US Secretary of State John Kerry has apparently criticised Israel's offensive against Gaza in an unguarded moment when he
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's decision to spend a portion of their honeymoon in Ireland was met with some surprise. However, if their enthusiasm has tempted you to visit the Emerald Isle, you will most likely not be disappointed.
An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.
At the time of writing it looks like a casual remark by Secretary of State John Kerry has accidentally made the third world war a little less likely.
If the US attacks Syria on its own, it won't be the first time in a solo operation after a British rejection. UK politicians have short memories when trumpeting the Special Relationship. Some may recall Bill Clinton's first foreign trip as President was to the UK to seek support for operations to end the bloodbath in Bosnia after four years of carnage and NATO/UN fence sitting.
The vote passed by five votes to three, with the remainder of the 24 councillors absent or abstaining. The Council will now write to Ireland's justice minister to ask that the current law on drink driving be altered.
It was after my Granddad died in July 2010 that I began to become interested in researching my family history. One day I just realised that, even though I had lived with him for 20 years, I had never asked him about his parents or grandparents or what it was like growing up in Ireland in the 1930s.