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Perplexing parades
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Perplexing parades
Everyone loves a parade, but not all parades make this grade in the North. First up, it should be stated that parading is not the sole preserve of ...
West Ocean String Quartet celebrates 10 years
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West Ocean String Quartet celebrates 10 years
The collaboration among the four proved fresh and inspiring. It has led to three superb recordings: "Unwrapping Dreams," "The Guiding Moon" (with g...
Oi, Ireland's no porker
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Oi, Ireland's no porker
The lately used derisory acronym is meant to denote Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain. According to the Irish Independent, NCB's claim tha...
Bad week for jobs
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Bad week for jobs
The move comes just eight months after the U.S. medical devices company announced the creation of 45 jobs at its plant at Ballybrit in Galway as pa...
Harrington gets good look at Open course
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Harrington gets good look at Open course
Despite his competitive finish, Harrington regretted not having his game where it needs to be in order for him to win. "To be honest, I wish I was ...
Ireland's hopes of 2nd Slam end with 10-33 Paris defeat
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Ireland's hopes of 2nd Slam end with 10-33 Paris defeat
Not alone did hopes of a second successive Grand Slam disappear, but the way the Irish were so totally dominated for most of the second half hardly...
Irish media lacks sense of perspective, nuance
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Irish media lacks sense of perspective, nuance
Funny then that by last Saturday night, the very same team was being castigated. Now, they are also-rans and has-beens, a squad whose best days are...
O'Reilly moves into U.S. market
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O'Reilly moves into U.S. market
There are currently 1.16 million lawyers in America, with a support staff of at least three times that figure, and recruitment in the sector is its...
Parade plea
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Parade plea
With the economy lame, the parade's committee is turning to the Irish American community in New York and beyond hoping that boots on the ground on ...
Kennedy's exit ends family's 64 year run
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Kennedy's exit ends family's 64 year run
For the past 64 years, a member of the famous Kennedy clan has been in either the White House, Senate, or House of Representatives, a lineage which...
D.C. donning green
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D.C. donning green
With the big Irish day now just a month away, the nation's capital is preparing for the annual crescendo of shamrock themed activities, and certain...
Haiti an island nation, Ireland an island nation
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Haiti an island nation, Ireland an island nation
And yet, when disaster strikes, island people are made vulnerable by the very thing that makes them unique. They are stranded within a small univer...
Emotions run high in suicide aftermath
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Emotions run high in suicide aftermath
At a heated school committee last Thursday evening, parents expressed chagrin over unconfirmed reports that the bullying students are facing detent...
Basketball loses link to past with passing of legend McGuire
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Basketball loses link to past with passing of legend McGuire
McGuire was a Bronx native, who moved with his Irish father and English mother to the Rockaway peninsula of Queens at about the age of 12. There, o...
Irish win, but dreary 2nd half doesn't augur well for Paris
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Irish win, but dreary 2nd half doesn't augur well for Paris
So, if the team's unbeaten run has now been extended to a record 12 games, Ireland strutted only for a while, then stumbled. They scored two tries ...