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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...
Helmet rule brings players' carping and other downsides
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Helmet rule brings players' carping and other downsides
Ten years after Murphy's radical innovation changed the look of the hurling field forever, the National Hockey League (NHL) made those same helmets...
His acting's a 'Nine'
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His acting's a 'Nine'
"I really tried to think of every excuse I could not to do it because I thought he needed somebody else. I think I gave him a few names, actually,"...
Geraghty and Roche are a potent box duo
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Geraghty and Roche are a potent box duo
By a wide margin, Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon's "I gNoc na Grai" ("In Knocknagree") finished as the top Irish traditional album of the decade. Ther...
Just 'Wake' us when it's over
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Just 'Wake' us when it's over
If pure, unabashed silliness were in extremely short supply on New York stages, "Flanagan's Wake," arriving in the city after a lengthy run in Chic...
Might be May for Obama Irish visit
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Might be May for Obama Irish visit
"I'm looking forward to going," President Obama told the Echo in casual remarks at a recent holiday party at the White House. U.S. embassy staff in...
Meet Annie
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Meet Annie
But though Annie's descendants believed that there were actual photographs of Annie in existence, searches did not turn up any as the Annie story r...