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August 25, 2015

'The band has always been good, but my voice is better than ever,' says Bono: The Herald (Ireland)

Bono claims John Lennon as Irish at event on Ellis Island, New York: The Irish Times

Irish paid too high a price for the banks – Bono: Sunday Independent, October 26, 2014

Fuming Sinead O'Connor claims she received £350 for gig while her agent earned £8,000: Daily Express

Thank God for Sinead O'Connor – a rare celebrity unafraid to tell it like it is: Daily Telegraph

Political Stiff Little Fingers try on introspection: The Detroit News

Irish singer Soak immerses herself in songwriting: San Francisco Chronicle

Actor Liam Neeson says Mayor de Blasio needs to abandon plan to ban carriage horses for good: New York Daily News

Pierce Brosnan on his bond with the country – 'I can now call Ireland home after years of being abroad': Irish Mirror

Irish cops and robbers in '60's New York: San Francisco Chronicle

The diaspora is a rich resource, not just a cash cow: Irish Independent

In Ireland, a haven of fly-fishing, golf and solitude: San Antonio Express-News

What are the Irish in New Zealand so sensitive about?: The Irish Times

Trump and the Irish: Irish Echo

Oughterard golfer proving a major hit on the fairways: Connacht Tribune

Computer genius from Kilkenny briefs top US Army Officials: Kilkenny People

Irish Roots – Online newsreels are a treasure trove: The Irish Times

August 17, 2015

U2 pulls local tribute band on stage in Toronto: Toronto Star

Chasing Relevancy at Any Cost, Even Free: New York Times, November 9, 2014

We scrapped host of albums for not being good enough – Bono: Evening Herald, October 1, 2014

The Script on playing Croke Park: "Nothing means as much to us as playing a show that size in your hometown": Irish Mirror

Wyvern Lingo: Sunday Independent, December 21, 2014

Colin Farrell Joins the Cast of the Harry Potter Spin-Off: Vanity Fair

Brooklyn stars a torn Saoirse Ronan as an Irish immigrant in 1950s America: The Guardian

Seamus Heaney penned poem days before he died: Irish Independent, October 6, 2014

Romantic Ireland's dead and gone it's with Yeats in the grave: Wexford People

Nuala O'Connor interview – The Irish writer on feminism, baking and new novel Miss Emily: The Independent

Ireland in a state of chaos: Wexford People, November 11, 2014

Irish artist presents Queen with State Visit painting at Buckingham Palace: Irish Post, October 10, 2014

Chance Facebook encounter helps reunite siblings who were forced apart as children at end of World War II – brother sent to Ireland to be adopted while sister remained in Germany: Bray People

New York's Mister Saturday Night fever, all the way from Derry: The Irish Times

Irish Roots – Localised 19th-century Irish surnames: The Irish Times

Irish consulate in Austin to strengthen ties, promote business: Austin Business Journal, October 20, 2014

GAA President appeals to Cork fans who are flying Confederate flag at matches:

August 16, 2015

Union berates Bono for supporting tax breaks for multinational corporations: The Guardian, October 12, 2014

Michael Flatley's art works have sold for more than €1m: Irish Independent

Irish dancers take over New York City landmarks: Irish Voice/

Love blooms in Brooklyn for Saoirse's Irish rose: Daily Mail

Outcasts return from wilderness thanks to success of Hooley film: Belfast Telegraph

'The McCarthys' do Boston Irish reasonably proud, and funny: Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2014

Book highlights the football club that beat Katrina: New Orleans Advocate

Discovering literary life in the North before Seamus Heaney: The Irish Times

A Child of the 'Troubles' of Northern Ireland: New York Times, September 29, 2014

Elizabeth Shaw – unknown in Ireland but fondly remembered in Germany: The Irish Times

Once Broke and Raised By a Single Mom, This Man Now Makes Millions Traveling the World:

The global Irish – Where do they live?: The Irish Times

Ireland's grand Ashford Castle is worth checking in to: New York Post, September 30, 2014

Waves of emigration leave a legacy of love and loss behind: The Irish Times

Whatever the cynics might say, Ireland is about tech, not tax: Irish Independent, November 6, 2014

Tone of Trichet letter made it clear ECB was calling the shots for Ireland: The Irish Times, November 6, 2014

Reprint of 'Field Names of Meath' book: Meath Chronicle, December 11, 2013

August 15, 2015

U2 – Bring Back the Irony: The New Yorker

Bono pays tribute to Berkeley victims and J-1 visa programme: The Irish Times

Bono – 'Let's claim all the Beatles as Irish': The Guardian

An Interview with Sean Keane, Irish Singer: The Roanoker

Seamus Heaney's best loved lines chosen for headstone: Irish News

WB Yeats, the art teacher and the sex tale in the attic: Sunday Independent

In Ireland, All Yeats, All Year: New York Times

Waiting for love – how the women in Samuel Beckett's life helped to shape him: Irish Independent

Belfast Noir, edited by Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville: Not that dark up North: The Irish Times

Spread the word, Book of Kells goes global despite objection by Burger King: Sunday Independent

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: Huffington Post

10 most beautiful villages in Ireland you must see before you die: Irish Mirror

James Watson – 'In a way, Éamon de Valera made me': The Irish Times

The Catholic Parish Registers Online – Revolutionizing the Search for 19th Century Irish Ancestors:

Guinness has a plan to take on craft beer – and it's working: Business Insider

Upper East Side joint serving city's first Irish beef since 1998: New York Post

Wall Street Journal highlights Obama's Irish mafia: Irish Voice/

August 11, 2015

The incredible shrinking band – What's going on with U2?: Sunday Independent, October 5, 2014

Meet the mum and son who have been snapped up by U2: Evening Herald

A national failing – are U a begrudger 2?: Irish Independent, September 22, 2014

Hozier – 'I've had a few delightful letters from pastors who have some choice words to say: The Guardian, April 30, 2015

Skellig Michael monastic site is Luke Skywalker's 'refuge' in Star Wars film – leaked clip: Irish Independent, October 8, 2014

Skellig guides wanted Star Wars film shoot blocked: Irish Examiner, October 21, 2014

Irish is a living, breathing language: Oscar hopeful: Irish Independent, October 21, 2014

Anne Enright – 'Ireland is my home but I feel I have been trying to leave all my life': The Guardian

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin, book review – This novel deserves your utmost attention: Independent on Sunday, October 5, 2014

Samuel Beckett – Trinity College buys largest collection of writers' letters put on sale: BBC, October 8, 2014

Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett festival 2015 review – truly enthralling: The Guardian

Ireland isn't just about potatoes: Chicago Tribune, September 28, 2014

Rural region of Ireland turns out for 'second inauguration' during Boston mayor's visit: Boston Globe, September 22, 2014

Walsh lays foundation stone for emigrant centre in Connemara: Boston Irish Reporter, September 26, 2014

Need for British longwave radio service underestimated by RTÉ: Irish Post, October 9, 2014

Enduring Irish sculpture: Village, September 24, 2014

Irish American tech group spreads wings with angel investment: Irish Echo

July 28, 2015

Sinead O'Connor scraps ALL of her gigs this year – to care for her seriously ill son: Irish Mirror

New Roma Downey series explores stories of 'Answered Prayers': Centre Daily Times

Happy to be home! Beaming Pierce Brosnan looks in high spirits as he returns to his native Ireland to work on new movie I.T.: Daily Mail

Game of Thrones – TV drama 'contributes £110m to NI economy': BBC

Why WB Yeats devotees in Ireland are echoing a long list of grave concerns: The Guardian

Yeats and the flip side of a national icon: Sunday Independent

Ex-President Bill Clinton joy at Friel's celebration: Belfast Telegraph

John Burnside on Seamus Heaney – poems as drops in the moral ocean: New Statesman

GO! Bookshelf 072315: Uniontown Herald-Standard

The Pogues launch their new Irish whiskey in London: Irish Post

Airport passengers learn about Mayo Marine hero: Irish Echo

Macau bets on Irish 'Murphia': Sunday Independent

Irish Roots – Reactions to the National Library's parish registers site: The Irish Times

Adventures and exploration in the hidden city of Dublin: Daily Express, December 28, 2014

Tyrone man will soon be Northern Ireland's newest billionaire: Belfast Telegraph

New York Surfer Rides Massive Waves in Ireland: Huffington Post

Property Bulletin – Ireland's castles and country estates have been taken over by a modern aristocracy: Irish Independent

July 24, 2015

U2's long history of rocking NYC: New York Post

Marty Walsh a big U2 fan since he 'can remember': Boston Herald

Ten U2 Songs We're Not Ashamed to Admit We Like: Village Voice

Nun who met Bono to speak at the Long Tower this weekend: Derry Journal

Sir Van to receive street sign: Irish Independent

Sinéad O'Connor to release rendition of The Foggy Dew: Irish Independent

The Dreams of Northern Ireland's Latest Musical Export – Janet Devlin: Huffington Post

Michael Flatley – People will judge me for who I am: a dancer: Sunday Express

Liam Neeson's son set to follow in his footsteps by taking on iconic role of Michael Collins: Belfast Telegraph

How young Belfast-born gay activist became the Pride of striking miners: Belfast Telegraph, September 22, 2014

No surprise in Sligo about new documentation over WB Yeats's burial: The Irish Times

The Early Winner Of The Presidential Election? Stripe: Forbes

Irish Catholics can now trace ancestry online back to 1740s: The Irish Times

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: Huffington Post

No Irish to apply: Irish Echo

Donegal woman is striking a blow with inflatable pub business: Irish Examiner

Bill Tierney – Identity is a complicated issue for everyone: Montreal Gazette

July 23, 2015

Does U2's critically acclaimed new album 'Songs of Innocence' belie behind-the-scenes turmoil?: Irish Independent, September 11, 2014

Bono re-visits Dublin childhood on Cedarwood Road in U2's 'most personal' album to date: Irish Independent, September 10, 2014

Analyzing Apple's U2 Mistake:, September 18, 2014

Brady is right – U2's deal with Apple: Irish Examiner (Editorial), September 16, 2014

Rock – Bono, a not-so-innocent life placed on record: Irish Independent, September 15, 2014

Stop whining about the free U2 album. Hating Bono is way more annoying:, September 13, 2014

My haven, Sir James Galway – The celebrated flautist, 74, in the studio of his luxury home near Lucerne, Switzerland: Daily Mail, September 12, 2014

Sinead O'Connor proves romance is still alive as she gifts student busker trip abroad to see girlfriend: Irish Independent, September 22, 2014

Liam Neeson opens up about Natasha, relationships, and gremlins in his phone: Irish Independent, September 12, 2014

Charting Love, Longing and Loss: New York Times, August 21, 2014

Rhode Island artist Kevin Doyle chosen for national honor: Irish Voice/, September 2, 2014

You can't go home when you've never left: Boston Globe, September 21, 2014

Officials – Multiple daily direct flights between Boston and Ireland key to economic development: Springfield Republican, September 19, 2014

Twitter partners with Stripe to sell products direct from Twitter stream: Irish Voice/, September 8, 2014

Top Irish designer Louise Kennedy reveals eponymous flattering silk dress: Irish Independent, September 10, 2014

Driving around Connemara, Galway, Ireland: San Francisco Chronicle, September 4, 2014

Cold house for Protestants – Northern Ireland minister and his Inuit flock in the Arctic: Belfast Telegraph, September 18, 2014

July 22, 2015

U2 still plays like a band with something to prove: New York Post

A councillor wants to create a shrine to U2 featuring all their old concert stages:

Bob Geldof – When one man united the world in music for one exhilarating day: Irish Independent

Nunavut performer combines two cultures on debut release:

An Irishman's Diary about Bing Crosby's connections (and misconnections) with Kildare: The Irish Times

'Quiet Man' cottage is made a protected building: Irish Independent

Eve Hewson – I made dad Bono watch my nude scenes for 'The Knick': Irish Independent

Viking role is second nature for Limerick actor: Limerick Leader

Who rests in Yeats's grave? French suggested sending fake WB Yeats skeleton: The Irish Times

Facebook: Sorry – we got it wrong on 'sexy' Molly Malone statue: Irish Independent

In Ireland's County Mayo, a haven of fly-fishing, golf and solitude with famed links courses, renowned salmon waters: National Post

Ads telling Irish people to leave Canada spotted in Toronto, everybody confused: CBC

Glamping in Ireland – Five of the best sites for pitching your luxury tent: Irish Mirror

The pluck of the Irish: The Province (Vancouver), November 3, 2014

Irish Roots – List of irregular marriages from 19th-century Dublin published: The Irish Times

Emory U. launches Belfast Group site: Irish Echo

The diaspora 'one of Ireland's strengths', President says: The Irish Times, October 30, 2014

July 9, 2015

U2's The Edge to build five luxury mansions on California's Malibu coast following ten-year battle for planning permission: Daily Mail

Songs of Innocence review – U2's blistering return to form and their core values: Irish Independent, October 9, 2014

On the Van Morrison trail through Belfast icon's past: Belfast Telegraph, August 22, 2014

'Smartass' reservists made Braveheart a success: Irish Examiner, September 8, 2014

'Jimmy's Hall' is a subdued story of Irish activist Jimmy Gralton: Los Angeles Times

Lord of the Dance, review: 'Flatley's still a star – confident, driven and ruthlessly self-promoting': Daily Telegraph, September 4, 2014

George M. Cohan – "Born on the Fourth of July": Irish America

Journey back through the works of Irish filmmakers McDonagh and O'Sullivan: Irish Post, August 25, 2014

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea review – a symphony out of historical silence: The Guardian

Sean Scully Fills a Spanish Monastery With Bursts of Color: New York Times

In Northern Ireland, it's all about the drive: Toronto Globe and Mail

Belfast memorial to former Israel president Chaim Herzog removed:, August 12, 2014

The rules of Irish road bowling: Daily Telegraph, May 28, 2015

Man who thinks he is related to ancient Irish royalty claims – 'I'm King of Kilkenny Castle': Irish Mirror, September 10, 2014

Boston Mayor's Connemara 'homecoming': Connacht Tribune, September 7, 2014

DeLorean memories to be revived at anniversary event: Belfast Telegraph, August 14, 2014

Exploring the New York Irish brand: Irish Echo, August 14, 2014

July 8, 2015

Records raise John Lennon's family ghosts: Irish Examiner

Still dreaming: Evening Herald, August 8, 2014

Pilgrimage to Ireland to pay tribute to my guitar hero: The Herald

The Irish women behind Engels and the birth of communism: The Irish Times

'The Green Road,' by Anne Enright: New York Times

How I've used WB Yeats in my role as an Irish Ambassador: The Irish Times

This guy is travelling around Irish islands and writing a song a week about each one:

Bird's-eye view of remote Clare routes on Google: Irish Examiner, August 12, 2014

Brits and Americans are queuing up to get into Ireland:

An international African success story made possible by Irish Christian Brothers: The Irish Times

Portraits bring us face to face with Ireland in the 1970s: Irish Independent, August 7, 2014

Dennis Lehane talks blood and Boston at Free State Festival: Lawrence Journal-World

'My Planter's Burden' – by Brian Spencer:

Irish Roots – The origins of Molly Bloom get curiouser and curioser: The Irish Times

Charting the history of Irish performance art: Galway Advertiser, March 26, 2015 (by Áine Phillips)

When it comes to smearing the Irish, Australia is the world's serial offender: The Guardian

Financial technology takes a shine to Belfast: Financial Times

July 1, 2015

Bono and the band witnessed Ben Dunne's fall from grace: Sunday Independent

The Edge shares his secrets with our budding rock stars: Irish Independent

Sinead O'Connor on her drastic weight loss – 'I never eat a thing': Irish Independent

Ah, the luck -- and love -- of the Irish: Winnipeg Free Press

Irish weather was glorious for the filming of Saving Private Ryan and Spielberg wasn't happy:

Philosophy and a little passion – Roy Foster on WB Yeats and politics: The Irish Times

Yeats Country – The land of heart's desire: Irish Independent

The Good Son by Paul McVeigh review – Belfast boy in the 80s: The Guardian

Marian Keyes apologises for 'bigots' comment about Roscommon/South Leitrim: The Irish Times

In Northern Ireland, it's all about the drive: Toronto Globe and Mail

Surf's up for Fáilte Ireland as its Wild Atlantic Way rides the crest of a wave: Irish Examiner

Drone gives unique inside view of Dublin chimneys: Daily Telegraph

State seeks suitable venue for 1916 relatives' event: The Irish Times

Brits and Americans are queuing up to get into Ireland:

A taste of seasonal food in Ireland this autumn:

Ireland Inc. still a thousand miles from a Cead Mile Failte: Irish Independent

Obama praises Irish woman in speech on immigration reform: The Irish Times

'High Man' warrior makes its mark on ancient site: Irish Independent

The serial con artist who targeted Irish illegals in the US: The Irish Times

June 30, 2015

Sitting on a couch with U2 – Talking about concerts, life and T-shirts: Chicago Tribune

Thin Lizzy 'didn't want to release' The Boys Are Back In Town: Irish Independent

We honour Joyce every year – now an anniversary rightly puts the spotlight on 'pilgrim soul' WB Yeats: Irish Independent

Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid reveals his favorite WB Yeats poem on writer's birthday: Irish Post

Yeats's tower was retreat, inspiration: Irish Echo

James Joyce – big in China: The Guardian

All roads lead to home for fractured Irish family: Winnipeg Free Press

Marian Keyes – Please can we stop saying 'chick-lit'?: Daily Telegraph

A Visit to Donleavyland, Sixty Years After "The Ginger Man": The New Yorker

In search of traditional music and a pint in Dublin: Dallas Morning News

Glenveagh National Park is just one of the many jewels clustered in the crown of County Donegal: Irish Mirror

Trail of 1916 Easter Rising sites launched to boost tourism: The Irish Times

Ireland now a whale-watching tourism hotspot: Irish Examiner

Bobby Jindal and Leo Varadkar – The two politicians could not be more different: India Times

Emigration and Ireland – The evolution of how we say goodbye:

NYPD Green, by Luke Waters review: an Irish cop's lively memoir: The Irish Times

The 18th century kiss-and-tell of a Dublin madam: Sunday Independent

June 14, 2015

U2's Bono to meet Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on Parliament Hill Monday: CBC

Members of The Script pull woman from car crash: The Irish Times

Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch is just as fanciful in real life:, July 29, 2014

In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On:

WB Yeats – A towering figure in Irish public life as well as art: The Irish Times

Fight on to save retreat of a broken-hearted Yeats: Irish Independent, July 14, 2014

Story of mission to return remains of WB Yeats revealed by military archive: The Irish Times

Rediscovering Irish dancing in the Netherlands: The Irish Times

What's a few billion between brothers? Stripe's valuation doubles to $3.5bn:

Dublin coffee hub christened 'a must-see before you die' on International list: Irish Independent

Have Irish-language books fallen off the shelf?: The Irish Times

Treasure trove goes online in archives move: Irish Examiner, June 3, 2014

Remembering a father and his son: Irish Echo, July 17, 2014 [ #JFK ]

Killarney Park special branch on lookout for holly thieves: The Irish Times

The Irish 66ers: Irish America

Developing a charter for a new Ireland: Irish Voice/, May 9, 2014

First Global Forum convenes in Dublin: Irish Echo

Irish ambassador glad to see action on immigration: USA Today, December 5, 2014

June 13, 2015

Rejected 1964 snaps of Beatles in Belfast finally released: The Irish Times

Ex-U2 manager says iTunes album release a mistake: The Irish Times

Bono leaves waitress $150 tip, after she gives him dessert on the house: Irish Independent

Why it should be Sir Van the Man for our star of County Down: Belfast Telegraph

Galway locals bid to re-open WB Yeats tower: UTV Internet

Walt Disney asked to meet Eamon de Valera – to talk about leprechauns: Irish Independent

Hollywood eyes film about the Dundrum man who helped expose flash traders: Sunday Independent

Finnegans Wake – the book the web was invented for: The Guardian

Travel review: Ulster – Good times? No Troubles: Yorkshire Evening Post

Irish Roots – Glory be to the Ordnance Survey: The Irish Times

Glasnevin Cemetery documentary 'One Million Dubliners' wins top prize: Irish Independent

Rory McIlroy glory deserves a monument: Belfast Telegraph

Charles and Camilla fall under the spell of Lissadell: Irish Independent

Whiskey galore as Jack Daniels to build €44m Slane Castle distillery: Irish Independent

Global Irish Civic Forum a 'major step' in connecting with diaspora: The Irish Times

Samantha Power – the world's most powerful Irish person?: The Irish Times

Why Martin O'Malley is a very different kind of Irish American politician: Irish Voice/

Fintan O'Toole – Ireland has left 'tolerance' far behind: The Irish Times

May 31, 2015

U2 – Still rattled or humming?: Sunday Independent

U2 is still a can-do band, as its first Forum show amply proves: Los Angeles Times

Bono expresses shock at death of U2 tour manager: The Irish Times

Hozier scoops prestigious British music award: Irish Examiner

'Moone Boy – The Blunder Years' and 'The Imaginary': New York Times

Game of Thrones – Kit Harington apologises for joke about Belfast tourism: BBC

Jonathan Rhys Meyers moving back to Ireland?: Hamilton Spectator

Oscar-nominated director – Irish people's attitude to film 'post-colonial': The Irish Times

Roddy Doyle on his new novel, Roy Keane, and writing about ordinary people's lives: The Independent

Online Dating Is So Yesterday – Finding Love At The World's Oldest Matchmaking Festival: Forbes

Diarmaid Ferriter – Emigrants' voting rights should be extended: The Irish Times

Meet the Irishman who became America's number one hairdresser and Vogue favourite: Irish Independent

Viceroy of Ireland's jewels found in London bank vault: The Irish Times

Winemaker David O'Reilly is at home in the Yakima Valley: Seattle Times

Cork graffiti artist 'has world at his feet': Irish Examiner

Google's man in Ireland presses 'go-faster' button: Sunday Independent

Missionaries created the template on which Ireland's aid programme is built: The Irish Times

May 19, 2015

U2's Bono Sounds Increasingly Like Warren Buffett:

Live the 'Game of Thrones' fantasy in Co Down: The Irish Times

Studio where Bond was filmed sets up base in Ireland: Irish Independent

Courteney Cox – Family try Snow Patrol fiance's NI accent: BBC

Taylor Swift admits she's tried Irish dancing and that Ireland is one of her favourite places: Irish Mirror

For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once: Los Angeles Times

Distinctive, proud, loyal to 2 cultures: Irish Echo

'The Love Object' by Edna O'Brien: New York Times

The Green Road by Anne Enright, book review – Stones on the path to redemption: The Independent

'I do not think it will offend you' – Letter from WB Yeats to Maud Gonne: The Irish Times

Christy Brown exhibition opens at Little Museum of Dublin: The Irish Times

Russborough to sell Old Masters to fund upkeep of house: The Irish Times

Kylemore Abbey to create spiritual centre with leading US university: Irish Independent

Titanic Belfast included in the search to find 21 landmarks that define Britain: Belfast Telegraph

Mayor Kevin McKeown Re-Elected At Dem Convention To Irish-American Caucus: Santa Monica Mirror

Barack 'O'Bama' and His Irish-American Advisers:

Area foundation promotes baseball in Ireland, elsewhere: Westchester Journal-News, July 27, 2014

The Punt – Chuck Feeney honoured: Irish Independent, November 8, 2014

May 17, 2015

U2 gig review – World's biggest rock band back in the game with technically stunning show: The Independent

Bono – 'Don't take advantage of tax breaks? Then you're stupid in business': Daily Telegraph

Bono is the greatest Irishman of this generation: Irish Voice/

Irish is lingua franca in Cannes: Irish Echo

Movie stars are a fickle bunch – Liam: Evening Herald

Anne Enright will be Ireland's first Laureate: Daily Telegraph

The first great novel of Queens: New York Post

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde's wife: The Guardian

Extract – 'The Great Push' by Patrick MacGill: The Irish Times

Dancing to Dublin: Goochland Gazette, June 1, 2014

The ancient Irish sport of hurling finds a home in Hampton Park:

Picture of Scottish castle used to promote Ireland holiday: Daily Telegraph

In Southeast Ireland, a Culinary and Coastal Destination: New York Times

Religious authorities surprised by success of 'Nuns story' video: The Irish Times

Dublin strikes a chord on global busker chart: Evening Herald

The Belfast boys who made cereal hip: Irish Post

Lapwings – Threatened bird species takes sanctuary in a Northern Ireland prison: The Independent

May 7, 2015

I'd love a U2 exhibition in Dublin, Bono tells Tony Fenton in his final interview: Evening Herald

U2's Flight to Now (Turbulence Included): New York Times

Coastal panel recommends that U2 guitarist's Malibu project proceed: Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2014

What it takes to become a World Champion Irish Dancer: Irish Post, April 16, 2014

I was suicidal for two years – Marian Keyes: Evening Herald, November 3, 2014

'It's beyond what I had dreamed of': Derry Journal, April 15, 2014

Debut novel 'left in drawer' for nine years lands top prize: Irish Independent, May 29, 2014

Lost for words – Irish writing on the first World War: The Irish Times, October 30, 2014

Belfast, the noirest city on earth – a capital spot for crime fiction: The Irish Times

'Let's build Titanic-style tourist centre to celebrate DeLorean': Belfast Telegraph

Why Have We Fallen Back In Love With Irish Whiskey?: Daily Beast

Drink, oppression, and church cast long shadow on Irish soul: Irish Independent, May 6, 2014

Remembering Ireland's forgotten emigrants: Daily Telegraph, June 17, 2014

Irish pride before the fall: Sunday Independent, April 13, 2014

Son of Donegal emigrant elected to US Congress: Donegal Democrat, November 6, 2014

Apple may face multi-billion dollar tax bill: The Irish Times, October 31, 2014

Sr. Marguerite Kelly retires from the Irish Pastoral Centre: Irish Voice/

May 4, 2015

'It feels like someone else's hand' – U2 legend Bono still can't play guitar FIVE months after horrific cycling accident: Daily Mail

U2 Songs of Innocence album cover under fire in Russia for promoting homosexuality: Irish Independent

Niall Horan's €35m fortune goes in One Direction: Evening Herald

Michael Flatley's Irish dancing foot paintings sell for $128k: Irish Voice/

MOD on Monday – Michael Flatley might have feet of flames, but that doesn't mean he can paint with them: Evening Herald

Protected status for Quiet Man cottage: Connacht Tribune

Irish actor treads carefully when playing a Newfoundlander in Canadian comedy: Winnipeg Free Press, May 24, 2014

Book review – The Green Road by Anne Enright: The Scotsman

Irish poet WB Yeats honoured with worldwide 150th birthday celebrations: The Guardian

Cops and robbers in the Big Apple...: Sunday Independent

New film dramatizes Irish woman's work with Vietnamese orphans: The Catholic Sun

A lord's journey through fires... for Henry Mount Charles: Sunday Independent

A New, and Historic, Hike in Ireland: New York Times

The best ways to learn the Irish language for free: Irish Voice/

Old words make comeback as Irish dictionary updated: Irish News

Irish street artist builds new urban art installation in Fayetteville: Fayetteville Flyer, May 5, 2014

Media's demeaning Irish cliches no joke whatsoever: Sydney Morning Herald, May 29, 2014

April 26, 2015

Beautiful day for U2 as band buys back studio site for a song: Irish Independent, October 15, 2014

Bono's pain as his father's final words are revealed: Irish Mirror

Bono invests in TPG fund: Irish Independent

For all his rage and anger, Bob Geldof's core affection for 'auld sod' remained undimmed: Irish Independent, April 10, 2014

Emotional Sting pays respect to 'pauper' Irish ancestor: Irish Post

Saoirse Ronan (20) – 'It's hard to get a good role now I'm older': Evening Herald

Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected: The Observer

'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Half Irish, half American, all writer: Irish Echo

Veterans honours Navy hero who inspired film: Irish Independent

US TV ad promoting Northern Ireland will make you so proud: Belfast Live

Wet and Wild in Ireland – The Adventurous Side of the Emerald Isle:

10 cultural moments that helped define the Irish in Britain: Irish Post

Undocumented Irish in US must 'be brought in from the shadows' – Enda Kenny: Irish Independent, June 5, 2014

Irish Roots – What do we lose when records are digitised?: The Irish Times, October 28, 2014

A taste of Ireland – Discover the foodie haven of Kinsale: Daily Express, October 11, 2014

Donegal man takes a pop at US market with 'artisan' craft soda: Sunday Independent

April 22, 2015

The most comprehensive review of U2's 'Songs of Innocence' you're going to read, by John Meagher: Sunday Independent, September 13, 2014

Auction has The Edge with acoustic guitar sale: Irish Examiner

Did U2 Rip Off a Boston Band?:

'Better Call Saul' star's long road from Tipperary to Tinseltown: Irish Independent

Kate Mulgrew calls herself 'a born survivor': Toronto Star

In Ireland, Chasing the Wandering Soul of Yeats: New York Times

Rory McIlroy Has the Best Swing in Golf – How far will it take Northern Ireland's onetime child prodigy?: New York Times

Jim Stynes, Demons club champion, immortalised in sculpture outside MCG:, September 17, 2014

These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age:

In Dublin, Shopping Away From the Crowds: New York Times, August 27, 2014

'The fact Natasha can stand beside me... I can't put into words' – Natasha McShane asked to be fellow attack victim's chief bridesmaid: Irish Independent

Tom Moran's new Belfast post: Irish Echo

A new Irish comity for Capitol Hill: Irish Echo

Examining the connection between the Irish Famine and the 9/11 tragedy: Irish Examiner, September 11, 2014

Irish Center is jewel in Maine crown: Irish Echo, September 15, 2014

Ireland's new Land League and the mansion row on millionaires' row: BBC

April 20, 2015

Cillian Murphy – 'I'll never go to bed hungry again for a movie': Sunday Independent, April 26, 2014

Fassbender's hunger for acting inspired by film director Steve McQueen: Irish Mirror, May 2, 2014

Back for good: Irish News, March 28, 2014

This boy is cracking us up – Phil Lynott's 1957 school report found: Irish Independent, April 16, 2014

The 10 Irish records that captured the mood of a nation: Irish Post, August 12, 2014

Unique era of music captured in new book: Irish Independent, March 27, 2014

Every Single Minute, review – the last days of Nuala O'Faolain: The Guardian, March 22, 2014

Bleak and beautiful – The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry: New Statesman

Genealogy website restores access to records: The Irish Times

Whiskey museum to open in summer: Evening Herald, March 14, 2014

Young Irish designer grabs attention of political elite in US: Irish Independent, March 19, 2014

Retired astronaut Hadfield makes giant leap for Irish tourism: Irish Examiner, March 26, 2014

Flying from Mizen to Malin by paramotor makes history: Irish Examiner

Irish-born vintner nurtures love of the land in Yakima Valley: Yakima Herald, April 4, 2014

Our unique relationship with America benefits both countries: Irish Independent, July 5, 2014

US hypocritical in calls for Irish corporate tax reform: The Irish Times, October 27, 2014

Website offers free lessons as Gaeilge: Evening Herald

April 19, 2015

'Quiet Man' cottage to be protected structure: Irish Examiner

How Sharon Corr beat anxiety to find her voice: Sunday Independent

Abrams praise for Star Wars actor Gleeson: Irish Examiner

Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut "'71": Los Angeles Times

Fifty Shades of actor, model and musician Jamie Dornan: Sunday Independent

Jamie Dornan to play Irish UN war hero in new film: Irish Independent

'Is the ghost of Frank McCourt with us here?': Limerick Leader

Book review – 'West Belfast' by Danny Morrison:

Kit Harington talking our city down? No, he did us a favour: Belfast Telegraph

For Stark landscapes, head to Northern Ireland: Washington Post

Walsh to tout plans for 'Belpot' hockey tourney in Belfast: Boston Irish Reporter

Irish Roots – The Other Clare Roots: The Irish Times

Being Irish is a lot like being Southern:

Patrick Quinn – ALS Champion: Irish America

€200m Center Parcs resort to make Longford leading destination – Kenny: The Irish Times

Irish dancer who sought to spread art to Protestants: The News Letter

50 years on and still thriving – Ireland finally unveils statue of legend Arkle: Daily Mail, March 10, 2014

March 30, 2015

Eve Hewson had to force parents Bono and Ali to watch The Knick over raunchy scenes: Irish Independent

U2 and Ireland Fund $10 million music program for schools to be permanent: Irish Voice/, August 13, 2014

Riverdance creator Michael Flatley wants dancing on the school curriculum: Daily Telegraph

'My body is just beaten' – the Lord of Irish dance bows out: Sunday Independent, August 23, 2014

'71 Tensely Recalls the Troubles in Ireland: Village Voice

I won't be doing any more films – Brenda Fricker: Evening Herald, August 14, 2014

Roddy Doyle – 'I was watching my father die and there was a long period where we were wondering 'is he dead?': Evening Herald

Mid Ulster's newest author tells a tale of swords and savagery in Gaelic Ireland: Tyrone Times

Michael Longley – Poet honoured with freedom of Belfast: BBC

Pair of knights hitchhike to Galway battle site: Irish Examiner

A Comedian Who Delivers in English, Gaelic and Mandarin: New York Times

Best Irish Whiskey – 6 Bottles for St. Patrick's Day:

'The Visitors' – An exploration of love, Emerald Island style: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2, 2014

Entrepreneurs cash in on the rising popularity of St. Patrick's Day: Toronto Globe and Mail

Giving in to the tug of deep Irish roots: CNN, August 20, 2014

Emmett O'Connell – Explorer and Commentator: Irish America

Apple brings hope to Irish town used to exodus: Worcester Telegram

March 27, 2015

Jackie Kennedy's career as a photojournalist brought her to the Irish Embassy to do a St Patrick's Day feature: The Irish Times

Kubrick in Ireland – the making of Barry Lyndon: Sunday Independent

Photographs of Ryan O'Neal and Stanley Kubrick made public: The Irish Times

Jamie Dornan – I'm not quitting Fifty Shades: Evening Herald

Colin Farrell talks Intenso, his 'True Detective' 'stache, more: Los Angeles Times

Michael Flatley Sr., father to 'Lord of the Dance,' founded suburban plumbing business: Chicago Sun-Times

Irish poets to feature on London Underground: The Irish Times

St. Patrick's mountain in Ireland attracts pilgrims, hikers and tourists alike: Halifax Chronicle Herald

Northern Ireland boasts scenery like nowhere else: Daily Telegraph

A New Irish Rebellion, This Time Against Water Fees: New York Times

Polska-Éire shows Irish and Polish have many links – but who has the best potatoes?: The Irish Times

Irish Roots – Why Irish online genealogy is so peculiar: The Irish Times

Still contempt in some Irish quarters for American cousins: Irish Voice/

US TV station describes Taoiseach Enda Kenny as 'controversial figure' who has 'turned back on the poor': Sunday Independent

ND Dublin program remembers Keough: Notre Dame Observer

Robert J. McCann – Businessman, Philanthropist: Irish America

March 20, 2015

Michael Flatley on hanging up his dancing shoes: UTV Internet

Apple's $100m deal with U2 sees band top Irish celebrity Sunday Independent rich list: Sunday Independent

Boogaloo and Graham – Why this modest little film is captivating audiences around the world: Belfast Telegraph

Game of Thrones stars hail 'immensely beautiful' Northern Ireland as top filming location: Belfast Telegraph

Jamie Dornan set to star in Irish film about Congo bought by Netflix: Irish Independent

Oscar Wilde Awards Honoree Carrie Fisher Has Plenty in Common With Wilde: Variety

Pulitzer winner tells Irish Women that 'Irishness' is everywhere: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice

Enda Kenny presents Barack Obama with hand-printed Yeats for St Patrick's Day: The Irish Times

McGahern, the banned book and the censored interview: Irish Independent

In Colin Barrett's 'Young Skins,' a Small Irish Town's Aimless Denizens: New York Times

Obama remembers 'the great Irish Americans' throughout history in St Patrick's Day speech: Irish Independent

Irish ancestry in US is dwindling, but Massachusetts still has most Irish-folk:

In the Kitchen – Irish Soda Bread:

Hiberno-English is part of what makes us Irish – so let's celebrate it!:

New generation embracing the GAA in the USA: The Irish Times

New York Group Tries To Help Irish Baseball Score Big:

A ring around Ireland: Otago Daily Times

March 13, 2015

The Chieftains' collaborations span decades: Centre Daily Times

Maureen O'Hara's Corker on the coast: John Wayne's screen sweetheart sells dramatic villa with views to die for: Daily Mail

On Movies – For Branagh, a welcome departure: Philadelphia Inquirer

The great Irish famine sitcom – a comedy hot potato?: The Guardian

Irish grandparents helped Sheeran to top: Irish Independent

Duluth man one of few Irish harp makers in the world: Miami Herald

Origins of Irish soda bread come from America:

Lissadell new lease of life as it prepares for Yeats's birthday: Irish Independent

If not for WB Yeats, Ireland might have been an island of saints and scientists: The Irish Times

Boston bomber hero cop has Galway roots: Connacht Tribune

'Big Irish wake' to honour LAPD officer whose lifelong dream was to visit Ireland: Irish Independent

Hamill – Fire engine will don green berets at St. Patrick's Day Parade for first time since 2005: New York Daily News

Niall O'Dowd calls for 'pressure' on US over Irish illegals: The Irish Times

Louise Kennedy's collection tells exquisite floral story: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – Standardised surnames and place names: The Irish Times

We can't take US investors for granted: Irish Examiner

Clancy's Craic – Is the traditional Irish wake under threat from the 21st Century?: Irish Mirror

March 4, 2015

U2 – 'It's the job of art to be divisive': The Observer

U2's 'travelling pastor' passes away at home: Irish Independent

U2 split years ago but told no one: Irish Independent

If Sinead has time to complain about U2, she's got time to delete it off her iPhone: Evening Herald

Dance back in time: Irish News, August 14, 2014

Review – O'Connell leads gripping Belfast thriller '71':

Game of Thrones – Green light for £14 million Belfast film studios: Belfast Telegraph

A Change in the Climate for an Icy Irish Matron: New York Times

Five Irish siblings set world record for each living more than a century: The Irish Times

Irish Rambling By The Ring Of Kerry – Dingle, The Skelligs, Killarney ... And More: Forbes

Happy 100th to the 'house with the shamrock shutters': Boston Irish Reporter

The stellar rise and crushing fall of Tony O'Reilly: The Irish Times

The story behind making the DeLorean prototype: Detroit Free Press

The double life of the Irish consonant: The Irish Times

Cork poet Louis de Paor – Irish language links us write back to our roots: Irish Examiner

We need a new message to connect with the diaspora: Irish Independent, August 6, 2014

Minister says Diaspora may vote for three Irish senate seats: Irish Voice/, July 30, 2014

February 28, 2015

High winds lift the roof off U2's recording studio: Irish Independent, February 4, 2014

No imaginary friend, but O'Dowd used to talk to a brick: Irish Examiner

Riverdance team brings us Heartbeat of Home: Toronto Star, January 24, 2014

Still cutting it after 27 YEARS: Evening Herald, December 16, 2013

Sir Bob Geldof backs Russell Brand's call for political revolution: The Independent, January 20, 2014

Taking literature in Irish out of the Gaelic ghetto: The Irish Times, October 6, 2014

Ireland is where I am rooted and feel unbreakable connections: Irish Examiner, December 23, 2013

Woman who lost legs in farming accident begins search for GI soldier who saved her life: Irish Independent, December 26, 2013

Walsh returns to Irish shrine he went to as a boy: Boston Globe, September 24, 2014

Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97:

Irish-American businessman Don Keough dies aged 88: The Irish Times

Don Keough, quite simply the greatest Irish American I have known: Irish Voice/ (by Niall O'Dowd

Ireland Stirs Homegrown Flavor Into Tech Scene: New York Times, January 5, 2014

Risk-free Dublin losing its mojo: The Irish Times, September 22, 2014

Craft brewers 'being held back' by licensing laws: Irish Independent, December 31, 2013

Paris honours Irish who fought, spied and died for France: The Irish Times, October 7, 2014

Great detective work by US cop to track down ancestral Belfast home from one photo: Belfast Telegraph, February 27, 2014

February 24, 2015

The Jamie Dornan I (almost) knew...: Daily Telegraph

Irish Animators in a Strange Land (Los Angeles): New York Times

U2's new single 'Every Breaking Wave' released as short film: The Irish Times

The travails and joys of being Hozier: Chicago Tribune

Downpatrick band Ash are on fire with brand new album: Belfast Telegraph

Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk talks Irish roots, and teases return of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman: Irish Independent

Why WB Yeats is a poet for our times: The Irish Times

Northern Ireland noir – 'Bits of the past are still floating around in the darkness: The Irish Times

From Duluth, harpmaker masters an Irish art:

Bob McCann to Be Inducted to Irish America Hall of Fame: Irish America

O'Connor estate lives on – with the luck of the Irish: Toronto Globe and Mail

Sligo businessman awarded Freedom of the City of London: Irish Post

Irish Roots – 1916 and all that: The Irish Times

National Geographic makes Kerry a cover star: Irish Independent

Oakland Priest Learns Boxing, Gets Large Donation For Church:

Bill Brett's latest captures area's Irish roots: Quincy Patriot Ledger

Pilgrimage to hell – the greatest inhumanity: Tribune Magazine

February 7, 2015

Van Morrison to toast 70th with homecoming show on Cyprus Avenue: Belfast Telegraph

Man allegedly trespassing at home of U2's Larry Mullen armed with golf club: Irish Independent

Bono's Dublin – 'A long way from where I live': The Irish Times, September 13, 2014

Bono and Edge write songs for new Irish film: Irish Independent, August 11, 2014

My parents are so proud of me, says Eve Hewson: Irish Examiner, August 9, 2014

Saoirse Ronan's Breakout Is Finally Happening: Huffington Post

Carrie Fisher to Be Honored at Oscar Wilde Awards: Hollywood Reporter

The furry victims of hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones: Irish Independent

Hillary Clinton to Be Inducted Into Irish-American Hall of Fame: New York Times

Amazing drone footage that will make you want to visit Ireland: Daily Telegraph

The Irish nuns fighting on the front line against Ebola: Sunday Independent

How a tenacious Kerry cop tracked down 'Son of Sam' serial killer: Irish Independent

A Matchmaker and a Festival Keep an Irish Tradition Alive: New York Times

Angela Scanlon 'Forget Paris and the Breton stripe jumpers – we've got the Aran knits!': Irish Independent, August 7, 2014

Aer Lingus – The glory days: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – Long Live the Revolution!: The Irish Times, September 15, 2014

February 6, 2015

U2 contribute to new Irish Hospice Foundation book: RTE

'Bono bashing' doesn't worry me, says U2 frontman: Irish Independent, October 25, 2014

Bono cheated death as a teenager: Daily Mail, October 18, 2014

Forbes suitors line up to elevate Bono's wealth: Irish Independent, January 16, 2014

Hozier...The voice that conquered America: Sunday Independent, October 26, 2014

Hozier releases haunting Wicklow-shot video for 'To Be Alone': Irish Independent

Hozier – I thought of myself as a very obscure artist: Irish Examiner

Bob Geldof – 'My life has been a soap opera...I don't like myself much, but I get along with me ok': Irish Independent, October 10, 2014

Sir James Galway – I'd play for free to save Ulster Orchestra: Belfast Telegraph, October 23, 2014

Maureen O'Hara Lists Seaside Spread in County Cork, Ireland: Variety

Colm Toibin's new novel may not be a beauty, but greatness abounds: Los Angeles Times

Flaherty retrospective to include Gaelic gem: Harvard Gazette

Manannán mac Lir – The tale behind the myth: Derry Journal

5 Reasons To Follow David Feherty:, October 24, 2014

Trailblazing Sperrins mountain bike course pedals off with top awards: Belfast Telegraph

Irish Pluralism On Display: Jewish Week

February 1, 2015

Stunning aerial footage of Wild Atlantic Way captures raw beauty of Ireland: Irish Mirror

Bono – I may never be able to play guitar again: Irish Independent

Shock as man fails to go to races: Sunday Independent

U2's 'The Unforgettable Fire' at 30 – Classic Track-by-Track Album Review: Billboard

Boomtime for Bob Geldof, king of the after-dinner speech: Sunday Independent

Breaking Bad star 'falls in love' with Emerald Isle: Irish Examiner

'Brooklyn' is more than a conventional tear-jerker: New York Post

Game of Thrones chose Northern Ireland over Scotland and it still hurts: Belfast Telegraph

Stephen Colbert – One Last Report (It's Genealogical): Irish America

More than 20,000 sign petition against Channel 4 sitcom on Great Famine: Irish Independent

The bank teller, the Irish terrorists and the muddled investigation:

Dylan Quinn takes us to Ireland's 'fifth province': The Irish Times

What to Do in Belfast, Northern Ireland: New York Times

The self-doubts as a kid that motivated swashbuckling Conor McGregor to UFC success: Irish Independent

New Orleans fundraising for wounded Garda: Irish Echo

Portrush bed and breakfast voted second best in world: The News Letter

John Grenham: Irish Roots – The long and winding road to haystack of needles: The Irish Times

Clontarf a nice spot on the harbour, too nice for an assassination: Sydney Morning Herald

January 23, 2015

Now that's a broken Bono! U2 star reveals X-ray of elbow he shattered in a bicycle accident: Daily Mail

U2, Apple and the not so innocent deal for "Songs of Innocence": Irish Voice/, September 16, 2014

Actor reveals anguish over treatment of gay brother: Irish News

Magical spell of Co Antrim's Dark Hedges – 'Haunted' lane familiar to Game Of Thrones fans up for award: Belfast Telegraph

Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan the latest Northern Ireland native to gets subtitle treatment on TV: Belfast Telegraph

WB – 150 reasons to celebrate: Sunday Independent

Freedom of Limerick plans for Kate O'Brien blocked: Limerick Leader

Moral decay in peacetime – bandit country: Sunday Independent

Book review – The Luck of the Irish, by Babette Smith: Sydney Morning Herald

Stunning drone footage captures Co. Wicklow's ethereal beauty: Irish Voice/

Ireland – Mystery, Magic and Wonder:

Chips and crisps, and 12 other things to know about Ireland: Harrisburg Patriot-News, August 14, 2014

Irish whiskey industry launches fresh assault on Scotland's dominance: The Guardian, December 13, 2013

Little-known Camogie remains her sport of choice: Boston Globe, August 24, 2014

High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk:

Emigrants urged to follow flame home: Irish Examiner, December 14, 2013

Ryanair launches US website, urging Americans to "trade Route 66 for the Wild Atlantic Way": Irish Independent




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