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3 hrs ago | BellaOnline
Everyone is in awe of the great passage tomb at Newgrange, also known as Bru na Boinne. Newgrange, like other giant stone tombs, are known as megaliths from the two Greek words meaning large rock.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
As a drama student at Catholic University, Brianna Letourneau had the good fortune to spend the summer of 2007 studying theater in Ireland. Hearing plays by Brian Friel, John Millington Synge and other Irish dramatists performed by actors in their native accents was euphoric for a collegiate thespian.
11 hrs ago | The Bluegrass Ireland Blog
Thanks again to Ray O'Brien for yet more news of events on the scene here. First, Richie Foley of Lands End and the Niall Toner Band has sent in the news that Lands End will play two dates in Ireland this weekend: Fri.
15 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today
An isolated girl effectively shut off from the outside world can be separated from her mother and moved from Northern Ireland, a High Court judge has ruled. Mr Justice O'Hara approved sending the 13-year-old to live in the Republic in a bid to undo severe damage he said went far beyond never having been to school.
19 hrs ago | BBC News
A pledge by the three Westminster leaders to keep the funding system for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been criticised by a Welsh MEP. "Wales loses out to the tune of A 300m a year," said Plaid Cymru MEP Ms Evans, who is campaigning for a yes vote in Scotland.
The Mayor of Ballymoney has paid tribute to one of Ballymoney's Honorary Freeman, Dr Ian Paisley, saying he 'worked tirelessly to represent his constituents, not only in North Antrim, but also throughout Ulster'. He continued: "Numerous tributes have been paid to The Lord Bannside, Dr Paisley, who died last week.
First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness lead tributes to Ian Paisley in the Assembly on the day of his funeral. Paul Clark and Rita Fitzgerald present.
Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire criticised the officer, saying he believed the slap "was excessive" and had "inflamed rather than calmed the situation" A policeman who slapped a woman in a custody cell has been disciplined after he was found to have used "unnecessary force". His actions were investigated by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland after the woman complained about her treatment as she was led to a cell.
Hundreds of people are expected to join SPAR and Ray D'arcy for the lunchtime 5K that will take place in Letterkenny today. The run takes place in association with Athletics Ireland and will also take place in Athlone, Limerick, Cork and Dublin's Phoenix Park.
Welsh Retail Consortium and Springboard's monthly monitor sees a 1.8% fall in shoppers overall, fuelled by a 4.7% drop in people using the high street Consumers are continuing to peel away from Welsh shops as the pressure facing the industry continues to grow, a new study has revealed. A monthly monitor of footfall to Welsh retailers saw a bigger fall in the number of shoppers in August in Wales, dropping by 1.8% and outstripping the UK average fall of 1.1%.
It isn't very often that an electorate is faced with a vote on a single question that will actually determine much about the future of that country. On Sept.
IT may not be a walk-on part but Celia Holman Lee got to taste a little of the Downton Abbey lifestyle when she shot a promotional video for the brand new series which will air on TV3 later this month. Along with four models from her agency, Celia and Limerick actor Nigel Mercier will appear in the specially created 'stings' sponsored by home shopping fashion brand Oxendales.
Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assembly member and Chairman of the Stormont Employment and Learning Committee, has called on the health minister to "urgently implement an action plan to combat dementia" after it emerged the constituency has the highest level of sufferers across Northern Ireland. Assemblyman Swann, who is also UUP Chief Whip, issued his challenge to the health minister after he received "alarming statistics" from the charity, the Alzheimer's Society, which showed that there are 1,307 people living with dementia in North Antrim, the highest number in any constituency in Northern Ireland.
Interested in a trip to the Emerald Island? The best way to do it is to drive and the best time to take the trip is right now. With a mission to capture a bit of the spirit of Ireland, albeit a different type of spirits for our story, Russell took on the job of the spirit of the drink and me, to find the spirits that are said to be haunting the islands of Ireland and that have been there for the past hundreds of years.
Whatever the outcome of this week's Scottish referendum on independence, the shape of Europe is changing as power ebbs away from old nation states, sparking a backlash in some places. If Scots vote "Yes" to splitting from England after 307 years of union, it will cause a political earthquake and whet appetites for self-rule from Catalonia to Flanders.
Swimming with sea turtles in Barbados or climbing Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica might be high on your wish list if you're lucky enough to visit the Caribbean islands soon. Cork man and founder of TravelBuddy, Peter Conway, is behind a new mobile phone app which helps tourists find their way to major visitor attractions and to organise day tours.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:48 pm
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