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# stranger-than-fiction - Monday 24 December, 2018

'Missing' Dubai princess not seen since March reappears in photos with Mary Robinson
# Dubai Princess
# Dubai Princess

'Missing' Dubai princess not seen since March reappears in photos with Mary Robinson

Dec 24th 2018, 1:40 PM 114,928 Views 50 Comments

She failed in her attempt to flee the UAE in March.

# stranger-than-fiction - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The lecturer teaching a course on The Simpsons explains why it appears to predict the future
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

The lecturer teaching a course on The Simpsons explains why it appears to predict the future

Dec 25th 2016, 10:15 PM 32,891 Views 19 Comments

President Trump? You heard it on The Simpsons first.

# stranger-than-fiction - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'Lost' Francis Bacon work found on back of two Irish paintings up for sale at bargain price
# Two Become One
# Two Become One

'Lost' Francis Bacon work found on back of two Irish paintings up for sale at bargain price

Mar 9th 2016, 4:37 PM 21,318 Views 19 Comments

The unfinished painting, titled ‘Figure’, has been made whole for the first time in 60 years. Bacon’s paintings are among the most expensive in the world.

# stranger-than-fiction - Saturday 31 October, 2015

24 years ago a US television network aired an actual exorcism...
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

24 years ago a US television network aired an actual exorcism...

Oct 31st 2015, 10:30 AM 15,250 Views 16 Comments

Uncomfortable viewing.

# stranger-than-fiction - Sunday 20 September, 2015

The incredible saga of a successful family man who hid his murderous past for 50 years
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

The incredible saga of a successful family man who hid his murderous past for 50 years

Sep 20th 2015, 8:45 AM 40,159 Views 22 Comments

Shirley Campbell threw a woman off a roof in 1958. Edward Davis lived a long, free life.

# stranger-than-fiction - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

A former RTÉ newsreader, her 'enchanting' friend, and the world's most notorious murder suspect
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

A former RTÉ newsreader, her 'enchanting' friend, and the world's most notorious murder suspect

Apr 7th 2015, 3:13 AM 76,419 Views 17 Comments

Geraldine McInerney tells TheJournal.ie about her friend Kathie McCormack, the arrest of Robert Durst, and ‘The Jinx.’

# stranger-than-fiction - Monday 12 January, 2015

Did Des O'Malley really stop a row by wielding Saddam's sword around the Dáil?
# Actual GUBU
# Actual GUBU

Did Des O'Malley really stop a row by wielding Saddam's sword around the Dáil?

Jan 12th 2015, 9:00 PM 41,590 Views 38 Comments

The story is true… sort of.

# stranger-than-fiction - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Human shot clock forced to yell out 'Horn' every 24 seconds in NBA playoff match
# Playoff Anarchy
From The42
# Playoff Anarchy

Human shot clock forced to yell out 'Horn' every 24 seconds in NBA playoff match

Apr 19th 2014, 9:16 PM 5,574 Views 0 Comments

If life hands you a broken shot clock, make do in comedic fashion.

# stranger-than-fiction - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.
# Stranger Than Fiction
# Stranger Than Fiction

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.

Feb 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 362 Views 24 Comments

As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.

# stranger-than-fiction - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

13 things The West Wing taught us about shutting down the US government
# Stranger Than Fiction
From The Daily Edge
# Stranger Than Fiction

13 things The West Wing taught us about shutting down the US government

Oct 1st 2013, 6:00 PM 17,604 Views 23 Comments

When in doubt, go to a shutdown party.

# stranger-than-fiction - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Column: Sean-nós singing resonates with something deep within people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sean-nós singing resonates with something deep within people

Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00 PM 706 Views 16 Comments

Having had the privilege of teaching sean-nós singing in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of County Cork, I really wanted to share the wonder of this intimate shared experience through film, writes Máire Ní Cheallachair.

# stranger-than-fiction - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Column: How did this young woman scandalise her entire village? By writing poetry.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How did this young woman scandalise her entire village? By writing poetry.

Sep 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 536 Views 12 Comments

As a young woman, Salma was forced into a life of virtual isolation – in first her father’s and then her husband’s home. But when her raw and eloquent poetry finally found an audience, the reaction was explosive, writes filmmaker Kim Longinotto.

# stranger-than-fiction - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival
# Controversy
# Controversy

Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival

Aug 15th 2013, 4:24 PM 9,929 Views 113 Comments

Stranger Than Fiction festival in Dublin will see Irish premiere of controversial documentary, with one of the doctors to attend the screening.

# stranger-than-fiction - Friday 15 March, 2013

Millionaire NFL star earns extra living working at convenience store
# American Dream
From The42
# American Dream

Millionaire NFL star earns extra living working at convenience store

Mar 15th 2013, 9:50 PM 4,635 Views 0 Comments

Brian Hartline recently signed a $31m deal with the Miami Dolphins, but is working at the US equivalent of the local Londis.