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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:02:04 +0100
O'Sullivan vows to continue on as Garda Commission
Nóirín O'Sullivan has said she will continue in her role as Garda Commissioner as she has "a journey of work to do".

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:40:47 +0100
Brokenshire: Short window to agree power-sharing deal
Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there is no appetite for a snap election in Northern Ireland despite Sinn Féin and the DUP failing to agree to the formation of a new Stormont Executive.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:04:52 +0100
Bus Éireann unable to sign off on 2016 accounts
Bus Éireann has said that it was unable to sign off on the 2016 company accounts today, or pass this year's budget without agreement from its staff.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:54:12 +0100
Man arrested after woman's body discovered in Cork
A man in his 40s has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body in Cork city this morning.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:38:15 +0100
May will not visit NI ahead of triggering Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May will not visit Northern Ireland before the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:52:56 +0100
Woman who slipped in gravy awarded €25,234 damages
A 54-year-old catering assistant, who claimed she has ongoing back pain since she slipped and fell on a gravy spillage two years ago, has been awarded more than €25,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court against Dunnes Stores.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:26:14 +0100
Garda breathalyser figure discrepancies 'staggering'
The Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority has described the scale of the exaggeration of garda breathalyser test figures as "quite staggering."

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:00:58 +0100
Efforts being made to lift R116 wreckage to help divers
The search is continuing for two crew members missing since a Coast Guard rescue helicopter crashed off the Mayo coast.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:15:28 +0100
Eight schools suspend religious segregation of children
Eight primary schools have suspended part of a controversial religious education programme that segregates children according to their religious background at a key time in the Catholic calendar.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:53:21 +0100
100kg gold coin worth nearly €4m stolen in Berlin
Thieves have stolen a 100kg gold coin with a face value of $1m from Berlin's Bode Museum.

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Those Gypsy Shoes are still kicking around.
by Linda Davis
Time Flies.  Seems that I have been saying that as a standby excuse for some time. Where do the days and hours disappear to when we are in the midst of a busy life.
I haven't logged on to this website in far too long. Every time I thought that I would, something else popped up that needed my immediate attention....

Fishing In Ireland
By Ariel O'Suilleabhain
Fishing in Ireland is a big deal, albeit fly fishing and otherwise.  In short, the say whoever they is that most Irish men love to fish. But what about Irish women? Well, I am one, and truly I would have to say that it is not as if I would not fish.  Especially granted wild brown trout are the most plentiful and so therefore the most naturally recommended fish of Ireland.

Irish passports set to introduce online renewals as early as 2017

No longer will you have to queue at the Passport Office to get your passport as the Irish Passport office is set to introduce an online renewal digitised system from 2017 onwards where you will be able to process your application online

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Deep-Fried Cheese with Pear-Cranberry Chutney

by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins
On my recent visit to Ireland in May, I discovered the newest outpost of the well-known Kilkenny Shop in Shanagarry, East Cork. Business was brisk throughout the shop, especially in its lovely café where Saturday shoppers relaxed over chef Fred Pillavoine’s easy-going menu. I persuaded him to share his recipe for chutney, delicious with deep-fried cheese but also with cold meats and pâte.

Rhubarb Muffins
by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins

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