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Cowen’s Poll Numbers Plummet
TAOISEACH (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen has suffered his worst reverse since taking power earlier this year with publication last weekend of an opinion poll showing support for him and his Fianna Fail party at an all-time low.
Stone Convicted for SF Attack
A NOTORIOUS loyalist is expected to receive a life sentence for his second attempt to kill Sinn Fein leaders Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams.
Bugging Measures Approved
THE Irish government on Tuesday approved wide-ranging measures to allow the Garda (police) carry out covert surveillance, including bugging, in order to fight gangland crime.
Slow Economy Bites Irish Business
IRISH businesses in New York are feeling the pinch as the economy sinks into a recession.
Visa Details Still Being Finalized
THE Irish government and the U.S. State Department are in the process of finalizing details concerning the new one-year J visas which will allow Irish and American students, post-university or currently registered in a course, to live and work in the
Irish Food Board Launches in U.S.
IRELAND’S Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Brendan Smith officially opened the offices of the Irish Food Board in New York on Thursday, November 13 at an Irish food and drinks trade reception at the Irish Consulate.
U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance for Ireland
IRISH Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey was in Washington on Monday, November 17 to sign an agreement with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff allowing Ireland to provide full pre-clearance for flights to the U.S. from Shannon Airp
Progress in Brennan Deportation
AFTER nearly 11 months of imprisonment (including four months in solitary confinement) it looks like former Maze prison escapee Pol Brennan may finally have his request for asylum granted.
Street Sign for Durkan Campaign
AN Internet petition drive has been launched to have Elk Street in lower Manhattan renamed Frank Durkan Way in honor the legendary Irish attorney Frank Durkan.
Obama, Cowen Speak
TAOISEACH (Irish Prime Minister) Brian Cowen, spoke with President-elect Barack Obama, on Tuesday, November 18, by phone.
Offaly Celebrates Historic Win
BEFORE Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States last Tuesday the celebrations were well underway in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, home to the president-elect’s Irish ancestors.
Irish Want Obama to Keep Tax Breaks
THE Irish government is preparing an intense lobbying campaign to persuade President-elect Barack Obama to keep almost 100,000 jobs in U.S. multinationals in Ireland.
America: A Shining New City
LIKE a surprising amount of Irish people, I stayed up late and bleary eyed to watch the election unfold. My wife Anne always says that Irish people should have a vote too, as the American presidency has such a huge impact on our lives.
Looking Forward to Strengthening Ties
OBVIOUSLY I am writing during historic times with the election of the first African American president of the United States of America.
Yale Professor Blair on Irish Peace
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently accepted a teaching post at Yale University, where he will demonstrate how religious faith and globalization often underpin ethnic conflict. With the lessons he learned from working on the Belfast Agr
Aer Lingus Strike Threat
TALKS are to begin on Wednesday, November 12 between Aer Lingus and Ireland’s largest trade union SIPTU in a desperate effort to avoid strike action which would cause major disruption to flights leading up to Christmas.
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