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Welsh and Scottish governments have right to influence Brexit

By Seamus Holland / November 18, 2016

The Welsh and Scottish governments will have the right to influence the Supreme Court decision on how Brexit should be activated. The U.K. government is making an an application to review a High Court ruling that MPs must vote on triggering Article 50. The Supreme Court stated that Scotland and Wales’ highest ranking law officers […]

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Europeans Fear Trump Win

By Seamus Holland / November 7, 2016

People in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway believe that Donald Trump would be a “terrible” Commander in Chief. Europeans think that Clinton is the more competent candidate across a wide range of issues. Nearly two thirds (65%) think that she would be the best candidate at improving the USA’s relationship with […]

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature

By Seamus Holland / October 13, 2016

75-year-old rock legend Bob Dylan was awarded The Nobel Prize  “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” Born in 1941, Robert Allen Zimmerman, who took the name Dylan from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, began his singer-songwriter career in 1959, playing in cafes in The U.S. A lot of his most […]

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Allardyce leaves England job after one game

By Seamus Holland / September 27, 2016

Allardyce’s 67-day reign as England manager is finished, but he leaves with a 100% win record… Sam Allardyce was seen on camera giving advice to reporters acting as Asian businessmen on how to “avoid rules” about third-party ownership of players. In a video filmed by undercover reporters, Allardyce said it was “not a problem” to […]

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Dublin Bus strike OFF Tuesday and Wednesday

By Seamus Holland / September 26, 2016

The Drivers Union agreed to call off the strike for tomorrow and Wednesday to start talks with Dublin Bus. The drivers were supposed to strike tomorrow and Wednesday, but the strike has now been cancelled to let the talks begin. “In agreeing to suspend our member’s industrial action we are placing our trust in the […]

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Goulash Disko Broadcast on Babylon Radio this Friday

By Seamus Holland / April 18, 2016

The European party phenomenon is back in Dublin. Goulash Disko unites all Slavic and Balkan cultures in a musical mashup. Drawing on the famous Slavic hospitality, it has become not only a musical event but also an unforgettable artistic performance, bringing in the best Djs and bands from Europe and Latin America, of genres including […]

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Rather Gather Festival

By Seamus Holland / April 14, 2016

What would you Rather Do? Rather than hanging out with artists and art aficionados in a field? Rather Gather is a festival run by volunteers of various ethnicities. Their aim is to send art supplies and instruments to refugees who are no longer able to practice their talents. It will host four different stages for […]

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Northern Europe Best for Working Women

By Seamus Holland / March 8, 2016

For The United Nations’ International Women’s Day today, we have a chart which shows where women have the best chances of being treated equally at work. It combines information on education, labour-force participation, salaries, child-care rates, maternity benefits, business-school students and numbers in senior jobs. Paternity rights are also included. Where new fathers take parental […]

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Multiple Attacks in Paris Killing at least 128

By Seamus Holland / November 13, 2015

At least 128 people have been killed in multiple attacks in Paris, as well as explosions at the Stade de France. A gunman using an automatic weapon opened fire at the Cambodian restaurant in the capital. There has also been an explosion at a bar near Stade de France, where France were hosting Germany. President Francois Hollande […]

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How Powerful Is Your Passport?

By Seamus Holland / November 9, 2015

A passport from a country with a good relationship with others is a powerful tool, allowing you to travel across borders easily. The ranking displays which passports give you the best mobility, depending on how many countries you can visit without a visa, or by getting one when you arrive. Developed countries with strong economies […]

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