"Freedom from Want" - painting of a Thanksgiving feast by Norman Rockwell

Today's top Irish news stories:

How the Irish saved Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on February 21, 1621 when a band of starving pilgrims at Plymouth Rock were saved at the last minute by the arrival of a ship from Dublin, Ireland bearing food from there.The first Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on February 21, 1621 when a band of starving pilgrims at Plymouth Rock were saved at the last minute by the arrival of a ship from Dublin, Ireland bearing food from there...READ MORE

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Dissident IRA explodes car bomb in Belfast city center garage

Dissident IRA members forced an innocent driver to carry a loaded bomb in his car into the car park of a major Belfast shopping center on Sunday night...READ MORE

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World’s oldest bog body was Irish high king killed due to crop failure

A new BBC documentary claims that Cashel Man – the world’s oldest bog body – was murdered by his subjects after a crop failure caused by climate change...READ MORE

 

 

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National Geographic says Irish DNA goes back to Vikings as well as Niall of the Nine Hostages

Chieftain Niall of the Nine Hostages is one of the recognized fathers of thousands of the Irish, but hundreds of County Mayo residents were fascinated to learn this week that there was also a little Viking DNA in their makeup, a fact discovered thanks to the National Geographic...READ MORE

 

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Obama administration plans to close Vatican embassy in shock move

The U.S. State department is planning to close its embassy to the Holy See, citing security concerns without naming a specific threat. Ireland announced its decision to shut its embassy to the Vatican in 2011...READ MORE

 

 

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