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Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:47:31 +0100
May 'standing over' Chequers deal despite criticism
British Prime Minister Theresa May is digging in on her Brexit deal offer to Brussels after the EU publicly doubted the controversial proposals were workable.

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:46:22 +0100
Plaque to honour students who died in Berkeley collapse
A memorial plaque is to be unveiled in Berkeley, California honouring the students who lost their lives when an apartment balcony collapsed in June 2015.

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:47:24 +0100
Nine members of same family die in 'duck boat' incident
Nine members of the same family were among the 17 people killed when a "duck boat" sank during a storm on Thursday on a Missouri lake in one of the deadliest US tourist tragedies in years.

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 08:24:14 +0100
Spelling it out: War of words over US-Russia relations
US President Donald Trump caused international uproar and attracted criticism from even his strongest supporters after he "misspoke" at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:23:48 +0100
Brexit: White Paper, Westminster chaos and few choices
On Friday 6 July Theresa May delivered the Chequers statement on the future relationship between the EU and UK.  Over the next ten days, despite the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson, the ice entombing the Brexit negotiations imperceptibly cracked.

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:49:10 +0100
Gaza ceasefire holds after deadly strikes on Friday
Hamas has said a truce has been agreed with Israel in Gaza, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the border.

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:23:38 +0100
Ambitious targets set for social housing
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has recommended that people on social housing schemes supporting private rental accommodation should be asked to pay a progressively larger share of the rent as their household income increases.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:30:27 +0100
High Court refuses challenge to referendum result
The High Court has refused permission to two people seeking to challenge the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:00:12 +0100
Daughter says abusive father 'destroyed my life'
A 61-year-old former member of the Irish Defence Forces has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for regularly sexually assaulting his daughter from the age of three.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:25:23 +0100
No inconsistency in May's backstop comments - Varadkar
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not see any inconsistency with Theresa May's comments today on the backstop proposed by Ireland and the EU, and what she has said previously.

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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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