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Scientists discover what caused Ireland's Great Potato Famine
Scientists at UC Riverside in California have discovered the genetic trigger for the Great Potato Famine in phytophthora, a genus of molds that infest potatoes, soybeans, tomatoes and avocados. It was known that phytopthora caused the potato rot but not how it took hold…READ MORE
In what some are calling a display of divine displeasure at the pope’s decision to resign, a bolt of lightening struck the Cross atop the dome of Peter’s Basilica in Rome only hours after the Pope’s shocking announcement. The pope’s decision left Catholics confused and bewildered as to the direction in which the Church is now headed…READ MORE
Some weeks back I had calls from several concerned Irish working to restore Breezy Point and other areas in the Rockaways about the attitude of the New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir who was covering the story...READ MORE
"Quiet Man" pub sale attracts interest from across the globe as four key bidders emerge
A bidding war has erupted for The Quiet Man bar in County Mayo – with one prospective bar emerging from as far away as Florida…READ MORE
Country singer Mindy McCready has been found dead in an apparent suicide
The body of the 37-year-old country singer was discovered on the front porch of her Arkansas home on Sunday afternoon after Cleburne County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a gunshot from the house…READ MORE
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Chuck Socialism if ran properly looks at both sides. Unfortunately it and other systems are not foolproof. Can anyone on here agree with me that we thThe New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-praised economic recovery
Chuck I think that Socialism if of course worked properly(I guess if any system is worked properly will work out) will look at both sides. I think thaTralee Hospital seeking surgeons from Ireland and the US
Soon after I received a kidney transplant in the late '90s, a nephrologist at the Albany Veterans Hospital seemed very interested to hear that I hadRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Many Loyalists who reside north of the Partition claim to be Anglo-Saxons and therefore superior to their Nationalist neighbors.Some years ago I trave