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November 25, 2014

Bono – 'I feared nobody would listen to new album': Irish Independent

U2 to Release 11 Short Films Inspired by New Album: Rolling Stone

Sinéad O'Connor Says U2's iTunes Release Was 'Almost Terrorist': Billboard

Daniel Lanois – U2's new album 'amazing': Toronto Sun

Garth Brooks interview: Croke Park cancellations 'broke my heart': Daily Telegraph

Flatleys to be made honorary Corkonians: Irish Examiner

Mayor de Blasio ignoring Liam Neeson's invite to tour stable: New York Daily News, March 4, 2014

Nesbitt stays true to his Ulster roots: Londonderry Sentinel

I almost became a lawyer – Cillian Murphy: Irish Independent

What Lies Beneath – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950): Irish Independent

Why Joyce put Griffith in 'Ulysses': Sunday Independent

Irish Roots – Recovering the Great War Dead: The Irish Times

Is this the best view of Belfast? Public can tower over city on new £500k mountain trail: Belfast Telegraph

Adventures in Ireland – The good, the bad, and the beautiful: Rocky Mountain Collegian

A 'very Irish' film about matters of life and death: The Irish Times

How the fall of Waterford Wedgwood led to Tony O'Reilly's financial ruin: Irish Independent

November 19, 2014

U2 hint at both 'intimate' and 'explosive' gigs for next tour: The Guardian

U2 claim they worked for IDA during recession: The Irish Times

U2 guitarist The Edge faces protests over a plan to build five mansions on 156 acres in Malibu: The Independent

John Lydon – My family values: The Guardian

Hollywood A-lister O'Dowd is toast of Co Roscommon: Irish News

The Quiet Man cottage set to be preserved: Connacht Tribune

Today's Irish Dancers Step Away From Stereotype: NPR

Sean Nos Dance taking a foothold in NYC: Irish Voice/

Poor take on Oscar Wilde's American adventure: Irish Independent

Roy's book was most satisfying ever – Roddy: Irish Independent

Hero of Ottawa shooting, Kevin Vickers, is a proud Irish Canadian: Irish Voice/

'Georgian Villa' in the North of Ireland: New York Times

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland: Huffington Post

Ontario, Ireland announce drivers' licence exchange deal: Ottawa Citizen

Irish diaspora 'underutilised' as economic resource – O'Dowd: The Irish Times

Britain's Mary Allen honoured with Presidential Award for exceptional service to Irish abroad: Irish Post

October 24, 2014

Graham Norton reveals U2's hilarious early promo shots and gives the band a makeover: Sunday Independent

U2's three-decade long record of No 1s smashed by 'miracle' Hozier: Sunday Independent

Hozier – review: folky blues filled with haunting melodies: The Guardian

Sinead O'Connor to Dish 'Sexual Dirt' in 2016 Memoir: Billboard

Sinead O'Connor to keep sex life beneath, not between, the covers: The Irish Times

Freedom of County Roscommon for Chris O'Dowd: RTE

Saoirse Ronan 'absolutely extraordinary' in Brooklyn lead role – author Colm Toibin: Irish Independent

Nora Webster by Colm Toíbín review – 'a rare and tremendous achievement': The Guardian

That Time James Joyce Was Mistaken for His Jewish Character: Jewish Daily Forward

Books – Long-awaited third volume of Beckett's letters: Irish Independent

Why celebrating Irish culture in the US is so important: The Irish Times

Daily News columnist and editor Pete Hamill honored with lifetime achievement award: New York Daily News

Irish Roots – Guinness in the blood: The Irish Times

The woman who can stop Ebola, Dr. Nancy Sullivan: Irish Voice/

Irish whiskey renaissance – 'The water of life' is back... Sláinte!: Independent on Sunday

Stripe's mobile technology may sound death knell for PayPal: Sunday Independent

October 21, 2014

Why I always wear shades – U2's Bono: Belfast Telegraph

Sale of U2's Dublin docklands studio queried by watchdog: Irish Independent

Hozier On SNL – One Big Heart-Eyed Emoji: Village Voice

Irish-American band The Gloaming creates new sounds: Sydney Morning Herald

P.S. I've moved on – Cecelia Ahern selling Malahide mansion for cool €1.3m: Irish Independent

Walter Macken – Galway's neglected genius of literature: Connacht Tribune

My Travels – Michael O'Leary: Irish Independent

From monks and ancient wells to reviving Dublin whiskey: Sunday Independent

The Second Half by Roy Keane with Roddy Doyle, review: 'always a conundrum': Daily Telegraph

Irish teens make Time magazine's 'most influential': BBC

Bono – controversial tax laws have brought Ireland the only prosperity it's ever known: The Observer

Ireland, Still Addicted to Tax Breaks: New York Times (Editorial)

Bono hits the right note with tax defence: Irish Independent (Editorial)

Three Irish Americans named as Irish presidential award honorees: Irish Voice/

Willie McKenna of Ireland remembered as true Prince Edward Island ambassador: Charlottetown Guardian

Census reveals scale of NZ Irish population: Irish Echo (Australia)

October 16, 2014

Bono – My wife plays hard to get: Belfast Telegraph

U2 vandalised buildings in Dublin for early band promotion: Daily Express

Commission delays vote on U2 rocker's proposed Malibu compound: Los Angeles Times

Chris O'Dowd to receive freedom of his home county: Daily Express

'71 review – nail-biting action thriller set during the Troubles: The Guardian

Teaching skill and discipline through Irish dance in South Africa: Irish Voice/

Colm Tóibín's 'Nora Webster' – A masterful portrait of a grieving woman finding herself: Washington Post

Beckett's family anguish revealed: Belfast Telegraph

Rory McIlroy – Nothing has changed. I'm a home bird, the same little boy: The Guardian

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West honeymoon boosted Irish tourism: Irish Voice/

The Highest and Most Impressive Waterfall in Ireland: Epoch Times

Ireland's links to St. Louis are deep: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Apple's Special Irish Tax Breaks: New York Times, Sep 30, 2014 (Editorial)

The other side to ex-Man Utd hardman Roy Keane revealed: Daily Express

My beloved Ireland is now dead and gone: Irish Examiner

October 7, 2014

U2 Now Eligible for Grammys After Pressing Limited-Edition Vinyl: Rolling Stone

U2's Thickening Ecclesiology: First Things

Hozier, Hozier, review – 'glorious and uplifting': Daily Telegraph

This Music Has No Borders – Scots-Irish Music In Appalachia:

Dracula Untold – New map for film fans to help them follow blood trail: Belfast Telegraph

Colm Tóibín – austere in writing, wicked in person: Daily Telegraph

Seamus Heaney's last poem published in Irish gallery's anthology: The Guardian

John Boyne – 'The Catholic priesthood blighted my youth and the youth of people like me': The Guardian

How James Joyce's Dubliners heralded the urban era: New Statesman

Tip would've been proud says nephew on Cork visit: The Corkman

Son of New York Irish immigrants wins Nobel Prize for Medicine: Irish Voice/

Irish pols' legacy – Fighting for little guy: Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise

Denis O'Brien on Tony O'Reilly, Hillary, Ireland, and making a difference: Irish Voice/

Female aviation pioneer Emily Howell Warner inducted into hall of fame: Denver Post

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way makes a magical coastal adventure by car: Los Angeles Times

September 30, 2014

Bono confirms plans for U2's 2015 tour: RTE

'The times they are a-changin' Paul Brady, at least U2 recognise it' – Michael O'Doherty weighs in on the debate: Irish Independent

U2 – Larry embraces son on new album cover: RTE

Cecelia Ahern – 'We don't like rules in our house': Sunday Independent

Frank McCourt's widow's plea to save Limerick museum: Limerick Leader

Unpublished photo of young Oscar Wilde comes to light: The Irish Times

Emory University plans celebration of life and work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney:

Irish Roots – Guinness in the blood: The Irish Times

Bill Bratton dedicates portrait of NYPD's only 9/11 female cop victim to 13th precinct: New York Daily News

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Supports Bringing 2016 Beanpot To Belfast:

Ireland is destination for Seattle mayor's first official overseas trip: Seattle Times

Why Rory McIlroy no longer feels like my little brother says Graeme McDowell as pair tee up for Ryder Cup: Belfast Telegraph

Ireland shows struggling Europe the way ahead: Financial Times (Editorial)

Death of community fixture leaves his black Lab homeless: Toronto Star

UCSC researchers study endangered Irish language: Santa Cruz Sentinel

September 24, 2014

Bono brings it all back home to Cedarwood Road: The Irish Times

U2 free album verdict is in – an epic fail that could cost dearly: Sydney Morning Herald

Bono brings it all back home to Cedarwood Road as U2 return to their youth: Irish Times

Sharon Osbourne in U2 Twitter rant: Irish Independent

Bono can't win ... even with free stuff, says pal Jim Sheridan: Irish Independent

Sinead's latest outburst proves that you're never too old to learn, even at 47: Evening Herald

'Life's a Breeze' charms with Fionnula Flanagan: Los Angeles Times

'Ulysses' unlocked: Harvard Gazette

'The mayor is coming!' Ireland relishes visit by Walsh: Boston Globe

Boston's mayor, Carna's son and the American dream: The Irish Times

More than 1,000 gather at Irish reception for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh:

Capturing Dublin's wild side: The Irish Times

Battles of the Boyne – making peace with history: Irish Independent

Tullamore Dew returns home after more than 60 years: The Irish Times

Red Hat Acquires FeedHenry To Move Into The Mobile Space:

Faith and begorrah – Ireland makes its case to New Yorkers: The Irish Times

September 21, 2014

Bob Geldof faces backlash as he pleads with Scots not to break up 'family': Daily Telegraph

U2 gets $100m from Apple – to give away new album: Irish Independent

Apple's U2 deal hits a sour note: Sunday Independent

What U2's Apple Album Launch Means For U2:

U2's Forgettable Fire: The New Yorker

Amen to Rend Collective Experiment: Irish Voice/, April 16, 2013

Eve Hewson shines alongside James Gandolfini in his last film role: Irish Independent, October 16, 2013

Roddy Doyle interview – Rabbitte redux: Daily Telegraph, August 3, 2013fs

A Playwright's Later Years, Rowdy and Dissolute: New York Times, September 23, 2013

Hello and Goodbye by Patrick McCabe – review: The Observer

Review – Ireland and the push and pull of 'Remembrance': Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2013

Northern Ireland's best scenic drives: Daily Telegraph

Northern Ireland's own 'little Pompeii'... the buried town that could become a huge tourist draw: Belfast Telegraph, March 30, 2013

Rivalries and ghosts haunt Ireland's mansions: Irish Examiner, March 21, 2013

US senator Theresa Murray receives Irish diaspora award: The Irish Times

September 9, 2014

The Hewsons turn heads in New York as their Edun fashion project turns corner: Irish Independent

'Irish radio is killing Irish music', says folk star: Irish Post

'They were free settlers but I'd have preferred if they were convicts!' – Nicole Kidman chats to about her Irish ancestry and her new film: Irish Independent

Eoin Colfer 'was disco when everyone else was mod or metal': The Irish Times

A portrait of James Joyce in Trieste: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Frank McCourt museum 'needs more sponsorship to survive': Limerick Leader

Jackie Kennedy letters mystery deepens: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – The Monica Roberts Collection: The Irish Times

Our iconic cottages are being lost to time: Irish Independent

Building a Bit of Ireland in the U.S.: Wall St Journal

The Irish island that children learn to leave: BBC

A taste of Ireland: Napa Valley Register

Terry Wogan – 'My father was always bemused by my success': The Observer

Meet the toughest, most fierce creature known to man...the Irish Mammy: Evening Herald

Could Ireland be the one-stop shop for Europe's new online privacy laws?: The Drum

September 4, 2014

A Long Gestation for U2's Next Album: New York Times

Executive stole £650,000 from U2 and Prince's record company Universal Music then blamed theft on suffering from cancer: Daily Mail

Phil Lynott – The legend lives on: Irish Examiner

Gallagher was an inspiration, says Slash: Irish Examiner

'Calvary' could mark a signature role in Brendan Gleeson's career: Los Angeles Times

On the Seamus Heaney trail in Northern Ireland: Daily Telegraph

Maeve Binchy's new book was written by seven authors – will readers be able to spot the late writer's chapter?: Sunday Independent

A terrible beauty is born on screen with 1916 movie: Limerick Leader

5 free things to see in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Kankakee Daily Journal

Rory's place: UTV Internet

Northern Ireland's foodie rebirth: Daily Telegraph

It's Kansas, but not as you know it: Irish Echo

Portraits bring us face to face with Ireland in the 1970s: Irish Independent

O'Leary's charm offensive helps Ryanair traffic: The Scotsman

Development of 'youth gathering' for diaspora welcomed: The Irish Times

Row over drive for Irish nurses: The West Australian

September 2, 2014

U2 had to pay €8,241 to close Dublin streets: Evening Herald

Van takes to his old school stage: BBC

Robin Williams turned himself into Mrs Doubtfire in Dublin garden to thank Irish family: Irish Independent

Liam Neeson worries about doing a film around 'another f***ing phone call': Sunday Independent

Brendan O'Carroll's Who Do You Think You Are? – 'one of the best ever episodes in the show's 10 year history': Irish Independent

How Game Of Thrones sparked Northern Ireland property scramble: Belfast Telegraph

'Quiet Man' cottage needs State protection: Connacht Tribune

What became of the Riverdance Queen? Jean Butler explains why she left the limelight: Daily Express

Bellaghy remembers Seamus Heaney at special anniversary event: Mid Ulster Mail

C'mere boy – Spider-Man has Rebel roots, like: Irish Examiner

Rory McIlroy on target to enjoy the richest season in golf history: Daily Telegraph

Quick sand – Welcome to Irish beach racing at Laytown: CNN

US billionaire snaps up Lough Erne golf course for under $10 million: Irish Voice/

Almost 14,000 begin free online history course at Trinity College: The Irish Times

It's all a bit country as Irish TV goes after a worldwide audience: Irish Independent

August 30, 2014

Bridge closed for band that you too will never have heard of: The Irish Times

Bono's daughter tipped for stardom: Irish Examiner

Phil Lynott – The legend lives on: Irish Examiner

Rock: Jeff Buckley – Irish blood, an American heart: Sunday Independent

Maureen O'Hara tipped for Oscars lifetime award: Irish Examiner

Brian Keenan – 'The future is what matters now, not Beirut': The News Letter

Ned Kelly's childhood home for sale:

It's parish politics as Boston mayor hits Connemara: Irish Independent

Croke Park Classic is already a win for Ireland-born UCF kicker Sean Galvin: Orlando Sentinel

Exploring in Bray, I find Irish fans of American football and much more – Penn State in Ireland: Harrisburg Patriot-News

UCF game in Ireland special homecoming for coach George O'Leary: Orlando Sentinel

Simplicity is still name of the game for Rory McIlroy's ever-present mentor Michael Bannon: Daily Telegraph

Belfast – Former war zone now a tourist draw: Chicago Tribune

Irish nuns who spent lives on the missions had no homes to go to: The Irish Times

Irish Panel to Pick Privacy Regulator With Global Reach: New York Times

August 27, 2014

Sinead O'Connor – Why nothing compares to being the boss: Irish Examiner

'Ireland you are wonderful, love the people' tweets Mark Hamill as Star Wars crew depart after filming on Skellig Michael: Sunday World

His Turn With the Past – John Michael McDonagh Carves His Own Niche With 'Calvary': New York Times

James Joyce letter complains of hounding by press: The Guardian

Bellaghy plans two-day event to mark Seamus Heaney anniversary: Mid Ulster Mail

The gruesome true story behind Dracula: Was sinister vampire tale inspired by Bram Stoker's childhood blood-letting treatments?: Daily Mail

American seminary faces opposition to planned sale of portrait of Irish priest: The Irish Times

Decades after tragedy, Willises cheer stardom of 12 grandchildren: Chicago Sun Times

Irish Roots – Why can't you find your ancestors online?: The Irish Times

Motorbiking in Northern Ireland – The scenic route to the 'race of legends': Daily Telegraph

Ireland is officially the 'best country in the world', says study: The Independent

Irish Ghosts and Gaelic Greenery: Epoch Times

Flannery O'Connor was 'possibly the most theologically alert writer of the 20th century': The Irish Times

Order of Malta knights Irish man in ancient ceremony: The Irish Times

The mauled Celtic Tiger is ready to roar again: Sunday Telegraph

August 17, 2014

U2 – Stuck in a moment: The Irish Times

'Spider-Man' on Broadway – How Bono musical flopped: Irish Independent

Glen Hansard Surprises 'Once' Audience at Hollywood's Pantages Theater: Billboard

Joseph O'Neill – 'It's not my fault if every time I sit down to write, something big happens!': The Observer

Celebrating famous Seamus: Irish Independent (Editorial), April 23, 2014

What's in a name? James Joyce and a rare, misspelt encounter: Sunday Independent

Laura Dern falls in love with Ireland: Irish Examiner

WWE star Sheamus swaps wrestling ring for the Ring of Kerry...and attracts attention of Leinster stars: Irish Independent

James Brady, the pope and ethnic stereotypes: Los Angeles Times

Saratoga tips hat to Irishman who started it all: Washington Post

Hollywood Pride – The Amateur Career of Rory McIlroy: Golf Monthly

Maine Irish find kin with DNA: Irish Echo

Irish Roots – A rich source of records in Kew: The Irish Times

Walking Through History in Ireland: New York Times

Planned Jewish museum strikes discordant note: Sunday Independent

August 5, 2014

Star Wars in row with Unesco after film shoot takes over protected Irish island during key breeding season for rare birds: Daily Mail

Reel Talk with Liam Neeson – Back on our screens, this time voicing an animated raccoon in Nut Job: Irish Mirror

Two sons of Ireland contemplate the meaning of 'Calvary': Boston Globe

It's time Northern Ireland put Van Morrison on the map for tourists: Belfast Telegraph

I'm only remaining in Ireland for my children's sake – Sinead O'Connor: Irish Independent

Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy: Belfast Telegraph

For peat's sake! Competitors brave 120 yards of muddy water and slime for the 10th Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championship: Daily Mail

David Feherty's career is not just garden-variety: Los Angeles Times

President Higgins brings Ireland and Brittany closer than ever at Festival Interceltique: The Irish Times

Wong – Generosity still links Ireland to Maritimes: Halifax Chronicle Herald

Could the fountain of youth lie in an Irish BOG? Peat that preserved 9,000-year-old bodies inspires new skincare range: Daily Mail

Engaging with our diaspora: The Irish Times (Editorial)

Irish Roots – Resurrecting Church of Ireland records: The Irish Times

Loughbrickland sculptor's sweet success in New York City: Banbridge Leader

Privacy activists launch lawsuit against Facebook: Deutsche Welle

August 3, 2014

Skellig expert hits out at filming on 'last bastion of Christianity': Irish Independent

War of words over Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael: The Irish Times

Force is strong in Skellig Michael as director JJ Abrams jets in: Irish Independent

Brendan Gleeson Forces Us to Care About His Catholic Priest in Calvary: Village Voice

Brendan O'Carroll's tears as he learns how his grandad was shot dead: Irish Mirror

Geldof rocks out with Strypes in pub: Irish Independent

Van Morrison takes his music home with concert near Belfast: Los Angeles Times

Garth Brooks concert cancellation damages Irish economy, expert claims:

Juno and the Paycock: A play ahead of its time: Toronto Globe and Mail

Irishman rows the Pacific in 45 days to break record: Evening Herald

Kerry town flags its support 'for all visitors': Irish Independent

In Dublin, Tweaking a High Tea: New York Times

Irish Roots – The General Register Office and The Irish Times

Irish bank pursuing Spire developer Garrett Kelleher: Chicago Tribune

The Fightin' Irish? Not when it comes to recession and austerity:

'Ireland is more communist now than Czechs were then...': Sunday Independent




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