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Ireland News

N. Ireland unity govt talks end with no agreement

Belfast - British Prime Minister David Cameron left Northern Ireland on Friday after marathon talks aimed at shoring up the province's fractious unity government ended without a deal being struck.

Storm dubbed 'The Weather Bomb' headed for United Kingdom

The severe and dangerous storm with 80 mile an hour winds is scheduled to make land fall Tuesday night along the Eastern sea boards countries of Ireland, Scotland and many other countries in the United Kingdom

Over 15,000 bottles of whiskey stolen in Irish daylight raid

Dublin - Police in Ireland are hunting a criminal gang that escaped with more than 15,000 bottles of whiskey and gin in an audacious daylight heist.

Sipping at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Special

Dublin - The Guinness Storehouse is one of the highlights of any visit to Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital city. The Storehouse is rich in history and takes the visitor through centuries of tradition and through to modern times.

Photo essay: Touring Dublin Special

Dublin - Dublin, Ireland's capital, has plenty to see and do. Whether it is sampling the "craic" or visiting the museums, there is plenty to see and do. Digital Journal recently paid a visit.

Ireland racked by protests over new water charges

Thousands of protestors marched in Ireland to show their opposition to water charges that are part of the government austerity program to help the country get back on track after the 2010 banking crisis.

Armagayddon - Irish PSA vid for marriage equality goes viral

With the referendum on a constitutional amendment for marriage equality coming in 2015, Ireland LGBTs are raising awareness on all fronts. Last week LGBT Noise released their PSA video, "ARMAGAYDDON" as part of that effort.

Irish ex-premier Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81

Dublin - Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81.

Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81

Dublin - Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Thursday.

Irish drug smuggler in Peru set for switch to N. Ireland jail

Lima - Peruvian authorities have accepted a request to transfer an Irish woman jailed for attempted cocaine smuggling to a prison back home in Northern Ireland, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Villagers take stand against cafe owner banning 'loud Americans'

Waterville - Residents came out to show their support and connections to America after a local cafe owner banned "loud Americans" from his shop.

Heroic tourist robbed while saving a drowning man in Ireland

Dublin - Giving credence to the old saying that no good deed goes unpunished, an heroic tourist in Ireland dove into a river to save a dying man only to have his wallet and phone stolen while in the water.

Scenes from Co. Mayo, Ireland Special

Ballina - Ballina is a town in north County Mayo, Ireland. It lies at the mouth of the River Moy near Killala Bay, in the Moy valley and Parish of Kilmoremoy. Digital Journal has paid a visit and we have captured some of the scenery.

Drone crashes in Dublin prison

London - An investigation was launched Wednesday after a remote-controlled helicopter, suspected to be carrying drugs, crash-landed in an exercise yard at one of Dublin's largest prisons.

Dublin announces full probe into Catholic baby homes

Dublin - The Irish government said on Tuesday it would launch a full-scale investigation into controversial Catholic homes for unmarried mothers, following revelations that up to 800 infants died in one such institution over a 35-year period.

Ireland is the most Muslim country in the world

In a recent study, the most Muslim country in the world was found to be Ireland. Arab countries on the whole did not even make the top 50.

New claims of drug trials on children at Irish Catholic homes

Dublin - Fresh claims that children at Catholic 'mother and baby' homes in Ireland were subjected to experimental vaccine trials heaped further controversy Monday on the Church-run institutions.

Vodafone reveals surveillance across multiple countries

The massive mobile phone giant Vodafone has revealed the extent of Irish communications snooping and surveillance in many other countries.

Irish examining possibility of other mass baby graves

London - Irish officials will investigate if the mass grave for almost 800 babies discovered near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns is an isolated case, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Thursday.

Amnesty urges Ireland to launch probe into mass children's grave

London - An urgent investigation must be launched into revelations that almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, Amnesty said Thursday.

Torture in Northen Ireland sanctioned by minister

London - Torture methods used during internment of Irish nationalists at the height of the Northern Irish Troubles were sanctioned by the British government, an Irish television documentary claims.

800 'forgotten' babies buried in mass grave at Irish Catholic home

Dublin - Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, new research Wednesday showed, throwing more light on the Irish Catholic Church's troubled past.

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.

UK website launched for May film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

The Royal Blog of Oz, the "Wizard of Oz"/L. Frank Baum blog of Dorothy and Ozma Productions, owned by Jared Davis and others in the Oz community recently reported that the United Kingdom website for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has launched.

Wedding surprise as priest bursts into song (Video)

Oldcastle - Chris and Leah O'Kane got a big surprise when Father Ray Kelly burst into song at their wedding in Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. He serenaded them with his version of Leonard Cohen's 1984 song "Hallelujah" and now the video has gone viral.

British queen hails Irish peace efforts at historic state dinner

- Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the Irish president to Britain for the first time since the republic became independent with a banquet, controversially attended by former IRA commander Martin Guinness.

Mallinckrodt to buy Questcor Pharma for $5.6 bn

New York - Ireland-based Mallinckrodt will buy US rival Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a roughly $5.6 billion cash-and-stock deal expected to expand the firm's drive in the specialty drugs field, the companies announced Monday.

Irish pubs keep spark despite a decade smoke-free

Galway - Ten years ago this week, landlord Christy Ruane feared the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland would stub out his business, and with it the popularity of the traditional Irish pub.

Irish police chief quits in corruption scandal

Dublin - Ireland's police chief resigned Tuesday as a media frenzy raged over his handling of long-running allegations concerning the corrupt enforcement of traffic laws -- while new concerns about the recording of police calls emerged.Garda commissioner Martin...

Ireland sells part of state gas firm

Dublin - Ireland's government on Tuesday said it had agreed to sell part of state gas firm Bord Gais Eireann under a privatisation programme following Dublin's exit from an EU-IMF bailout.The company said in a statement that it would sell its gas and electricit...
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 Farming not fracking.  Love Leitrim. May 18  2012
'Farming not fracking.' Love Leitrim. May 18, 2012
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
Irish House of Parliament  the Leinster House
Irish House of Parliament, the Leinster House
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Marching for marriage equality in Ireland
Marching for marriage equality in Ireland
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
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One of the many picturesque views from around Ballina  Co. Mayo  Ireland.
One of the many picturesque views from around Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
The crystal waters of the River Vartry
The crystal waters of the River Vartry
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh  a popular Irish sports commentator
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator
Rioters in Belfast
Rioters in Belfast
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Toronto Irish Film Festival
Toronto Irish Film Festival
Toronto Irish Film Festival
On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
Inflammatory post on Facebook.
Inflammatory post on Facebook.
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