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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

July 26, 2014

Bono's girl Eve to join Spielberg and Hanks in new film: Irish Independent

Bird wars and 'Star Wars' on Skellig Michael: The Irish Times

Michael Flatley – New tour will be his curtain call.: Irish Examiner

Flatley 'bewildered' by tracksuit wearers: Evening Herald

Personal details removed from site over 'identity theft' concerns: The Irish Times

Mayor Walsh plans return to Irish roots: Boston Globe

Obama criticises companies 'magically becoming Irish': Irish Examiner

Google pays €27m corporation tax on €17bn revenue: Irish Independent

Stunning aerial shot of the Giant's Causeway: Belfast Telegraph

Santa Clara and Limerick Begin a Sister Cities Relationship: Santa Clara Weekly

Peter McDonagh on fighting for Ireland, doing jail time and dreams of becoming a World Champion: Irish Post

The allure of the Emerald Isle: Many locals with no Irish ancestry still feel a connection to that country: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Band of brothers instrumental in the evolution of surfing in Ireland: The Irish Times

Tony O'Reilly, tycoon who gambled and lost: Financial Times

WPI hosts students from Northern Ireland, which aims to create 20K STEM jobs in six years: Boston Business Journal

July 22, 2014

Bono's daughter Eve proving that she too has star power: Irish Independent

Art collector Bono finds what he's looking for at prestigious gallery: Irish Independent

Irish rookie rockers earn Strypes on Letterman show: Irish Independent

The Script save the world with their new single Superheroes: Daily Star

Flatley gave up his flight seat so my child could sit with us, says ultimate fighter 'Iceman' Chuck: Evening Herald

Irishwoman inspires new 'CSI' spin-off: Irish Independent

US-based Colm to take on Irish films: Evening Herald

An Author Known for Empathy Has None for His Attacker: New York Times

Collection of James Joyce papers available online: The Irish Times

Man In The Shadows, by Gordon Henderson – Review: National Post

CBS Sports' David Feherty on His Mental Illness and Pill-Popping: 'He's Got Every Psychosis There Is': Hollywood Reporter

St. Louis lawyer, Ireland ambassador nominee, answers questions at Foreign Relations hearing: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Irish Soda Bread: Arizona Republic

Edward Fitzpatrick – In Ireland, 80-year-old peace activist's airport protest lands her in prison: Providence Journal

Pub landlord offers up holiday home to 'the forgotten Irish': Irish Post

Festival promoting Irish tourism bound for Boston: Boston Globe

July 17, 2014

U2 ... before they found what they were looking for: Sunday Independent

Bono's daughter tells him to 'stick to day job': Irish Examiner

Cavan-born Strypes are ready to take on the world: Irish Independent

Fassbender delighted at home role: Evening Herald, April 15, 2014

A little dose of quality TV redemption could be just the role Colin Farrell needs: Evening Herald

An Irishman's Diary on the man who inspired 'On the Waterfront': The Irish Times

Dermot Healy obituary: The Guardian

Brendan's tragic voyage: Behan in the USA: The Rise and Fall of the Most Famous Irishman in New York: The Irish Times

Cheryl Cole shuts down £2.5m Irish company after avoiding paying £200,000 in UK tax: Daily Mail

Move over Garth Brooks – I'm the biggest show in town now: Sunday Independent

Gaelic football and hurling's ruling body accused of selling its soul to Sky: The Guardian

Irish 'damaging English virgins' remark deemed offensive: The Irish Times

Ireland Park reopens to public after four years of isolation: Toronto Star

Hamill – Man teaches Irish immigrant father how to read with Daily News: New York Daily News

Ambassador Samantha Power Has Some Career Advice for You: Glamour

Irish Roots – Conga lines of dancing Northern Irish civil servants: The Irish Times

July 13, 2014

Turmoil in Irish parliament 'beyond parody' after Garth Brooks cancels five concerts in Dublin: National Post

Irish family claims credit for getting Garth Brooks to come back to Croke Park: Irish Mirror, January 22, 2014

'Memphis Eve Sunny Day, we knew I would be bullied so I shortened it,' says Bono's girl: Irish Independent

Adam Clayton credits Eric Clapton for his decision to seek treatment in rehab: Montreal Gazette

Watch U2's Triumphant Performance of 'The Electric Co.' at 1983's US Festival:, December 2, 2013

We Irish are great at death but – unlike Bob – we still don't know how to grieve: Evening Herald

Liam Neeson's flying visit home with US camera crew in tow as actor's life and times focus of documentary: Belfast Telegraph, January 4, 2014

Down but not out – Pierce Brosnan explains how he made it through the deaths of his wife and adopted daughter: New York Daily News

'I can't read my books, they are an embarrassment to me' – John Banville: Irish Independent, November 18, 2013

Word for Word – the State should buy O'Brien's old home: The Irish Times

Kardashian tweet adds to golden glow of Northern Ireland self-tanning firm: The Irish Times

Ireland – Vinegar Hill revisited: St Catherine Standard

Past meets present in Ireland: Pensacola News Journal

Brown – From Irish dairy farm to immigration reform to U.S. citizenship: Chicago Sun Times

Irish Roots – Why Irish administrative areas are so peculiar: The Irish Times

July 7, 2014

Garth Brooks Croke Park concerts: 160,000 fans to be left heartbroken as permission refused for two nights: Irish Mirror

Robert Kennedy's widow told Irish priest Jackie letters could be 'burned': The Irish Times

Bob Geldof – I still cry in the street over Peaches' death: The Guardian

Brendan Gleeson – sins of the fathers: The Guardian

Writer Colum McCann speaks out on being beaten up in New Haven: Irish Voice/

Joseph O'Connor – Being Irish in Britain is not the big thing it once was: Irish Post

€10m Monet restored after attack: Irish Examiner

Genealogical research can't link Toledo Mayor Collins, Irish hero Collins: Toledo Blade

Irish Roots – The Placenames Commission improved by abolition: The Irish Times

2,000 Americans wait to discover truth of their Irish adoptions: Irish Voice/

When in Ireland, Make the Leap: Rocky Mountain Collegian

The kindest place on Earth? IRELAND: Report ranks countries by how much they offer the world – and Libya is at the bottom: Daily Mail

My American Dream, by bike...: Ballymoney Times

Silicon Valley tech startups find a second home in Ireland: San Jose Mercury News

Why is it ok to be racist to the Irish Down Under?: Irish Independent

June 26, 2014

Bono Chastises Apple for Inconspicuous (Red) Branding, Solicits Marketing Ideas at Cannes: Billboard

Paul McGuinness on Life After U2, Midem, Calling Out Tech Companies (Q&A): Billboard, February 6, 2014

Ballyglunin, Co. Galway – The Quiet Man train station, and floods of happy memories: Irish Voice/

Freedom of Dublin city request for Maureen O'Hara: Irish Independent

Saoirse Ronan: The Grand Budapest Hotel cast was like being part of an amazing family: Daily Mirror

Game of Thrones staff happy in Belfast – HBO boss sorry for panning city: Belfast Telegraph

Biopic and black comedy tackle church, politics, power in Ireland: The Observer

Walk among Ireland's literary giants: Vancouver Sun

Whizzes of Oz – Irish success stories in Australia: The Irish Times

For Some, San Francisco Latino History Began With Irish Songs: Latina Lista

Got a little Irish in you?: The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, April 17, 2014

Emigrants in Ireland send back €795 million every year:

Making History Together – Strengthening the U.S.-Irish Relationship:

Drenagh: County Londonderry stately home goes into administration: BBC

Northern Ireland is the most successful country ever in World Cup finals: The Irish Times

Second time lucky for Ireland's credit rating?:

June 24, 2014

U2 need to be respected like Joyce or Beckett... they helped put Ireland on the cultural map: Sunday Independent

Colm Meaney set for Oscar Wilde role: Irish Independent

'Game of Thrones' star urged to keep acting by creator: Irish Examiner

Belfast mayor hits back at Game of Thrones TV boss who says it's 'not the most cosmopolitan of cities to spend half the year': Daily Mail

Colum McCann: By the Book: New York Times

A portrait of Joyce's city 100 years on: Irish Independent

Leopold Bloom's pharmacy under threat after rates hike: The Irish Times

Ireland Park, haunting memorial to Toronto's Irish immigrants, set to reopen after four year wait: National Post

Boston memorial to Connemara man who helped Irish get visas: Connacht Tribune

Nothing But The Same Old Story – Boston's emigrant experience at one with London: Irish Post

Former billionaire Tony O'Reilly now insolvent: Irish Examiner

Designer John Rocha is stepping back from fashion: Sunday Independent

Irish Roots – Accenuate the negative: The Irish Times

Silicon Valley tech firms' role in Ireland growing: San Francisco Chronicle

Harry Potter owl flies 1,000km to settle in Burren: Irish Examiner

June 16, 2014

Daniel Day-Lewis to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth: The Irish Times

Sinead O'Connor Renames New Album 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss': Rolling Stone

The Pogues' James Fearnley on Shane MacGowan, the difference time can make, and the diary that became his new memoir: San Francisco Bay Guardian

People are not always who they appear to be: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Previous Next 'I was abused – now I'm tackling it on TV': Gabriel Byrne's had painful personal experience of the murky world at the heart of his new drama: Daily Mail

Jimmy's Hall, review – 'exasperatingly thin': Daily Telegraph

'Jimmy's Hall' is a fine film but Irish society wasn't as black and white as Loach depicts: Irish Independent

Joyce, 'Ulysses' and obscenity viewed in page-turner style: Washington Post

Irish Roots – Records for Bloomsday: The Irish Times

Madonna writes heartfelt tribute to late designer friend: The Herald

HBO executive less than glowing about Belfast: BBC

Hot Air – Dallas golf announcer David Feherty a driving force in Troops First Foundation: Dallas Morning News

Big-brother CCTV cameras have Irish islanders up in arms: New York Daily News

Microsoft in battle with US government over bank account info held in Ireland: Irish Independent

An Irish touchdown in Silicon Valley: The Irish Times

June 11, 2014

Dropping €111m can't keep Bono and the boys off music rich list: Evening Herald

Councillor urges cleaning up of crack den near Bono's home: Sunday Independent

How Newfoundland seduced Brendan Gleeson: Toronto Star

Irish ridicule of priests 'ludicrous' – Brendan Gleeson: Irish Catholic

Irish Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch leaves the innocence of Luna Lovegood far behind in new film thriller: Irish Independent

An interview with Chris O'Dowd, the homeless Tony nominee: New York Post

How Newfoundland seduced Brendan Gleeson: Toronto Star

Irish ridicule of priests 'ludicrous' – Brendan Gleeson: Irish Catholic

Putting the Catholic Church in Its Place: Counter Punch

Ken Loach – 'Sack film critics and get ordinary punters in': The Guardian

McBride wins top literary award for first her novel at Listowel Writers Week: Irish Examiner

Irish women as seen by Lavery and Yeats: The Irish Times

Representing the next generation of the Kennedy clan: The Irish Times

Bringing Irish tradition to Alabama: Auburn Plainsman

Even Ulan Bator has Irish pubs: BBC

In Ireland, 10 Years of Fresh Air: New York Times

Whiskey makers in high spirits as US sales take off: Irish Independent

Why Irish America shouldn't expect special treatment on immigration: The Irish Times

Well, well: Storm brings historic discovery in Limerick: Limerick Leader

June 4, 2014

How The Oscars Proved That U2 Still Lives Up To The Hype:

O'Malley's March to open for Irish rock band in Baltimore on Saturday: Baltimore Sun

Christy Moore review – 'A singer who cares passionately about his material': The Guardian

On the trail of the 'Wild Colonial Boy': The Irish Times

Fassbender – Steve McQueen changed my life: Irish Examiner

Miss Julie – Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain share kiss at Castle Coole in Fermanagh: Belfast Telegraph

Emotional blackmail on the Emerald Isle – Jimmy's Hall by Ken Loach: New Statesman

Roddy Doyle interview: You should start writing what you really want to write, not what you think will be easier: The Guardian

James Joyce likely had syphilis, new history of 'Ulysses' surmises: Los Angeles Times

Review: The Rising – This loud and proud telling of the 1916 Rising leaves no soldier behind: The Irish Times

Ireland's Sinéad proves she's a cut above for A-list clients: Irish Examiner

Vivienne Dick – stifled in Ireland, celebrated in New York: The Irish Times

First impressions of Ireland: Pensacola News Journal

There Really Is Good Food In Ireland -- And It's Coming To The U.S.:

Irish writer charts changing attitudes to immigrants: The Irish Times

U.S. Immigration Reform Tops Irish Ambassador's Wish List:

Irish Famine Memorial Fund Having World-Wide Impact: Boston College Chronicle

June 3, 2014

Bono, The Edge Join Fender's Board of Directors: Billboard

I was feeling empty despite life of privilege, U2 star Adam reveals: Irish Independent

Dolores O'Riordan – 'You get to the point where you want to die just to get peace': Sunday Independent

Angelou in Chicago in 1960 – Singing with the Clancy Brothers: Chicago Tribune

Riverdance's Padraic Moyles – This day twenty years ago my life changed forever: Irish Independent

Gabriel Byrne on Quirke: 'He is more at home among the dead than with the living': Daily Express

Steve Urbon – Irish sister city to celebrate 'Moby-Dick,' then dissolve government:

The Thrill of it All review – Joseph O'Connor goes in search of the rock'n'roll grail: The Observer

Kim, Kanye ... Kork? Couple honeymoon in Ireland: Irish Examiner

Cork – there's nowhere better for a Kim and Kanye honeymoon: The Guardian

Irish War Photographer Richard Mosse Awarded Deutsche Börse Prize: Art Slant

'This was destiny' – In Omaha, historian who unearthed Nebraskan's WWII plane discusses its discovery: Omaha World-Herald

Who was Fr Joseph Leonard?: The Irish Times

Las Vegas Hosts Ireland's Top Tech Conference: The Motley Fool

Irish Regulator Finds Himself at Heart of Privacy Debate: New York Times

May 25, 2014

Riverdance directors share €75m pay as show celebrates two-decade run: Irish Examiner

Kinks icon tells of his Irish brush with death: Irish Independent

Imelda May: 'My baby won't stop me rocking': Daily Telegraph

Jim Sheridan plans film about Lockerbie bombing: The Guardian

Colm Toibin – how I wrote Mary's story: Daily Telegraph

Yes, I said yes... Ulysses is a British novel: The Irish Times

John Banville – 'Quirke comes from the damaged recesses of my Irish soul': The Guardian

Rudyard Kipling and the century-old WWI mystery: Toronto Star

Enniskillen's Samuel Beckett festival draws international stars for happy days by the lakes: The Guardian

Bestselling author found dead in her Irish home: Irish Independent

From the Giant's Causeway to Crohy Sea Arch, breathtaking photos of hidden Ireland show Emerald Isle as never before: Daily Mail

Captivated by Irish hurling, US soldiers brought it home: Boston Globe

Philip Treacy's creations are star draw at wedding show: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – Pre-1901 censuses launching today: The Irish Times

Papa John's founder: What Irish castles can teach you about running a small business: Washington Post

May 22, 2014

9/11 survivor says visiting museum will be too painful: Irish Examiner

Rare U2 recordings from 1980 go up for auction: NME

Ronan Keating wanted to be in U2: RTE

Rihanna being sued by former Irish bodyguard for defamation: Irish Independent

Liam Neeson narrates short film about New York's history with horses: New York Daily News

Hollywood's Hardest Working Actor May Finally Get His Big Break: Buzzfeed

Room author Emma Donoghue – 'I write on a treadmill...actually on a treadmill': Irish Post

A Shooting Star – Brendan Behan in Sausalito:

Irish authors step out of James Joyce's shadow to take on Dubliners: The Irish Times

Yeats rising: Philadelphia Inquirer

Mirror girl on the Malin Head trail: It's Ireland's best-kept secret but the locals want to change that: Irish Mirror

Irish Roots – Reverse genealogy: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins to help US ties in Chicago: Irish Independent

Ryanair opens doors for competitors: The Irish Times

Fear for thousands of jobs as Obama wants to hit our business tax rates: Irish Independent

Boston policeman finds himself on busman's holiday, court hears: Irish Examiner

May 9, 2014

U2 named among stadium-filling elite: Irish Examiner

Force is with Brendan Gleeson's son Domhnall as he lands 'Star Wars' role: Irish Independent

Fassbender – Training for '300' made me physically ill: Irish Examiner

Jamie Dornan – 'I'd like to stop tying women up': The Guardian

The burning passion behind why we Irish dance: Irish Voice/

Book review – 'Chestnut Street' by Maeve Binchy: Boston Globe

Sebastian Barry's Quarrel With Irish History: Daily Beast

Letter said Brendan Behan 'not amenable to any law or order': The Irish Times

The untold story of Ireland – Poitín: Irish Voice/

Why East-West divide could be down to men's Irish DNA: The Herald

Flash Boy – Irish telecoms expert a catalyst in unmasking speed trading tactics: The Irish Times

Irish TV bids to woo the diaspora with tractors and song: The Irish Times

Carriages Belong in Central Park (by Liam Neeson): New York Times

Irish workers find Pictou's weather cold, locals' kindness warm: Cape Breton Post

Ireland 'a dream trip' for most Americans: Irish Independent

Medieval Granard to become the crown jewel of Irish tourism: Longford Leader

May 4, 2014

U2 aim to have new album on horizon by end of the year says Adam Clayton: Irish Mirror

Adam Clayton – 'My drinking made it hard for the rest of U2 to put up with me': Irish Independent

Saoirse Ronan 'almost missed out on an Oscar nomination': Irish Independent

Irish actors Chris O'Dowd and Sarah Greene nominated for Tony Awards: The Irish Times

Why the dance never stopped – Riverdance 20 years later: Sunday Independent

Percy French moosic helps bring home the tender beef: The Irish Times

Finding Too Much of Nothing on an Irish Farm: New York Times

How TV fell out of love with George Bernard Shaw:

Late author Marsha Mehran led reclusive life, say Mayo locals: The Irish Times

Seamus Heaney 'to bid us marvellous farewell' from Dublin Airport: Irish Examiner

Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition to open at NUI Galway: The Irish Times

Brian Boru trail taking in Tipperary's historic sites is launched: Tipperary Star

Burren and Cliffs of Moher site shortlisted for award: The Irish Times

Massachusetts – Home of Fake Irish People, say Brits:

The often-forgotten Irish who live on Britain's margins must be remembered too: The Irish Times

Polish say 'go raibh maith agat' for ten years of an Irish welcome: The Irish Times

April 26, 2014

Saoirse dreams of being Jean in Riverdance: Evening Herald

Angela Lansbury: 'Ireland move saved kids' lives': Daily Express

Bob Geldof regrets not having opportunity to tell Peaches he loved her: Irish Independent

Seamus Heaney – Paul Simon takes part in Dublin tribute: BBC

Ulster Scots poet in 'duet' with Seamus Heaney: Londonderry Sentinel, February 27, 2014

Was It Any Use? – Donal Ryan's 'Spinning Heart': New York Times BUY the book —  Or in UK£'s

Irish dance 'not pageant, but competitive sport': Irish Examiner

My idea of hell? 5,000 Irish dancers – and me: Daily Telegraph

That's not a hermit... That's a hermit! Stuntman who appeared in Hollywood's biggest films including Crocodile Dundee gave it all up to be only resident of abandoned island off Irish coast: Daily Mail

Ballyliffin, Ireland: Great links between the sea and the mountains: Toronto Star

Belfast and Boston to be named sister cities: Belfast Telegraph, March 25, 2014

Breen – Forty shades of green: Reno Gazette-Journal

Ireland's answer to Pacific Highway aims to woo the world: Irish Independent

TV channel for Irish diaspora says it will create 150 jobs: The Irish Times

Why others should be inspired by the late Lord Ballyedmond: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

April 20, 2014

'We pray to the risen Jesus': U2's Bono reveals he worships with his family on a giant bed: Daily Mail

Colin Farrell 'moved' by Ger McDonnell's K2 film: Limerick Leader

Pupils starstruck as Michael Fassbender pops in to his old school: Irish Independent

Michael Flatley hails 'Olympics' of Irish dancing as it opens in London: Irish Independent

Think you look Irish? Canada-UK co-production needs extras of all ages for film set in 1950s: Montreal Gazette

The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry review – the upheaval of war: The Guardian

Cult of Myles gathers to honour unholy trinity: The Irish Times

Michelle Obama's trip to Ireland cost taxpayers over $7.9 million: Daily Caller

Irish Boxty Potatoes: NBC Connecticut

Irish fashion makes the cut at start of President's state visit: The Irish Times

Jim Flaherty's life and legacy: 1949-2014: CBC

Terence Corcoran – A fitting tribute to Jim Flaherty: National Post

Irish Open to be staged in Northern Ireland twice over next three years: Irish Mirror

TCD backs rebranding as 'Trinity College, the University of Dublin': The Irish Times

Many Cars Are Green, but Only a Few Can Be Called Irish: New York Times

April 13, 2014

U2's Joshua Tree to be preserved in US: RTE

Gelzinis – Ronan Tynan's voice offers solace: Boston Herald

Chris O'Dowd interview – 'Fame hasn't changed me. But it's changed everybody around me': Daily Telegraph

'Game of Thrones' writers met as students in Trinity: Irish Independent

Seamus Heaney: Four days of celebration to explore the rich legacy of Northern Ireland's greatest wordsmith: Belfast Telegraph

King of New York: Brendan Behan's American fame: The Irish Times

Jim Flaherty's values were forged by blue-collar roots, a big Irish family and heartbreaking adversity: Toronto Globe and Mail

Is this the best singing priest ever?: The Guardian

Aloha! Brian Boru painting is home from Hawaii: Sunday Independent

'After 50 years in Britain, I thought I'd never see this day' – view from Windsor: Irish Post

Higgins pays tribute to 'vital role' of Irish emigrants: Irish Independent

Caring for a nation: recognising the contribution of Irish NHS workers: The Irish Times

Titanic memorial garden to open in Cobh: Irish Examiner

A Patch of Ireland in The Bronx: NY City Lens

Tá language barrier agam: Irish Examiner

March 31, 2014

Liam Neeson quits drinking: Daily Express

Fifty Shades of Jamie Dornan: exclusive interview: Daily Telegraph

Game of Thrones real coup for Northern Ireland's image and economy: Belfast Telegraph (Editorial)

The Pogues to perform in UK forest this summer: Irish Post

  • The mystery of Sebastian Barry's grandfather: The Irish Times
  • The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry, review: Daily Telegraph
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    'Forget Gay Byrne, Edna brought sex to nation': Irish Independent

    Binchy has one last surprise for fans as new stories on way: Irish Independent
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    Is nothing sacred? Trinity scraps Bible from its crest: The Irish Times

    Mayo dusts down collection of art on Famine: The Irish Times

    Book Review: 'Secret Dublin: An Unusual Guide by Pól Ó Conghaile – Jonglez Publishing': Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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    Nelson Mandela remembered in Dublin where South Africa's Bill of Rights was written 20 years ago: Irish Independent

    Pluck of the Irish – TV shows Belfast survival fight: Jewish Chronicle

    Belfast should take pride in its Jewish community: Belfast Telegraph

    Fiona Finn – An Ordinary Housewife with an Extraordinary Story: Fort Myers Island Sandpaper

    The Orchard Acquires BalconyTV: Billboard

    March 28, 2014

    U2's Bono Asked the Question 'Who is Jesus?' His Answer May Surprise You: Christian Post

    Sinead O'Connor reveals life-saving operations: Sunday World

    From hellraiser to Hollywood quiet man for Colin Farrell: Irish Examiner

    Pierce Brosnan thanks Irish genes for his age-resistant looks: Irish Examiner

    Hunger: A mood piece with impressive historical balance:

    Binchy has one last surprise for fans as new stories on way: Irish Independent

    J.P. Donleavy is Still Standing: New York Times

    Clock extends a warm, Gaelic welcome to those visiting Albany: Troy Record

    Storms reveal 7,500-year-old 'drowned forest' on north Galway coastline: The Irish Times

    Galas, You're the Devil – NYU Ireland House Toasts Pete Hamill, Michael O'Keefe: New York Observer

    Pirates ahoy! 17th century smuggling complex is discovered on Irish coast – and there could be TREASURE nearby: Daily Mail

    Let's go back to our roots and unearth our love for spuds: Evening Herald

    The Lynch mob: The Irish Times

    Intel's $5 billion boost for Leixlip: Leinster Leader

    Eddie Haughey killed in helicopter crash: The Irish Times

    March 24, 2014

    Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan to star in Belfast-shot Christmas movie: Irish Mirror

    What are U2 looking for in new album?: The Irish Times

    Dublin-born duo Hudson Taylor are taking the folk pop world by storm and giving Mumford & Sons a run for their money: Daily Mail

    Forty years in the business... but Clannad's Moya Brennan is busier than ever: Irish Independent

    Book review – Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy: Burnley Express

    Sebastian Barry interview: Daily Telegraph

    A Maeve Brennan Revival?: The New Yorker

    Amazon US nominates Tyrone border thriller as most exciting read of the week: Tyrone Times

    Irish Roots –'s impending monopoly: The Irish Times

    Settling old scores – An Irishman's Diary about two musical revivals: The Irish Times

    Beyond Guinness – Irish software companies pour into Silicon Valley: San Jose Mercury News

    Regan: Power of the green is not about the Irish: Lexington Courier-Journal

    Steve Coronella – St. Patrick's Day lessons exported here from Old Ireland: Providence Journal

    John Gilligan: Dublin gangster who became too famous for his own good: The Independent

    Exercise like the Irish: CNN

    March 17, 2014

    U2 feared to be splitting, but 'Bono doesn't want to go out with a whimper': Daily Star

    St. Patrick's Day is a reminder of the deep musical influence of the Irish: New York Daily News

    Katie Taylor – boxing gold medallist and Irish beacon of hope: National Post

    A time to celebrate Irishness: Irish Examiner (by Michael Flatley)

    The mad, saintly and very funny Irish: Toronto Globe and Mail

    The saddest Irish song of all: Ottawa Sun

    Why I Don't Celebrate St. Patrick's Day: Huffington Post

    Singing Obama hails "incredible" US-Irish relations: Irish Independent

    Green beer celebrates a century: Philadelphia Daily News

    Why Guinness is less Irish than you think: The Economist

    Return of the king – Irish whiskey on the rise, aiming to rise above bar-shot status: Dallas Morning News

    Tourist trail links up with historic sites: Evening Herald

    Mystery of Blarney Stone's heritage finally solved:

    Dispelling memories of a bygone Ireland: Boston Globe

    Backers sought for €26m National Diaspora Centre: Irish Examiner

    March 14, 2014

    Why did Bono get so much flak?: The Irish Times

    The rejection letter sent to U2:

    Bono is the best of what we are, says Harry Crosbie: Sunday Independent

    Black 47 bids farewell in Yonkers this weekend: Westchester Journal News

    'Last Call' for Celtic rock's Black 47: Philadelphia Inquirer

    Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role to marry Natasha Richardson: Irish Independent

    Liam Neeson's distinctive tones in new tourism ad to promote Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

    Irish-language film 'honoured' by Tribeca nod: Irish Independent

    When Seamus met Billy: Belfast Telegraph

    Luck of the Irish – Cincinnati's Irish Heritage Center promotes a celebration of culture beyond Saint Patrick's Day:

    Darina Allen feeds the renaissance in Irish cuisine: Boston Globe

    Spirits: Irish whiskey is going 'through the roof': Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Clock extends a warm, Gaelic welcome to those visiting Albany: Troy Record

    Brian O'Driscoll: Ireland's Rugby Ironman: New York Times

    See it – Gigantic storm off Ireland's southern coast captured on ship's cabin camera: New York Daily News, February 26, 2014

    March 13, 2014

    Bedazzzling Bono: The Irish Times

    U2 take walk down 'Sing Street' with 'Once' director: Irish Independent

    Myles Kennedy: The hardest working man in hard rock: The Irish Times

    Luke Kelly – A force of nature on stage: Irish Examiner

    Wave of interest in 'Game of Thrones' film site – Ballintoy Harbour: Ballymoney Times

    Irish novelist Colum McCann a fan of Rooneys: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Gabriel Byrne says Government 'paying lip-service' to arts: The Irish Times

    'I'm the Russian Jew and I have to pretend I'm Irish' – Debra Messing on new role with Love/Hate star: Irish Independent

    Philomena Lee forgives nuns but never forgets her son: The Irish Times

    It's Time For Boston To Honor Its First Irish Superstar:

    12 Ways To Add Irish Flair To Your Wedding: Huffington Post

    Orange at first, green spreading from the west later: The Irish Times

    Why man who sells Ireland turns rivals green with envy: Irish Independent

    Caribbean and Irish pupils speak as Gaeilge over Skype: Irish Examiner

    How Irish Tech Entrepreneurs Are Rebooting Ireland's Economy: Forbes

    March 11, 2014

    U2 say new album out later this year: Irish Examiner

    Bono lays down challenge to world business leaders: The Irish Times, January 24, 2014

    Bono slams amoral capitalism at World Economic Forum in Davos: Irish Voice/, January 25, 2014

    Script star Glen realises their next album must be great so they can get another record deal: Irish Mirror, November 29, 2013

    Sinead O'Connor joined by daughter Roisin in stunning performance: Irish Mirror

    Teacher 'humbled' by Snow Patrol tribute: Belfast Telegraph

    Chris O'Dowd, the Irish actor best known for his role as Roy in the IT Crowd, talks love family and nicknames: Daily Mail, January 26, 2014

    Chris O'Dowd refuses to let HBO's bad news dampen his spirits: Irish Independent, January 28, 2014

    Irish actor Jamie Dornan embraces Christian Grey for Fifty Shades role: Irish Independent, January 28, 2014

    Irish author Emma Donoghue's 'Room' to be made into movie: Irish Independent, September 5, 2013

    'The Guts,' by Roddy Doyle, a sequel to "The Commitments": Washington Post

    John Banville: 'The sentence is what makes us human': Brown Daily Herald

    Rory McIlroy welcomes news as Royal Portrush named as possible venue for US PGA Championship: Belfast Telegraph, November 15, 2013

    New distillery to be first in Dublin for 125 years: Irish Examiner

    Dining in Dublin, From Boxty to Blaa: New York Times

    Eye-Openers – 'A tradition transferred from the shores of Ireland remade into a wholly American ritual':, January 28, 2014

    March 6, 2014

    U2 wants to avoid the 'esoteric' on new album, win an Oscar: Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2014

    U2 say 'no' to Croker and opt for 'more intimate' venue: Irish Independent

    £13m worth of Brooks tickets sold in 90 minutes: Irish News

    Liam Neeson: 'It's nice to beat up people in movies': Daily Telegraph

    Neeson recalls flight nightmare: Belfast Telegraph

    Chris O'Dowd – From Bridesmaids to Broadway: The Independent

    Gleeson dedicates film role to Ireland's 'good' priests: The Irish Times

    'Jaws' star Dreyfuss jets into capital for festival screening of new movie: Irish Independent

    Not just St. Patrick: Ireland home to many saints:

    Trump talks exclusively to The Clare People about Doonbeg purchase: Clare People

    Brian Cox – 'The Irish have been so subjugated': The Irish Times

    Two Deluxe Irish Whiskies Arrive In US:

    The City's Oldest Irish Pub Celebrates its 160th Year:

    Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way: A road full of adventure: Toronto Star

    Ireland to cash in on global agriculture demand: The Scotsman

    February 26, 2014

    U2's Larry makes his return to the big screen: Evening Herald

    U2's Adam Clayton settles negligence claim against bank and accountants: Irish Independent

    Bruce Springsteen – Armagh man pipes himself into rock history with the Boss: BBC

    Liam Neeson opens up about wife Natasha Richardson's death:

    Farrell – Julie film was 'ruining': Sunday Independent

    Inishmore: Rustic island another world off Ireland's coast: Toronto Star

    US billionaire Donald Trump buys Irish golf resort: BBC

    Shamrock Crescent: Islam Is Ireland's Fastest Growing Religion: International Business Times

    Irish Roots – The Poor Law is still with us: The Irish Times

    Wogan's media firm hosts a surge in profits: Irish Examiner

    'Does anyone in your organisation have any experience of running an airline?': Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary takes questions on Twitter with predictable results: Daily Mail

    Cantillon – Why isn't Stripe based in Ireland?: The Irish Times

    Lottie – the regular gal keeping it real in the cut-throat global doll market: Irish Independent, December 15, 2013

    Irish Dance – Mit Lust und Leidenschaft: (in German)

    Billy Hawkes – The Irishman with a billion people's privacy to protect: The Independent

    February 24, 2014

    U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed – 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act': Billboard

    U2 star Bono to write charity tribute to his late father: Sunday Independent

    Founding Chieftains member Sean Potts passes away aged 83: Irish Independent

    Irish tenor Count John McCormack remembered with special €10 coin: RTE

    Liam fumes over NYC horse ban plan: Irish Independent

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns: Los Angeles Times

    How Nuala's last trip restored her enthusiasm for life: Irish Independent

    East Belfast veteran recalls story behind Clooney's Hollywood blockbuster: The News Letter

    WWE's The Sheamus Effect: Miami Herald

    Ambassador pleads – Let our immigrants work in USA: Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mosaic Man carves out a place in Big Apple's history: Irish Independent

    Future hots up for island knitwear firm as profits rise: Irish Examiner

    Beautiful Irish model almost lost career due to meningitis: New York Daily News

    Irish Roots – New York records tackled at last: The Irish Times

    How to bake the perfect soda bread: The Guardian

    February 7, 2014

    Big hearted U2 raise €1.5million for Aids charity by giving single away for free: Irish Mirror

    Bono – 'U2 are on the verge of irrelevance': RTE

    Roger Daltrey has pop at U2 for ignoring invite to play at charity concert: Daily Star

    Luke Kelly followed his own star: Evening Herald

    James Vincent McMorrow – 'I've nothing in common with Bon Iver beyond being a soul singer with a beard': Irish Post

    Colin Farrell admits romantic relationship with late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor: Irish Independent

    I never tell my wife Dawn about my kissing scenes admits Moone Boy star Chris O'Dowd: Irish Independent

    Michael Flatley chased mansion raiders in sports car: Irish Independent

    'For Seamus': New York Times

    'The Guts' by Roddy Doyle: Boston Globe

    Move over, Obama. Now Maryland's governor quotes from Colum McCann: The Irish Times

    The Galway pub with free beer for those who lend a hand:

    Irish Roots – If you're English-Irish, come into the parlour: The Irish Times

    Dingle hotel named best bargain hotel in the world by TripAdvisor: Sunday Independent

    Big-spending US tourists in €1bn splurge: Evening Herald

    January 27, 2014

    U2's best years still to come, insists Bono: Irish Independent

    One for the U2 watchers in the audience – Paul McGuinness on the band's career: The Irish Times

    Bank of America sponsors U2 ad at Superbowl: Sunday Independent

    The Rubberbandits are heirs to the Irish tradition of great, unsettling satire: Daily Telegraph

    O'Dowd's doubts over Calvary film: Irish Independent

    Will Ferrell Proud of Irish Roots: Las Vegas Guardian Express

    Gleeson's Guard becomes the musician for national tour: Irish Independent

    Fr Ted's undie store to join tourists' trail: Evening Herald

    Books – Impressive overview of Irish writer [Colm Tóibín]: Irish Independent

    1916 Rising exhibition and visitor centre for GPO: The Irish Times

    With its stained glass windows and tiles, it is a jewel in our tourism crown: Belfast Telegraph

    Diaspora Olympians come into the cold for Ireland at Sochi: The Irish Times

    Insight – Revenge of the Irish as mega-merger restores air finance crown: Reuters

    Southwest Kerry to receive rare 'dark sky reserve' status: The Irish Times

    Titanic iceberg simulator in Chinese theme park 'in bad taste': BBC

    January 26, 2014

    U2 to give away song to help fight Aids: Irish Examiner

    Garth Brooks 'Comeback Special' set for July in Dublin, Ireland: Los Angeles Times

    Ireland and Garth Brooks – a love story: The Irish Times

    Chris O'Dowd – from TV nerd to unlikely heartthrob… to Broadway leading man: The Observer

    I'm not such a blow-in now, says 'Corkman' Jeremy: Irish Independent

    I pretended dad was a doctor – Bono's girl: Evening Herald

    The Quiet Man – On the Heels of Nebraska, a Sensitive Will Forte Proves His Worth Yet Again: New York Observer

    History of troubled land: St Marys-Mt Druitt Star
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    Irish Roots – Flyleaf Press and their tiny little sources: The Irish Times

    'Irish pixie' adds some stardust to NY catwalks: Irish Independent

    Limerick brothers have no plans to cash in on billion euro firm: Limerick Post

    Stripe's Collison brothers – Who are they?: Irish Independent

    A new pal for US multinationals in Ireland [PayPal]: The Irish Times

    In the footsteps of Father Ted – Gourmet taste of Ireland in the real Craggy Island: Sunday Express

    Nights of drama in Brussels as Sarkozy confronted Irish: The Irish Times

    January 22, 2014

    Billboard's 2014 Industry Icon – Paul McGuinness on 35 Years Guiding 'The Biggest Band in the World' (Q&A): Billboard

    The Irish are coming – U2 and Fassbender lead Oscar charge: Irish Independent

    Cranberries star Dolores is happy to forego stardom: Irish Examiner

    What Ireland has to offer is 'gold dust', Jeremy Irons tells Cork People of the Year event: The Irish Times

    Bono's girl takes to the snowy streets of New York for new role: Irish Independent

    The dream team – Roddy Doyle to ghostwrite Roy Keane's memoirs: Irish Independent

    Emerging U.S. international Shane O'Neill still has a choice, also eligible to play for Ireland:

    Taking a fresh look at Titanic's sunken sister: The News Letter

    Donegal tweed, centuries old craft, is suddenly the height of fashion: Irish Voice/

    Mother's pride as Mayor Marty is sworn in: Galway Advertiser

    From O'Brien to Walsh – 'A Long Green Line': Boston Irish Reporter

    The Irish Rapunzel-style castle selling for less than a million: Irish Independent

    Bloomberg angered Irish with drunk comments while in office: Irish Voice/

    Why You're Drinking Irish Whiskey All of a Sudden: Esquire

    Demolished, the brand new housing estate that's NEVER been lived in – Bulldozers move in to knock down the last of Ireland's 'ghost' estates that were built during Celtic Tiger economic boom: Daily Mail

    January 14, 2014

    U2 Plays Surprise Gig for Haiti Benefit: Time

    U2 scoop Golden Globe Award for best original song: The Irish Times

    There are a lot of reasons U2 the best band of all time: Burlington County Times

    Searching for Philomena's Real Son – Behind 'Philomena,' the True Story of Michael Hess: New York Times

    Fassbender showed early flair for drama: Irish Examiner

    Happy new year as Disney's 'Snow White' to feature Irish priest's song: Irish Independent

    Stage Views – Larry Kirwan, Creator of New Musicals Hard Times and Transport: Playbill

    Turns Out His Blood Runs Green – John Patrick Shanley on His Irishness and 'Outside Mullingar': New York Times folklore site allows local Irish history to go global: The Irish Times

    Hoping for the luck of the Irish on a 59km race around County Kerry's best bits: Daily Mail

    O'Leary reveals Ryanair-Google plan to 'change how we buy tickets forever': Sunday Independent

    Irish Roots Townlands are a puzzle and a joy. We shouldn't throw them away: The Irish Times

    Bloomberg angered Irish with drunk comments while in office: Irish Voice/

    Ireland's upswing could benefit W.Pa. companies: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    Ohio brewer headed to Ireland to launch new craft brewery:

    January 7, 2014

    U2 returning to Island home: Sunday Independent, December 29, 2013

    U2 speak of long history with Mandela: RTE

    Bono set for beautiful payday as 'Forbes' goes on market: Irish Examiner

    Irish star Mary Black embarking on final world tour: Daily Express

    Peter O'Toole – actor, Irishman of distinction, antique lover: Palm Beach Daily News

    Cruise 'open' to acting as Irish film ambassador: Irish Examiner

    Roma derived strength from her parents to conquer US television: Londonderry Sentinel

    Neil Jordan – the day I saw the generous side of Seamus Heaney: The Irish Times

    Defaced first edition of 'Ulysses' valued at €13,500: The Irish Times

    Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy announce engagement: The Guardian

    O'Connell Tower set to get new stairwell: Evening Herald

    Why NYC cheers Notre Dame's Fighting Irish: New York Post

    In Belfast, Northern Ireland, this is a Santa of a different stripe: Los Angeles Times

    Irish Roots – Standing-room only if the diaspora all came back at once: The Irish Times

    Snowboarder Aimee Fuller on Belfast and the Northern Irish coast: The Guardian

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