone. Here’s 5 places that are nice at the minute, but we’re expecting that to change very… … Continue reading “5 Irish Beauty Spots You’re Going To Ruin After Reading This”

Remembering Lyra McKee: A Funeral in Ireland Attended by Leo Varadkar, Michael Higgins, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn

The Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland Leo Varadkar and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom both showed up on Wednesday in Belfast in Northern Ireland for the funeral of a young woman called Lyra McKee… The post Remembering Lyra McKee: A Funeral in Ireland Attended by Leo Varadkar, Michael Higgins, … Continue reading “Remembering Lyra McKee: A Funeral in Ireland Attended by Leo Varadkar, Michael Higgins, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn”

Pope appeals for evacuation of refugees in Libya as fighting intensifies

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Pope Francis has appealed for the evacuation of women, children and sick migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres as soon as possible, through humanitarian corridors. During his Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday, the pontiff said the refugees’ situation, “which is already very serious, has become even more dangerous due to the … Continue reading “Pope appeals for evacuation of refugees in Libya as fighting intensifies”

La justice confirme, en appel, l’annulation du redressement fiscal de Google

L’annulation du redressement infligé par le fisc français à Google a été confirmée, ce jeudi, par la Cour administrative d’appel de Paris. Si ce revers était attendu pour le gouvernement, ce dernier table désormais sur son projet de taxe « GAFA » pour forcer les géants du numérique à payer davantage d’impôts en France. Saisie … Continue reading “La justice confirme, en appel, l’annulation du redressement fiscal de Google”

UCD Touts Selling Tickets For Chairs In Library

WITH demand for a seat in the libraries of third level institutions across Ireland intensifying in the run up to exams ticket touts have begun selling premium level seats in UCD’s James Joyce library, WWN understands. The added presence in the hallowed corridors of learning of throngs of panic ridden lads who have barely turned… … Continue reading “UCD Touts Selling Tickets For Chairs In Library”

Le redressement fiscal de Google est bien annulé

Une amende de plus d’un milliard de francs avait été infligée à Google par la justice française. Jeudi, en appel, cette condamnation a été annulée. La Cour administrative d’appel de Paris, saisie en juillet 2017 par le ministre des Comptes publics Gérald Darmanin, a confirmé jeudi l’annulation du redressement fiscal infligé par l’Etat français au … Continue reading “Le redressement fiscal de Google est bien annulé”

Aux funérailles de Lyra McKee, le prêtre bouscule les politiques

Le père Martin Magill a fustigé la paralysie politique que traverse l’Irlande du Nord depuis bientôt deux ans et demi, provoquant une standing ovation au sein de la cathédrale Sainte-Anne de Belfast. Selon la presse locale, l’unité affichée pour la cérémonie en hommage à la journaliste d’investigation, mercredi 24 avril, ne changera malheureusement rien à la situation.

The Killing of Lyra McKee, Writer and LGBTQ Activist, Continues to Shake Northern Ireland

The killing of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish writer and LGBTQ activist who was gunned down last week while covering a nationalist riot in Derry, has prompted a backlash against the Irish Republican Army splinter group responsible for her death, as well as the region’s political leaders, who have allowed the peace process to stall. … Continue reading “The Killing of Lyra McKee, Writer and LGBTQ Activist, Continues to Shake Northern Ireland”

Udemy Appoints Irwin Anand as India Managing Director

Apr 24, 2019 The company is expanding local operations in one of its fastest-growing markets April 24, 2019 09:00 PM Hong Kong Time – SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online with over 30 million students and 42,000 instructors worldwide, has appointed Irwin Anand as the company’s India Managing Director effective … Continue reading “Udemy Appoints Irwin Anand as India Managing Director”

Following Brexit is a new fight for United Ireland

In 2016 on a public vote Great Britain made a historical decision to leave the European Union. Not everyone in the United Kingdom accepted the results with optimism, and against the odds Theresa May on March 29, 2017 sent a letter to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk to notify him of the … Continue reading “Following Brexit is a new fight for United Ireland”

Taiwan retains 4th in latest BERI global investment report

Taiwan retained its fourth spot ranking among 50 major countries and territories in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation report by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence SA. Finishing behind Switzerland, Norway and Singapore in that order, Taiwan trumped its Asian neighbors South Korea, fifth; Japan, eighth; and China, 21st. Taiwan’s combined score of 65, down two … Continue reading “Taiwan retains 4th in latest BERI global investment report”

How is the European Union comprised?

The European Union is one of the most talked of unions around the world. This is a political and economic confederation. It is founded by 27 states of Europe. Though it was founded in 1993, but the primary formation has taken place earlier in the mid-twentieth century. Looking back at history it can be found … Continue reading “How is the European Union comprised?”

The Biggest Mistake of the European Union

Wondering which is the biggest mistake the European Union has done so far, you are probably looking for some sold arguments to a certain scenario and this article should aid you discover more information on this matter. After all, learning the answer to this question does not at all resemble finding out the answer to … Continue reading “The Biggest Mistake of the European Union”

What the “White Irish Slaves” Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics

The latest bizarre twist in the “Irish Slaves” saga is that James Woods, the actor best known for his cameo as a Kwik-E-Mart employee in The Simpsons, has shared an historically inaccurate meme, the aim of which is to diminish the suffering of black slavery. Now, Woods’ meme is flagrantly wrong in that it states … Continue reading “What the “White Irish Slaves” Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics”

Brexit supporters divided on the best way to fuck Northern Ireland

LONDON — After months of contentious debates and cabinet shake-ups, Brexit supporters have still not come to a consensus on the best way to really screw Northern Ireland. “I don’t know what we could have done differently,” said Prime Minister Theresa May. “It’s almost as if the Conservative Party shouldn’t be in coalition with a … Continue reading “Brexit supporters divided on the best way to fuck Northern Ireland”

London train bombing: Why is Europe seeing so many terrorist attacks?

The Sept. 15 terrorist bombing in a crowded London subway station – which injured at least 30 passengers but caused no deaths – was the latest in a string of terrorist attacks in Western Europe in recent years. In mid-August, attacks in Barcelona and the nearby city of Cambrils killed 16 people and injured more … Continue reading “London train bombing: Why is Europe seeing so many terrorist attacks?”

Northern Ireland Mourns Lyra McKee, Journalist and LGBT Activist Shot at Nationalist Riot

Lyra McKee, a young journalist and activist for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland, was killed Thursday night by a bullet fired in the direction of police officers during a riot in the northwestern city she advised people to call neither Derry nor Londonderry, but “LegenDerry.” Beautiful photo released by the family of murder victim Lyra … Continue reading “Northern Ireland Mourns Lyra McKee, Journalist and LGBT Activist Shot at Nationalist Riot”

Horizon 2025 : disparition de l’argent liquide…

… Le directeur général de la Banque des règlements internationaux [BRI ] expose sa vision des monnaies numériques des banques centrales Par Steven Guinness – Le 4 avril 2019 – Source stevenguinness Le comportement des banquiers centraux ne fait rarement –  sinon jamais – l’objet d’une couverture soutenue dans la presse nationale. En dehors des principaux circuits économiques, on … Continue reading “Horizon 2025 : disparition de l’argent liquide…”

Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland

Britain is one of the worst countries in Western Europe for freedom of the press according to a global study by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RWF). Britain is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. RWF pointed to a … The post Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland appeared … Continue reading “Freedom of the Press in Britain: Imprisoning Julian Assange, Arrest of Journalists in Northern Ireland”

Unmarked Mass Baby Graves? In Ireland We Call That A Thursday

THE BLITHE indifference with which much of the Irish public greeted the news that more babies were buried in unmarked mass graves at so-called Mother and Baby homes, proves that this is just a standard Thursday for most people. The existence of other mass graves and illegal adoptions were long reported on by journalists dedicated to… … Continue reading “Unmarked Mass Baby Graves? In Ireland We Call That A Thursday”

Nancy Pelosi Takes Control of U.S. Foreign Policy on Brexit With Stark Warning to U.K.

Addressing Ireland’s parliament in Dublin on Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seized control of American foreign policy in relation to Brexit, saying that Congress would block any new trade deal with the United Kingdom if Britain’s exit from the European Union threatens the peace in Northern Ireland. After introducing the slew of Irish-American lawmakers … Continue reading “Nancy Pelosi Takes Control of U.S. Foreign Policy on Brexit With Stark Warning to U.K.”

EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides

ILSI-Europe Headquarters, Brussels. Photo: PAN Europe By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of these and other protective measures EU regulations are considered the gold standard in public protection. … Continue reading “EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides”

Entire Bank Branch Stolen Overnight

GARDAÍ IN County Tipperary are appealing for any eyewitnesses to come forward after an entire branch of the Bank of Ireland was stolen by raiders overnight. Staff at the BOI branch in the town of Murt were left devastated this morning to find the 2,400 sq. meter building gone when they arrived to work at 9am, with nothing only the bank’s foundations… … Continue reading “Entire Bank Branch Stolen Overnight”

Ephéméride des luttes : 16 avril

Et encore une fois, le 16 avril revient, il est toujours vivant. Et pour que vivent les luttes qui ont eu lieu un 16 avril, petit retour dans une éphéméride des luttes de ce qu’il s’est passé ce jour-là dans l’histoire. Aujourd’hui, des églises sautent et on bloque l’économie, tout en pleurant la perte de … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 16 avril”

Ireland To Be Left In Bowl Of Rice Overnight

IN an unprecedented meteorological experiment, the island of Ireland is to be submerged in a bowl filled with billions of tonnes of uncooked rice for 12 to 18 hours to see if it can be dried up a bit, WWN can exclusively confirm. The move comes as the country is buffeted by yet another series… … Continue reading “Ireland To Be Left In Bowl Of Rice Overnight”

Ireland To Become Utopia Of Well Run Organisations Once Delaney Leaves FAI

EXPERTS on subjects which afflict Irish life such as ‘nod and a wink culture’ and ‘stonewalling people looking for answers’ have stated that such things will become a thing of the past for Ireland once John Delaney vacates his current role at the FAI, WWN understands. The FAI is the last remaining organisation in the… … Continue reading “Ireland To Become Utopia Of Well Run Organisations Once Delaney Leaves FAI”

Merkel Sound Now

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is reportedly “sound now” after announcing Germany will stand with Ireland “every step of the way” over Brexit, following years of not being sound at all, WWN can confirm. Merkel, who for many Irish citizens during the recession represented everything that was wrong with the EU, IMF and global banking cartels, said a solution to… … Continue reading “Merkel Sound Now”