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Earthquake Strikes Off Cork Coast


The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) has confirmed that an earthquake measuring 2.6 magnitude occurred off the coast of County Cork at 7.57 AM this morning.

The INSN, which monitors seismic activity in the region, said the earthquake is the first known seismic event of its kind to be recorded in the region since Irish records began in 1978.  Continue reading

Second Earthquake In A Month Strikes Irish Sea

LeinsterEarthquake_largeAn earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale was recorded in the Irish Sea last night, close to where a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck on the morning of 29th May 2013.

The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), which monitors seismic activity in the region, said the earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 Km at 11:28 pm (GMT) on Wednesday, June 26th. The epicentre was located approximately 2 km off the coast off the Llŷn Peninsula (Wales) and 97 km southeast of Dublin (Ireland).  Continue reading

News in Brief-Family Feud “A Bit Of Craic”

fighting-kidsDublin’s new bridge, crossing the Liffey at Marlborough Street and connecting Luas lines on each side of the river, is looking for a name. A list of 85 possibilities were suggested by the general public which has been short listed by Dublin Council to 17. Word of advice to Dublin City Council: don’t ask the public to decide things like this. They will take the piss. Some suggestions in a comments thread on The Times website included: Bosco Bridge; Daniel Day Luas Bridge (nice); Da Plain People O’Ireland Bridge; Jedward Bridge; and NIB favourite, the Feckin’ Bridge.

This year’s Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is going gay. ’The Outing’ aims to offer gay and lesbian participants a matchmaking service to rival it’s straight counterpart with drag shows and ceilìs combined. Music, dancing and matchmaking will be overseen by Panti, ’Drag High-Queen of Ireland’ (who knew we were a monarchy?), at a price of €199 per person, sharing. Obviously they’re confident about meeting Mr or Mrs Right in Clare. Continue reading