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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

The New York Times is all praise for Ireland AGAIN

Last week the paper reported that Dublin was ‘like walking into a Christmas card’ – this week it says we have ‘one of the most beautiful views in the world’. Nice one.

Sinead O’Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem Time For Change? This post contains videos

Sinead O’Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem

It’s to the tune of Amhrán Na Bhfiann but the lyrics have been changed.

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# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn to be extradited from Brazil over €80m debts

Lynn faces charges in Ireland relating to property debts.

From The Score ‘How’s the form, boy?’ ROG surprised this Kerryman with a dream ticket CHRISTMAS WISH COME TRUE This post contains videos

# ireland - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge 16 times the internet perfectly summed up living with the weather in Ireland The Weather

16 times the internet perfectly summed up living with the weather in Ireland

When it’s raining and you’ve just got your hair done.

# ireland - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Ireland’s favourite astronaut is back in town…

… and he’s brought his guitar.

‘We’re ready’: Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election

Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.

These unpublished photos show familiar Irish faces like you’ve never seen them before

Photographer Conor Horgan has gone through his work to pick out the great photos that never saw the light.

From The Score IRFU looking for the best athletes in Ireland for sevens trials Crossover

IRFU looking for the best athletes in Ireland for sevens trials

David Nucifora joins us to outline the organisation’s plans for Talent Identification Days next month.

# ireland - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish people spend longer watching porn than almost anyone else in Europe Smut

Irish people spend longer watching porn than almost anyone else in Europe

And Dubliners take longer than the national average.

Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours

New figures from Eurostat show Irish households to have 6% less material wealth than the European average.

From The Daily Edge Problems everyone with an Irish name will understand No Fada

# ireland - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The Score Ireland’s World Cup squad takes shape as Ed Joyce returns for final warm-up series Cricket

Ireland’s World Cup squad takes shape as Ed Joyce returns for final warm-up series

Phil Simmons’ side will play Scotland and Afghanistan in the New Year as part of their preparation.

Opinion: Of all the member states, Ireland would be the most affected if the UK opted to leave the EU

What is the likelihood of the UK leaving the European Union… and what would it mean for Ireland if it did?

# ireland - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

UK care home with ‘overpowering smell’ of urine shut down after inspection

Elderly residents were removed from the care home last night due to the immediate closure.

From The Daily Edge Is this the most alarming Irish weather image ever? Weather Warning

# ireland - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

An icy ‘weather bomb’ is whipping up five-storey waves in the North Atlantic

Western counties should expect gale force winds overnight.

From Business ETC Travelling outside the EU? Be careful as roaming charges are on the up Price Increases

Travelling outside the EU? Be careful as roaming charges are on the up

Irish mobile operators have almost doubled the cost of roaming charges outside the EU in the space of six months.

# ireland - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mesmerising video shows all of the flights over Ireland in 38 hours Look Up

Irish shoppers encouraged to ‘buy Irish’ to give businesses Christmas boost

Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.

From The Daily Edge 9 things we learned behind the scenes of TV3′s new soap Red Rock Red Rock

9 things we learned behind the scenes of TV3′s new soap Red Rock

The first new Irish-produced soap in years begins in January.

# ireland - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

Lebanon will do ‘everything in their power’ to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers

Privates Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett were killed by the South Lebanon Army in an attack in 1980.

Eirgrid promises to be more ‘community-focused’

The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.

Here’s Ireland’s answer to the Band Aid single, in aid of the homeless

The song features members of Villagers and Fight Like Apes, amongst others.

From The Score Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be ‘special’ for Ireland Memories

Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be ‘special’ for Ireland

Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson and Jordi Murphy may still be around if the Irish bid is successful.

“Sometimes we have people sleeping on the floor of the recreation room”

Will Minister Alan Kelly’s ‘beds for Christmas’ pledge be felt outside Dublin?

# ireland - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The Score Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland’s €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid RWC2023

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland’s €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid

The IRFU’s campaign to bring the global tournament to Ireland was formally launched this morning.

# ireland - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The Score Uefa confirm Nations League will have nothing to do with super heroes Signed And Sealed
From The Score Ireland Women march into Dubai 7s semi-finals unbeaten Fun In The Sun

Ireland Women march into Dubai 7s semi-finals unbeaten

After opening with a draw, Ireland powered to convincing wins over Georgia, Wales and Kenya.

# ireland - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This was the scene in Ireland four years ago today Snow Joke

We just experienced the rainiest November since 2009

Met Éireann said that the highest number of wet days was recorded at Valentia Observatory.

From The Score Munster look to carry Ireland’s November momentum into Clermont ties Axel's Pride

Munster look to carry Ireland’s November momentum into Clermont ties

Joe Schmidt’s coaching and expectation levels will lift the standards in the southern province.

# ireland - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

The number of female judges has hit a record high

Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.

New evidence proves the UK tortured interned men during The Troubles, says Ireland

The State wants a European Court of Human Rights decision overturned.

Irish emigrants miss this food the most…. (can you guess?)

Hint: Ms Longoria had a brief romance with him this year…

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.

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Irish Water using ‘protocol’ to destroy your PPS numbers

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

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