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North needs funds
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North needs funds
As illustrated by the strong turnout at the 25th anniversary celebration of the MacBride Principles campaign in New York City Hall last month, Iris...
Joining Ireland's snow patrol
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Joining Ireland's snow patrol
While I was away skiing I was in contact with my family in Ireland and they were all going on and on about how severe the weather was in Ireland. T...
Of Teachout, teachers, and critics
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Of Teachout, teachers, and critics
The kerfuffle touched off by Teachout prompted Seth Colter Walls to write "Jazz Is Dead. Long Live Jazz" as a rejoinder in the Dec. 21, 2009, issue...
Donoghue's career is still thriving in its 6th decade
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Donoghue's career is still thriving in its 6th decade
He'd begun his working life as a junior administrative officer in the Department of Finance following his graduation from University College Dublin...
Board failed to exploit players' profiles for game's advantage
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Board failed to exploit players' profiles for game's advantage
There have been times during this period though when, for the first time in our lives, Cork hurling fans were forced to examine the true nature of ...
Clancy scores career-high 24 in Cal Poly home win
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Clancy scores career-high 24 in Cal Poly home win
Orla O'Reilly scored 15 points off the bench as Binghamton trounced Cornell, 74-42, at home last Monday. The sophomore from Cork shot 6-for-12 from...
At halfway mark, 4 provinces contend for knockout stages
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At halfway mark, 4 provinces contend for knockout stages
That said, Irish rugby is in such a state of rude health with every pan-European trophy at international and club level resting on home sideboards ...
Chris Dodd to retire
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Chris Dodd to retire
Dodd announced his decision to retire after three decades in the Senate at a press conference Wednesday. His decision signals another standout mome...
UDA decommissioning welcomed
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UDA decommissioning welcomed
The move was widely welcomed. A statement from the U.S. Consulate in Belfast described the move as another important and necessary step along the p...
Irish woes a portent for U.S.?
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Irish woes a portent for U.S.?
That's the question posed in a recent Washington Post report that examined the post-Tiger economy in the Republic and posed two direct questions: "...
Tourism Ireland going for the two point conversion
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Tourism Ireland going for the two point conversion
"Tourism Ireland has launched an ambitious $500,000 short-term marketing campaign in the U.S. aimed at reviving dwindling interest in the Irish hol...
Time for transfer
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Time for transfer
That didn't happen, so those same representatives are now looking into a year when the same questions are outstanding, though writ larger as a resu...
A year for reform
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A year for reform
To say that the matter has been poorly dealt with for many years would not be an exaggeration. That said, the issue is an extremely difficult one i...
World Cup is next stop for U.S.'s O'Malley
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World Cup is next stop for U.S.'s O'Malley
"I came to the U.S. for a visit back in the early '80s. The Irish economy was bad and a lot of my mates were already gone from Ireland," O'Malley r...
Effective Ulster earn win vs. under-strength Munster
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Effective Ulster earn win vs. under-strength Munster
Although Munster decided to rest several of their Ireland internationals including Paul O'Connell, Ronan O'Gara, Donncha O'Callaghan, Tomas O'Leary...