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IrishCoin

Failte!

IrishCoin (Bonn Éireannach) is Ireland’s first peer to peer decentralised crypto-currency created for the Irish at home and abroad. IrishCoin is a scrypt-based…

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Added by IrishCoin on April 14, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Ireland's first crypto-currency is launched on St Patrick's Day.

IrishCoin is Ireland's first crypto-currency designed specifically for the Irish tourist sector. The Irish tourism sector is worth over €3.6 billion per year to the economy and IrishCoin hopes to tap the promotional aspects of it as a discount token, branding opportunity and promotion of the industry abroad.
Distribution of IrishCoin has already started with take up from online Irish social networks like LiveIreland…
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Added by Niamh on March 16, 2014 at 16:58 — 1 Comment

New Swiss Style Democracy Party takes off in Ireland.

A by-election result in Co Meath has put Direct Democracy Ireland to the fore after coming from nowhere to beat a Government party into 5th place. DDI is the brainchild of Raymond Whitehead and spurned on in recent months as a new political force to be reckoned with by Ben Gilroy. Ireland has been through massive fiscal consolidation since its Bank bailout in 2008 but the political landscape has remained much the same until now.

The concept of direct democracy was in…

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Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Tom Cruise arrives in Ireland and traces his Irish roots.

Tom Cruise arrived in Dublin earlier and checked into the Merrion Hotel on Stephens Green. Whilst launching his new film Oblivion, Cruise will be tracing his Irish roots

Patrick Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America when he was told that his land agent had evicted tenants from lands in Co Westmeath in 1843.

He…

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Added by Niamh on April 3, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Guinness Brewery to extend brewing operations at Dublin James's gate.

Ten 28 ton brewing vessels have arrived at Dun Laoghaire harbour to be trucked to the Guinness Brewery at James's Gate in one of the biggest expansions at the brewery in years.

It's expected that the brewery will consolidate itself as the primary brewing area for Guinness for the foreseeable future as a result of this installation.

The…

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Added by Niamh on February 19, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Cromwell's Army remains found

Four skeletons were found in the grounds of Terryland Castle in Co Galway two weeks ago and experts are now saying that the graves may belong to Oliver Cromwell's army.

Historians and forensic scientists are very excited by the find. The site dates back to 1691 when French and Irish forces fought Cromwellian troops. It is believed that some of the remains may have noble and…

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Added by Niamh on February 18, 2013 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

The Shrine of St Valentine in Dublin

Every year on February 14th massive numbers of Dubliners and tourists alike congregate at White-friars St Church to celebrate St Valentine's day. The remains of St Valentine are reputed to rest in a casket in the church. Numerous relics surrounded by candles burn in front of his statue.

The legend of St Valentine declares he was executed in 270AD for performing…

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Added by Niamh on February 14, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Irish Actress Katie McGrath to star in “Dracula”

Irish actress Katie McGrath is to star alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Lucy Westenra in the new TV series Dracula. Digital spy named McGrath as the choice for leading role back in July 2012. Game of Thrones, Nonso Anozie has been cast as Renfield Dracula’s sidekick. The new TV production takes place in 19th century London, where Dracula poses as an American…

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Added by Niamh on February 1, 2013 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

Free WiFi for Dublin City starts today!

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí will launch Dublin Free WiFi on Thursday 31st January at 11am.

Dublin Free WiFi will launch over twelve locations around the city. The first phase will be available from the Civic Offices, Wood Quay to St. Patrick’s Park and Barnardos Square, the rest of the locations will roll out over the city throughout the month of February…

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Added by Niamh on January 31, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

IrishFest Milwaukee with Bill Margeson and Imelda Bhroga

This weekend, Friday and Saturday, stay tuned to LI with LIVE updates from the biggest Irish festival in the world, Milwaukee's Irishfest! Our intrepid correspondents and our two favorite Yanks, Bill and Imelda will be there with tons of brief and newsworthy reports. We don't know EXACTLY when they'll be,. Bill and Imelda don't know exactly when…

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Added by Bill Margeson on August 16, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Margeson on the Music December 2011

There are three places you have to remember during this entire ramble. Copperplate in London, Rampant Lion in Villa Park, Illinois (USA), and Claddagh Record Distributors across the street here in Dublin. That is where you can get these fabulous Christmas stocking stuffers for the Irish traditional music fan in your…

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Added by Bill Margeson on December 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Back to LiveIreland!

I guess I've been out of touch here for a while :) I graduated from school with associates degree back in September of 2010... and still have no job! So, although I look for jobs every day in the paper and online, I also have created my own website for doing websites and design work for those who need it.

RonBlacksmith

I completed my first website for a child care facility about two weeks ago. Hopefully this means…

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Added by Ron Blacksmith on July 27, 2011 at 14:58 — No Comments

Eimear Mc Cormack Easter Sunday Climb of Croagh Patrick.

LI presenter Eimear McCormack's twitter photo blog of Croagh Patrick climb: http://twitter.com/liveireland 

Croagh Patrick (Irish: …

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Added by Daithi Locha on April 24, 2011 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

When The Boat Comes In....

Fishing Trawler, Castletownbere Harbour. Every Wednesday hubby and I head into Castletownbere, West Cork to stock up on groceries and order our mid-week take-away dinner of haddock and chips…

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Added by Ann Brien on February 24, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

A Window Of Light In Darkest Winter

The above image I came across one Christmas several years ago in a Sunday newspaper. Its dipiction of terraced houses on a winter's night, their windows bathed in bright orange light, brought me straight back to my childhood in our avenue in Ringsend. The photo had such an effect on me that I cut it out and… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on February 5, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Life Beyond the Blarney

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Added by Beyond the Blarney on December 3, 2010 at 23:00 — No Comments

Connemara Revisited!

Our arrival (hubby and I) a little over a week ago in Spiddal, Connemara, County Galway was greeted by warm sunshine along with a gentle breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. It seemed summer had finally arrived on Ireland's West Coast.



(Above: View over Spiddal Quay, Connemara, County Galway)



Not too much has changed in Spiddal since our first visit exactly thirty seven years ago when we, along with a group of friends (most of… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on May 22, 2009 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

Dublin / Ireland Explained in a Humorous way

There is an online website for all that is Dublin and Ireland called Hidden Dublin
http://www.hidden-dublin.com It's cleverely written and updated by a Dubliner.

Added by Alan Fanning on December 20, 2008 at 10:55 — 1 Comment

CFS Tours with Bill Margeson

The Great Sights & Sounds of Ireland!



10 days



November 1-10, 2008







Click here for General Conditions



Click here for the Enrollment Sheet



Click here for Cost and What's Included



The true soul of Ireland is to be found in its music - real, true Irish traditional music, not the tourist, pub-song shoutfest featured in so many Irish locations. We're talking the REAL Irish tradition. This tour features a dynamic daytime… Continue

Added by Bill Margeson on April 17, 2008 at 16:52 — 1 Comment

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