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Major events this Tuesday:   Today, the Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the Syrian crisis on the phone with Donald Trump, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and Middle Eastern leaders. This Monday, the Syrian President…

You will have to drive over us!

The December European Council meeting is rapidly approaching. The British government, however, still hasn’t come up with a Brexit plan that would satisfy Northern Ireland and the Republic. The question of “hard” or “soft” border remains unresolved. Last week, during…

Who is Who of the Irish Brexit

We mixed you up a short glossary of terms relevant to the UK-Ireland-Brexit problem. Enjoy! The Irish terms: The Troubles – a violent thirty-year conflict regarding the status of Northern Ireland. The conflict officially started with a civil rights march…

Russia and the US: a zero-sum game

Russia and the US K.O.ed each other during the UN Security Council meeting. This Thursday, Russia and the US ambassadors exchanged blows during the United Nations Security Council session this Thursday. The rematch is planned for today. In a span…

No Place like Pub

Who says Ireland, says Irish pubs! Recently, the winners of the 2017 Irish Pub Awards were unveiled. The happiest of them all is The Porter House of Castlebridge, Co. Wexford. The proud pub owners Myles and Sharon Doyle took home…

Can’t buy me… house?

The recently published Daft.ie and the Economic and Social Research Institute reports have no good news for the housing situation in Ireland. According to research by the ESRI, house prices could rise by 20 per cent over the next three…

Aung San Suu Kyi to lose Freedom again?

Sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays… Today, Irish musician and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award. This is his way of protesting against Aung San Suu Kyi’s actions, or, to…

Buy one – get one free!

Hurry, hurry. Or you’ll miss the special deal from Starbucks. Tomorrow, from 2p.m. to 5p.m., buy one Christmas drink, and get another one absolutely free. The offer includes Chestnut Praline Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Eggnog Latte, Holiday Spice…

Yemen: From Bad to Worse

The humanitarian situation in Yemen worsens with every passing day.   “Everywhere I went, I saw roads, bridges, factories, hotels, and houses that had been destroyed by bombing or shelling. In Hudaydah, I met seven-year-old Nora. She weighs 11 kg…

Home sweet home?

The housing crisis in Ireland is in bloom, and the “anything goes” attitude of landlords is really not helping the situation. According to Threshold National Housing Charity, an Irish agency that advises people on their housing rights, each year more…

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