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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:27:36 +0100
Three brothers rescued alive after Italian earthquake
Rescue workers have pulled three young brothers from the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia last night.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:28:30 +0100
Human remains found in damaged US warship
Divers searching for ten missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet said.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:37:47 +0100
High Court rules North-South power line can go ahead
The High Court has rejected a challenge taken against An Bord Pleanála for a €280 million power line to be built connecting the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:20:03 +0100
Moroccan teen admits killing 2 in Finland stabbings
A teenage Moroccan asylum seeker admitted killing two people and wounding eight in a knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku, his lawyer said.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:14:05 +0100
Call for immediate action as rents reach record high
Homeless charities have called for immediate Government action to ease the rental crisis as prices reached a new record high during the first six months of the year.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:32:59 +0100
Trump vows to 'fight to win' in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump has opened the door to an increase in US troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:36:02 +0100
Canada's largest lender chooses Dublin for new EU base
TD Securities - a division of Canada's largest lender by assets, Toronto-Dominion Bank - has chosen Dublin as its post-Brexit EU hub and plans to establish a bond-trading business here.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:09:21 +0100
NI, Brexit likely to dominate Brokenshire talks
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has arrived in Dublin for a series of meetings.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:32:09 +0100
Weather warning issued as widespread thunder forecast
Met Éireann has issued two weather warnings with widespread thundery activity forecast and also a rainfall warning for some counties.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:41:15 +0100
US Secret Service cannot pay agents overtime
The US Secret Service will not be able to pay an estimated 1,100 employees for required overtime work after September due to government-imposed pay caps, the agency's chief said.

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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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