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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:04:53 +0100
'No reason to believe' Russia influenced election
US President Donald Trump has said he sees no reason to believe Russia influenced the 2016 election to help him win, and that Russian leader Vladimir Putin "was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today".

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:22:25 +0100
Five moments from Trump-Putin press conference
US President Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin behind closed doors today. Afterwards, they held a joint press conference.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:04:41 +0100
Four men sentenced over kidnapping of family in 2005
Four members of a criminal gang have been jailed for their roles in terrorising a security worker and kidnapping his wife and two children to steal more than €2m in Dublin over 13 years ago.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:54:35 +0100
Murder investigation launched following Waterford death
Gardaí have launched a murder investigation into the death of a 27-year-old man in Co Waterford.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:41:24 +0100
May to agree to Brexiteer amendments on customs policy
British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected suggestions her Brexit negotiating strategy is dead, and denied she caved to pressure from eurosceptics, after accepting a series of amendments to her blueprint to leave the EU.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:36 +0100
Life jacket and helmet found near Rescue 116 crash site
A life jacket and helmet believed to be from the crashed Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 have been found off Achill Island.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:49:16 +0100
13 hospitalised after suspected gas leak in Kilkeel
Thirteen people have been hospitalised after a suspected ammonia gas leak in Kilkeel, Co Down.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:14:33 +0100
Finucane a 'strong contender' for SF Presidential run
Belfast solicitor John Finucane has been described by senior Sinn Féin figures as a "strong contender" to be selected as the party's candidate for the presidential election.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:16:40 +0100
Man jailed for attempted murder at Hellfire Club
A 28-year-old man has been jailed for three years for the attempted murder of a teenager at a popular hiking spot in Dublin two years ago and the assault of two other teenagers.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:31:43 +0100
Megalithic passage tomb discovered in Co Meath
A Megalithic passage tomb dating back some 5,500 years has been discovered at the 18th century Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

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Those Gypsy Shoes are still kicking around.
by Linda Davis
Time Flies.  Seems that I have been saying that as a standby excuse for some time. Where do the days and hours disappear to when we are in the midst of a busy life.
I haven't logged on to this website in far too long. Every time I thought that I would, something else popped up that needed my immediate attention....

Fishing In Ireland
By Ariel O'Suilleabhain
Fishing in Ireland is a big deal, albeit fly fishing and otherwise.  In short, the say whoever they is that most Irish men love to fish. But what about Irish women? Well, I am one, and truly I would have to say that it is not as if I would not fish.  Especially granted wild brown trout are the most plentiful and so therefore the most naturally recommended fish of Ireland.

Irish passports set to introduce online renewals as early as 2017

No longer will you have to queue at the Passport Office to get your passport as the Irish Passport office is set to introduce an online renewal digitised system from 2017 onwards where you will be able to process your application online

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Deep-Fried Cheese with Pear-Cranberry Chutney

by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins
On my recent visit to Ireland in May, I discovered the newest outpost of the well-known Kilkenny Shop in Shanagarry, East Cork. Business was brisk throughout the shop, especially in its lovely café where Saturday shoppers relaxed over chef Fred Pillavoine’s easy-going menu. I persuaded him to share his recipe for chutney, delicious with deep-fried cheese but also with cold meats and pâte.

Rhubarb Muffins
by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins

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