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O'Bama, of course. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN&nbsp;&mdash; In March 2007 the family history website, ancestry.co.uk, established that Barack Obama&rsquo;s third great-grandfather Fulmuth Kearney was an Irish immigrant who arrived in New York in 1850. His birthplace was identified as Moneygall, a village of two pubs straddling counties Offaly and Tipperary.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always maintained that Obama is an Irish name,&rdquo; President-elect Obama quipped on hearing the news. &ldquo;Just put the apostrophe after the &lsquo;O&rsquo; and we are all set.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Europe Ireland Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:15:53 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 6415 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which it Stands: Worldview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090104/which-it-stands-worldview-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From "The Quiet American" to rendition, an Irish photographer's lens on America </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seamus Murphy </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; In June 1963 I saw John F. Kennedy in Dublin on his visit to Ireland.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> I was sitting on my father's shoulders as we waited with hundreds of others, all waving little Stars and Stripes on Griffith Avenue, to catch a wave from his chariot en route to Dublin airport.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> His hair looked red to me, all shining in the June Dublin sun. But was it really red? I can<br /> still see it vividly, but maybe I was making this emperor more Irish.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090104/which-it-stands-worldview-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Iraq Ireland Israel and Palestine Middle East Opinion United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:59:44 +0000 Seamus Murphy 7260 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish not so lucky now http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090105/irish-not-so-lucky-now <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">I live with my wife Zhanna in a converted farmhouse up in the Dublin Mountains, with a view over the capital. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">It is a tranquil, rural retreat, where deer regularly wander from the coniferous forest behind us to eat almost everything I plant in the garden. However, I can get to the center of Dublin and to Ireland&rsquo;s parliament, known as the Dail, in 30 minutes by taking the tram from the nearby suburb of Dundrum. </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090105/irish-not-so-lucky-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ireland Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 7580 at http://www.globalpost.com Dell shifts Limerick jobs to Poland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/poland/090111/dell-shifts-limerick-jobs-poland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ireland’s second largest employer opts for lower-cost labor labor. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shawn Pogatchnik </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(AP) U.S. computer maker Dell Inc. announced&nbsp;Jan. 8&nbsp;it will slash its Irish work force and shift its European manufacturing operations to Poland in a move certain to undermine Ireland's recession-hit economy.</p> <p>Dell is Ireland's second-largest corporate employer, its biggest exporter and in recent years has contributed about 5 percent to the national gross domestic product. Economists warn that each Dell job underpins another four to five jobs in Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/poland/090111/dell-shifts-limerick-jobs-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Ireland Poland Mon, 12 Jan 2009 03:38:19 +0000 Shawn Pogatchnik 17118 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish economy nears collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090113/irish-economy-nears-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The crisis even silences TV talking heads. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; It took a few minutes for me to realize that something unusual was happening on the weekly RTE television program &ldquo;Questions and Answers&rdquo; on Monday.</p> <p>This program brings together a panel usually consisting of a government minister, a member of the opposition, a trade unionist, an academic and a journalist. It often results in cross-talk, even shouting, as participants try to make their points on the issues of the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090113/irish-economy-nears-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Ireland Wed, 14 Jan 2009 03:02:04 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 20621 at http://www.globalpost.com Waterford can't hang on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090114/waterford-cant-hang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Irish glass company, which supplies the Times Square New Year's Eve ball, falls to sliding U.S. sales and "mayhem" in global markets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; The Waterford you own might become even more valuable, and rare, following the collapse of Waterford Wedgwood, the Irish company that manufactures the prestigious glass products.</p> <p>The failure of the company&rsquo;s board of directors to find a buyer in recent months caused lenders&rsquo; patience to run out. Trading Waterford Wedgwood shares on the Irish stock exchange was suspended on Jan. 5 and David Carson, a partner in Deloitte Ireland, was appointed receiver of the heavily-indebted company&rsquo;s Irish operations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090114/waterford-cant-hang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Ireland Wed, 14 Jan 2009 22:51:19 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 35812 at http://www.globalpost.com In midnight call, Cowen nationalizes Anglo Irish Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090116/midnight-call-cowen-nationalizes-anglo-irish-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bank's market value shrunk from 7 billion euro to less than 200 million. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; It was 3 p.m. Thursday in Ireland, midnight in Japan. In his hotel bedroom in Tokyo, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen concluded a cabinet meeting by telephone. He just had signed off on a decision to nationalize Anglo Irish Bank, one of Ireland&rsquo;s three leading banks, to stop it from going bust.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090116/midnight-call-cowen-nationalizes-anglo-irish-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Ireland Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:12:21 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 59665 at http://www.globalpost.com Road trip to Donegal http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090118/road-trip-donegal <!--paging_filter--><p>Occasionally in winter a high pressure zone builds up over Europe and envelopes Ireland in its cold, dry, crystalline embrace. Thus in recent days some of our harbours and rivers have been coated with thin ice, and the water in Dublin Bay, which James Joyce memorably called the &lsquo;snot-green sea,&rsquo;&nbsp;changed in color to a Mediterranean turquoise.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090118/road-trip-donegal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ireland Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 99053 at http://www.globalpost.com A dour Ireland cheers on Obama, for a moment http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090120/dour-ireland-cheers-obama-moment <!--paging_filter--><p>It is a really depressing time here in Ireland as the Celtic Tiger writhes in its death throes, but for one hour people cheered up, and cheered on the new president of the United States as he took his oath of office.</p> <p>The ceremony was broadcast live on Irish national television, RTE. Because it was taking place at around 5 pm Irish time, office managers in Dublin allowed their staff to go home before the rush hour to watch it on television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090120/dour-ireland-cheers-obama-moment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ireland Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 129552 at http://www.globalpost.com Can George Mitchell bring his Irish luck to the Middle East? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090123/can-george-mitchell-bring-his-irish-luck-the-middle-east <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former U.S. senator brought peace to his father's homeland with the Good Friday agreement. Now he heads for the homeland of his mother. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; On Dec. 1, 1994, in the Oval office, I watched Sen. George Mitchell being formally appointed peace envoy to Northern Ireland by President Bill Clinton.</p> <p>As a White House correspondent at the time, I recall thinking that if anyone could secure agreement among the warring parties in Northern Ireland it would be the Democratic senator for Maine, with his reputation for tough diplomacy and fairness. But many in Washington and in Ireland were deeply skeptical about the ability of anyone to negotiate a peace accord.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090123/can-george-mitchell-bring-his-irish-luck-the-middle-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Europe Ireland Israel and Palestine Middle East Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:56:24 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 174988 at http://www.globalpost.com Snow is general over Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090202/snow-general-over-ireland <!--paging_filter--><p>Snow is general over Ireland.</p> <p>Most people in this country know the famous last line of James Joyce&rsquo;s celebrated short story &quot;The Dead,&quot; written a century ago: &ldquo;Snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/ireland/090202/snow-general-over-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ireland Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 267075 at http://www.globalpost.com In Ireland, "the game is up" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090203/ireland-the-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unrest brews as the government implements crisis measures to save the economy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Conor O&#039;Clery </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; At 2 a.m., with time for compromise running out, the Irish prime minister finally presented his emergency plan for the floundering economy to the country&rsquo;s trade union leaders.</p> <p>He proposed an average 7 percent reduction in gross pay for bureaucrats, teachers, police, firefighters, road cleaners and everyone else on the public payroll, in the form of a levy to finance their pensions.</p> <p>He made clear that without an agreement the government would do it anyway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ireland/090203/ireland-the-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ireland Wed, 04 Feb 2009 13:14:10 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 267571 at http://www.globalpost.com