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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:02:50 +0000
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal over abuse scandal
Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Catholic Church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:43:23 +0000
Dismissed employee kills five colleagues in Illinois
A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:41:47 +0000
Nigerian presidential election postponed
Politicians and voters across Nigeria expressed disappointment and dismay on Saturday after a national election was postponed hours before polls were due to open, with one opposition leader calling the move a dangerous ploy to keep President Muhammad u Buhari in power.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:55:59 +0000
Former Trump campaign manager faces lengthy sentence
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, faces up to 24 years in prison after being found to have violated his plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:00:07 +0000
The DUP have hit the Brexit jackpot, but...
Even though we are next-door neighbours with Britain, history and experience make us different in very fundamental ways.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:00:04 +0000
Copenhagen puts ski slope on roof of waste plant
An artificial ski slope has opened on the roof of a waste plant in Copenhagen, as part of plans to make the area the world's first carbon-neutral capital.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:42:03 +0000
Talks to resolve Stormont impasse 'a sham' - McDonald
Sinn Féin has accused the UK government of indulging in a sham merry-go-round after a meeting to take stock of Stormont's powersharing crisis failed to chart a way forward.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:03:03 +0000
Firm building hospital says board can 'opt out'
The contractor responsible for the National Children's Hospital has said it will opt out from the project if the board responsible for it wishes to re-tender the contract.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:00:07 +0000
Is rural Ireland any closer to high-speed broadband?
After months of pretty much no news when it came to the thorny question of broadband provision for rural Ireland, suddenly this week provided plenty.

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:12:44 +0000
National property prices are not catching up to Dublin
Property price growth outside of Dublin raced ahead of the capital for yet another year in 2018; but don't let the stats fool you - the gap is not closing.

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Those Gypsy Shoes are still kicking around.
by Linda Davis
Time Flies.  Seems that I have been saying that as a standby excuse for some time. Where do the days and hours disappear to when we are in the midst of a busy life.
I haven't logged on to this website in far too long. Every time I thought that I would, something else popped up that needed my immediate attention....

Fishing In Ireland
By Ariel O'Suilleabhain
Fishing in Ireland is a big deal, albeit fly fishing and otherwise.  In short, the say whoever they is that most Irish men love to fish. But what about Irish women? Well, I am one, and truly I would have to say that it is not as if I would not fish.  Especially granted wild brown trout are the most plentiful and so therefore the most naturally recommended fish of Ireland.

Irish passports set to introduce online renewals as early as 2017

No longer will you have to queue at the Passport Office to get your passport as the Irish Passport office is set to introduce an online renewal digitised system from 2017 onwards where you will be able to process your application online

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Deep-Fried Cheese with Pear-Cranberry Chutney

by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins
On my recent visit to Ireland in May, I discovered the newest outpost of the well-known Kilkenny Shop in Shanagarry, East Cork. Business was brisk throughout the shop, especially in its lovely café where Saturday shoppers relaxed over chef Fred Pillavoine’s easy-going menu. I persuaded him to share his recipe for chutney, delicious with deep-fried cheese but also with cold meats and pâte.

Rhubarb Muffins
by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins

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