Irish pork recovering slowly after feed scare

Irish pork recovering slowly after feed scare

Hams returned to racks and shelves in time for the traditional Christmas dinner following a recall of all pork products, announced by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on…

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Law targets unruly beggars in Ireland

Law targets unruly beggars in Ireland

New restrictions on begging are being instituted here for the first time since the potato famine of the 1840s. Although merchants say changes are needed…

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Ireland’s bailout proposal boosts confidence

Ireland’s bailout proposal boosts confidence

In response to money markets freezing due to the global banking crisis, the Irish government has drafted emergency legislation to help Irish banks access funds…

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Dance in a World of Change

Dance in a World of Change

Stepping Into Footprints: Tradition and the Globalization of Irish Dance is the opening chapter of Dance in a World of Change (ed. Shapiro). Dance in…

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Irish revote likely on EU treaty

Irish revote likely on EU treaty

Irish voters appear likely to vote again on the Lisbon Treaty in a bid to sustain progress toward a more streamlined and powerful European Union. Meeting in Brussels, European…

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All eyes on Irish in key E.U. vote

All eyes on Irish in key E.U. vote

On Thursday, Ireland will be – for a day, at least – the most influential country in Europe, as its citizens vote on a treaty designed to streamline…

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Global cluster-bomb ban draws moral line in the sand

Global cluster-bomb ban draws moral line in the sand

Co-written with Scott Peterson Diplomats from 111 countries will unveil a treaty on Friday to ban cluster bombs that have left war zones around the…

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The Ring of Rings

The Ring of Rings

The similarities are really too close for co-incidence. They are both epics, have convoluted plots and an array of characters and command a devoted following….

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With 10 years of peace, Northern Ireland strives for more

With 10 years of peace, Northern Ireland strives for more

Ten years after Northern Ireland sealed the historic Good Friday peace deal, its power-sharing government is thriving under two former adversaries. In fact, Martin McGuinness and the Rev. Ian Paisley have such a…

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Ireland’s Ahern to resign, but peacemaker legacy likely to endure

Ireland’s Ahern to resign, but peacemaker legacy likely to endure

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of Northern Ireland’s historic Good Friday agreement, one of the leaders who cemented the deal announced his resignation amid growing…

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Northern Ireland refuses to cede peace

Northern Ireland refuses to cede peace

Workers in Belfast, Derry, and Newry gathered in silent vigils Wednesday to protest three recent killings that broke 11 years of calm – and to underscore, through dignified…

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Return Journey

Return Journey

In the movies departures by rail are always the most dramatic, agonisingly stretched by a lover running down the platform following the head poking from…

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