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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...

2008-09-09 12:00:31

By KATHRYN TORNEY GRAMMAR school representatives have rejected a proposal from a number of their colleagues to scrap academic selection at 11 and replace it with selection at 14. The Governing Bodies Association, which represents the province's 52 voluntary grammar schools, met on Friday to discuss a paper written by three of its members. The Belfast Telegraph has already revealed details of the document - which backs the scrapping of a selective test in P7 and instead proposes that...

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...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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