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Monday
Apr022012

Irish Priest Accidentally Flashes Gay Porn During First Communion Meeting

Image Source/Thinkstock(POMEROY, Ireland) -- A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland has found himself in hot water after he accidentally displayed a series of pornographic gay images during a presentation to parents of children preparing to receive First Holy Communion.

Father Martin McVeigh projected 16 “indecent images of men” on a projector screen during a March 26 PowerPoint presentation to a group of 26 parents at St. Mary’s School in Pomeroy, Ireland, the BBC reports.

McVeigh has said he had no knowledge of the images.  Parents in attendance told the BBC the images appeared on the screen from a memory stick the parish priest had inserted into a computer before the presentation.

“He was visibly shaken and flustered,” one parent said. “He gave no explanation or apology to the group and bolted out of the room. The coordinator and the teachers then continued with the presentation.”

McVeigh returned to the room twenty minutes later, parents said, to finish the presentation but made no reference to the images.

Irish media outlets are also reporting that at least one child, said to be an eight-year-old, was at the meeting.

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, confirmed the incident and said an investigation opened by the Police Service of Northern Ireland determined there was no immediate evidence a crime had taken place.

“Inappropriate imagery was inadvertently shown by a priest at the beginning of a PowerPoint presentation, causing concern to those present,” Brady said in a statement. “This was immediately removed from the screen…The priest has stated that he had no knowledge of the offending imagery.”

Father McVeigh defended himself in remarks to the Ulster Herald newspaper last week.

“I don’t know how it happened but I know what happened,” he said.  “There are people making innuendos who weren’t even there but in this day and age these stories grow.  All I can do is let the incident be investigated and be open to that investigation so that what happened can be legitimately explained.”

The investigation by the church into the matter remains open, Cardinal Brady confirmed in his statement. He added that Father McVeigh is “cooperating.”

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Ryan Air Says Porn May Go Sky High

Comstock/Thinkstock(DUBLIN, Ireland) -- You can watch pornography in the comfort of your home, or in some hotel rooms, but on an airplane?

The CEO of Dublin, Ireland-based Ryan Air is floating the idea of offering porn on his low-cost carrier. According to British press reports, CEO Michael O’Leary is mulling over a new app for iPads or smartphones that would allow passengers to watch erotic movies -- for a fee, of course.

O’Leary makes it clear he’s not proposing to offer porn on the plane’s TV screens, just on personal electronic devices. Still, as any flyer knows, there’s hardly any assurance that passengers and children sitting nearby wouldn’t be in for a shocking sight.

The proposed app could also include games and gambling. The airline says the idea would take at least a year to implement, requiring good broadband connections on the aircraft. The airline insists it hasn’t decided for sure whether to move forward.

Ryan Air, which flies throughout Europe, charges fees for just about everything from checked luggage to food and drinks -- even for checking in online and printing your boarding pass, even though that is required because the airline doesn’t offer any check-in at the airport.

Much like Spirit Air in the U.S., Ryan Air’s philosophy is to charge as low a fare as possible for your seat, then heap on fees for everything else. Major airlines, of course, have adopted some of these fees themselves.

Ryan’s CEO has made it a habit of suggesting controversial moves. He’s talked about taking out some of the bathrooms to add more seats, selling standing room seats, and moving to pay toilets.

And the airline has just launched a racy crew calendar as well. If O’Leary does make good on his latest idea, you can bet that’s one add-on fee that U.S. airlines aren’t likely to adapt.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
May132011

Porn Found in Osama Bin Laden Evidence Trove

AFP/Getty Images(ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan) -- A "huge stash" of pornography was found among the trove of evidence seized from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound by U.S. Navy SEALs, according to a report confirmed by ABC News.

An official tells ABC News the material was found in bin Laden's bedroom, apparently stored in a wooden box.

The discovery of the pornographic videos is just the latest in a steady stream of information gleaned from evidence obtained by the SEALs during the mission that killed bin Laden nearly two weeks ago, from invaluable intelligence on al Qaeda operations to embarrassing personal revelations about the terror leader.

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