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The battered Irish construction sector has shown further signs of recovery with the number of new orders picking up pace last month, research has indicated.
Everyone’s talking about a problem in the SME sector, the debris found from Malaysia Airlines flight and the Great White shark on the way to Ireland.
Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.
England coach Stuart Lancaster remains hopeful his side can win the 2014 Six Nations championship despite the title being out of their hands come the final weekend. After ending Wales' reign as Six Nations holders and claiming the Triple Crown, England must beat Italy in Rome next week either by a significant margin in order to overhaul Ireland, or hope France can defeat Joe Schmidt's side in a weeks' time. And despite blowing away Warren Gatland's side at Twickenham, Lancaster is focused on England's own task against Italy before turning attention to designs of claiming the championship.
By Daniel Kelley MALVERN, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - On a cold winter's day, historian Bill Watson found himself standing in the snow, picking through the roots of an upturned stump near railroad tracks in a place now known as Duffy's Cut. The stump, pulled up several years ago, stood over the final resting place of seven of 57 Irish labourers who perished at the railroad construction site in 1832, during an outbreak of cholera. "It's not just cholera," said Watson, who with his twin brother and fellow historian, Frank Watson, is leading the excavation project to piece together what may turn out to be a grisly tale of anti-immigration violence from the 1800s. For the last 10 years, the Watsons and their research team have struggled to find out what happened to the crew toiling under a boss named Philip Duffy, as they cut a swath through the heavily wooded terrain to lay train tracks about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Philadelphia.
The principles of tolerance, freedom and human rights must be Ireland's "calling cards" abroad, Tanaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore insisted as he welcomed confirmation that Phil Prendergast will be a European election candidate for the party.
The plan would see up to 1,000 turbines constructed in Ireland but negotiations on this with the UK appear to have stalled.
A man has been arrested after gardai seized drugs worth an estimated 130,000 euro in Co Wicklow.
Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.
Gardai in Dublin are working to establish the cause of an explosion that injured two men in the back garden of a house.
England v Wales is live on BBC One and BBC One HD from 3pm on Sunday 9 March. Holders Wales kept alive hopes of claiming a record third championship in a row with an emphatic win over France, while England reignited their own charge with a thrilling victory over Ireland. For England and Stuart Lancaster, Sunday's meeting at Twickenham is not only a chance for him to pit his wits against British and Irish Lions tour-winning coach Warren Gatland or his side to take a giant step towards the title but to avenge defeat in Cardiff 12 months ago.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre backed his side to be a much improved outfit when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider in Paris.
DUBLIN (AP) — Brian O'Driscoll put on a show to remember in his last home test by spearheading Ireland to a 46-7 win over Italy at Lansdowne Road on Saturday and setting up their Six Nations closer in Paris next week as the title decider.
Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis has died. The Belfast born actor was best known for his roles in Z Cars and was seen with a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays. He began his acting career in 1952 at Belfast's Group Theatre before moving to England in the early 1960s. He won his first big break when he was cast as Bert Lynch in the long running police drama set on Merseyside.
Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis has died. The Belfast-born actor was best known for his roles in Z Cars and was seen with a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays. He began his acting career in 1952 at Belfast's Group Theatre before moving to England in the early 1960s. He won his first big break when he was cast as Bert Lynch in the long running police drama set on Merseyside.
Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.
Ireland turned on the style to give a teary-eyed Brian O'Driscoll the perfect farewell present in his last Test on home soil with a thumping 46?7 victory over Italy at Lansdowne Road in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.
Drugs worth an estimated 2.5 million euro have been seized by gardai in Dublin.
Over one-in-two entrepreneurs surveyed believe the lack of finance options for start-ups was stifling the growth of new businesses.
Italy v Ireland is live on BBC One and BBC One HD from 2:30pm (GMT) on Saturday 8 March. Live commentary is on BBC Radio 5 Live. A defeat to England ended Ireland's hopes of clinching Grand Slam and Triple Crown triumphs at Twickenham two weeks ago but the Boys In Green head into the penultimate weekend of the 2014 Six Nations best placed to secure the championship with a superior points difference compared to England, Wales and France While France will be expected to shrug off the challenge of Scotland, Italy are still without a win in this series.