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Vatican: Irish Catholic trainee priests should attend child protection classes

Report into church’s handling of child abuse scandals recommends new vetting procedures for clergy Every trainee Catholic priest in Ireland must attend child protection classes, the Vatican has recommended in a major report on how the church handled the republic’s clerical abuse scandals. Vatican Radio released the findings of the…

Ireland leads the global St. Patrick’s party

Parades and festivals were held throughout Ireland for Saint Patrick’s Day on Saturday, while the global diaspora also joined in the party in honour of the Emerald Isle’s patron saint. Debt-ridden Ireland shrugged off economic austerity measures to mark the national holiday, with more than half a million revellers on…

Irishman builds ‘billion-euro’ home out of shredded currency

DUBLIN (Reuters) – An unemployed Irish artist has built a home from the shredded remains of 1.4 billion euros ($1.82 billion), a monument to the “madness” he says has been wrought on Ireland by the single currency, from a spectacular construction boom to a wrenching bust. Frank Buckley built the apartment in the…

Irish Eyes are Smiling

Who can forget Henry’s handball that gave France the World Cup berth over Ireland? Maybe not as egregious as other handballs, the no call meant France and Ireland didn’t face the lottery of penalty kicks. Much of Ireland and the rest of the world justifiably heaped scorn on France for…

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral!

We should really follow Ireland’s economic example and get us an economic recession, contracting economy and structural budget deficits. If you’re wondering why the first article, by Steve Forbes, seems to look a lot like the article disproving what Steve Forbes said, it’s because both were published on the website…

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