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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:09:35 +0000
Brain damaged girl awarded €2.6m settlement
University Hospital Galway has apologised to the parents of a six-year-old girl who was severely brain damaged after a delay in treating her for jaundice soon after her birth in 2011.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:08:17 +0000
Alleged Silk Road administrator to be extradited
A Wicklow man alleged to be an administrator of the Silk Road website, which dealt with illegal drugs and hacking software, has been taken into custody ahead of his extradition to the United States.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:44:05 +0000
HSE publishes reports on foster home failures
Two reports have been published on failures at a foster home in Waterford, where 47 children were placed over two decades up to 2013.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:45:33 +0000
NTA plans to keep Westport-Ireland bus route
A bus route between Westport and Athlone, which had been in doubt after Bus Éireann announced it was withdrawing the service, looks set to be saved after the National Transport Authority said there is a public service obligation to keep it.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:34:15 +0000
Man held over British Army barracks attack
A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a bomb attack on a British Army base in Northern Ireland in 2015.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:24:30 +0000
10 suspected drug dealers arrested in Dundalk
Ten suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Dundalk, Co Louth during an operation targeting street dealers and their suppliers.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:56:06 +0000
NI film sector can build on GoT gains 'despite Brexit'
A hit fantasy drama that has revolutionised Northern Ireland's film industry can be replaced despite Brexit, a development agency has said.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:18:03 +0000
Two women to be charged with Kim death
Two women are to be charged with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, who was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur's main airport, Malaysia's attorney general said.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:04:56 +0000
Man charged over Co Down murder
A 19-year-old man has appeared in court in Co Down charged with murder.

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:35:44 +0000
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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

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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

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