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Mon, 29 May 2017 06:23:42 +0100
Voting to begin in Fine Gael leadership contest
Voting is to begin today in the Fine Gael leadership contest with the result due to be announced on Friday.

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:22:03 +0100
North Korea criticised for latest missile test
North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile overnight that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:30:36 +0100
IMPACT warns of difficulties in pay talks
Talks on a new public service pay agreement enter their second week today with government and union representatives due to discuss pay, pensions, and recruitment and retention difficulties in sectors including health.

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:56:58 +0100
Merkel: Europe can no longer completely rely on allies
Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:57:33 +0100
UK police make fresh arrests over Manchester bombing
Fresh arrests have been made connected to the Manchester suicide attack as police continue to hunt down Salman Abedi's suspected accomplices.

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:47:57 +0100
Govt cannot express confidence in ODCE, says Harris
Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the Government cannot express confidence in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and nothing is off the table regarding its future.

Sun, 28 May 2017 20:30:17 +0100
Hundreds protest over plans to develop Hellfire Club
Hundreds of people took part in a protest at the Hellfire Club in the Dublin mountains today over a €19m development plan for the area.

Sun, 28 May 2017 20:05:25 +0100
Skibbereen dreams - Historic day for Irish at Euros
Ireland claimed three medals at the European Rowing Championships, including one gold, on a historic day for the sport in this country and in particular the Skibbereen club.

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:57:59 +0100
Drug dealer avoided jail after 'incomplete' evidence
A Circuit Court Judge has said that a female drug dealer avoided a "likely" prison sentence as a result of incomplete evidence given to his court by a garda, according to court documents seen by RTÉ.

Sun, 28 May 2017 20:39:17 +0100
Irish-backed film wins Best Screenplay award at Cannes
Irish-financed film The Killing of a Sacred Deer was the joint winner of the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes film festival.

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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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