Posts Tagged ‘News from Ireland’

News from Ireland:
October / November 2019

The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we seem to be as far as ever from agreeing on a deal for Brexit. The question of the Irish border continues to be a bone of contention between the Irish and British governments, and in recent weeks, Tánaiste SimonRead more..

McAllister Can Stay for Now!

At the request of many prominent politicians, including senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsay Graham, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has intervened to postpone the deportation of former Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) member Malachy McAllister.  McAllister, 59, was jailed for seven years for attacks on Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during the 1981 hunger strikes. He didRead more..

Kerrygold Sales
Exceed €1 Billion

Global sales of Kerrygold butter and dairy products have exceeded €1 billion in revenue per year, a first for an Irish food company. The Irish Dairy Board – now Ornua – owns the internationally recognized Kerrygold brand, which is the number one brand in Germany, the now number-two butter brand in the United States, behind Land O’Lakes, andRead more..

James Connolly Visitor
Centre Opens in Belfast

At a ceremony on Friday, April 19, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins officially opened Áras Uí Chonghaile, the new James Connolly Visitor Centre, providing a new space for discovery, education, study, work, meeting, and socializing on the Falls Road in West Belfast, only yards from where Connolly lived. Connolly, a labor leader, was executedRead more..

Game of Thrones Set to be Turned into Tourist Attractions in Northern Ireland

“The world’s most popular show,” Game of Thrones, may have wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean you’ve seen the last of Westeros. HBO plans to convert several of the series’ filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist destinations in an attraction called Game of Thrones Legacy, with a target opening date sometime in 2019. Winterfell, Castle Black, and King’sRead more..

The Irish Budget Includes Measures for Brexit and
Mental Health

In his second budget as Minister of Finance Pascal Donohue in the Dail on October 9, spending plans totaling €66.5bn for the coming year. €59.3bn of that will be on current expenditure and €7.3bn on Capital spending. He opened his speech by calling Brexit the “economic and diplomatic challenge of our generation.” He said thatRead more..

Firearms Seized by Garda

A number of firearms, namely three GLOCK handguns, have been intercepted and seized in postal packages destined for Ireland from the United States. The Special Crime Operations (SCO) branch of An Garda Síochána have conducted a joint operation with United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) following the detection of automatic weapons due to be deliveredRead more..

Pro-Choice Campaign Pops Up in London

An Irish fashion designer took over a shop window in London’s high-end Selfridges’ department store to protest Ireland’s 8th Amendment, which prohibits abortion, in support of the referendum vote scheduled to take place on May 25 on whether to repeal the amendment. Richard Malone, a County Wexford native known for his eco-conscious designs and who hasRead more..

Tackling Ireland’s Homelessness Crisis

The housing crisis and collapse of the Celtic Tiger in the first decade of the 2000s led to a major increase in homelessness in Ireland. However, organizations like Merchant’s Quay in Dublin are hoping to help Ireland’s homeless population as well as bring awareness to a crisis that has escalated in recent years. According toRead more..

Ireland Considers Legislation to Restrict International Travel by Convicted Pedophiles

T.D.s and Senators have been urged to support a new bill – the Sex Offenses (Amendment) Bill 2018 – introduced in Dáil Éireann by Maureen O’Sullivan, T.D., which proposes to restrict the foreign travel of convicted pedophiles. If enacted, Ireland would be the first country in the E.U. to curtail overseas travel by convicted child sexRead more..