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Scammer car hire firms in Ireland must be stopped

The importance to the tourism business of honest and above-board car hire companies has never been more obvious.

An investigation by IrishCentral and separately by the Irish Independent newspaper in Ireland revealed a con game practiced by certain car hire companies.

After the ...

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Irish Diaspora award winners too old and too male, former US Ambassador says

Winners of Ireland’s presidential awards for the Diaspora are too old and too male former Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson has stated. Her comments were first reported in the Irish edition of The Sunday Times.

The Presidential Distinguished Services Awards are presented to Irish ...

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Northern Ireland police given 30-minute warning before car bomb explodes outside Derry courthouse

PSNI received a 30 minute warning before the car bomb detonated outside the security entrance to Bishop Street Courthouse. Police arrived on the scene as the bomb exploded but without time to evacuate all premises.

No injuries have been reported.

A pizza delivery van had been ...

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Lunar eclipse and super moon visible in Ireland this month

The first full moon in January is called the Wolf Moon.

A super moon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point to Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than usual.

Read More: Ancient Irish recorded solar eclipse in 512

A lunar eclipse is often called a “blood ...

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#SelfcareSunday: Fill your heart in Ireland with a mindful, restful yoga retreat

What do you get when you combine the stunning Irish landscape, healthy and delicious local foods, and kind, encouraging yoga instructors? The very best yoga retreats in Ireland.

For those looking to engage in some healthy, restorative travel, Ireland’s yoga retreats are the perfect ...

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Remembering Kevin Barry whose execution led Ireland on the road to independence

On November 1, 1920, 18-year-old medical student Kevin Barry was hanged in Mountjoy Prison. He had been apprehended during an IRA raid gone wrong in North King Street in Dublin several weeks before. Barry was sentenced to death because a young British soldier was killed in the ambush. Michael ...

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Irish ewe gives birth to five healthy lambs in Mayo

The Flannery family in Co Mayo had a pleasant surprise last weekend when an ewe gave birth to five healthy lambs on their farm.

Read More: Christmas miracle as Donegal sheep gives birth to quintuplets

Martina Flannery told AgriLand that the five lambs were born on January 13 at their ...

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58 years ago today John F Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the USA

It was 58 years ago today that the Irish in America and in Ireland celebrated one of their own taking the oath of the most powerful position in the most powerful country on Earth. They celebrated the fact that Catholicism and roots in the severe poverty of Ireland's past were no longer a bar to ...

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#SelfcareSunday: Fill your heart in Ireland with a mindful, restful yoga retreat

What do you get when you combine the stunning Irish landscape, healthy and delicious local foods, and kind, encouraging yoga instructors? The very best yoga retreats in Ireland.

For those looking to engage in some healthy, restorative travel, Ireland’s yoga retreats are the perfect ...

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"Irish Declaration of Independence Day" called for by NY Irish politicians

Assemblyman Mike Cusick and Senator Phillip Boyle call for January 21 to be proclaimed "Irish Declaration of Independence Day" across New York, in homage to Ireland's Declaration of Independence voted a century ago.

Should the measure pass, ceremonies on the Assembly and Senate floors ...

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Evil Irish rapist once more a person of interest for murder of 18-year-old Irish woman

Deirdre Jacob was last seen at the gateway of her home outside Newbridge, Co Kildaire on July 28, 1998 at about 3pm. The investigation into her disappearance was reclassified as a murder probe in August 2018 after gardai discovered new evidence about the case, The Irish Sun reports.

Chief ...

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Making America worse one honest, dumb, bigoted statement at a time

These folks are clearly glass-half-empty types. They are not looking at the positive effects of two years under the tiny thumb of President Trump.

Take the refreshing outburst of honesty that has taken root across this great land.  More and more people in public life are willing to speak ...

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Camp USA hiring 500 Irish students for J-1 summer visa jobs

Do you know that changes to the J-1 visa means participants must now secure employment before they enter the US?

Not to worry because Camp USA is hosting the biggest camp counselor hiring fair in Ireland this month and want to hire hundreds of Irish students!

Read More: The Irish ...

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Making America worse one honest, dumb, bigoted statement at a time

These folks are clearly glass-half-empty types. They are not looking at the positive effects of two years under the tiny thumb of President Trump.

Take the refreshing outburst of honesty that has taken root across this great land.  More and more people in public life are willing to speak ...

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Man in Ireland injects himself with his own semen, requires medical treatment

A man in Ireland told doctors in a Dublin hospital that he had been injecting himself with his own semen in hopes of alleviating chronic back pain.

The Irish Times reports that the unnamed 33-year-old man had been injecting himself for a year and a half.

Read More: Only in Ireland! ...

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Moving Irish Humans of New York post has the internet sobbing

A recent Humans of New York post about how a grandfather’s love shaped the course of one Irish American man’s life is resonating powerfully.

Yesterday, January 17, Humans of New York (HONY) creator Brandon Stanton shared one of his signature photos and quotes featuring a man in New ...

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Meet the Irishman who takes the world’s best animal selfies

One quick and easy thing you can do to bring yourself some smiles in 2019? Start following Irish photographer Allan Dixon on social media.

Known as an “animal whisperer” and “the new Dr. Doolittle,” Dixon is a photographer and adventurer who’s built a name and career for himself ...

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Irish-speaking US veteran fighting for return of his bomb-sniffing dog

An Irish American military family in New Jersey is fighting to have their bomb-sniffing dog returned after it was taken back by their employers.

News 12 New Jersey reports that Seamus Fennessy and his wife Deirdre received their dog Mattie from MSA Security, the couple's employer, five ...

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"To be the best of what Irish America is today" - Aer Lingus' exciting new look lands in JFK

Passengers in John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5 were treated to a different kind of flash mob photography on Friday, January 18, as the latest celebrity landed on North American tarmac for the first time. 

After a spectacular reveal in Dublin airport on Thursday, Aer ...

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Irish man in New York faces extradition charges on numerous sex offenses

An Irishman in New York is facing extradition charges in relation to hundreds of sex offense charges in his native Ireland.

Read More: US citizen arrested in Ireland after fatal car crash

RTE reports that the man was arrested by US Homeland Security in the town of Guilderland in ...

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Turtle stranded in critical condition rescued from Donegal beach

A rare loggerhead turtle that was located off the coast of Donegal is now being cared for at an Irish animal sanctuary.

Read More: 10 unique and amazing animals of Ireland

Representatives from Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, Co Down, traveled to Donegal on Monday morning to assess ...

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