59-year-old former teacher from CorkServed as cabinet minister in previous governmentsCriticised for perceived "dithering" or indecisiveness Lauded for rebuilding the Fianna Fail party over past decadeFitness fanatic and Gaelic football fanMicheal (pronounced Mee-hawl) Martin was born in Cork on 1 August 1960, son of bus driver and boxer Paddy "The Champ" Martin and Eileen Lana Corbett. He was the third of five children, with a twin brother Padraig, as well as two sisters and another brother. They were raised in a modest house on O'Connell Avenue, in the mostly working-class area of Turner's Cross. … [Read more...] about Micheal Martin: Ireland elects a new leader – who is he and why will he only get two years?
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Political and ideological differences aside, groups like the Proud Boys, the Traditionalist Worker party (now defunct), Identity Evropa (now called the American Identity Movement), and Patriot Front (a specific organisation, not to be confused with the older, decentralised Patriot movement) aggressively and self-consciously sought to stake out their own aesthetics, uniforms, rituals and identity markers. In the process of trying to build an autonomous political force, amid the factional jostling and the infighting, the “alt-right” revealed its true nature. It is a constantly shifting network of personality cults, animated by misogyny, racism and a libidinal desire for violence. Its politics are articulated by the reclusive but influential Andrew Anglin of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer: “The core concept of the movement, upon which all else is based, is that Whites are undergoing an extermination, via mass immigration into White countries which was enabled by … [Read more...] about Trump’s useful thugs: how the Republican party offered a home to the Proud Boys
'I was born in Boston. I spent time in Boston and in Spain. My family now lives in Spain. I moved to New York when I was 19 years old and I have lived here ever since,' she told the Times. … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin leaves Twitter ‘for now’ dubbing it ‘a party where everyone is screaming’ – after wife Hilaria was exposed for ‘faking her Spanish heritage’ when she was born and grew up in Boston
‘The timing of a 13- or 17-year cycle is one of the great mysteries of the insect world. Research and mathematical modeling suggest that the length of these brood cycles could be attributed to predatory avoidance,’ Virginia Tech shared in a statement. … [Read more...] about TRILLIONS of noisy Brood X cicadas are set to emerge from the ground in 15 US states this spring after hiding hibernating for 17 years
Fin Taylor YOUNG PEOPLE HATING THEMSELVES – “Jokes about Generation Y’s self-loathing will be hard to miss this year. Because of the internet’s effect on the way we think and act, it’s a rich ground for comedy. Not really a ‘big subject’, but I think it’ll prove to be a persistent theme for us younger, autobiographical comics.” … [Read more...] about Capitalism or sesame seeds: what will be this year’s hot comic topics?