At the Golden Globes in January, Michael Keaton took home the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy prize for Birdman, beating out two other actors with Irish ties – Chicago-born Bill Murray, and...More
Thomas P. Duffy MD of the Yale School of Medicine explores why certain people survived the Great Hunger and reasons that the answer may lie in their gene pool. Shortly after the great Irish famine of...More
Maryland governor Martin O’Malley announced late December that he would commute the execution sentence of the last four death row inmates in the state. O’Malley, a Democrat who is wrapping...More
Irish journalist and radio broadcaster Jonathan Philbin Bowman was discovered dead in his Dublin home on this day in 2000. Bowman left formal education as a teenager, choosing instead to begin work as a freelance journalist; a decision he announced on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show. He co-presented a Dublin radio show for two years, between 1993 to 1994, before joining the Sunday Independent newspaper as a columnist. A post-mortem revealed that he had bled to death after an apparent fall over a stool, which caused him to hit and cut his head on a glass-paned door. The toxicology report indicated that his blood alcohol level was “considerably high.” Gardaí concluded that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the untimely death. He was 31.