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August 19th, 2005

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This week's highlights: • Mowlam 'will be missed by Irish people': Taoiseach • Disaster course • O' Neill's move into British soccer market • IRA ammunition cache found near Kerry river • Campaign lobbies for legal abortion in Ireland • Irish Family Wants 9/11 Records Released • Families' outrage at Omagh compensation • Sectarian Attacks Called 'Ethnic Cleansing' • Brosnan Not Bonding • Making Murphy's Laws • U2 pick up another award • Millionaires' playground • John Spain : Jacks From the Colombia Box • Anois agus arνs • Green Card: Test Your Knowledge - Part 2 • Zidane Return Has Players Buzzing • Irish Menu Is French, Not Italian • Black Cats set to take the cream • Irish Recipes: Some soups for summer • Quick Quiz

News & Features
Mowlam 'will be missed by Irish people': Taoiseach
Mo Mowlam was a person and a politician whom the Irish people held in great esteem, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said today.

Disaster course
An Aer Arann plane flying from London to Galway with 51 people on board was forced to land on just one of its two engines in what an air accident report described as a "serious incident".

Puttin' On the Ritz in Wicklow
Co. Wicklow is to become home to one of Europe's leading resort hotels, in a $150 million investment announced by Dublin property developers Treasury Holdings.

Drivers to pay the price of using Port Tunnel
Car drivers will have to pay up to €12 to use the Dublin Port Tunnel.

FG Leader Blasts Sinn Fein Funding
In a blistering attack, the leader of Ireland's second biggest political party accused Sinn Fein of being funded by income from smuggling

O' Neill's move into British soccer market
The name O' Neill's is synonymous with the passion of the Irish for Gaelic sporting events.

IRA ammunition cache found near Kerry river
The IRA are believed to have dumped thousands of rounds of assault rifle ammunition in north Kerry.

Campaign lobbies for legal abortion in Ireland
Abortion in Ireland could soon be legalised if a new campaign is successful.

Loyalist Feud Worsens, Police Criticized
A furniture salesman gunned down as he arrived for work early Monday has become the latest victim of the Ulster Volunteer Force's (UVF) attempt to wipe out its paramilitary rivals.

Terrorist cases in Britain must be tried with juries
Trials without juries should not be introduced in Britain in terrorist cases.

Historic landmark must be preserved
The Irish government has been called upon to ensure an historic building connected with the 1916 Rising is preserved.

Ireland voted fourth most popular holiday destination for Americans
Ireland has made it into the top four of Americans' favourite holiday destinations.

Irish Family Wants 9/11 Records Released
An Irish family who lost their son on September 11 have called on the Fire Department to release all transcripts of radio communication on the day.

Gardaν to be tempted by life Down Under
Money, sunshine, scenery and the laidback approach to life. What more could an officer of the law want?

Families' outrage at Omagh compensation
Families of the Omagh bomb victims have expressed their outrage at the low compensation figures as they commemorated the seventh anniversary of the outrage.

Sectarian Attacks Called 'Ethnic Cleansing'
Unionist leaders have been heavily criticized for their failure to condemn an ongoing Loyalist campaign of sectarian violence against Catholics.

Bulger Search Leads to Irish Bar in Cambodia
A search for gangster Whitey Bulger in an Irish bar in Cambodia has proved fruitless, the FBI have confirmed.

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Entertainment & Culture
Damian plans his own festival
As festivals continue to get bigger and better throughout Britain and Ireland, Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice has revealed plans to run his own festival in Ireland in the coming months.

Brosnan Not Bonding
Pierce Brosnan, the Meath-born actor who superbly played British superspy James Bond onscreen for four films - only to be unceremoniously dumped by producers last year - is now hitting out at the part that brought him fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams.

Doherty's hot stuff in bed
Troubled Irish rocker Pete Doherty is reportedly back together with his on/off supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss after he reached an all-time low and set light to his bed.

Making Murphy's Laws
Cork actor Cillian Murphy stars in Red Eye, an airline thriller opening Friday that marks his first major lead role. In it, he plays a sinister terrorist lurking behind a business suit.

U2 pick up another award
Ireland's greatest rock group were last week honoured with Portugal's Order of Liberty award for their worldwide humanitarian efforts.

Kane Sisters on U.S. Tour
From this wellspring in the west of Ireland, and, in fact, the wild west of Connemara come two young women who epitomize the healthy state of traditional music in these exciting times.

I don't like reggae, I love it!
For Irish artist Sinιad O'Connor, it seems nothing really does compare to her new found love of Jamaican music and the Rastafarian faith she's immersed herself in.

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Middling prices in the Midlands
My sister was coming over from Britain for a few days, so we decided to head for the middle of Ireland. We chose Tullamore, partly for sentimental reasons

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Comment & Caint
Niall O' Dowd : A Not So Lovely War
Who could not have sympathy for Irish American mother Cindy Sheehan as she continues her lonely vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas?

Millionaires' playground
Ireland's wealthy were at one time all "old money". But from celebrities to sports stars and even Lotto millionaires, all that has changed

John Spain : Jacks From the Colombia Box
The reason the Colombia Three popped up here when they did, of course, is because they calculated that in the wake of the historic IRA announcement that the armed struggle is over, and no one would be bothered enough to make an issue out of their return.

The Joe Horgan Column
We hit the road early and it was one of those mornings when the sun shone and then shone some more. When the sun shines in Ireland, well, you know. In the front my brother and myself sat. In the back my father and his brother sat. We left Cork for Kerry.

Tom Deignan : Scandalous Week for NY Irish
This is not the first time Monsignor Eugene V. Clark - now embroiled in the "Beauty and the Priest" tabloid scandal - has made headlines.

Anois agus arνs
Matthias O' Conway of Galway takes his place in history as America's first professional language teacher and publisher of language learning books that set the format for all modern language learning methods.

Cormac MacConnell : Smelly, Funny Mountains
August might well be a wicked month, as Edna O'Brien claimed in one of her novels a decade ago, but it is certainly a strange one.

Irish Post Comment | Irish Voice Comment


Irish Sport
Zidane Return Has Players Buzzing
One man dominated the build-up to Ireland's friendly against Italy on Wednesday night – and French comeback king Zinedine Zidane was oblivious to the fuss as he prepared for his international return hundreds of miles away in Montpellier.

Cork aim to seal title
Following another impressive European performance, when they grabbed a valuable away goal in a 1-1 draw against Djurgarden in Stockholm, Cork City will be hoping to clinch the Eircom League title with a victory over their closest rivals Derry City.

Irish Menu Is French, Not Italian
It was always going to take something special to take the spotlight off the French when Brian Kerr, Ian Harte and Clinton Morrison sat down for Tuesday afternoon's press conference at Lansdowne Road.

Gael sportstalk
Cork got through to this year's All-Ireland final by the closest of margins after a thrilling semi-final against Clare last Sunday.

Dubs Determined to Excel
Croke Park is clearly the place to be at the moment as the GAA's summer reaches fever pitch, and football and hurling fans drool at the action on offer.

Irish athletes fail to make the grade at World Championships
It was another uninspiring performance by the small Irish athletics team that was sent to Helsinki for last week's World Championship.

Cork Edge Banner in Thriller
Clare gave it everything but finished one short at the end of a pulsating All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.

Whelan Fit for Dublin Action
Dublin have received a boost ahead of their All-Ireland quarterfinal replay against Tyrone on Saturday, August 27 with the news that Ciaran Whelan will be fit for the game despite a rib injury.

Black Cats set to take the cream
It says a hell of a lot about the Kilkenny hurlers that after last year's heart breaking eight-point loss to Cork in the final they're back playing some of the championship's most scintillating hurling.

Latest Sports News

Irish Post Sport | Irish Voice Sport

Test Your Knowledge - Part 2
Last week's column featured 50 questions, provided by United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) commonly asked as part of the mandatory U.S. history and civics exam that all candidates for naturalization must take (and pass.) Here are the remaining 50, many of which are bound to stump a good few of us native-born Americans!

Irish Kitchen
Irish Recipes: Some soups for summer
When fresh vegetables are in season, there's no better way to use them than in soups, like these: one that features multi-colored peppers and fresh basil, and another that's made with courgettes (zucchini), bacon, and blue cheese! Both are delicious with brown soda bread.

Irish RootS & Heritage
Place Names in Ireland
Place names and geographical divisions are very important for successful genealogy research in Ireland. Land in Ireland is divided into different jurisdictions, religious and political, in a way that can be complicated to understand.

Passenger Lists [Access with Irish Circle]
A database of passengers on ships that emigrated from Ireland - over 11,500 records to search from.

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This are is where Irish people and people who have Irish ancestry can share information with other members.

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This week's Quick Quiz
Test your knowledge of Ireland and Irish matters. Good for learning interesting facts.


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