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Only One In A Thousand Animal Cruelty Reports Ever Leads to A Conviction in Ireland
Offbeat  (tags: animals, protection, Ireland, dogs, cats, pets )

- 43 days ago -
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has released its latest Inspectorate Report, highlighting the massive gap between animal cruelty cases and prosecutions in the country.
10 Facts About Saint Patrick's Day
Offbeat  (tags: Saint Patrick, Saint Patricks Day, Irish, Ireland, Boston, Chicago, Savannah, New York City, San Francisco, americans, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

- 486 days ago -
St. PatrickâEUR(TM)s Day is the one day of the year where everyone is a tiny bit Irish. In fact, almost 12% of Americans claim Irish ancestry. Fact: I have 25% Irish ancestry. Here are some facts and good reasons to wear green tomorrow.
Thousands Worldwide Want to Move to Ireland to Become Cat Cuddlers
Offbeat  (tags: cats, cuddling, jobs, Ireland )

- 535 days ago -
Over 3000 people applied for the position, and those from abroad indicated that they were prepared to up sticks and move to Dublin if selected for their dream job.
Animals In Need Donegal Urging People to Adopt a Black Cat.
Offbeat  (tags: black cats, adoption, Ireland )

- 546 days ago -
It's Adopt a Lucky Black Cat week at Animals In Need Donegal (AIN) in an attempt to find forever homes for the gorgeous black cats currently in their care.
Exploring Ireland's Beautiful Islands
Offbeat  (tags: photos, pictures, interesting, travel, Ireland, irish, culture, off-beat )

- 849 days ago -
a little wearing of the green
A New Ireland Rising   video
Offbeat  (tags: Ireland, RuairĂ­ McKiernan, Myles O'Reilly, Colm Mac Con, New Ireland Rising, austerity, great feats, revival of traditions, new doors )

- 1136 days ago -
A powerful reflection on Ireland 1916 through 2016 and a call to action. A message of inspiration.
What It's REALLY Like to Stay in a 13th Century Castle Voted the Best Hotel in the World
Offbeat  (tags: ashford castle, georg v, history, ireland, hawk, turrets )

- 1268 days ago -
With stone towers, turrets and 350 acres of manicured grounds and wooded paths, the five-star hotel overlooking rugged Lough Corrib is the stuff of fairy tales, fantasy and romance.
Travellers Disrupt Competitions at Europes Oldest Horse Fair After Racing Events Are Banned
Offbeat  (tags: ponies, culture, horses, travellers, ireland, ethics, protection, government, animals, Animal welfare )

- 1373 days ago -
The high speed, unregulated races have long been a feature of the fair
The Hurling Heroes of Ireland
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, hurling, Ireland, Gaelic Athletic Association )

- 1409 days ago -
Hurling is a bruising, sometimes bloody sport. In the Middle Ages the English banned the Irish from playing the game but in more recent times it has experienced a resurgence. On Sunday, a nation will be transfixed as Kilkenny and Galway fight it out
On This Day 1994: IRA Declares 'Complete' Ceasefire
Offbeat  (tags: Ireland, IRA, ceasefire, politics, UK )

- 1414 days ago -
The IRA has announced a ceasefire after a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle" to get the British out of Northern Ireland.
On This Day 1973: 'Bloody Sunday' Inquest Accuses Army
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, Bloody Sunday, Inquest, Ireland, British Army, unadulterated murder )

- 1424 days ago -
The coroner presiding over the "Bloody Sunday" inquest has accused the British army of "sheer unadulterated murder".
Cat Takes Shelter in a Nest to Give Birth to Four KittensâEUR¦ and Decides to Keep Her New Home
Offbeat  (tags: Cat, nest, kittens, stray, nest, Ireland, birds )

- 1505 days ago -
Cuddled up to their mother for warmth, four newborn kittens acclimatize to the exciting new world around them - after being born in a bird's nest up a tree.
Gay Stud Bull Faces Slaughterhouse for His Disinterest in Opposite Sex
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre news, wierd news, Animal, Animal Welfare, Gay breeding bull, Gay Bull in Ireland, Gay bull faces slaughterhouse, County Mayo, Ireland, off-beat )

- 1708 days ago -
A gay breeding bull who shows no interest in mating with fertile cows is facing slaughter. Benjy shows more interest in the other bulls at the farm in County Mayo, Ireland, where he was purchased to impregnate the heifers. You could save him by voting YES

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