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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:16:47 +0000
More examples of bad practice 'inevitable' - O'Sullivan
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has said the revelations over penalty points and garda breath test discrepancies are "totally unacceptable and not in keeping with the standards of a modern and professional police service".

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:06:13 +0000
Independents the main movers in latest opinion poll
There has been an increase in support for Independents and the Labour Party according to the latest Sunday Business Post Red C opinion poll.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:50:51 +0000
US confirms warplanes hit area of Mosul
The US military has confirmed its warplanes hit an area of the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul held by the so-called Islamic State group where residents and officials say dozens of civilians have been killed as result of an air strike.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:12:47 +0000
Agencies meeting over next step in Rescue 116 operation
The agencies involved in the search for three missing Coast Guard crew members are meeting to discuss how best to progress the operation, after sea conditions again impeded dives to the wreckage of Rescue Helicopter 116.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:47:56 +0000
Summer time beginning as clocks go forward
Summer time officially begins tonight, with clocks going forward one hour.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:37:03 +0000
Tusk tells EU leaders to prove themselves
EU President Donald Tusk called for leadership to steer Europe out of crisis at a special summit in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaties.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:14:16 +0000
Three held after shots fired at house in Drogheda
An investigation is under way after shots were fired at a house in Co Louth.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:54:43 +0000
UKIP's only MP Carswell quits party
UKIP's only MP Douglas Carswell has quit the party and will sit in the House of Commons as the independent MP for Clacton

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:29:50 +0000
Govt should play 'good cop' in Brexit talks - Ryan
Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan has said the Government should engage in tactical negotiations with the UK to reach a better Brexit deal for Ireland.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:46:10 +0000
Hundreds detained after Belarus protests
Belarusian authorities have detained hundreds of people during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital, Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed.

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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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