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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

Irish

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Tony Blair
Blair: Good Friday Agreement 'the only really successful peace process' of the past 25 years
The former UK prime minister gave an interview to AFP ahead of the 25th anniversary of the agreement.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is shrinkflation?
This week on The Explainer, Laura Byrne speaks to Edgar Morgenroth, professor of economics at DCU Business School, to delve into the subject more. What level of shrinkflation are we seeing right now, is there anything to protect consumers from it – and when will it end?
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# Your Say
Poll: Do you like Niall Horan's music?
The Mullingar man performed at the White House for St Patrick’s Day last night.
# god's creatures
Paul Mescal and Emily Watson on playing an 'obsessed' mother-son duo
We spoke to the pair as they prepare for the release of the film next week.
Voices
Opinion: We have many lost Irish woodlands - let's document, cherish and protect them
The best place to rebuild our native woodlands is from the remnants of ancient ones which still exist, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
# John Hamill
Atheist who was discriminated against by Defence Forces asks Micheál Martin for an apology
John Hamill was discriminated against after he applied to be a chaplain with the Defence Forces and is asking the Táinaiste for an apology.
# Dublin
Detectives probe if gardaí passed secret information to murderous crime gang
Detectives from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are probing links between gardaí and the Hutch Organised Crime Group.
# St Patrick's Day
Niall Horan told he can 'come back anytime' by Biden as he rounds off White House Patrick's Day
The Mullingar singer wished everyone a ‘happy St Paddy’s Day’.
# St Patrick
QUIZ: How much do you know about the man behind the holiday?
Test your knowledge of our patron saint.
# the joe show
Patrick's Day in the White House lacks pizzazz but Biden is serious about his mission to Ireland
Northern Ireland was a key focus as the US President met with all five party leaders.
Biden extols Windsor Framework and praises NI politicians for standing 'shoulder to shoulder' for peace
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: St. Patrick's Day
Green is worn around the world, Biden pushes Windsor Framework and Putin’s bench warrant from the ICC.
# White House
Biden extols Windsor Framework and praises NI politicians for standing 'shoulder to shoulder' for peace
The US President and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar held an hour-long meeting this afternoon.
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
AS IT HAPPENED: St Patrick's Day festivities take place at home and abroad
# Ballyarnett Country Park
Man charged after dog found partially buried alive in Derry
The incident was described as ‘soul destroying’ by an animal welfare organisation.
# feeling green
In pictures: St Patrick's Day parades around the country
There were floats of every shape and size around the country.
# temple bar
Watch: Temple Bar is now heaving as St Patrick's Day becomes night
Not going to step foot in Temple Bar today? Watch it from a distance.
# Galway
Gardaí appeal for information on shots fired at house in Galway last night
There was no one injured in the incident.
# Galopin Des Champs
Willie Mullins' Galopin Des Champs wins Cheltenham Gold Cup to cap dominant week for the Irish
Gold Cup glory for powerhouse duo from Bravemansgame.
# On the box
RTÉ and Virgin Media to show all 48 Rugby World Cup matches live
The Irish broadcasters have secured TV rights for this year’s tournament.
# Central Criminal Court
Woman allegedly raped by three men in car park tells trial she believed she was 'going for a drive'
The woman said she was clear from the outset that she had been raped but was in shock.
# feeling green
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
The meeting and ceremony will round out several days of diplomacy and celebrations in the US and beyond for St Patrick’s week.
AS IT HAPPENED: St Patrick's Day festivities take place at home and abroad
St Patrick's Day state visits: How a bowl of shamrocks turned into a global soft power mission
AS IT HAPPENED
St Patrick's Day festivities take place at home and abroad
It’s the most Irish day of the year..
The most Irish day of the year has kicked off with parades small and large around the country
Follow along for updates on festivities at home and abroad
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
Where are the biggest parades today and what is happening across this weekend?
# patrick's day
St Patrick's Day state visits: How a bowl of shamrocks turned into a global soft power mission
Ireland has leveraged its patron saint into the most important day of its diplomatic calendar.
# St Patrick's Day
Poll: Will you attend a St Patrick's Day parade today?
Or will you be staying on the couch?
# War in Ukraine
Rumoured talks between Zelenskyy and Xi may be sign of 'wider support' for Ukraine, Ryan says
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also due to travel to Russia next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
# Beijing
'We were robbed': Eamon Ryan lashes Academy over Banshees of Inisherin Oscar snub
Ryan singled out actress Kerry Condon for praise for her performance in the fim.
# Met Éireann
Rain and drizzle (and maybe some thunderstorms) expected for St Patrick's Day
The east and northeast will get the best of the dry weather today.
# propping up
US banks shore up First Republic in attempt to avoid another bank failure
The move marks a dramatic initiative by the lenders to bolster the system following failures of three midsized lenders in the last week.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: There's no denying that the ties between America and Ireland are exceptional
Our columnist looks at the truly special relationship between Ireland and the most powerful country on earth.
# Green Day
Where are the biggest parades today and what is happening across this weekend?
A quickfire run-through of cultural events across the country.
# patron saint
St Patrick, patron saint of…Nigeria?
We’re not the only ones who have the famed snake driver as a patron saint.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach apologises for 'ill-judged' intern comment at Washington Ireland event
Varadkar recalled his time as an intern in Washington in the last year of Bill Clinton’s Presidency.
# Missing
Have you seen Corey? Gardaí renew appeal for information on missing 28 year old
Corey was last seen on 23 January.
# barbie kardashian
Woman jailed for four-and-a-half years for threats to murder her mother
The sentence was backdated to 9 May 2022, when the defendant was convicted by a jury following a four-day trial.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Security guard expected to find 'charred dead bodies' at scene of alleged Roscommon farm attack
Four men are accused of taking part in an attack on the repossessed farm outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon in 2018.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# Washington DC
Joe Kennedy says he stands in solidarity with detective Caldwell and his family
Kennedy is the grandson of former US senator and attorney general Robert Kennedy.
# Dublin City
Workers unearth old Dublin city basin that was a social hotspot in the 1830s
The basin – which supplied drinking water to 90 streets – is located near St James’s Hospital in Dublin 8.
# Immigration
UK immigration policy will impact Ireland, says Taoiseach
Speaking to reporters in Washington DC today, Varadkar said he will be speaking to the British government about the issue.