Social networking for Irish people abroad and in Ireland. is an online community with over 250,000 members worldwide. The site is for Irish expats, descendants and any person wishing to travel to Ireland.

RTÉ News - News Headlines
Latest Irish and international news supplied by
1 2

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:30:39 +0100
White House says transgender ban a military decision
US President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the armed forces was a military decision, his Press Secretary has said.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:46:10 +0100
Meath water treatment plant resumes production
The first stage of the repair on the burst water main supplying the Staleen Water Treatment Plant in Co Meath has been complete and the plant is back in production.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:10:00 +0100
€2m radio telescope set for Birr switch on
A new €2 million radio telescope will be officially turned on at Birr Castle in Co Offaly later this morning.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:36:33 +0100
Finucane public inquiry bid can go to Supreme Court
The widow of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane has been granted permission to take her bid for a public inquiry into his death to the UK Supreme Court.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:53:43 +0100
Royal Marine made bombs 'to be used to kill police'
A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism made 14 pipe bombs - four of which were deployed in Northern Ireland, a court heard.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:45:31 +0100
US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bid
Republicans in the US Senate fell short again in their effort to end Obamacare, rejecting a measure to repeal large portions of President Barack Obama's signature law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:16:20 +0100
Frank Clarke nominated by Cabinet as chief justice
Supreme Court judge Frank Clarke has been nominated by the Cabinet as the next chief justice.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:24:29 +0100
Report into Rio ticketing scandal due within 14 days
The Cabinet has agreed to publish retired Judge Carroll Moran's report into the Rio ticketing scandal last summer.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:01:49 +0100
Unite crane drivers to resume controversial strike
Crane drivers belonging to the Unite trade union will resume strike action tomorrow in a dispute over pay, which is further complicated by a bitter inter-union row.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:07:39 +0100
Bailey loses High Court ruling appeal on most grounds
Ian Bailey has lost on most grounds of his appeal against a failed High Court action over an alleged garda conspiracy against him.

1 2

Those Gypsy Shoes are still kicking around.
by Linda Davis
Time Flies.  Seems that I have been saying that as a standby excuse for some time. Where do the days and hours disappear to when we are in the midst of a busy life.
I haven't logged on to this website in far too long. Every time I thought that I would, something else popped up that needed my immediate attention....

Fishing In Ireland
By Ariel O'Suilleabhain
Fishing in Ireland is a big deal, albeit fly fishing and otherwise.  In short, the say whoever they is that most Irish men love to fish. But what about Irish women? Well, I am one, and truly I would have to say that it is not as if I would not fish.  Especially granted wild brown trout are the most plentiful and so therefore the most naturally recommended fish of Ireland.

Irish passports set to introduce online renewals as early as 2017

No longer will you have to queue at the Passport Office to get your passport as the Irish Passport office is set to introduce an online renewal digitised system from 2017 onwards where you will be able to process your application online

Tell Your Story
All you have to do is login to IrishAbroad (remember it's free), go to and click the 'Add a new Post' link in the left hand menu.

Please remember that Blogs are for writing stories, features, articles, recipes or diaries. They should not be used for posting questions or discussions.

IrishAbroad Network Login





Deep-Fried Cheese with Pear-Cranberry Chutney

by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins
On my recent visit to Ireland in May, I discovered the newest outpost of the well-known Kilkenny Shop in Shanagarry, East Cork. Business was brisk throughout the shop, especially in its lovely café where Saturday shoppers relaxed over chef Fred Pillavoine’s easy-going menu. I persuaded him to share his recipe for chutney, delicious with deep-fried cheese but also with cold meats and pâte.

Rhubarb Muffins
by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins

Do you wish to contribute to the recipe section? Contact us at

The Irish Kitchen on Twitter:
Please follow us @IrishKitchen1



 © 2009