It's been quite a week for fast food companies around the world. After finding traces of horse and pig DNA in meat last week, British grocery chain Tesco recalled all its meat products made from a questionable producers. Now, Burger King has dropped Silvercrest Foods, one of its main meat suppliers ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
An Icelandic volcano called Grimsvotn (so much easier to say than that other Icelandic volcano) about 120 miles east of Reykjavik has been erupting since Saturday, with ash now approaching Scotland and Ireland, where Barack Obama and co. are visiting. This means they'll leave Ireland tonight, ... More >>
It's been 100 years since a British royal set foot upon the Republic of Ireland -- in 1911 King George V spent 6 days in Dublin -- but the Queen of England is taking that leap because the longstanding bad blood between the two countries has started to seem a bit silly, and what were they figh ... More >>
The producer of Yellow Tail, the country's best-selling imported wine, is suing the maker of Little Roo for trademark infringement. Apparently, Little Roo's kangaroo logo is too similar to Yellow Tail's wallaby.
[Wall Street Journal]
Ireland's struggling economy has devastated sales of Guinn ... More >>
If this was a regular sighting, you'd probably be happy too.Charities Aid Foundation has taken a look at countries doing charitable things -- giving money, helping a stranger, or volunteering time -- and guess where the U.S.A. ranked? Number five. Which is not horrible, but also maybe not as ... More >>
The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews, a co-founder of Saveur, won the James Beard award for Cookbook of the Year, while Real Cajun by Donald Link took top honors in the U.S. category.
The anti-corn syrup movement started in the natural and organic food world, but has n ... 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!
When Alec Baldwin's 14-year-old daughter Ireland couldn't rouse him late last night, she called 911 and the Emmy winner ended up at the hospital.
There was talk of a possible OD, but apparently Alec had simpy taken some sleeping pills.
He was released not that long afterward.
But questions ... More >>
An enterprising University of Missouri student has created a line of alcohol-flavored popcorn called Pub Corn.[CNN]According to figures from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the cube steak is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.[NY Times]Noting that the Texas and Georgia peanut produc ... More >>