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2010-03-16 07:30:00

WASHINGTON and DUBLIN, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-city Trade and Investment Mission to the U.S., Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, today will attend events in Washington, DC designed to promote economic partnerships between the U.S. and Ireland in the public and private sectors. The stop in Washington concludes the 2010 U.S. Trade and Investment Mission which featured an earlier visit by the Prime Minister to Silicon Valley. The Mission is organized by Enterprise...

2010-03-15 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and DUBLIN, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the first leg of a two-city Trade and Investment Mission to the US, Ireland's Prime Minister, Brian Cowen will lead a delegation of Irish CEOs to the San Francisco Bay Area for a series of events and meetings with technology executives and venture capitalists today. The mission is directed by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state agency responsible for the development and promotion of the country's indigenous business sector....

2010-03-15 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif. and DUBLIN, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Weedle, an Ireland-based Internet company, today announced it has received funding totaling U.S.$4 million to expand its social media platform in the U.S. and other global regions. Weedle is combining the latest developments in Social Media and Semantic Web technologies with the company's own search and social graph algorithm to create an internet platform aimed at facilitating increased demand for skills and employment in the U.S....

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2009-03-18 17:55:00

That was no echo the audience heard when Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen spoke at the White House -- it was Cowen delivering U.S. President Obama's speech. As Cowen delivered his St. Patrick's Day speech at the White House Tuesday, he suddenly realized he accidentally was reading the teleprompter containing remarks Obama made only minutes earlier, The Times of London reported Wednesday. A startled Cowen looked back at Obama 20 seconds into his address, saying, That's your speech! Extending...

2008-06-15 00:00:06

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said that the UK will press ahead with ratification of the Lisbon Treaty despite the "no" vote in the Irish referendum. Irish voters stunned Europe's leaders and brought the ratification process shuddering to a halt, voting by 53.4 per cent to 46.6 per cent to reject the treaty. As jubilant No campaigners celebrated in Dublin, UK Conservatives said that the treaty should now finally be declared dead and called on Gordon Brown to abandon Britain's...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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