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Ireland Needs More Diversity in Public Services like Gardaí to Tackle Racism – IHREC

We need more diversity among Gardaí and other public services workers to help tackle racism in Irish society, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The Commission has published…

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Culture

10 Irish Whiskey Brands To Enjoy Right Now

Did you know that Irish whiskey almost went extinct in the 1970s? In 1975, there were only two Irish whiskey distilleries left in operation, New Midleton just outside of Cork,…

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98-year-old Irish woman awarded US military medal for delivering crucial Mayo weather report which aided 1944 D-Day landing.

The United States has officially honoured an Irish woman whose weather report drastically changed the fortunes of the Allies in World War Two. In the early hours of June 3,…

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Summer Solstice 2021 Ireland: What it is and How is it Celebrated

The Summer Solstice will take place in Ireland today, June 21, taking us from spring into summer. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest period…

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“White Collar Crime: Proposed modernisation of the Irish criminal justice system – will the promised efficiencies be realised?” – A&L Goodbody

Reform of the Irish criminal justice system, through the actions outlined in the Government’s Action Plan to tackle White Collar Crime and the Justice Plan 2021, has gathered pace in…

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Culture

Patriot Lords Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney to be added to Roll of Honorary Citizens of Cork City

Pictured above: Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney On Friday 11th June, 2021 at 3.00 p.m. the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh, will host a Special Ceremony online…

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Arts

Cruinniú na nÓg Announce Treats on the Streets

Organised by Cork City Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg will take place in Cork this Saturday June 12th. The national day of creativity will feature over…

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Culture

The Forgotten Ten: The Story of the War of Independence Executions in Mountjoy Prison

As the War of Independence progressed throughout 1920 and 1921, twenty-four men were executed in Ireland by the British Administration. Fourteen were shot by military firing squad in counties Cork…

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Culture

Quarter of drivers admit they may have been over the limit when driving the morning after

 1 in 10 drivers admit to drink driving in last 12 months– 1 in 4 of those who admitted to drink driving had 2 or more drinks getting behind the wheel– Alcohol…

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Culture

Golf in Ireland: Where to Play and What to Expect

Ireland is home to some of the world’s most scenic links and parkland courses and you can look forward to some of golf’s most beautiful views as you play.  Like…

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Culture

Little Island NY Opens to the Public

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck@timothyschenck Unlocking Over Two Acres of Public Park and Performance Space Above the Hudson River Little Island, the new 2.4-acre urban park and performance venue situated…

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Culture

Jadotville Veterans to be Honoured in Kildare for 60th Anniversary

A group from Athy is to cycle the 100 kms from Athlone to Athy on 29 Juneto help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo,and…

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Culture

100 Years On — Remembering the Burning of the Custom House

As part of the Government’s Decade of Centenaries, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage will this month remember the Burning of the Custom House (the Department’s headquarters), which…

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Culture

12 Most Beautiful Towns and Villages in Ireland

Image: Unsplash Short drives from any major Irish city will bring you to charming towns rich in historical beauty and fascinating culture. With a vast array of castles, gardens and…

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Culture

The Prettiest Cities In Europe

Image: Unsplash With more than 800 to pick from, whittling down Europe‘s most eye-catching cities is no easy task. Beauty may well be in the eyes of the beholder, but these…

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Culture

Fundraiser Launched in Dundalk for Homeless Veterans

The Jadotville Challenge will mark the 60th anniversary of the events in the Congo and aims to raise money for the ONE. Hundreds of volunteers are to cycle, walk or…

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Culture

Exploring the Irish Wars Through Photographs, 1919-1923

Pictured above: Armoured car on Henry Street, Dublin The War of Independence (1919-1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) The aftermath of the First World War saw national borders re-drawn…

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Arts

13 Top Crime Novels Set in Ireland

With its literary heritage, rich music scene, lyrical Celtic language and a dark and troubled political history, the Emerald Isle has provided inspiration for many a gripping crime novel. From…

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Clubs and Organisations

The #MUNSTERMACHINE, #BEE part of it, a new BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance Campaign supported by Munster Rugby

BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance and Munster Rugby have teamed up to create one of the most tangible charity partnerships imaginable.  The interactive ambulance service, which was founded by Munster couple Mary…

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Arts

The Weird History Of Easter Traditions

Image Courtesy of The National Library of Norway There are many slightly confusing holidays out there, but Easter, with its candy eggs, playful bunnies, and very serious religious element, might be…

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Arts

Underestimate Me? – That’ll Be Fun!”

Underestimate Me? – That’ll Be Fun!” is a thought-provoking short film produced as part of a project between LMETB Community Education Service and Prosper Meath Kells. This short film helps…

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Culture

‘I’m Done’ Police Officer With 20 Years Service Shares Sentiment Of Many officers

An unnamed police officer with 20 years of service has talked about why they have decided to quit the job after two decades of serving the public. Generally, morale in…

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Culture

The History of The Cheltenham Festival

Racing in the Cheltenham area dates back 200 years to 1815 when the first recorded flat racing meeting was held on Nottingham Hill.  The Early Years (1818 – 1911) The…

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The 69th ‘Fighting Irish’ Regiment in the First World War

Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 165th Infantry Regiment, the Army’s famous “Fighting 69th” Irish regiment, move into position to replace French troops near Benomenil, France, March 1, 1918. The…

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