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Now is the time for Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth - Daily Mail

Now is the time for Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth - Daily Mail | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Following the Queen's historic visit to the Republic of Ireland last year, with the warm reception she received from all sections of society, now is the time for the...

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Someday, “Irish Atheist” will replace “Irish Catholic” as the default ...

Someday, “Irish Atheist” will replace “Irish Catholic” as the default ... | Things Irish | Scoop.it
Those vigorous Irish atheists have won another victory: they've slapped down a set of bigoted and stupid statements that were part of teacher training in.
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'The Irish Way' by James R. Barrett - Boston Globe

'The Irish Way' by James R. Barrett - Boston Globe | Things Irish | 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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Clerical Whispers: Message to the Irish Bishops: Learn from ...

Clerical Whispers: Message to the Irish Bishops: Learn from ... | Things Irish | Scoop.it
This was spectacularly exposed when, last year, the Irish Prime Minister abused his parliamentary privilege to deliver an unjustified attack on the Vatican. Instead of taking to their pulpits to condemn Enda Kenny for his ...
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OUPblog » Blog Archive » Yeats, faeries, and the Irish occult tradition

OUPblog » Blog Archive » Yeats, faeries, and the Irish occult tradition | Things Irish | Scoop.it

By returning to the rich seed-bed of nineteenth-century Irish writing, Foster charts some of the influences, including romantic 'national tales' in post-Union Ireland, the poetry and polemic of the Young Ireland movement, the ...

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Exporting Poor Health: The Irish in England « Full Text Reports…

Exporting Poor Health: The Irish in England « Full Text Reports… | Things Irish | Scoop.it

The Irish-born population in England is in worse health than both the native population and the Irish population in Ireland, a reversal of the commonly observed healthy migrant effect. Recent birth-cohorts living in England and ...

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I'm Very Irish… And a Muslim Too! - Onislam.net

I'm Very Irish… And a Muslim Too! - Onislam.net | Things Irish | Scoop.it

I consider myself as being very Irish but I'm a Muslim. But my nationality and my religion are different: I am an Irish Muslim, but I'm an Irish person and I'm Muslim.

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VINTAGE PHOTOS: Irish Children Through The Ages

VINTAGE PHOTOS: Irish Children Through The Ages | Things Irish | Scoop.it
The National Photographic Archive is running a new exhibition that brings the child out in us all – a photographic record of Irish childhood past. See the pictures of Irish children through the ages > · Small Lives, to be launched ...
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'Artemis Fowl' author Eoin Colfer's 'Plugged' isn't for kids

'Artemis Fowl' author Eoin Colfer's 'Plugged' isn't for kids | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Irish author Eoin Colfer has been "doing leprechaun stuff" for a decade. Better known as the bestselling "Artemis Fowl" series for middle-grade readers, Colfer's self-described "leprechaun stuff" is the delightfully sordid story of a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who'll let nothing — least of all fairies — stop him from reclaiming his family's lost fortune. The seven books in the series have been translated into 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

 

Elsebeth Hurup: You can read sample chapters here: http://artemisfowl.fangathering.com/media/sample-artemis-fowl-prologue/

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DATA SNAP: Irish Unemployment Rate Rises in August to 14.4% - Wall Street Journal

DATA SNAP: Irish Unemployment Rate Rises in August to 14.4% - Wall Street Journal | Things Irish | Scoop.it

In an effort to reduce the number of people without jobs, the Irish government has introduced a program to provide what it calls internship places in private and public ...

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Four in five Irish people are happy 'most of the time'

Four in five Irish people are happy 'most of the time' | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Ireland is the land of happiness – despite the recession, the property crash and the increase in unemployment and emigration.

A shock new survey claims that four out of every five adults in Ireland are happy all or most of the time according to the government’s Central Statistics Office.

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Catholic U. part of Irish language revival - TriValley Central

For these students, and for kindred spirits in America and Ireland, the Irish language has emerged as an improbable passion.

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My Irish New York:Larry Kirwan - New York Post

My Irish New York:Larry Kirwan - New York Post | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Black 47 has been one of New York's leading Irish rock bands for more than 20 years, and since arriving here from County Wexford in the mid '70s, founder and singer Larry Kirwan has...

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Luck o' the Irish - Malaysia Star

Luck o' the Irish - Malaysia Star | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Every March 17 on St Patrick's Day, people around the world celebrate the country's culture through its favourite holiday with parties, parades and lots of drinking, regardless of whether they are Irish or...

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Irish-inspired recipes for St. Patrick's Day - New York Daily News

Irish-inspired recipes for St. Patrick's Day - New York Daily News | Things Irish | Scoop.it

We asked New York City chefs with an affinity for all things cabbage and Guinness to give us their favorite Irish-inspired recipes.

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Irish bishop suggests another look at celibacy « CNS Blog

Irish bishop suggests another look at celibacy « CNS Blog | Things Irish | Scoop.it

He told MacDonald that Pope Benedict XVI has decided celibacy should continue, “but I feel that the church must look at this again. I am not the first Irish bishop to speak about this, and others have, around the world, and I am ...

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When Irish Eyes Are Crying

First Iceland. Then Greece. Now Ireland, which headed for bankruptcy with its own mysterious logic. In 2000, suddenly among the richest people in Europe, the Irish decided to buy their country—from one another.

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Tiny Gems: Irish Stories That Sparkle And Charm - NPR

Tiny Gems: Irish Stories That Sparkle And Charm - NPR | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Or perhaps the Irish stories are born out of the history of the place — the neglected stepchild of Britain, poverty, famine, resilience, and abiding faith.

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Catholics object to Irish law requiring them to stop covering up the ...

Catholics object to Irish law requiring them to stop covering up the rape of children. Cardinal Sean Brady called the practice of hiding child rapists a "sacred and treasured" rite. The Archbishop of Armagh said "any intrusion ...
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Province's gender pay gap worst in the UK - Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland has the worst gender pay gap in the UK, according to a survey released today.

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U2, Gaelic Football, And The Price Of Fame In Ireland

U2, Gaelic Football, And The Price Of Fame In Ireland | Things Irish | Scoop.it

Before attending my first Gaelic football match, I had absolutely no idea how the game worked. All I knew was that it incorporated elements of soccer, rugby and Australian football, and that, according to a cheerful Dublin pubgoer I met, it was incumbent upon any self-respecting Irishman to root for Donegal.

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