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Technically better, but...
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Technically better, but...
But the Central Statistics Office has urged caution when it comes to any calling an official end to the recession. Gross Domestic Product grew slig...
All island unemployment rate is still rising
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All island unemployment rate is still rising
Seasonally-adjusted figures from the Central Statistics Office show the unemployment rate rose to 12.4 percent in the third quarter, up from 11.6 p...
And so, Christmas
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And so, Christmas
Be that as it may, we try to be optimistic and are not alone in hoping that 2010 is the opening year of a decade in which genuine progress can be m...
Shaw's 'Misalliance' and the Pearl: perfectly paired
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Shaw's 'Misalliance' and the Pearl: perfectly paired
"Misalliance," written in l9l0, was the last major play Bernard Shaw composed before World War I brought Europe to its knees. Among the Shavian com...
Carroll and Doyle get Grammy nod
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Carroll and Doyle get Grammy nod
Earlier this month, Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll and Dublin-born, Asheville, N.C., resident guitarist-singer John Doyle received a Grammy nomination...
A 'Lovely' role for Saoirse
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A 'Lovely' role for Saoirse
"I think it's a coincidence that that happened," the 15-year-old film star told the Irish Echo in a recent phone interview. "At the time, the quali...
Duddy to spend festive season in Brooklyn gym
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Duddy to spend festive season in Brooklyn gym
"I'm used to training over Christmas," Duddy [27-1, 17 KOs] told the Irish Echo last Sunday. The Derry Destroyer, who's ranked 12th by the World Bo...
Munster trounce French champions on the road
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Munster trounce French champions on the road
The two-time European Cup winners' 37-14 success at the Stade Aime Giral, aka the bear pit of French rugby, was as stunning as it was unexpected. A...
Harrington got to top with patient application to work
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Harrington got to top with patient application to work
It also served as a nice bookend to a decade in which Harrington was, unquestionably, Ireland's greatest athlete. Yes, we know there are ignoramuse...
Keane's wish
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Keane's wish
He is of course looking forward to Christmas. But getting all his wishes to come true is going to be a little more complicated than writing a list ...
Bringing it to the bank
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Bringing it to the bank
For the West Cork native is the vice president of research, policy and education of the Food Bank for New York, and the tractor-trailers are part o...
St. Brigid's rebuilds
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St. Brigid's rebuilds
Last year, the future of the Manhattan landmark was secured when an anonymous donor gave $20 million to the Archdiocese. He or she specified that h...