Suffragette Sheehy
Skeffington Honored

On Thursday, June 13, 1912, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, and a group of suffragettes, smashed windows in Dublin Castle to highlight the “woman’s right to vote” cause. It was an offense for which she would spent a month in prison. 106 years later to the day, near to the windows that were smashed, President Michael D. Higgins unveiled a plaque honoring Sheehy Skeffington’s efforts in the...

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An Old Henge Emerges
at Newgrange

While Ireland’s early summer heatwave brought some misery, it brought archaeologists and history enthusiasts great joy. The drought revealed an Neolithic wonder called a henge near the ancient site of Newgrange in County Meath. Hidden to the naked eye for centuries, the henge’s location was captured by a drone flown over the Boyne Valley by Anthony Murphy. It’s something the historian and...

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An Education in Restoration

Over 70 volunteers took part in a three-day training course in County Clare in August to learn methods of preserving historic ruins. The program – the first of its kind – was hosted by the Irish branch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Clare County Council, and the Killinaboy Heritage and History Group. The main site of the project was Killinaboy’s An Cabhail...

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Export Sales Hitting New Record

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, announced on June 12 that its clients recorded export sales of €22.71 billion in 2017, representing a seven-percent increase since 2016. This is the highest level of export sales recorded in the history of the agency, and the eighth consecutive year of clients’ export growth. In 2017,...

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New Jobs for Kerry

Irish fintech company Fexco is creating 175 jobs over the next three years at its headquarters in Killorglin, County Kerry. The jobs will be in the areas of information, communication technology, software development, and sales as part of the payment firm’s expansion strategy. The 175 new jobs will add to the existing staff of 2,300 working across Fexco’s Irish and international operations...

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