The American wife of an Irish man who has been threatened with deportation from the USA has said it is “so unfair” that possession of marijuana for personal use charges from “many years ago” are halting his bid for citizenship.
"I'm about to play my biggest shows to date in Ireland. The last time I played there I left the stage with a spring in my step and a tear in my eye. Outrageous atmos guaranteed," so tweeted George Ezra about 6 hours before landing on stage yesterday.
To the side of the stage of De Barra’s in Clonakilty, Co Cork, hangs a sign urging patrons to ‘Switch off mobile phones, please.’ It’s an instruction in keeping with the proprieties of a ‘listening’ venue, a mecca for folk music aficionados.
Israeli security forces clashed early today with Jewish settlers trying to break a blockade placed on Gaza Strip settlements, a preview to confrontations expected later in the day when opponents to a planned withdrawal from Gaza try to march to the coastal area despite a police ban.