We have a St. Patrick's Day special report for you today, and we hope it's early enough in the day that half our readers aren't soused already.
This week, yet another story about how badly Scientology is faring in Ireland reached us as the Irish Examiner reported that the mission in Dublin is exist ... More >>
Once was that nicely received 2007 romantic flick about an Irish musician's longing interaction with a Czech woman in Dublin.
It's the little movie you heard about here and there and then suddenly it won the Oscar for Best Song for "Falling Slowly." Sort of Abie's Czech Rose, but with way more sou ... More >>
Are you somewhere with no windows right now? Like an office, or maybe solitary confinement in Rikers? Do you have to go outside soon, and are unsure of what shoes or outerwear to throw on? We can help you.
James Joyce's epic novel Ulysses is set on Thursday, June 16th in Dublin, Ireland, and every year since 1954, literary nerds around the world have gathered together to celebrate Bloomsday. The holiday is named for the novel's protagonist, Leopold Bloom. Typical celebrations of Bloomsday have ... More >>
Will Smith refused to board an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Manchester the other day because there were no first- or business-class seats. Instead, he chartered a plane for 10,000 pounds, or about $17,000 -- for a flight that takes less than an hour. Will! How precious of you.
The Mirror qu ... More >>
The motto for those good Google guys out in Mountain View, CA. is "Don't be evil," but Bloomberg News today details how that pledge stops somewhere short of their tax returns. Bloomberg's Jesse Drucker explains how the world's most successful Internet search engine manages to cut its tax rate ... More >>
Santiago FelipeWhen 300 pounds of perspiring flesh take the stage to recite the lyrics of a band the New York Times refuses to pronounce, reverse psychology occurs. To alleviate our fear of what is, by any standard, a very large man, we flip the classic stage fright device-- "picture your aud ... More >>
From about the year 1200 to 1855, the neighborhood of Donnybrook, Dublin, held an annual fair that was so rowdy and beer-soaked that the word "donnybrook" has come to mean a public quarrel. A new Irish pub of the same name has opened on the Lower East Side, serving hearty stuff like Irish bre ... More >>
Spirit Airlines just announced a fee for carry-on bags put in the overhead, but now the Dublin-based Ryanair is going several nervy miles above that.
They're considering charging people every time they use the bathroom on short flights!
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When you go see a band because they're labeled "shoegaze," you get a smile on your face when you see them set up 19 different foot pedals on the stage. You don't need to double-check your SXSW schedule. You know you're in the right ... More >>
John Keogh with smiling colleagues, Jen and Nikki.
Amity Hall, the latest addition to a group of bars owned by two brothers from Dublin, Mark and Martin Whelan, quietly opened its doors just a few steps from its sister establishment, The Half Pint, late last year. Bartender John Keogh, who al ... More >>