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