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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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Conor Barrins (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

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.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by James Pheby (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Conor Barrins (AFP)

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

Irish economy shrinks 0.3% in 2013

Dublin - Eurozone member Ireland, which exited an international bailout programme at the end of last year, saw its economy shrink by 0.3 percent in 2013, official data showed on Thursday.Gross domestic product dropped after a 2.3-percent contraction to output i...
In the Media by AFP

Savannah merchants are prepared for St. Patrick's Day Special

Savannah - With any luck, an estimated 1million visitors will be in Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Businesses in the historic district are ready with all things green, which may turn into gold when the crowds arrive.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Chiquita, Ireland's Fyffes merge, become top banana supplier

New York - US-based Chiquita Brands and Ireland's Fyffes Plc said Monday that they are merging, creating the world's larget banana supplier with annual revenue of $4.6 billion.In the stock-for-stock transaction Chiquita shareholders will own approximately 50.7 pe...
In the Media by AFP

Spain PM plane returns to Dublin due to warning light

Madrid - A plane carrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from Dublin to Madrid returned to the Irish capital on Friday shortly after takeoff because a warning light came on, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Apple moved billions offshore to avoid Australia tax, report says

Sydney - US tech giant Apple was on Thursday accused of shifting nearly Aus$9 billion (US$8.1 billion) in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to Ireland over the past decade.An investigation by the Australian Financial Review obtained 10 years worth ...
In the Media by AFP

Egypt bars Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Maguire

Cairo - Egypt detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire on Wednesday after she tried to enter the country, she and airport officials said.She had intended to join a delegation of activists going to the neighbouring ...
In the Media by AFP

Allied Irish Banks announces large narrowing of losses

Dublin - Allied Irish Banks, which is almost totally state-owned after a rescue, said on Wednesday that its losses after tax more than halved last year.AIB's net loss reduced to 1.597 billion euros ($2.193 billion) compared with 3.557 billion euros in 2012, sai...
In the Media by AFP

Ireland eyes new big player to boost banking sector

Ireland would like a "significant" new bank with a big balance sheet to enter its lending market this year to drive competition in the diminished sector, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Saturday...
In the Media by Padraic Halpin (Reuters) - 1 comment

Donald Trump's new Irish wind farm battle

Billionaire Donald Trump is heading into a fresh dispute over wind farms after plans were revealed to build 11 turbines near his new Irish golf course.
In the Media by D.M. McGrory - 1 comment

Irish ex-tycoon defends Anglo-Irish stake

Dublin - Ireland's one-time richest man on Monday defended his decision to keep gambling on the success of the now defunct Anglo Irish Bank despite plunging share prices.
In the Media by Conor Barrins (AFP)
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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.
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There are more than just a few tranquil spots in the gardens. Areas to reflect and unwind.
There are more than just a few tranquil spots in the gardens. Areas to reflect and unwind.
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 Farming not fracking.  Love Leitrim. May 18  2012
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'Farming not fracking.' Love Leitrim. May 18, 2012
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Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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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.
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Glendalough Valley  western Ireland.
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Glendalough Valley, western 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.
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Toronto Irish Film Festival
Toronto Irish Film Festival
Toronto Irish Film Festival
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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.
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Plants and woodland and well manicured lawns grace the grounds of Mount Usher Gardens
Plants and woodland and well manicured lawns grace the grounds of Mount Usher Gardens
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Riots break out in Belfast
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Riots break out in Belfast
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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.
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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.
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Prime Minister of Ireland  Enda Kenny.
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Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny.
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Christmas in Ireland
Christmas in Ireland
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Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh  a popular Irish sports commentator
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator
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