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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:22:33 +0100
Ibrahim Halawa released from prison in Cairo
The family of Ibrahim Halawa have confirmed that he has been released from prison in Cairo.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:26:25 +0100
Storm Brian to bring gusts of 130km/h
The head of the National Emergency Coordination Group has said he does not expect weather conditions from Storm Brian this weekend to be anywhere near as damaging as Storm Ophelia.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:56:04 +0100
At least 20,000 will be affected by tracker scandal
The Governor of the Central Bank has told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that the number of people affected in the tracker mortgage scandal will be at least 20,000.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:26:30 +0100
Talks on potential rail strike break down
Talks between Iarnród Éireann management and unions aimed at averting potential strike action over the Bank holiday weekend have broken down without agreement.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:27:51 +0100
Varadkar says we are not yet on Brexit 'cliff edge'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected the idea that the Brexit negotiations are at a cliff edge, but he called for more detailed and concrete solutions from the British government on the Irish question.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:18:52 +0100
May appeals to EU leaders to help silence critics
British Prime Minister Theresa May has appealed to European Union leaders to help her silence critics at home by signalling a willingness to break the deadlock in Brexit talks.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:41:16 +0100
Spanish Government threaten direct rule on Catalonia
Spain's central government has said it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:15:16 +0100
Four pay compensation over assault at Longford mosque
Four Longford men have been ordered to pay compensation of €2,000 to a man who was assaulted after a row over the removal of the Imam at a local mosque.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:33:45 +0100
Govt rejects Adams claim of 'malicious' briefings
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has accused the Government of being involved in briefings that were inaccurate and malicious about the political negotiations at Stormont.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:45:59 +0100
Govt to support bill for declaration of medical gifts
The government is to support a bill which will require medical practitioners to declare any income or gift received from medical suppliers or pharmaceutical companies to the Medical Council.

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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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