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Green fuel for Ireland.

Drivers can now buy an ecologically sound fuel suitable for diesel engines from a newly opened forecourt on the N20 in Ballyhea, North Cork. The fuel, known as PPO Bio-fuel pure plant oil is made fr...
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City to get transport upgrade.

The governments recently announced Transport 21 initiative, which aims to modernize road and rail transport across the whole of Ireland, should also make life easier for Dublin commuters as a large sl...
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Irish green cards.

A report commissioned by the department of enterprise has found that the Irish economy is still in need of skilled migrants workers in the sectors of IT, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, construction a...
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Irish writer wins Booker prize.

It was a case of second time lucky for Wexford-born John Banville who was awarded the Man Booker prize for fiction this month. This most prestigious of British literary awards carries with it prize mo...
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Irish passports in demand.

A worldwide rush to claim Irish citizenship has led to a record number of Irish passports being issued this year. The department of foreign affairs has already processed 500,000 of the 650,000 passpor...
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Jurys Dublin to become apartments.

The 5-acre site of Jurys and The Towers hotels in Ballsbridge, something of a landmark in south Dublin, has been sold to property developer Sean Dunne for 260 million, following months of uncertainty...
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Irelands rich and poor.

The 2005 human development report published by the UN development programme has placed the Irish second in the wealthiest nations league with an average per capita gross domestic product of 30,384. Th...
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Irish test disposable credit cards.

One of the dilemmas facing consumers in this age of internet is whether or not to use a credit card to make purchases online either for those who dont possess such a thing as a credit card or for tho...
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Irish heritage week online.

The Irish environment and heritage minister, Dick Roche, has launched a new website to inform people about the myriad events and activities on offer planned for this years Irish heritage week this yea...
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Priesthood attracts more applicants.

Nineteen men are to start their studies for the priesthood this term at St. Patricks College, Maynooth, which used to be one of the largest seminaries in the world. The latest intake brings the total...
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Scene changes at the Abbey Theatre.

After having managed the Abbey Theatre in Dublin for the last 101 years, the National Theatre Society, formed in 1903 with WB Yeats as president, is now history. The financial and management crisis at...
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Selective toll for Dublin Port tunnel.

The Dublin Port tunnel has yet to be completed, but it is already making news, with the latest decision to increase the proposed toll to be paid by cars using the tunnel from 6 to 12. This drastic inc...
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Irish writers nominated for Booker Prize.

The long list of nominations for this year's prestigious Man Booker prize includes the names of three Irish writers; John Banville, for whom it is the second Booker nomination, Sebastian Barry and Wil...
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Top ten Irish films.

The Dubliner magazine, with the help of Jameson Whiskey distillers, has run a survey to discover the ten most popular Irish films of all time. Around 10,000 people were asked to cast their votes for t...
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Dublins high cost of living.

A recent survey of the cost of living worldwide by Mercer Human Resources Consulting has rated Irelands capital city as the joint 13th most expensive in the world (the first being Tokyo). In Europe, o...
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Irish economy not all roses.

The Irish economy has for some years now been something of a fairy-tale. Since joining the European Union, the country has seen its economy go from strength to strength, and in fact Ireland has been d...
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Leinster Lawn to be restored.

Wigs on the Green in Government Gardens The garden of Leinster House, the seat of D
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