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  1. Retailer Primark to Open Two More Stores in Massachusetts!

    Retailer Primark to Open Two More Stores in Massachusetts!

    Fashion retailer Primark, known to Irish folk as Pennys, will open two more stores in Massachusetts. Irish people all over New England couldn’t be happier about this news! The Dublin-based fast-fashion store is leasing two more locations in the Bay State in part of its overhaul expansion into the United States. The two standalone stores will be leased at the Burlington Mall and South Shore Plaza, Sears Holding Corp. announced. This September, Primark will debut its first-ever U.S. location in Boston at the 70,000 square-foot space in Downtown Crossing that was once the home of Filene’s. For those unfamiliar, Primark...

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  2. ‘Pedal the Planet’ inspirational speaker Briefne Earley to appear at the IIIC – Thursday April 23

    ‘Pedal the Planet’ inspirational speaker Briefne Earley to appear at the IIIC – Thursday April 23

    Join the IIIC for a night of appreciation to thank all who have supported the work of their Suicide Prevention Services in the last few years.  Very special guest speaker, the inspiring Breifne Earley, will be there to share his incredible story and journey so far! This amazing Leitrim Native has an incredible story to tell as he makes his last North American stop on journey cycling the globe through Pedal The Planet; an 18,000 mile cycle through 25 countries, to raise awareness for suicide prevention. For more info on the event Click here.

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  3. Irish Voices: A Reading by Sinéad Morrisey and Mary O’Donoghue – Thursday April 30th

    Irish Voices: A Reading by Sinéad Morrisey and Mary O’Donoghue – Thursday April 30th

    Sinead-Morrissey (pictured) was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, in 1972 and has been writing poetry from a very early age. In 1990 she became the youngest poet ever to receive the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry, and has since been honoured with numerous other awards, amongst them the Michael Hartnett Award for Poetry. Her five collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There(2002), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the Square Window (2009) and the T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax (2013) all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New...

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  4. Bill Brett’s latest book “Boston Irish” features photographs of Irish-Americans over the last five decades.

    Bill Brett’s latest book “Boston Irish” features photographs of Irish-Americans over the last five decades.

    Bill Brett’s latest book, “Boston, Irish,” is literally a labor of love, a work that offers an evocative and deeply layered examination of the city’s unique Irish history and heritage, from the high and mighty to those whose impact upon the community has been quieter but no less important. The cornerstone, of course, is Brett’s photographic treasure trove of the Irish and Irish Americans his camera lens has captured over his five decades as an award-winning photojournalist at the Boston Globe (his 50th anniversary with the newspaper was in June 2014). With Carol Beggy’s incisive, keenly hewn prose accompanying the...

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  5. Baileys Irish Cream Mousse

    Baileys Irish Cream Mousse

    Try this wonderful and easy recipe for 5-minute chocolate mousse with only two ingredients: chocolate and water! If you’ve worked with chocolate at all, this sounds completely counterintuitive, yet the method works. This mousse absolutely melts in your mouth, and makes for one incredible dessert, especially when spiked with Baileys. Baileys Irish Cream Mousse 8 ounces chocolate, chopped (4 oz bittersweet and 4 oz semisweet) 3/4 cup water 3 Tbsp Baileys Irish Cream 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream Optional: unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting Set a large metal or glass mixing bowl over a slightly smaller mixing bowl filled with...

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  6. No wonder Michael O’Leary is smiling…

    No wonder Michael O’Leary is smiling…

    Ryanair’s March passenger numbers were up over one-quarter on last year’s total pushing the budget airline’s yearly figure over 90 million for the first time. The budget carrier this morning said its customer traffic last month hit 6.67 million – up from 5.2 million for the same month in 2014. There was a big increase in the airline’s load factor – the share of all seats it managed to fill – from 80% to 90% over the same period. Davy analyst Stephen Furlong said the figures were above recent estimates and “an exceptional performance by any standard”. “It is apparent...

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  7. Windmill Lane – where U2 recorded their early albums – has been demolished

    Windmill Lane – where U2 recorded their early albums – has been demolished

    Windmill Lane was demolished over the weekend. However, some parts of the graffiti walls were saved. The Windmill Lane studios are iconic thanks to a host of musicians who recorded there going back to the 1970s. Van Morrisson, The Rolling Stones and Sinead O’Connor are among the famous acts but the studios were best known for recordings carried out by U2, especially the Joshua Tree album. The site was bought by Hibernia REIT in May of last year and it now plans to develop residential, office and retail units. The CEO of WK Nowlan REIT Management, Kevin Nowlan, said the developers are aware...

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