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As I watched the St Patrick’s Day parade march down New York’s Fifth Avenue, the true meaning of our national holiday struck me. And it made me realise many of us fail to understand what March 17 actually represents for our small nation, writes Paul Allen.
Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.
Have you seen those green lights on the roofs of taxis? TheJournal.ie investigation indicates some are being used to signal to the public – and to other drivers – that the vehicles are being driven by Irish nationals.
Englishwoman Sarah Franklin had heard the classic Pogues song many times – but she had never truly experienced its magic until she saw it performed by a club full of emotional Irish people at Christmas.
AN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE report has recommended that ‘no fry zones’ be implemented around schools and playgrounds in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.
One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese, and these children are more likely to remain overweight or obese into adulthood.
The report has made a number of recommendations, including that new fast-food/takeaway outlets be banned from being built or from operating within 400m of the gates or site boundary of schools or playgrounds.
Poll: Are ‘no fry zones’ around schools a good idea?
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