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2011-06-27 18:01:00

DUBLIN, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Launch of Most Important Record of Most Significant Period of Irish History Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook Features Names of over 6,700 Rebels, Soldiers, Casualties and Government Personnel Particular Relevance as Tricolour Flown During Rebellion Loaned to New York Today sees the launch of...

2009-04-11 05:51:21

The Republic of Ireland, in a concession to Protestants, says Northern Irelanders applying for Irish passports can give Londonderry as their birthplace. The city's name is one of the many issues that divide Republicans and Unionists in Northern Ireland and the Republic from the North. To the Republic and to Catholics in the North, the ancient city is Derry, from an Irish word meaning oak wood. More Northern Irish Protestants have begun seeking Irish passports, The Irish Times reports. The...

2009-03-16 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams spoke in Washington, DC today regarding his plans to host two conferences in the U.S. in June designed to engage Irish Americans in the pursuit of an independent, united Ireland under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Addressing the National Press Club, Mr. Adams stated that Sinn Fein is currently engaged in an outreach to the Irish diaspora throughout the world regarding the best way to achieve a united Ireland and...

2008-09-18 15:00:24

The producers and director of the film "Fifty Dead Men Walking" say they don't agree with actress Rose McGowan's recent remarks about the Irish Republican Army. The Italian-born American actress made headlines last week when she said at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film was screening, that she would have joined the IRA if she lived in Belfast during the Troubles and could understand why people behaved violently during that era in Northern Ireland. The producers of...

2008-08-25 21:00:21

By ANNE LUCEY UP to 30,000 people were without water yesterday after a bog landslide polluted water courses and threatened reservoirs. Boil notices were issued following the soil slip in Kerry's Stack's Mountains. According to council estimates the problem could continue for some time. Anglers expressed dismay at the pollution of the rivers Feale and Smearlagh, and Sinn Fein TD Martin Ferris called for a "thorough investigation into the causes." Wildlife including the protected hen...

2006-05-15 07:10:03

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament creaked into life for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree to share power. Progress is expected to be slow and few expect agreement before a November deadline, if at all. Assembly members gathered only briefly before the meeting was adjourned for a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain. They...

2006-05-15 05:33:11

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament met for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strove to overcome decades of mistrust and agree on how to share power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned, then politicians are due to attend a garden party given by Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain later. They have six weeks to...

2006-05-15 05:01:58

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional parliament will meet for the first time in nearly four years on Monday as political enemies strive to overcome decades of hatred and mistrust to forge agreement on sharing power. Progress is expected to be slow. Assembly members will gather only briefly in the morning before the meeting is adjourned -- politicians are due at a garden party hosted by Northern Ireland's Secretary of State in the afternoon. They have...

2006-05-11 09:52:19

By Paul Holmes and Jodie Ginsberg BELFAST (Reuters) - Gerry Adams stood on the steps of Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland parliament, and surveyed the sweeping driveway that looks down on the tiny workers' houses so typical of Belfast. For four decades until 1972, when Britain abolished the parliament at the height of the province's sectarian conflict, Stormont was home to governments led by Protestants committed to keeping Northern Ireland part of Britain. "They must all be...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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