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Belfast 'Peace Wall' still separates Catholics, Protestants

Belfast 'Peace Wall' still separates Catholics, Protestants | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
A so-called 'Peace Wall' has separated Catholic and Protestant communities in Belfast since 1969.
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How to make Dublin better: The architects

How to make Dublin better: The architects | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Michelle Fagan, president of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) and partner in FKL Architects...
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Internet will add €6 billion to Irish economy by 2016 - report - RTE.ie

Internet will add €6 billion to Irish economy by 2016 - report - RTE.ie | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Siliconrepublic.comInternet will add €6 billion to Irish economy by 2016 - reportRTE.ieA report by cable company UPC on the country's digital future shows that despite the recession, Irish people are forward looking ''Digital Optimists''.

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Ireland 'better prepared' for cold winter

Ireland 'better prepared' for cold winter | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
The Government has stockpiled three times the amount of gritting salt it expects will be needed to keep roads ice-free this winter, and is “better prepared than ever” to deal with severe weather conditions.
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How to build a better Dublin

How to build a better Dublin | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Ten ways to make Dublin a better capital city for Ireland, including Reclaim the Liffey, elect a mayor, borrow books in the bank, cycle from Sutton to Sandymount, spend a penny without spending a penny, and plan your journey...
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Great ideas here ,,but did any of them/will any of them happen?

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Michael Longley on Remembrance Day

Michael Longley on Remembrance Day | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Poems...

 

Ronald Colman

 

My dad served with Ronald Colman in the Great War

And laughed at his daydream of Hollywood stardom.

London-Scottish kilts looked frumpish after battle,

Blood, mud and shit bespattering handsome knees.

My dad lost all his teeth before he was twenty

And envied Ronald Colman’s spectacular smile...


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Dublin Book Festival launched

Dublin Book Festival launched | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Over 148 authors will take part in this year’s Dublin Book Festival, the fifth such celebration of Irish writing and publishing.
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Column: The Troubles may have quietened, but the trauma lives on

Column: The Troubles may have quietened, but the trauma lives on | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Although the peace agreement came into effect in 1998, the pain didn’t stop for many, writes Richard Barklie.
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Column: The ‘night economy’ is crucial to the survival of Irish towns

Column: The ‘night economy’ is crucial to the survival of Irish towns | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Pubs and restaurants need proper support – and safe streets – if town centres are to thrive, writes Richard Guiney.
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What the Americans in Ireland think of the Irish

What the Americans in Ireland think of the Irish | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Italia 90, pub etiquette, tracksuit bottoms… here’s what our American friends think of us.
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'The Irish Way' by James R. Barrett - Boston Globe

'The Irish Way' by James R. Barrett - Boston Globe | All things Ireland | Scoop.it

'The Irish Way' by James R. Barrett Boston GlobeBy Buzzy Jackson Scenes from Boston's Irish history (clockwise, from top left): James Michael Curley; John F. Fitzgerald; 1974 St.


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Self Drive Ireland: Ten Tips for the Road « The Glove Box Blog from Argus Car Hire

Self Drive Ireland: Ten Tips for the Road « The Glove Box Blog from Argus Car Hire | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
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Ireland a 'shining example' in handling crisis -- Merkel

Ireland a 'shining example' in handling crisis -- Merkel | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
GERMAN chancellor Angela Merkel says Ireland is a shining example of how countries can emerge stronger from the economic crisis.
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The Book of Kells: What faith and art can do when the world is dark

The Book of Kells: What faith and art can do when the world is dark | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
THE BOOK OF KELLS:In the contemporary world the illuminated manuscript on display at Trinity College Dublin now stands as a founding classic, as ripe to nonreligious readers as it is to people of faith.

 

The Isle of Iona is close to Ireland, and it has always mattered to me, a Scot with an Irish name, that our common literature begins in that fertile place. This summer I took Seamus Heaney and some other friends to visit Iona, and we agreed that the atmosphere on the island is unmistakable. Dr Johnson and James Boswell felt the same way when they stepped off the boat in the autumn of 1773 and spontaneously hugged one another. “It’s some place,” said Heaney as we walked through the renovated cloisters of the abbey by the sea. “Can you hear the wind?”


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The capital city we almost had

The capital city we almost had | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
REINVENTING DUBLIN: Dublin's recent history is littered with plans that never got off the ground, writes FRANK McDONALD, Environment Editor...
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The Irish work more hours – and get fewer holidays, survey says

The Irish work more hours – and get fewer holidays, survey says | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
A global poll by Expedia has revealed that the average Irish person gets 21 days off a year – less than the European average.
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A snapshot of the Irish in World War I

A snapshot of the Irish in World War I | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
The National Archives has digitised the wills of 9,000 soldiers killed in action during the Great War.
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James Joyce Centre Launches New Website

James Joyce Centre Launches New Website | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
The James Joyce Centre is dedicated to the celebration & promotion of the work of James Joyce, one of the greatest writers in english literature.

 

This house was built in 1784 by Francis Ryan for Valentine Brown, the Earl of Kenmare, who used it as his townhouse. The plasterwork here was done by Michael Stapleton, one of the finest stuccadores of the time. The house was given special mention by Constantine Curran in his book Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and the photographs he took were essential to the restoration of the house. Curran was also a close friend of Joyce’s....


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:50 AM

another place I have not yet visited -- in the meantime the website looks like a good place for a virtual  visit -- there's even a comic version!

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Pics: Who’s been kissing Gabriel Byrne?

Pics: Who’s been kissing Gabriel Byrne? | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Someone, perhaps ‘of a certain age’, has planted a lipstick kiss on the Irish actor who has hit the headlines in recent days for bad-mouthing a government initiative.
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Irish emigrating to London advised to prepare thoroughly

Irish emigrating to London advised to prepare thoroughly | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
London might be close – but moving there can pose serious cultural and practical challenges to unprepared Irish migrants, the London Irish Centre has warned.
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Oil Riches In Ireland Could Be Vast - Forbes

Oil Riches In Ireland Could Be Vast - Forbes | All things Ireland | Scoop.it
Black gold in Ireland. Billions or euros off offshore oil? Could be true, Needed so!
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