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03.10.15 Backdoor Pharmacist

If you don’t already know (or maybe you are already getting booking a flight), a technicality has legalized a lot of drugs in Ireland, but only until 12 AM local time on Thursday, when emergency legislation will take effect. Possession of many drugs is now legal: ecstasy/MDMA/molly, ketamine, crystal meth, all manner of so-called “headshop […]

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03.31.14 Andy Cush

Smart: Phil Prendergast, a member of the European Parliament from Ireland, is doing campaign advertisements on Grindr. Prendergast is angling to become president of the Parliament’s LGBT Intergroup, so advertising on gay dating app makes good sense. Here’s what she has to say about her candidacy: I have been one of the loudest voices in the […]

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08.04.11 Marina Galperina

These punches can kill. For twelve years, director Ian Palmer has documented the brutal, bare-knuckle duels between these feuding Irish Traveler families, but they’ve been at it for generations. […]

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05.24.11 Marina Galperina

Ireland wins! This auction item is crazier than Marilyn’s vag-bones sprinkled with Elvis hair wrapped in a Unabomber sweatshirt. A rotting skull of St Vitalis of Assisi is being auctioned next weekend. Young Vitty over here was a licentious fuck-a-lot deviant who repented, became a Benedictine monk, was venerated as the patron saint of venereal […]

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01.11.11 Marina Galperina

Circular clusters of balloons and fists of People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground come from the framed “self-contained universes” trapped under stickers in the Belfast Exposed Archive. The faces were damaged into anonymity by the archive’s visitors. […]

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05.03.10 Bucky Turco

Ireland announced that it will close down its airspace for all flights early Tuesday as a new ash cloud from Iceland’s most annoying volcano drifts south. […]

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02.23.10 Marina Galperina

“Neo-conceptionalist” Theo Sims boozes up Olypmics town with an art instillation replica of a Belfast pub inside a 12-by-20-foot plywood box. To make Vancouver’s Candahar “realistic,” Sims imported a pair of “Irish publican” brothers, complete with fedoras, thick sweaters and even thicker Ulster accents: awkward or awesome? […]

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11.04.09 Bucky Turco

A Protestant farmer in Ireland isn’t too happy that six of his sheep—all pregnant—were spray painted with the Irish tricolour in what has been characterized “as an ongoing campaign of intimidation” by the Belfast News Letter. |Belfast News Letter| […]

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06.02.09 Bucky Turco

While most Americans have no problem blaming politicians, Wall Street types or rich asshole bankers for the looming economic crisis, in Ireland, it’s the immigrants who are at fault according to this spray painted slogan on the side of a truck near that country’s “busiest” roadway. The scrawl was described as an “incitement to hatred,” […]

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