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How America hated the Irish exodus

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

A time when the Irish were not welcome

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Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.

AIB hosts economic briefing in Galway

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.  is holding a series of nationwide briefings on the Irish and global economy in the coming weeks, the bank has announced. The briefings are provided free to companies who register in advance.The fifth in the series takes place on November 3rd in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway. 

AIB hosts economic briefing in Galway

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.  is holding a series of nationwide briefings on the Irish and global economy in the coming weeks, the bank has announced. The briefings are provided free to companies who register in advance.The fifth in the series takes place on November 3rd in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway. 

The ten mile reversal into Irish rural life

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TWENTY-NINE years later, the route directions still resonate: “You drive as far as Malin Head and reverse 10 mile”. These were given to my brother Tom in 1986 when he received an invitation to what turned out to be one of the more singular book launches he ever attended.

The Irish language has not yet been saved — We need to ‘banc’ up a reserve of competence

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Most Irish people, although they don’t want to speak Irish, want the language, our nation’s most precious creation, to survive as a living language among the languages of Europe. Many believe that this survival is now assured.

Great Irish drives highlighted by Continental Tyres

A ‘Drives of Ireland’ survey of Irish drivers has shown the Wicklow Mountains in Dublin/Wicklow is the favourite drive in the country.

Irish Skin is Far Less Attractive than Other Skin Tones, According to Over Half of Irish

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Majority of Irish have a love/hate relationship with their skin and almost a quarter of Irish women never let their partner see them without make-up.

Ford Transit wins 2015 Continental Irish Van of the Year award

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The all-new Ford Transit has won the prestigious Continental Irish Van of the Year 2015 award, writes Padraic Deane. Ireland’s long established and top van award is voted for by the specialist van jury of the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA). The announcement was made at an awards ceremony in The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Dublin, last Friday in front of the leading figures from the Irish motor industry.

Mexican-Irish hero to be honoured in Clifden

A Clifden man, who was one of the founding-members of the San Patricio Brigade of the Mexican army, is to have a Sinn Féin cumann named after him.

 

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