• Entertainment
    The Huffington Post UK

    Macaulay Culkin Backs Calls For Donald Trump's Home Alone 2 Cameo To Be Digitally Removed

    Back in November, Home Alone 2 director Chris Columbus claimed that Trump “bullied” his way into the sequel, explaining that a condition for filming in the Plaza hotel was that its then-owner was able to put in an appearance. Despite initially planning to cut the footage that was filmed, Chris said he was surprised at the positive reaction it got when it was first shown to test audiences. People cheered when Trump showed up on-screen,” Chris recalled.

  • Science
    Irish Independent

    Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

    A racing pigeon which survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to Australia is a quarantine risk and could be killed, Australian authorities say. Kevin Celli-Bird said on Thursday he discovered that the exhausted bird which arrived in his garden in Melbourne on December 26 had disappeared from a race in the US state of Oregon on October 29.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    Trauma of women compelled to give up their babies for adoption laid bare in Irish academic's research

    The lives of women forced to enter mother and baby homes were often forever marred by the experience. Many went on to build productive lives and loving families after their trauma, but many others did not. Exhaustive research by an NUIG academic unearthed the stories of women and girls forced to flee to England in a bid to outrun the shame and stigma attached to unmarried motherhood.

  • News
    TheJournal.ie

    Here's what religious orders have said in response to the mother and baby homes report

    Full statement) Sisters of Bon Secours, which ran the Tuam mother and baby home The Commission’s report presents a history of our country in which many women and children were rejected, silenced and excluded; in which they were subjected to hardship; and in which their inherent human dignity was disrespected, in life and in death. Our Sisters of Bon Secours were part of this sorrowful history. Our Sisters ran St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Tuam from 1925 to 1961.

  • Lifestyle
    The Huffington Post UK

    How To Use Lighting To Create The Perfect Cosy Space At Home

    Nick Moutter, CEO of Olivia’s lighting and homeware, says good lighting can transform an entire room and that with separate light sources, you can create ‘zones’, which help divide a space, however big or small. Not only can your lighting choices change your mood but it can impact everything from sleep to productivity and serotonin levels,” adds Julian Andriuta, CEO of Smart Lighting Industries. Here are a few tips on how to get started.

  • Politics
    The Huffington Post UK

    Trump Hit With Hard Truth About How He'll Go Down In History

    CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday laid bare how Donald Trump will be remembered in the history books after he was impeached for the second time in his one-term presidency. Seven days after choosing to be the first president ever to incite insurrection against the country and the Constitution he took an oath to defend, the president now has another first to his name,” Cooper said. The first and only president to ever be impeached twice.

  • News
    Big News Network.com

    Former Michigan Governor Charged in Flint Water Crisis

    LANSING, MICHIGAN - Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left the city of Flint with lead-contaminated water and a deadly regional outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. The charges, revealed in an online court record, are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.