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It IS possible to cross Dublin without passing a pub

James Joyce poser on Dublin pubs

A computer programmer has managed to solve a puzzle that has had Irish literature fans stumped for nearly 100 years. The question of how to cross Dublin without passing a pub was first posed by Leopold Bloom in the classic James Joyce novel Ulysses. Computer whiz Rory McCann has managed …

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Rare Kevin Barry photo to be auctioned

A rare photograph of Irish hero Kevin Barry will be auctioned in Dublin this summer. The picture shows 15 year old Barry playing rugby for Belvedere College at Lansdowne Road. Barry was hanged aged just 18, for his part in an ambush on British troops during the Irish War of …

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Irish soccer boss to make full use of ‘Granny rule’

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Republic of Ireland soccer boss Martin O’Neill has revealed that he intends to make full use of the ‘Granny rule’ in order to widen the talent pool he has to choose from. O’Neill is concerned that there are not enough young Irish soccer players emerging. With all-time top goal scorer …

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Neeson reveals how wife’s death helped others live

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Irish actor Liam Neeson has revealed that three people are still alive thanks to his late wife donating her organs following her tragic death. His wife, Natasha Richardson, was also an actor and was known for her movies such as Maid in Manhattan and The Parent Trap. Natasha tragically died …

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Brian O’Driscoll set to equal world record

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Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll is set to make history tomorrow, by equalling the world record for most rugby union international test appearances. How fitting that O’Driscoll’s record match will be at Twickenham, the home of old enemy England.

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Orangutan chick rescue gets 1m YouTube views

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An orangutan at Dublin Zoo has delighted more than a million viewers on YouTube after he was filmed rescuing a baby chick from a pond and placing it down on the bank to check it was OK. The amazing sequence, that took place several years ago, was recorded by a …

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Irish turning their backs on the humble spud

Irish turning their backs on the humble spud

A campaign to put potatoes back on the menu in Irish homes is being launched by the government, after sales of the national vegetable fell to an all-time low. The humble spud has been neglected in recent years, with the wide range of foods from around the world now readily …

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