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Irish multinational gains stake in California avocado grower

Ireland-based Total Produce PLC, one of Europe’s top fresh produce companies, has acquired a 45% stake in Eco Farms, a Temecula, Calif., avocado grower, marketer and distributor.

Here's How Gay Marriage Will Destroy Your World, Warns Satirical Short Film About 'Armagayddon'

What will happen when gay marriage is legal? Will the resulting Armagayddon destroy civilization as we know it? Luckily, an Irish gay rights advocacy group is here to help you visualize the consequences. Ireland is set to consider a referendum on marriage equality in Spring 2015. Show More Summary

Michigan Wolverines vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Complete Game Preview

Michigan spanked Appalachian State 52-14 in its season opener but faces a more difficult test on the road this week versus historic rival Notre Dame. This is the last scheduled meeting for these programs, and each wants to go out with a win. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Black Dynamite’s “McFilthy”

You know if a hip-hop has the cheer “oooweee”, it must be great, right? Well, we’ll have to find out in “McFilthy”, which may not be about Irish gangerisms or dope times described via dope rhymes, but it’s about what Centric and C. Keys do on Saturdays and pretty much every day of the week, […]

Perfectly Inexplicable

Last week, I wrote about Kathryn Schulz’s innovative interview with David Mitchell, which took place on a walk along the Irish coastline. Now, in a nice complement to our own review from today, Pico Iyer reviews the author’s latest. Sample quote: “A perfectly matter-of-fact, unvarnished evocation of how regular folks speak, married to a take-no-prisoners fascination […]

DC-Area Meet-Up, TODAY (Tuesday 2 September)

From commentor Elizabelle: Don’t be nude. Murphy’s could have a problem with that. Shirt and shoes, at a minimum. DC Area Balloon Juice meetup: Tuesday, Sept. 2nd Please come drink and maybe dine with us at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Old Town Alexandria, in honor of the visiting Siubhan Duinne. 7:00 to whenever. Murphy’s Alexandria [Read more...]

Henry Moore's 'Figure on a Pedestal' raises stakes at Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art Sale

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A major and monumental work by one of Britain?s greatest artists, Henry Moore (1898-1986), titled ?Reclining Figure on a Pedestal?, estimated at £1m to £2m will lead Bonhams sale of Modern British and Irish Art on 17 and 18 November in New Bond Street. Show More Summary

Crystal Palace add striker depth with Kevin Doyle loan

If the price is right, why not? Crystal Palace have added some last minute desperation striker depth, signing Irish international Kevin Doyle on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until January. Doyle was an excellent player in his prime, but he hasn't played at a high level for a very long time. Show More Summary

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Michigan Wolverines Complete Game Preview

Notre Dame welcomes Michigan to South Bend in the last scheduled matchup between college football's two most winningest programs. In a series that's been filled with close games—and mostly heart-breaking losses for the Irish—of late, Notre Dame set a rare primetime kickoff for this "final" battle. Show More Summary

Filipino peacekeepers defied orders from UN

The other day we mentioned how Filipino peacekeepers, with the help of an Irish quick reaction force, escaped al Qaeda insurgents on the Golan Heights. Today the Associated Press reports that commander of those Filipinos is charging that their United Nations commander had ordered them to surrender to the Syrian rebels; Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang […]

Notre Dame Football: Report Card Grades for Every New Starter

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — A young and inexperienced Notre Dame football team debuted 15 new starters Saturday in its 48-17 trouncing of Rice at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish had their share of breakdowns and miscues, but, all things considered,...Show More Summary

Kynon's Korner: The SEC's New Recruiting Power, Skylar Diggins' Cousin on Irish

Texas A&M opened the 2014 season with a 52-28 thrashing of No. 9 South Carolina on the road. The Aggies ' impressive victory was the talk of social media on Thursday night, as pundits and recruits wanted to see what life was like for...Show More Summary

Britain and Ireland to Share Data on Suspected Jihadists

Britain and Ireland are sharing information on suspected jihadists to stop terrorists getting into either country through the back door, the Irish Independent has reported. The two jurisdictions are also set to increase the range of data shared in light of the increased terrorist threat. Show More Summary

12 Boozy Baked Goods to Spike Your Buns

Alcohol and baked goods: two great things that taste even better together. If you need a bit of kick in your cake, try these booze-filled sweets. Ranging from sweet and alcoholic cherry tartlets to the dark decadence of a irish cream...Show More Summary

Rice vs. Notre Dame: Game Grades, Analysis for Fighting Irish

Everett Golson had 600 days off between games. Instead of spending a week shaking off the rust, he stepped onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium in Week 1 and instantly looked to be in midseason form. The Fighting Irish easily dispatched the Rice Owls, 48-17, on Saturday. Show More Summary

Rice vs. Notre Dame: Score and Twitter Reaction

Everett Golson picked up where he left off—scoring big touchdowns with his arm and his feet and leading Notre Dame to victory. The 17th-ranked Fighting Irish resumed the Golson era with a bang on Saturday night, topping the Rice Owls...Show More Summary

Is Notre Dame a Top Ten Team?

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came out with a 48-17 win over the Rice Owls in Week 1 of the 2014 season. Everett Golson made his return to the field firing on all cylinders. Bleacher Report's College Football Analysts Michael Felder and Adam Kramer discuss how good this team really is. Show More Summary


A 2-alarm fire broke out in the duct work in the kitchen of Connolly's Irish Pub on W 45th Street near Times Square - home to many Fighting Irish of Notre Dame football fans. In fact, it happened during half-time. The bar packed with people enjoying the game. Show More Summary

Golson Leads No. 17 Irish to 48-17 Win Over Rice

Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 75 and 53 yards and ran for three more scores in his return after missing the 2013 season for academic impropriety, leading No. 17 Notre Dame to a 48-17 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Truthdigger of the Week: Patrick Cockburn

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

The Irish reporter has written the definitive primer on the most ferocious and ambitious new pretenders to power in the Middle East: the Islamic State.

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