17 October 2008

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NEWBRIDGE SILVERWARE – 10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL USA CUSTOMERS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
We appreciate your custom, and for a limited time only, we are offering our USA customers the chance to save 10% on all web orders* for the month of October,.
That's 10% off all Jewellery, Flatware, Giftware and our extensive range of Homeware. And what's more, we have negotiated new discounted rates with UPS for delivery to the United States to enable us to deliver to you more efficiently.
Our new website has launched to a very positive reception. We have completely redesigned our online catalogue to make navigation even easier than before, so you can now find your ideal item to purchase in seconds.

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NEWS

Toughest Irish Budget in 20 Years
THE toughest Budget in 20 years was announced by Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan in the Dail (Parliament) on Tuesday, reflecting the severity of the economic problems now facing Ireland.

Obama Speaks On Irish Issues
DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Barack Obama's written responses to a questionnaire on Irish issues submitted by the Irish American Unity Conference (IAUC) and the Ancient Order of Hibernians have been warmly welcomed by the two Irish American organizations.

American Irish Passport Demand Rises
OVER 10,000 Irish citizens living in the U.S. applied for Irish passports last year according to statistics released last week by the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin.

Irish Voice Classifieds


ENTERTAINMENT

Pride of New York
Pride and Glory, the new NYPD drama starring Colin Farrell, Ed Norton and Jon Voight, is a hard-hitting story about a family of Irish American cops. CAHIR O'DOHERTY talks to the film's Irish American director Gavin O'Connor about the movie, and growing up in Brooklyn as the son of an Irish American cop.

Farrell: Booze Almost Killed Me
IN a revealing British TV interview last week, Colin Farrell confessed that his substance addiction which landed him in rehab in 2005 could well have killed him if he hadn't taken drastic action.

New Album For Enya
ENYA, the Donegal-born singer who has sold 70 million records worldwide to become Ireland's best selling artist, revealed this week that a new album is on the way. She is also in discussions with promoters to perform a number of one-off shows.


SPORTS

The Cathal Dervan Column: The World According to Trap
IT'S funny the things that crop up in conversation now that Giovanni Trapattoni is firmly ensconced as manager of the Ireland football team.

Gilroy, Whelan to Lead Dubs
DUBLIN'S County Board have turned to former player Pat Gilroy and former manager Mickey Whelan to revive their All-Ireland football title hopes.

Anniversary for Hurling Heroes
THE New York hurling side that represented the city on the international stage over the years has had many outstanding days.

More sports >>>


COMMENT & CAINT

Obama for President
THESE are the worst of times. A recession verging on depression, an unpopular war, huge deficits and a deeply unpopular president have all combined to make Americans restless for dramatic change as successive surveys have found.

Cardboard Coffins Save a Town
DERRYFADA is a long, gaunted townland, windswept and triangular, on the coast. It is about 10 miles long.

A Godfather to Be Proud Of
IT is one of the most famous scenes in movie history –- the conclusion of The Godfather. By the end of the film, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) has transformed himself from an all-American war hero to the ruthless boss of the Corleone crime family.

Waking Up to a New Reality
TUESDAY, October 14, was Budget day in Ireland. And as I write on Tuesday evening, like everybody else in Ireland, I am recalculating my personal finances after the toughest Budget we have seen since the eighties.


DISCUSSIONS
God has been sued!
Catcher in the Rye : J.D.Salinger
Halloween Recipe
Grumpy Old irishman

IRISH KITCHEN
Irish Mist Soufflés with Orange Sauce
Summer Fruit Compote with Celtic Sabayon
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Jameson Chocolate-Walnut-Caramel Tart

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BLOGS

It's great to read so many of our member's blogs. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

Featured blogs

Nun As Punctuation
And I started thinking, what would she be? Not the dash - the dash thrusts you from one thought to the next and has nothing to say for itself...

Scared Chimps, A Frightened Vulture And Flying Tools.
Now about my career as a path digger on the Cave Hill here in Belfast. One of my first jobs...


COMMUNITY NEWS

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

GREENCARD
Reclaiming Irish Citizenship
"MY son is in his twenties, and was born in Ireland. Our family moved to the U.S. in 1992 with Morrison visas. All of us – myself, my husband, and our son and daughter – eventually became U.S. citizens, and we will happily live here the rest of our lives. My son joined the U.S. Air Force four years ago, and at the time he required a security clearance which required him giving up his Irish citizenship. He will not be in the military forever, though, and I was wondering about the possibility of him getting his Irish citizenship back. Is this possible? I have heard that it is likely gone for good, which is a shame as he is Irish-born, and may want to return to Ireland himself in the future."


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