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West Point bound
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West Point bound
It's a long family story, but right now Gavin Maher is thinking about how short his summer break is going to be. That's because the Rockland County...
"Disappeared" body found in grave
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"Disappeared" body found in grave
The exhumation of a body in County Monaghan on Tuesday is linked to the cases of the "disappeared" it has been confirmed. The Independent Commissio...
Remains 9th or 19th century?
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Remains 9th or 19th century?
Ancient skeletal remains, which local historians believe could date back to ninth century Viking invaders, have been discovered on a farmland in Co...
More Irish emerging in diversity visa snafu
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More Irish emerging in diversity visa snafu
A growing number of Irish applicants who applied for diversity visas only to have their hopes dashed by a State Department computer glitch are step...
Walsh marks music site's first year
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Walsh marks music site's first year
Fiona Walsh will celebrate the first anniversary of her accidental career this Friday night and Saturday morning. It has its roots in a writing ass...
Large turn out for McManus book launch
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Large turn out for McManus book launch
A large crowd turned out under stormy skies last Thursday evening in Manhattan for the New York launch of the memoir "My American Struggle for Just...
Recession's silver lining is less drug use
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Recession's silver lining is less drug use
Maybe the recession isn't all bad. Police in the Republic have revealed that drug seizures have plummeted to a near 15-year low and are now back at...
New drug for Cystic Fibrosis
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New drug for Cystic Fibrosis
Scientists at Queen's University in Belfast have developed a new drug for Cystic Fibrosis suffers by targeting the so-called Celtic gene, which is ...
Whitey trail stretches all the way to Ireland?
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Whitey trail stretches all the way to Ireland?
Okay, it was Santa Monica not Santa Sligo or the like but the Whitey Bulger saga may well throw up a few Irish surprises given that he was quite po...
Houlihan is aiming for fluency at NUI, Galway
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Houlihan is aiming for fluency at NUI, Galway
Nobody can accuse Sheila Houlihan of not going above and beyond the call of duty in her efforts to learn Irish. Over the past three years, she has ...
Two men held after Louth raid
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Two men held after Louth raid
Two men are being held by gardaí after what is believed to have been a significant find of bomb-making material in County Louth. The men, both in t...
More kids so more schools
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More kids so more schools
With the highest birth rate in the European Union it's no surprise that Ireland needs a lot of classroom space to educate its children. With this i...
Big crowds for Dublin gay pride parade
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Big crowds for Dublin gay pride parade
Thousands of people descended on Dublin at the weekend for the annual Gay Pride parade through the city center. It was estimated that around 25,000...
The 19th hole
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The 19th hole
Over the last decade, Irish golfers have made incredible strides on the world stage. This week, the spotlight has shone most brightly on Holywood, ...
Spare cash for spare Molly?
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Spare cash for spare Molly?
A spare head for one of Ireland’s most iconic statues is to go under the hammer - figuratively speaking - at auction next week. The piece, for the ...

 

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