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Mysterious Fireballs Light up Night Sky across UK (VIDEO)

September 23, 2012 Comments off

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Meteor shower reported from parts of the UK. Image: Twitter

Meteor shower reported in parts of the UK. Image: Twitter

Hundreds of people across the UK witnessed bright objects shooting across the night sky on 21 September.

Sightings of huge fireballs, thought to be a meteor shower, were reported in northern England, central Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Witnesses described seeing a bright fireball shooting across the sky with a large bright tail.

Many people took to Twitter to post photos, videos and comments on the sightings.

The UK Met Office tweeted, “Hi all, for anyone seeing something in the night sky, we believe it was a meteorite”, while some speculated that it could be space junk burning up in the atmosphere.

The Kielder Observatory in Northumberland also reported sighting huge fireballs streaking from east to west at 9:41pm. It reported nearly 100 bright fragments shooting across the sky.

“Many many fragments maybe in Read more…

Big fish-kill on Bandon

August 29, 2011 Comments off

irishtimes

Craig Diccon, aged 14, with a fresh salmon of 3.7kg (8.25lb) caught at the Apple Garden beat at Mount Falcon Fishery

DEREK EVANS

A SIGNIFICANT fish-kill was discovered in the River Bandon in Cork after a member of the public alerted staff of Inland Fisheries Ireland.

More than 350 salmon and trout were found dead over a one-mile stretch of the river. The fish kill included salmon of up to 2.7kg (6lb). Many of the fish were decomposing.

An extensive search revealed no source of pollution and it was concluded that the event that caused the kill had passed by the time investigations began.

Head of fishery operations Dr Greg Forde, said: “During the summer, rivers are particularly vulnerable and factories and farmers Read more…

Ireland’s Titanic Bailout at Risk, Iceland looms ahead

January 24, 2011 Comments off

The announcement by Brian Cowen that he was resigning as the leader of the Fianna Fail party, but is going to stay on as Taoiseach (Prime Minister) until the March 11 election, has put the Irish bailout into question.  The November bailout of the Irish economy consisted of a series of different financing packages being combined into a larger total.

The first funds available under the bailout were provided by the raiding of the Irish retirement fund by its bankers.  The next steps were to be funded by the EU and IMF funding sources, once the people of Ireland were legally subjected to the bailout requirements.  The bailout never made it to a full vote before the collapse of the Fianna Fáil party.

This leaves Ireland in the unique position of being able to reclaim its future, by denying its past.  The citizens of Ireland have not accepted the bailout.  The coalition is not expected to be able to put the matter to a vote before the election.

“All we know is we are going to get an election on or before March 11 but that is about it,” said Micheal Marsh, professor of politics at Trinity College Dublin, calling the events of the past week “bizarre.” Read more…

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