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Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Thousands march against Irish water charges

Dublin - Tens of thousands took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the latest mass protest against new water charges which have sparked widespread public anger.

Ireland fetes St Patrick's Day as PM rejects Irish cliches

Dublin - Hundreds of thousands of green-clad revellers partied in Ireland for Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Enda Kenny hit out at Irish stereotypes following comments from Australian PM Tony Abbott.

Rumble in the rectory: Irish priest takes to the ring

Banagher - An Irish Catholic priest gave a whole new meaning to "white collar boxing" at the weekend after taking to the ring to battle a parishioner in a charity fight.

Ireland closes drug legalisation loophole

Dublin - Ireland rushed emergency laws through parliament on Wednesday to close a loophole that made the possession of ecstasy, crystal meth, magic mushrooms and other drugs temporarily legal.

Ireland rushes law after inadvertently legalising drugs

Dublin - Ireland's parliament sat late into the night Tuesday to rush through emergency laws to close a loophole making the possession of ecstasy, ketamine, magic mushrooms and other drugs temporarily legal.

Recovering Ireland appeals for diaspora to come home

Dublin - Ireland's government this week launched a new programme called "Global Irish" designed to attract thousands of emigrants who left during the financial crisis to return.

Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace

Dublin - One plane was diverted and another delayed to avoid two Russian bombers that flew through Irish-controlled airspace without warning in February, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday.

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.
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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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Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
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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.
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A view from the roadside coming into Ballina, Ireland.
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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Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator
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Woman driving cattle on the rugged coast of Achill Island, west Ireland
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A donkey in a paddock near the Irish town of Ballina.
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The Israeli embassy at Carrisbrook House 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.
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Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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An IRA wall mural
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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.