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# Ceremony

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Ceremony
‘A miracle’ no-one was killed in 2020 Donegal shooting spree, sergeant says
Sergeant Edward Griffin was among 11 recipients of a Scott Medal for bravery at a ceremony held in Dublin.
All time
# Anniversary
Commemorations held for the 80th anniversary of the North Strand bombing
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and the German Ambassador to Ireland led a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the event.
# September 11
Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever on 9/11 anniversary
It has been 18 years since Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four US commercial airliners.
# Ceremony
Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day
D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.
# winners and controversies
Here's what to watch out for in tonight's Oscars
Will Ireland get any Oscars? And will Bohemian Rhapsody annoy everyone by scooping big awards?
# Chiang Rai
Thai soccer boys' heads shaved for Buddhist ordination
Buddhist males in Thailand are traditionally expected to enter the monkhood at some point in their lives to show gratitude toward their parents.
# children's choice
These are the best children's books in Ireland right now
The awards were presented at a ceremony in Smock Alley today.
# Peer Recognition
Murray named players' player of the year at Rugby Players Ireland awards
The Munster scrum-half has had an exceptional season recognised by his peers.
# Belfast
Republic of Ireland player and model take battle for humanist wedding to the High Court
Laura Lacole’s lawyers claim that she is being discriminated against under European laws protecting freedom of belief.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens
Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.
Obama holds ceremony for Nobel Prize winners (Bob Dylan doesn't show up)
Dylan has also indicated he will skip the Nobel award ceremony in December.
# Better late than never
Belated Olympic bronze still a dream come true for Heffernan
The proud Corkonian was awarded his medal from London in Cork tonight.
# Sandra Collins
Family of missing Mayo woman renew appeal for her return
Sandra Collins has been missing since December 2000.
# No Limbs No Limits
Joanne O'Riordan shortlisted for outstanding young person of the world award
The Cork girl first came to the public’s attention when she publically confronted Taoiseach Enda Kenny on cuts to people with disabilities.
# Templemore
Garda commissioner rejects claims journalists' phones are being tapped
Noirín O’Sullivan was talking about the relationship between the gardaí and the media.
# in da club
2,500 people officially became Irish today
Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.
# one hour special
The Irish Film Board gives backing to the revived IFTAs
It will be funding the ceremony at a reduced level due to the show’s changed format.
# Interview
'Everyone is saying it’s between me and Rodriguez' - Stephanie Roche on her big night
It’s still possible to vote for the Irish international.
# resting place
Woman found out her brother was on the AirAsia flight from a selfie
“There is a void in my heart,” she said.
# i do
Pics: Scotland welcomes its first same-sex weddings
Just lovely.
# Ceremony
'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered'
A remembrance ceremony was held this afternoon in Glasnevin Cemetery.
# Remembrance
Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum
A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.
# i do
More people are having non-religious marriages than they were six years ago
The total number of marriages registered in 2013 was 20,670.
# All You Need Is Love
Irish couples spend an average of €19,000 on wedding
Engagements appear to be getting shorter too, with most couples who tied the knot last year heading up the aisle after 13 to 18 months.
# Vatican
John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints
Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.
President Higgins to receive 'Freedom of Cork', after Council vote
17 councillors voted to back Labour Mayor Catherine Clancy’s plan. Nine voted against.
# Being Irish
‘I can now feel lucky every day’: Over 3,000 people granted Irish citizenship
Watch what citizenship means to some of the candidates at today’s ceremony.
# Solomon Soremekun
Lift tragedy toddler laid to rest in Galway
Solomon Soremekun’s mother was too distraught to attend today’s prayer service.
# casting out sin
'No plans' to remove the devil from Church of Ireland baptisms, following CofE lead
New language for baptism services is being road-tested in English parishes in a bid to make the text used more accessible.
# Oath
PICS: 4,500 become Irish citizens in giant ceremony
Around 4,500 people received their certificate of naturalisation at the Convention Centre today.
# JFK 50
“The Kennedys were more than emigrants” – 50 years on, Wexford remembers JFK
Thousands of people are attending events in New Ross today to mark JFK’s visit to the town half a century ago.
Column: I'm a devoted father, I'm engaged and I'm a gay man - I should be able to marry
When the question “why are you getting married?” is put to any couple, gay or straight, the answer is the same: “because we love each other,” writes Christian Daly, who says time for marriage equality is now upon us.
# New Job
Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.
# Marriage
Couples getting hitched later in life as marriage rates fall
Figures from the CSO show Saturday 31 July was the most popular date for marriage in 2010.
Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first
In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.
# remember
Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea
The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.
# Awards Season
Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations
Will it be a case of Jimmy McGuinness winning more accolades at the gala ceremony?
# Remembrance Day
Taoiseach and Tánaiste attend Remembrance Day ceremonies
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore became the first Irish Government Minister to participate in a Remembrance Sunday event in Belfast.
# i do
8 unusual places to get hitched in Ireland (and one in Poland...)
Sick of the sight of hotel function rooms? Here are a few alternative wedding venues for your special day.
# The Fallen
President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland
National Commemoration Day marks the deaths of Irish men and women in past wars and on UN service.