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Thu, 25 May 2017 20:55:50 +0100
Baby dies after tragic incident in Co Tipperary
A seven-month-old baby girl has died after she was found unresponsive in a car in Co Tipperary.

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:31:14 +0100
Trump says intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling'
US President Donald Trump has vowed to bring anyone caught leaking US intelligence to justice after British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States.

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:42:40 +0100
Potentially serious items found in house in Wigan
British police have said potentially suspicious items have been found in a house in Wigan as part of their investigation into the deadly attack in Manchester on Monday.

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:10:13 +0100
State to foot €90m Setanta bill after court ruling
The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland has won its Supreme Court appeal over a decision it is potentially liable for claims brought against collapsed insurer Setanta.

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:04:28 +0100
'We can't hide behind a wall' - Obama
Former US president Barack Obama told an audience in Berlin that prosperous nations could not "hide behind a wall" to shield themselves from the turmoil and poverty afflicting other countries.

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:42:16 +0100
ODCE chief to appear before Oireachtas committee
The Director for Corporate Enforcement, Ian Drennan, is to appear before the Oireachtas Enterprise Committee to discuss the Sean FitzPatrick investigation.

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:37:25 +0100
Homeless families sent to garda stations
The Director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has said the situation where homeless families stayed in garda stations on Tuesday night was "exceptional".

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:19:33 +0100
Boy, 9, critical after bonfire site incident
The parents of a nine-year-old boy who is critically ill after coming into contact with hazardous material dumped at a bonfire site in Belfast have released an image of their son in hospital.

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:12:49 +0100
Trump calls for greater defence spending at NATO
US President Donald Trump has arrived at NATO's new headquarters for his first summit with leaders of the alliance he once described as "obsolete".

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:29:42 +0100
Abedi phoned mother hours before deadly attack
Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was known to the security services and his risk to the public remained "subject to review" before he carried out his deadly attack.

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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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