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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:12:53 +0100
Assembly recommends liberalisation of abortion laws
The Citizens' Assembly has voted to recommend an extensive liberalisation of the grounds on which abortion is available in Ireland.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:47:00 +0100
Macron, Le Pen set to qualify for next election round
French centrist Emmanuel Macron has come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election with far right leader Marine Le Pen in second place, pollsters projections from partial results showed.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:12:36 +0100
NMH must be free of religious ethos, says Martin
Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the new National Maternity Hospital would have to have clinical independence and should not be compromised.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:05:12 +0100
Mixed reaction to outcome of Assembly recommendations
Groups calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment say the Citizens' Assembly results show there is a huge appetite for change while pro-life groups say today's recommendations would result in what they termed abortion on demand.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:07:54 +0100
Labour Party hoping that the only way is up
It was pretty grey this weekend in the "sunny southeast".

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:21:15 +0100
Sea searches fail to show up any trace of missing men
Extensive underwater searches around Blackrock Island in Co Mayo have failed to locate any trace of two missing Coast Guard crew members.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:15:44 +0100
Hogan: May could be persuaded to stay in Customs Union
Ireland's EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has said he believes the British Prime Minister Theresa May might be persuaded to stay in the EU Customs Union.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:21:36 +0100
PSNI: Bomb near school an attempt to murder police
Dissident republicans left a bomb at the gates of a primary school in Northern Ireland in an attempt to murder police, a senior PSNI officer has said.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:14:13 +0100
Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey
A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, according to police.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:09:36 +0100
Commissioner 'not made aware' of Donohoe conference
The Garda Commissioner has claimed she was not told by the former head of the force's press office Superintendent David Taylor that a press conference was taking place to mark the first anniversary of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe's murder.

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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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