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Woman's seizure linked to licorice overdose, doctors believe

Dublin - A hankering for licorice landed a 56-year-old woman in the hospital after she suffered headaches, vision problems and a seizure. Doctors who treated her think the licorice habit is the cause of her problems, which were fortunately short-lived.

Thousands protest post-bailout water charges in Ireland

Dublin - Thousands took to the streets of Ireland Saturday to protest against the introduction of water charges as part of its bailout following the 2008 financial crisis.

Damien Leith discusses his new one-man play Special

The Irish-born singer/songwriter /actor/playwright has come a long way since winning Australian Idol in 2006. He discusses his new one-man play with Digital Journal.

Prominent Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister

Dublin - One of Ireland's most prominent politicians announced he is gay on Sunday, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history four months before a referendum on same-sex marriage in the traditionally Catholic country.

Ireland's long history with dairy farming revealed

Dairy farmers across Europe are anxiously awaiting the phase out and eventual end of E.U. milk quotas in April of this year. With milk being a valuable and traditional commodity today, researchers looked back at dairying in Ireland 6,000 years ago.

Irish government to sell Allied Irish Banks to recoup billions

The Irish government, with a little help from Goldman Sachs, is preparing to return Allied Irish Banks to the stock market and sell off the 99 percent of the Bank it currently owns.

Two ex-IRA members arrested in Spain for smuggling

Madrid - Two former members of the Irish Republican Army were arrested in Spain during a sweep on an alleged tobacco and alcohol smuggling racket, police said Monday.

Irish court allows abortion row pregnant brain-dead woman to die

Dublin - Ireland's high court ruled doctors can withdraw life support for a clinically dead pregnant woman on Friday, in the latest case to trigger heated debate on the country's stringent abortion laws.

N.Ireland parties break deadlock with wide-ranging deal

London - Rival parties in Northern Ireland finally reached agreement over government reforms and dealing with the province's violent past, after months of talks that at times had threatened to topple the fragile unity government.

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.
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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 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.
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.
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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The gardens provides a wonderous walk around with plants from all around the world on show.
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River Vartry
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.
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.