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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1986
Your report on the divorce referendum in Southern Ireland contained a factual error that may mislead American readers. It incorrectly stated that Ireland is an "island republic" and then goes on to quote figures relating to Southern Ireland alone without giving adequate clarification of the separate status of Northern Ireland. The population of Northern Ireland is not, and has no wish to be part of an island republic of any description. The romantic notion that Ireland is, or should be, an island republic permeates Southern Irish society and gives Irish Republican terrorists a degree of respectability that they would not otherwise enjoy.
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TRAVEL
May 26, 1991
Our family returned from a car trip in Southern Ireland and believe the following information will assist your readers planning to tour Ireland by car this summer, as I am sure many will do after reading your articles on Northern Ireland. For the Republic of Ireland, we recommend flying directly to Dublin and visiting Shannon by car. Dublin is a fascinating city with many more attractions. All advertised B&Bs that we called from the Dublin Airport were full, as were most of the hotels.
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March 20, 1989
Protesters from the environmental group Greenpeace chained themselves to a pier near Cork, Ireland, in an attempt to prevent the U.S. cruiser Yorktown from docking. Police in the southern Ireland port said that about a dozen demonstrators were involved in the protest and that after some scuffling with police, they were removed. The demonstrators continued their protest nearby, chanting slogans and singing peace songs, as the guided missile cruiser docked.
TRAVEL
May 19, 1991
Our family returned from a car trip in Southern Ireland and believe the following information will assist your readers planning to tour Ireland by car this summer, as I am sure many will do after reading your articles on Northern Ireland. For the Republic of Ireland, we recommend flying directly to Dublin and visiting Shannon by car. Dublin is a fascinating city with many more attractions. All advertised B&Bs that we called from the Dublin Airport were full as were most of the hotels.
TRAVEL
May 19, 1991
I enjoyed your articles on Northern Ireland. It is indeed a beautiful and welcoming area. However, I do take one exception and that is to the idea that all checkpoints along the road between Northern and Southern Ireland are manned by friendly, smiling troopers. When my friend and I drove from Belfast to Dublin in 1989, we were stopped six times, three times on either side of the border between Northern and Southern Ireland. Five out of those six times, we were stopped at fixed checkpoints and the trooper checked my California driver's license and passport and waved us on. Northern Ireland also has roving checkpoints.
TRAVEL
May 26, 1991
Our family returned from a car trip in Southern Ireland and believe the following information will assist your readers planning to tour Ireland by car this summer, as I am sure many will do after reading your articles on Northern Ireland. For the Republic of Ireland, we recommend flying directly to Dublin and visiting Shannon by car. Dublin is a fascinating city with many more attractions. All advertised B&Bs that we called from the Dublin Airport were full, as were most of the hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1985
Recent comments by President Reagan in support of the contras fighting to overthrow the Nicaraguan government prompt a comparison with American support for those struggling to overthrow the Northern Ireland statelet. On Feb. 22, President Reagan explained that aid to the contras was aid to "those who fought a revolution to escape the dictatorship, to have democracy, and then had it taken away from them by some of their fellow revolutionaries." This is precisely what occurred in 1921 when Britain by threatening "immediate and terrible war" forced the partition of Ireland in defiance of the democratically expressed wish of 80% of the Irish people in the general election of December, 1918, for a unified independent Irish republic.
NEWS
November 8, 1987 | From Reuters
A Dublin man was charged Saturday with the kidnaping of dentist John O'Grady who was freed in a shoot-out between police and his abductors earlier this week at the end of a three-week ordeal. Amid tight security, Gerard Wright, 44, made a 10-minute appearance in Dublin's anti-terrorist special criminal court on charges of falsely imprisoning 38-year-old O'Grady and possessing a firearm.
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August 1, 1985 | From Reuters
A Roman Catholic bishop appealed for calm today after thousands of people flocked to a village in southern Ireland following reports that a statue of the Virgin Mary had moved. About 8,000 people gathered Wednesday around the five-foot statue in Ballinspittle, County Cork, to observe what villagers described as a miracle.
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February 8, 2009 | Chris Erskine
Ireland . . . the scenery, the greenery, the food. OK, maybe not so much the food, but the other things, sure. CIE Tours International is offering a six-day tour that sounds well-suited to Emerald Isle beginners looking to stretch a buck. The deal: For prices beginning at $698 (land only, double occupancy and excluding taxes and fees), travelers get a fully escorted swing through southern Ireland, including four nights' accommodations, Irish breakfasts, four dinners and entertainment.
NEWS
March 20, 1989
Protesters from the environmental group Greenpeace chained themselves to a pier near Cork, Ireland, in an attempt to prevent the U.S. cruiser Yorktown from docking. Police in the southern Ireland port said that about a dozen demonstrators were involved in the protest and that after some scuffling with police, they were removed. The demonstrators continued their protest nearby, chanting slogans and singing peace songs, as the guided missile cruiser docked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1986
Your report on the divorce referendum in Southern Ireland contained a factual error that may mislead American readers. It incorrectly stated that Ireland is an "island republic" and then goes on to quote figures relating to Southern Ireland alone without giving adequate clarification of the separate status of Northern Ireland. The population of Northern Ireland is not, and has no wish to be part of an island republic of any description. The romantic notion that Ireland is, or should be, an island republic permeates Southern Irish society and gives Irish Republican terrorists a degree of respectability that they would not otherwise enjoy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1985
Recent comments by President Reagan in support of the contras fighting to overthrow the Nicaraguan government prompt a comparison with American support for those struggling to overthrow the Northern Ireland statelet. On Feb. 22, President Reagan explained that aid to the contras was aid to "those who fought a revolution to escape the dictatorship, to have democracy, and then had it taken away from them by some of their fellow revolutionaries." This is precisely what occurred in 1921 when Britain by threatening "immediate and terrible war" forced the partition of Ireland in defiance of the democratically expressed wish of 80% of the Irish people in the general election of December, 1918, for a unified independent Irish republic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Noel Redding, bass player for the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience from its formation in 1966 through its dissolution three years later, has died. He was 57. Redding was found dead Monday at his home in the town of Clonakilty in southern Ireland, his manager, Ian Grant, said Tuesday. An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.
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