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CONTENTS (the report is 67 pages long and may also be downloaded at the Commission’s web site, www.independentmonitoringcommission.org). 1. Introduction and context. 2. Scope of the Report 3. Paramilitary groups ? organisation and assessment of current activities 4. The incidence of violence by paramilitary groups 5....

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By Susan Falvella Garraty Google announced last week that it’s adding 200 jobs to its center in Dublin, but hopefully one of the new hires can fix a glaring error in the Google Map function. Currently, Google shows Dublin, Ireland, as being in County Fingal. Well, everyone knows that Dublin is in County Dublin. There...

SUPPORTERS of a priest who stepped down from his position over allegations regarding the safeguarding of children have said he will launch a robust defence against what they described as the “ludicrous” claims. A groundswell of support has gathered in Blackrock, Co Louth, for Fr Oliver Brennan, who made the decision...

By Peter McDermott “I’ve two birthdays, now,” Glenna King told the Long Beach, N.Y., firefighters who saved her life three weeks ago. “Aug. 12 and July 26.” On the latter date, Firefighter Anthony Fallon took her 6-year-old autistic son Maxwell out of her burning apartment to safety and then went back for her. With the...

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been discharged from hospital after being taken ill in the run-up to last week’s friendly clash with Argentina, RTE reports. The 71-year-old manager underwent minor surgery at Dublin’s Mater Hospital last Wednesday after complaining of abdominal pain. He remained in...

By Peter McDermott There’s no such thing as a free lunch, they say. But don’t tell them that at the Irish Immigration Center in Upper Darby, Pa. Indeed, on a recent Wednesday, West Cork native Declan Forde got both lunch and an Irish passport. The Dublin-born executive director Siobhan Lyons summarized the...

ACC BANK has seized a BMW saloon car from the Donnybrook home of developer Paddy Kelly, the Irish Times reports. Bailiffs acting on foot of a warrant to the Dublin city Sheriff’s Office took the seven-year-old 7 Series yesterday. The car was featured in an article in the Irish Times last month when Kelly spent a day...

By Peter McDermott Brendan Connellan knows just what kind of reaction he wants to get from audiences this week. “I hope they’ll be shifting uncomfortably in their seats,” said the Dublin-born, New York-based performer and playwright. “While laughing.” Specifically, he had in mind some of his friends and former colleagues...