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Five things that have happened since 1979 papal visit

When Pope John Paul II visited Ireland in 1979, an estimated 2.7 million people greeted him during the three-day visit.<p>Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, as …

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Alliance councillor and Sinn Féin councillor get engaged

AN ALLIANCE councillor and Sinn Féin councillor have received warm congratulations from across the political spectrum after confirming their …

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Abuse scandal makes NI papal trip ‘highly unlikely’

Political failure and the “very messy situation” of clerical child abuse are the main reasons the pope will not visit Northern Ireland later this …

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Comment: Magdalene laundries survivors denied what was promised by the State

Let down yet again, ageing survivors of the Magdalene laundries have suffered unnecessary pain in the past few years, <b>writes Claire McGettrick.</b>Since …


Brexit break-up with UK means Varadkar needs to woo Merkel

Taoiseach’s inaugural official visit to Berlin a chance to explore growing EU reform debate<p>about 4 hours ago<p>Last Friday, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar …


‘Pro-immigrant and proud’: José Carlos Ramírez is fighting for more than belts

‘Not since Muhammad Ali has a fighter been this socially active,’ says the manager of the California-born fighter who is the new WBC light-welterweight champion<p>Donald Trump says he likes a good fight. And, although the Fat Controller would cut a comical figure in boxing shorts, he briefly was a …


Irish America does not represent modern-day Ireland

Una Mullally: Varadkar’s St Patrick’s Day parading was in spite of diaspora’s dogmatism<p>Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 05:00<p>I often think that, like celebrities …


Paddy's Day: How we've learned to embrace the most international of national days

Irish March 17 celebrations were once cold and grim but, as amian ­Corless reflects, we've learned to embrace this most international of national days<p>…

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The Irish want Trump to come see the border with Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the invitation to US President Donald Trump still stands.<p>Last St Patrick's Day, his predecessor Enda Kenny extended the invitation to the newly elected president.<p>Following a meeting at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Varadkar was asked if he stood over the …

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10 things you might not have known about St. Patrick's Day

<b>1. The drinking...</b><p>Drinking wasn't always part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. It appears we were drowning the shamrock too much and having way …


Irish Prime Minister Criticizes Trump’s Immigration Policy in White House Speech

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny gave a speech at the White House on Thursday in which he subtly criticized President Trump’s immigration policy—while …

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An utterly avoidable gaffe as Leo lets hubris cloud his judgment

What was he thinking?, asks <b>Daniel McConnell.</b><p>Things were going so well.<p>He had been in the US since last Sunday and was enjoying a successful trip. He …

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Hotelier Louis Fitzgerald pays €37k for portraits of 13 taoisigh

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Varadkar, Trump and the wind farm

Sat, Mar 17, 2018, 00:07<p>Sir, – He just couldn’t help himself. Leo Varadkar goes to Washington and out of all the stories he could have told, of …

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Melania Trump’s green leopard-print dress for St Patrick’s Day event turns heads

It was the First Lady’s first St Patrick’s Day event in the White House<p>Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 10:00 Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 10:23<p>Leo Varadkar’s …

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US has 'very good' talks with Europeans on Iran nuclear deal ultimatum

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When a delighted yet tense Leo met Uncle Donald

Talk of golf and Doonbeg may have landed the Taoiseach in a hole<p>12 minutes ago Updated: 11 minutes ago<p>It was like the Taoiseach had just made his …

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Trump and Leo become 'fast friends' yesterday (just don't mention Doonbeg)

TheJournal.ie had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.

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Taoiseach admits he did not contact council over wind farm near Trump's Doonbeg resort - but he did contact Fáilte Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted he did not contact Clare County Council on behalf of US President Donald Trump.<p>However, Mr Varadkar said he did …

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Media Banned From Varadkar And Pence Meeting

A media ban has been put in place for a meeting between the US Vice President Mike Pence and Ireland’s PM Leo Varadkar.<p>The meeting is due to take …


'Panic, Anxiety, Fear': How the Immigration Crackdown Is Hitting the Irish Community

As deportation arrests soar under the Trump administration, Irish immigrants are feeling the pressure to leave the U.S.A man walks past a mural …


How the presidents have styled their look for St. Patrick's Day

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Donald J. Trump: Remarks With Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland at a St. Patrick's Day Reception

<i>Vice President Michael R. Pence.</i> Well, good evening to you all. Fellow Americans, Irish friends, distinguished guests: I'm Mike Pence, and I'm the …


Independent Alliance blocks appointment of two judges

Shane Ross uses veto amid concerns over progress of Judicial Appointments Bill<p>about 6 hours ago<p>The appointment of two judges by the Government has …


Pitfalls and perils as Ireland does business with Trump’s US

Caveat: Hiberno-US attitudes, Johnny Ronan’s legal bill and kitchen staff<p>about 4 hours ago<p>When Ireland’s national day approaches, the business …


Vice President Pence chided for closed event with gay Irish prime minister

President Donald Trump stressed the close ties between Ireland and America at a St. Patrick's Day luncheon with the Irish Prime Minister Thursday, though he joked that the country was a "tough one to compete with" on taxes. (March 15) AP<p>Figure Skater Adam Rippon doesn't want his month-long dispute …


US presidents celebrate St Patrick's Day, from Roosevelt to Trump – in pictures

A gallery of shamrocks, green ties and pints of Guinness

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Here’s Why Trump Had a Bunch of Leafy Greens in His Pocket

Today, eagle-eyed viewers and also everyone else noticed that Trump appeared in public with a big ol’ clump of leafy greens sticking out of his …

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Donald Trump wore shamrocks for Leo Varadkar's visit and Twitter is getting all kinds of confused

Donald Trump has been pictured wearing shamrocks in his top pocket in honour of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s visit.<p>With St Patrick’s Day approaching on …

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Advice for Leo? We asked two former Taoisigh for some pointers ahead of today's Trump visit

Bertie Ahern and John Bruton reflect on their visits to the White House.

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