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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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# Refugees
Four in five Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
The LEA with the highest rate of Ukrainians relative to its population is Ennistymon in Clare (7.2%)
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Family who gave out free face masks during pandemic granted residency in Ireland
The Singh family, who live in direct provision in Cork, say that making the masks was about ‘giving back’ to a country they arrived in over four and a half years ago.
All time
# Fáilte
Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.
# Fáilte
80% of Irish people believe immigrants are integrated successfully
Irish attitudes were found to be the most positive in the EU.
# Fáilte
Enda Kenny has support for inviting Trump and leading Brexit negotiations
Kenny last week invited Trump to Ireland after meeting him in Washington DC.
# Fáilte
Players from Italy, Brazil and France among 20 new arrivals to the League of Ireland
These newcomers will be getting their first taste of the SSE Airtricity League in the 2017 season, which starts on Friday.
# Fáilte
Ireland welcomes one million tourists in July - the highest figure on record
More than 5.4 million oversea tourists visited Ireland between January and July of this year.
# Tourism
These are Ireland's top tourist attractions
The home of the black stuff saw attendances rise by 18% in 2015, to just under 1.5 million.
# Fáilte
Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be
But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.
# false flag op
There's a guy leading a group of tourists up Grafton Street with a Union Jack
Trolling level: Boss.
# Fáilte
Over 440 visitors to Ireland had to report a crime last year
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service responded to a range of crime or other traumatic incidents affecting over 800 tourists in 2013.
# Fáilte
We want to have more tourists than residents in Ireland next year
Leo Varadkar announces ambition to bring 7.5 million visitors here in next two years.
# Fáilte
Kilkenny named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town
The ninth-friendliest city in the world has been honoured again this year.
# Fáilte
State spent €16,832 on dignitaries' gifts of 'mutual appreciation' since 2003
The gifts included clocks and cufflinks – and a currach made out of ceramic.
# Fáilte
Best place for US business folk to retire? Ireland.
Wall Street Journal sister site MarketWatch recommends Ireland as its top spot for a happy retirement.
# where's me jumper
What the Americans in Ireland think of the Irish
Italia 90, pub etiquette, tracksuit bottoms… here’s what our American friends think of us.
# Fáilte
Conan O'Brien is back in Ireland, but how tall is he?
He’s f***ing tall, that’s how tall he is.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Ireland is good value for tourists?
A survey has found that while more Irish people still holiday abroad than have a ‘staycation’, most believe that Ireland is increasingly a good-value tourist destination. Do you agree?
# Fáilte
Don't drink Murphy's or call people British and beware of Coppers - CNN's Dublin advice
CNN has published a guide for people coming to Dublin, warning them of tourist traps and recommending some gems.
# Fáilte
Over 2,000 people to go through Garda vetting to be a Dublin city ambassador
Garda clearance applications must be processed before the ambassador scheme can go ahead, but organisers say they’re “confident”.