Thursday, March 31, 2011

witches, dancers and a disgraced TD

Well today was dry again and bright for a while too, the forecast was for rain and it did rain a wee it overnight, it looks the same for tonight and dry again tomorrow, I could live with the overnight showers, mind you I'm not a night shift worker or living rough on the streets. Things are blooming here now and starting to grow like mad.

Ireland doesn't have a reputation for politicians resigning over scandals, in fact they cling on like limpets the newest one is Michael Lowry who has been found guilty of making money from insider dealing but he isn't resigning and they cant throw him out unless he goes bankrupt or serves a >6 month jail sentence.

Last night, President Obama's speech on Libya was actually scheduled early so it wouldn't interrupt 'Dancing With The Stars.' That's ridiculous. This is a major historical event that affects the lives of millions of people. I can't believe it was almost interrupted by Obama's speech

The intriguing tale of Ireland's last witch trial has been re-investigated ahead of the 300th anniversary of a case that saw eight Co Antrim women found guilty of possessing a teenage girl.

The story of the Islandmagee witches has generated little historical re-examination in the last three centuries.
But Dr Andrew Sneddon from the University of Ulster intends to change that with a reappraisal of the trial, which took place 300 years ago tomorrow.
After being convicted at a court in Carrickfergus, the eight Presbyterian women were sentenced to a year in prison and each put in the public stocks four times on market day

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