• 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.

  • 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.

  • Science
    Irish Independent

    Scheme planned to let farmers sell solar power back to grid

    Farmers who produce electricity from solar panels and other renewable sources will soon be able to sell their excess power to the national grid. A scheme for 'microgenerators' is being developed and Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan says he wants it to be running by July this year. Earning potential varies hugely.

  • 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

    Brazil vice president trades barbs with France's Macron over Amazon deforestation

    Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão on Wednesday fired back at French President Emmanuel Macron's criticisms that Brazilian soy is linked to Amazon deforestation, saying the European leader did not understand where most of Brazil's soy comes from. "Mr. Macron is no good!"