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# ireland - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor

It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though…

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome

While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.

From The Score Ireland move one step closer to Test cricket with new competition Big Test

Ireland move one step closer to Test cricket with new competition

The ICC Board met in Dubai to discuss the proposal.

From The Score Brady itching to put back on green jersey after O’Neill phone call Euro 2016

Brady itching to put back on green jersey after O’Neill phone call

The 22-year-old believes it is time for him to claim a regular role in the Ireland team.

From The Score SNAPSHOT: Fan sends Brian O’Driscoll and Ireland some kicking advice Tips

SNAPSHOT: Fan sends Brian O’Driscoll and Ireland some kicking advice

Ireland’s struggles to place-kick from the right-hand side of the pitch appear to have been solved.

# ireland - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England ‘go all the way’ at the World Cup

The President made his remarks to some 700 people who attended a gala dinner in London at the end of day two of his historic State visit to the UK.

From The Daily Edge David Hasselhoff is selling his Knight Rider KITT car KITT And Kaboodle

David Hasselhoff is selling his Knight Rider KITT car

His beloved 80s TV companion could be yours, for a price.

Whiskey’s going to be bringing a lot of dosh to Ireland over the next 10 years…

15 new distilleries are to be developed across Ireland over the next decade, plus an Irish Whiskey Association has been set up.

From Business ETC Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron State Visit

Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron

Enda Kenny told business leaders in London that he discussed the possibility of a joint trade mission with David Cameron at last night’s State banquet.

Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland

As President Michael D Higgins takes part in an historic trip to the UK, we should reflect on what other valuable gestures could help heal old wounds, writes David McCann.

Irish emigrants sent €5.7 billion back from the UK over 30 years

CSO data shows massive transfers from 1940-1970.

# ireland - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Urgup and Zermatt beat Dublin as go-to destinations in Europe Tripadvisor This post contains images

Urgup and Zermatt beat Dublin as go-to destinations in Europe

The rankings are based on Tripadvisor reviews of hotels, attractions, and restaurants in these areas.

From The Score Here’s why Megan Campbell is being called the new Rory Delap Long Throw-ins

Here’s why Megan Campbell is being called the new Rory Delap

Both Ireland’s goals came from the Raheny United defender and her bionic arms in the 3-2 defeat to Germany on Saturday.

From The Score Ireland Schools name exciting squad for FIRA U18 European Championships Talent

Ireland Schools name exciting squad for FIRA U18 European Championships

Head coach Noel McNamara has retained the same players who earned a 26-6 win over Scotland recently.

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research

A new study finds that one in 14 people have used cocaine at some point in their life.

From The Score “I have learnt so much from being involved” – Robbie Henshaw Bright Future

“I have learnt so much from being involved” – Robbie Henshaw

19 months ago, Robbie Henshaw sat his Leaving Certificate.

# ireland - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE

A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.

From The Score Kevin Walker — the winner of Sweden’s Pop Idol — hoping to hit the right notes for Ireland some day On Song

Kevin Walker — the winner of Sweden’s Pop Idol — hoping to hit the right notes for Ireland some day

The 24-year-old son of a Carlow man is the only professional footballer signed up to Universal Music.

From Business ETC “Ireland is on the way back” – businesses are bullish about the economy right now Forecast

“Ireland is on the way back” – businesses are bullish about the economy right now

Business group IBEC says the recovery is not just well under way, but is gaining momentum.

# ireland - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Stunning photographs show Ireland from the air by the people with the best view

The Irish Air Corps’ maritime patrol crews have been taking photographs of how Ireland looks to them – and the results are amazing.

# ireland - Friday 4 April, 2014

Eight-year-old boy dies following quad bike accident in Clare

The accident happened last night when the quad bike he and his father were travelling on hit a stone wall.

“Bestowed a bright shining light”: Appleby jewellers’ son saved by donor

Gerry and Helen’s son Simon was called to Beaumont Hospital to undergo a kidney transplant operation last week.

Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low

Quarterly bulletin finds that drop in unemployment is ‘clearest indicator’ of improving economic fortunes.

# ireland - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s a quick video tour of the UK and Ireland – in accents Speak Up

Here’s a quick video tour of the UK and Ireland – in accents

From Yorkshire, to Glasgow, to our very own Dublin.

From The Score Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks Kicking

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

From Business ETC €107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price Commercial Property

€107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price

Irish property fund buys former An Post site for €97m less than boomtime prices.

Fears for Ireland’s air after health warnings in the UK

Ireland’s air quality suffered from dust that was carried from the Sahara desert over the weekend.

# ireland - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter

The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.

Woman arrested following seizure of heroin and cannabis worth €13,000

The 29-year-old was arrested at the scene of the planned search.

U2′s Joshua Tree album to be preserved in US Library of Congress

The curator of the project said the album has influenced Christian rock in some churches in the US.

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI? Sex

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI?

Katie Varvos asks why young Irish people aren’t getting STI tests and she even takes one online.

Column: My life as an ex-pat and the joy of finally coming home

At the height of the recession, thousands of Irish people found employment and new lives abroad. Now, many are returning to Ireland, especially as the economy starts to get back on its feet, Matthew Jones writes.

Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor

John Mulholland, the Dublin-born editor of the Observer, said that the Edward Snowden story had opened people’s eyes to issues around journalistic security.

# ireland - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mysterious Vikings are taking over the streets of Dublin Vikings

Mysterious Vikings are taking over the streets of Dublin

In the words of Cilla Black: What’s your name and where d’ya come from?

These are the ten counties with the highest rates of bowel cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has highlighted these ‘hotspots’ as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month gets under-way.

# ireland - Monday 31 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Russell Crowe has responded on Twitter to THAT Irish interview Oh Noah He Didn't

Russell Crowe has responded on Twitter to THAT Irish interview

The actor doesn’t mince his words.

# ireland - Sunday 30 March, 2014

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland’s coast. He’s now written a book.

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

# ireland - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

‘It’s important to have a survivor at the heart of the Vatican’ says Marie Collins

She said she hopes that more lay people and survivors of abuse will be asked to join the council.