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# patrick's day

This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about these famous Patricks (and Patricias)?
It is Paddy’s weekend after all.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# 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
# 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.
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.
Last year
# Washington DC
Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'
Micheál Martin’s long-awaited trip to the White House was scuppered after he contracted Covid.
# keep safe
Gardaí issue phone warning after spike in phone thefts in Dublin city centre
Gardaí have made several arrests.
# parading around
Here’s where and when the big St Patrick's Day parades kick off
There’s a lot of talent, culture and entertainment to put on show over the day – here’s a quick look at what’s on offer.
# Poll
Poll: Will you be attending a St Patrick's Day parade this year?
Will you be heading to one this year?
All time
# patrick's day
Bamford scores again as Leeds beat Crystal Palace
Jack Harrison was also on target in a 2-0 win for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
# patrick's day
Patrick Reed buries latest controversy with victory in California as McIlroy challenge collapses
The Holywood native dropped eight spots from the previous day to finish tied for 16th.
# patrick's day
Sharjah hat-trick caps sensational Christmas for Willie Mullins
Patrick Mullins pounces for his dad’s 16th winner of the festive period.
# Paddy's Day
Poll: Are you arsed with St. Patrick's Day?
Are you just glad for the extra day off?
# dublin west wing
Donald Trump says he wants to come to Ireland as he meets Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office
The US president said the Irish are ‘wonderful people’.
# patrick's day
Former Arsenal team-mate backing Vieira to succeed Wenger
“The one I would take a gamble on, and I think he’d be given time, is Patrick Vieira,” says Ray Parlour.
# sore head
Dublin was showing all the signs of an epic hangover first thing this morning...
But the city is cleaning up well. There’s little sign of the carnage normally associated with the post-Paddy’s Day cleanup this morning.
Michael D Higgins: 'St Patrick's own life story was one of hardship and migration'
President Higgins described the Irish as a migrant people in his St Patrick’s Day message to those at home and abroad.
# Addiction
'They're not your friend': Warning over bookmakers as Cheltenham festival begins
The Rutland Centre has said they are seeing more people affected by problem gambling.
# Start the Party
Here's how you'll be able to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dublin
Four days of festivities have been announced for this year’s St Patrick’s Festival.
# Paddy's Day
9 ways Paddy's Day changes as you get older
Everything has changed.
# float on
Nervous energy... and glitter: Behind the scenes of the St Patrick's Day Parade
This year’s parade is three years in the planning. We checked in with one pageant company, as they made their final preparations.
# Three weeks
Why it's looking like a (short) election will be in February 2016
Having ruled out November, the Taoiseach now says the election will be in early 2016, and the signs point towards February.
# paris to berlin
The world going green for St Patrick's Day will fill you with pride
The ‘Global Greening’ is even bigger this year.
# patty's day
11 mortifying times brands tweeted about St. Patrick's Day
Shhh, don’t say anything.
# Carnage
Here's how Temple Bar is faring today...
Just really relaxed, no vuvuzuelas or anything.
# patrick's day
9 things you'll see at every regional St Patrick's Day parade
Gas floats, tractors and majorettes.
# erin go bleeurgh
16 St Patrick's Day t-shirts that will make you question humanity
“Irish car bombs make my clothes fall off!” – nobody Irish, ever
Ministers sell Ireland around Paddy's Day to secure jobs. Why the begrudgery?
It may sound kitsch to bring folks along to a green themed breakfast or lunch engagement, but it works, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Happy Days
Barack Obama has invited Stephanie Roche to spend Patrick's Day in the White House
The announcement comes on the back of recent news confirming that Roche has signed with US side Houston Dash.
# control measures
In pictures: When Foot & Mouth had us all on edge ... and those little blue tubs were EVERYWHERE
The country was plunged into crisis-control mode — and the stringent control measures had an impact on virtually everyone in the State.
# patrick's day
Irish mental health film gets big break Stateside
Terry McMahon’s Patrick Day is headed for an LA screening.
# all change
Varadkar tells all-male lunch that 'real change requires courage'
The Transport Minister said that Ireland should embody “justice, opportunity and equality”.
# irished up
The Manneken Pis statue got dressed up for St Patrick's Day
Looking good, little guy.
# Called Off
Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA
General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.
# Let's Get Together
Taoiseach Enda Kenny to meet Prime Minister David Cameron in the UK
While in the UK, Kenny will also attend the Champ St Patrick’s Day Reception in Westminster.
# Foreign Affairs
Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today
The Tánaiste will discuss how America’s plans to reform its immigration laws will affect tens of thousands of Irish people in the US.
# Visit
Alan Shatter tells Israel: Ireland is still your friend
The Minister for Justice also told an Israeli newspaper that he had been the target of some anti-Semitism during his time in politics but that it had been “extremely rare”.
# Spás
Here's how they're celebrating St Patrick's Day in space
Yes, that’s Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station wearing a green bowtie AND recording his version of Danny Boy.
# Your Say
Poll: Do St Patrick's Day celebrations portray Ireland in a positive way?
As thousands of people celebrate our national holiday, we’re asking if it’s good for Ireland’s image.
# March 17
13 things you probably didn't know about St Patrick's Day
Where was the first parade? What other country has a national holiday today? And where is the world’s largest shamrock?