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September 5, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that there has never been a better time to be Irish, President Clinton praised the people of this country Friday for their striking turnaround over the last few years, in terms of both economic development and progress toward peace. "Ireland has moved from nightmares to dreams," Clinton said to several thousand employees of the Dublin assembly plant of Gateway 2000, a U.S. computer company.
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December 17, 2000 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Always and ever the candidate, seeking another hand to shake, another elbow to squeeze, another chance to flash the big grin, Bill Clinton was in full campaign mode. He walked down from the speaker's platform, took a few steps and leaned deeply into the crush of people, grabbing outstretched hands. Three thousand miles from home, the president of the United States was working the crowd in an Irish border town, where the "Tommy the Bikes" cycling shop window bore the inscription, "Welcome Bill."
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June 25, 1993 | Reuters
Jean Kennedy Smith presented her credentials Thursday to Irish President Mary Robinson as the new U.S. ambassador to Ireland. She had accompanied her brother, the late President John F. Kennedy, on a visit back to their roots in Ireland almost 30 years ago.
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December 13, 2000 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton on Tuesday came to this border town, long a refuge for Irish Republican Army "hard men" on the run from police, to ask the people to stand up for peace between Protestants and Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland. Clinton urged the tens of thousands of residents jammed into the town's central square to help protect the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement to end a generation of sectarian warfare in the British-ruled province a few miles away.
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January 18, 1991 | Reuters
The government on Thursday offered refueling facilities to U.S. military aircraft heading to the Persian Gulf War. The government said after a Cabinet meeting that Ireland will not participate in the war but will fully honor its obligations under the U.N. Charter.
NEWS
June 14, 1996 | Reuters
President Clinton threw the biggest state dinner of his administration Thursday for Irish President Mary Robinson, and in return she paid him the supreme compliment: She accidentally called him "President Kennedy." Robinson's slip of the tongue seemed appropriate, crowning a lengthy toast to Clinton at an event that could only be described as an Irish-American love-fest on the South Lawn of the White House. Robinson, who is paying a state visit to the United States, declared that the Irish-U.S.
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August 12, 1997 | Reuters
A U.S. judge Monday ordered three escapees from a prison in Northern Ireland extradited to Britain, finding that they would not be punished for their political views if returned to British custody. Kevin Artt, Pol Brennan and Terence Kirby, who all escaped from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison in 1983, were arrested in California between 1992 and 1994. Artt and Kirby were convicted in Northern Ireland of murder; Brennan on explosives charges.
NEWS
December 17, 2000 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Always and ever the candidate, seeking another hand to shake, another elbow to squeeze, another chance to flash the big grin, Bill Clinton was in full campaign mode. He walked down from the speaker's platform, took a few steps and leaned deeply into the crush of people, grabbing outstretched hands. Three thousand miles from home, the president of the United States was working the crowd in an Irish border town, where the "Tommy the Bikes" cycling shop window bore the inscription, "Welcome Bill."
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March 31, 1989 | From United Press International
President Bush said Thursday that he intends to nominate Richard Anthony Moore as ambassador to Ireland, succeeding Margaret M. Heckler. Moore has been associate producer for the McLaughlin Group in Washington since 1975.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1993 | JAMES FLANIGAN
St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated as usual in Washington today, with President Clinton meeting Ireland's Prime Minister Albert Reynolds at the White House and joining him at a Capitol luncheon hosted by Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley. Green will be worn and sentiments will flow about a small island country and the generations of immigrants who came from there. But Clinton and members of Congress concerned with struggling U.S.
NEWS
September 6, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Tess Costello, the thrill of seeing President Clinton on the streets of her hometown Saturday was laced with concern about the pummeling he is receiving at home because of the controversy over his affair with Monica S. Lewinsky. "Is he going to make it?" Costello, who owns an antique shop, asked an American visitor. "I do hope so. I think he's such a good man, and he has been very good for Ireland."
NEWS
September 5, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that there has never been a better time to be Irish, President Clinton praised the people of this country Friday for their striking turnaround over the last few years, in terms of both economic development and progress toward peace. "Ireland has moved from nightmares to dreams," Clinton said to several thousand employees of the Dublin assembly plant of Gateway 2000, a U.S. computer company.
NEWS
August 12, 1997 | Reuters
A U.S. judge Monday ordered three escapees from a prison in Northern Ireland extradited to Britain, finding that they would not be punished for their political views if returned to British custody. Kevin Artt, Pol Brennan and Terence Kirby, who all escaped from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison in 1983, were arrested in California between 1992 and 1994. Artt and Kirby were convicted in Northern Ireland of murder; Brennan on explosives charges.
NEWS
June 14, 1996 | Reuters
President Clinton threw the biggest state dinner of his administration Thursday for Irish President Mary Robinson, and in return she paid him the supreme compliment: She accidentally called him "President Kennedy." Robinson's slip of the tongue seemed appropriate, crowning a lengthy toast to Clinton at an event that could only be described as an Irish-American love-fest on the South Lawn of the White House. Robinson, who is paying a state visit to the United States, declared that the Irish-U.S.
NEWS
June 25, 1993 | Reuters
Jean Kennedy Smith presented her credentials Thursday to Irish President Mary Robinson as the new U.S. ambassador to Ireland. She had accompanied her brother, the late President John F. Kennedy, on a visit back to their roots in Ireland almost 30 years ago.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1993 | JAMES FLANIGAN
St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated as usual in Washington today, with President Clinton meeting Ireland's Prime Minister Albert Reynolds at the White House and joining him at a Capitol luncheon hosted by Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley. Green will be worn and sentiments will flow about a small island country and the generations of immigrants who came from there. But Clinton and members of Congress concerned with struggling U.S.
NEWS
March 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Charles Haughey, eager to boost U.S. investment in Ireland, will make a three-day trip to Washington next week to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and confer with President Reagan. Haughey will also be eager to counteract what is perceived here as pessimistic foreign press comments on Ireland's economic prospects in coverage of his narrow election victory last month, a government spokesman said.
NEWS
December 13, 2000 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton on Tuesday came to this border town, long a refuge for Irish Republican Army "hard men" on the run from police, to ask the people to stand up for peace between Protestants and Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland. Clinton urged the tens of thousands of residents jammed into the town's central square to help protect the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement to end a generation of sectarian warfare in the British-ruled province a few miles away.
NEWS
January 18, 1991 | Reuters
The government on Thursday offered refueling facilities to U.S. military aircraft heading to the Persian Gulf War. The government said after a Cabinet meeting that Ireland will not participate in the war but will fully honor its obligations under the U.N. Charter.
NEWS
March 31, 1989 | From United Press International
President Bush said Thursday that he intends to nominate Richard Anthony Moore as ambassador to Ireland, succeeding Margaret M. Heckler. Moore has been associate producer for the McLaughlin Group in Washington since 1975.
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