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This photo taken Feb. 26, 2010, shows the Irish Famine statues in Dublin's Dockland's area. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) Photo by: AP/Press Association Images

Today's Irish news roundup

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This photo taken Feb. 26, 2010, shows the Irish Famine statues in Dublin's Dockland's area. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) Photo by: AP/Press Association Images

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Niall O'Dowd: Proving the Irish Famine was genocide by the British

Tim Pat Coogan moves Famine history on to a new plane

The most significant section of Tim Pat Coogan’s new book on the Irish Famine is not his own writing, but his printing of the United Nations definition of genocide...READ MORE

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A Protestant mob stormed into the grounds of Belfast City Hall and clashed with policeLoyalist protest turns violent as Belfast lowers Union Jack- VIDEO

Loyalist protesters tried to storm Belfast City Hall after the Belfast City Council voted to take down the Union Jack over the hall except for seventeen special days in the year. They also attacked St. Matthew’s Catholic Church near the downtown Belfast location...READ MORE

 

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The town of Avoca in County Wicklow, one of the most desirable places to live in the worldWicklow named among best places in world to live in survey - VIDEO

Two Irish villages have been voted amongst the best places to live in the world in a global poll.

The LivCom awards also recognised the county of Wicklow as a desirable address...READ MORE

 

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala DinnerPaddy Power betting on baby of Kate Middleton and Prince William

Fancy a bet on baby?

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has launched a series of bets on the new royal baby, including the favored baby names...READ MORE

 

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 Irish nature photographer Simon Duggan snapped this shot of a humpback whale from the beach in CorkHumpback whale puts on a show for photographer in Baltimore harbour

A Cork photographer has snapped the pic of a lifetime of a humpback whale – after some quick thinking.

Simon Duggan, a 44-year-old amateur snapper from Baltimore, was out for a walk with his dog when he spotted whales in the local bay...READ MORE

 

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