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Farrell demands Irish Water publish latest payment rates

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Claims by the acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly that payment rates to Irish water now stand at 70 per cent will only be confirmed when the controversial utility company publishes the latest payment figures - something it has so far failed to do.

Catholic guilt and terrible weather make Irish Bitches Be Crazy

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BEING EDUCATED by the nuns, being bowled over by the beauty of Brazilian women, pestering a teenager about social media, and the combined effects of bad weather and Roman Catholicism have all contributed to why Irish Bitches Be Crazy.

That’s So Gay! - public talk on gender and sexual stereotyping

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THAT'S SO Gay! is the provocative title of a public talk about the history and evolution of gender and sexual stereotyping, which will be given by Tonie Walsh of the Irish Queer Archive in Electric this weekend.

Visitors flock to new John McCormack exhibition

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The newly opened John Count McCormack exhibition at Athlone Castle is already receiving a positive response from tourists and locals alike.

John McCormack souvenir coins nearly sold out on first day

A limited edition run of commemorative silver coins in honour of Athlone tenor John Count McCormack is almost sold out.

Thousands of Irish are still sailing

“Thousands are sailing, Again across the ocean, Where the hand of opportunity, Draws tickets in a lottery,” goes the second chorus from The Pogues’ song ‘Thousands are Sailing’ from 1988. While that song has its basis in the emigration history of the past, it is pretty relevant today with the most recent release of information from the Central Statistics Office.

A innocent man and the fate of Clifton

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The murderous and vengeful events that followed 'Bloody Sunday' 1920 impacted on the town of Clifden in an unexpected way. There was shooting and murder on its streets; and, following a rampage by the Black and Tans, practically half the town was burnt down.

Our Gathering is no scam but an opportunity to be seized

It was desperately disheartening and disappointing to hear Irish actor Gabriel Byrne hit out at Enda Kenny once again and call the Gathering 2013 a scam last week. The former Cultural Ambassador to Ireland made his comments on Matt Cooper’s The Last Word on Today fm which was broadcast live from New York.

The Irish-American vote

The Irish-American vote used to be a sure thing. If you were Irish-American, you voted Democrat. It was as simple as that. When I was growing up in 1950s Chicago, Republicans were like another species. An analogy from Baseball. As a Chicagoan, you supported either the White Sox or the Cubs. It was a tribal thing. My family were White Sox fans. So I was a White Sox fan. Cubs fans, on the other hand, were weird. Why would anyone support the Cubs? In much the same way, Republicans were weird too. Why would anyone support the Republicans? If you were Irish-American, even to pose the question bordered on the ridiculous.

Manchester Irish Festival and Minister Ring to receive Diaspora awards

The Manchester Irish Festival committee and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, are among the recipients of the 2012 Irish Diaspora Mayo Awards.

 

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