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Good News for Irish in Ontario - You will be able to use your Irish driving licence
A new agreement was signed by Leo Varadkar, the former Minister for Transport, recently where the mutual exchange of driving licences between Ireland and the Canadian province of Ontario will be allowed.

Want a Guinness marshmallow with that?
We've tasted Guinness with a dash of blackcurrant. And we've even added some lovely Guinness Chocolate cake recipes here. But Guinness marshmallows is a new one for us.

Strategies to enhance Diaspora engagement in Australia
The Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce (IACC) announced the publication of their White Paper on "Strategies to enhance Diaspora engagement in Australia".

New Diaspora ministry announced
In a cabinet reshuffle in Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has named a Minister for the Diaspora for the first time ever. Jimmy Deenihan will take on the new role, having previously held the post of Minister for the Arts.

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Summer Pudding
by Irish American Mom Mairead Geary

Summer pudding, packed with juicy fresh berries, is one of my all time favorite desserts of the summer. This pudding looks spectacular when plated, giving the impression it’s a pretty complicated recipe, but making this classically dessert is so much easier than it looks. It’s so easy in fact, I think it’s a perfect recipe for beginners.

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Register your Irish Family name or Surname >>
or share information if your name is already listed
This family register is where people can find and share information about their family name or ancestors.

Some surnames added/requested this week:
Dirrane, Lenaghan, Linehan

Let us know if you've added a query or need your name added and we'll list it here. Email

Irish Citizenship by Descent
Did you know that if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, you may be able to obtain Irish citizenship? The Republic of Ireland does grant citizenship to applicants who can prove their descent from a grandparent born in Ireland.

Making a Research Trip To Ireland
If you plan to visit Ireland, I would encourage you to consider making a genealogical odyssey part of your experience of this beautiful and historical island.

More expert Irish Genealogy Advice

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Cupids Crusade
by Annette Counihan

willie clancy lisdoonvarna

St Paddy's Day 2014
by Cole McLister

dublin st patrick's day 2014

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