From the Papers

Where Numbers Tell a Story

Sinn Fein fielded 42 candidates; 37 were successful.
Dublin West:  Paul Donnelly (SF) 12,456, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar 8,478
Dublin north west: Dessie Ellis (SF) 14,375. Next was Roisin Shortall 6,124
Dublin Central: Mary Lou McDonald (SF) 11,223; Pascal Donohoe (FG) 4,181
Dublin Bay North: Denise Mitchell (SF) 21,344. Richard Bruton, FG royalty 11,158;                                                  Sean Haughey FF royalty 6,651download-2.jpg
Cork South central: Donnchadh O Laoighaire (SF) 14,057; Micheal Martin (FF) 11,023
Clare: Violet-Ann Wynne (SF) got 386 votes in last year’s local elections: now 8,987
Wexford: Johnny Mythen (SF) 18,717;  Brendan Howlin, Labour leader, 9,223.
                  Mythen had lost his local authority seat in the last local elections.
Varadkar, Martin and Howlin were Party leaders: FG, FF, Lab respectively.
Pascal Donohoe was Minister for Finance in the outgoing government.

And then the jokers got going.

Arlene Foster, Chief Minister of Northern Ireland gets accidentally cryogenically frozen for 50 years. When she wakes up, her first angry question is “What the hell happened?”
Her doctor comes over and says “Good afternoon Mrs Foster. You have been cryogenically frozen for 50 years. I have good news and bad news for you”
To which Arlene replies “What is the bad news”download-3.jpg
“Well,” says the doc “Ireland invaded England 25 years ago, Donal Mac Amhlaidh is the Prime Minister, and Mary Lou McDonald is President and living in Buckingham Palace.
“Omigod,” cries Arlene “so what’s the GOOD NEWS”
“Rangers beat Celtic last night in the cup final” says her doc, with a grin.
Arlene sits back and smiles “What was the score?”
Her doc tells her, “Three goals and four points to one goal and six …”

Modern Science

There was a time when people understood science to mean Newton’s Laws, the Periodic Table, electromagnetism, the properties of matter. The prizewinners in the annual Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Ireland in January gave a different picture of science.

The overall winners were two boys from GaelCholáiste Choilm in Ballincollig, Cork whose project was A statistical investigation into the prevalence of gender stereotyping in 5-7 year olds and the development of an initiative to combat gender bias.

The individual award was won by a student from Sandford Park in Dublin for his project titled: Applying Data-Driven Experimental Analysis to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging. The runner-up prize in that category went to 14-year-old Ava Hynes from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, Co Cork whose project was A statistical analysis of the impact of adolescent smartphone use on adolescent social anxiety and social isolation.

Tintean congratulates the winners and their schools.

But whatever happened to F = ma?



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