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Latest Ireland Items
International use of the euro slipped last year because of the debt crisis in Europe, but the U.S. dollar held its own as the world's leading currency for reserves held by central banks.
In 1983, Terry Eagleton made the life of every student of English literature easier with the publication of his seminal "Literary Theory: An Introduction." He deftly describes the complex development of this subject throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries in a single volume.
Dutch golfer Joost Luiten will take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Irish Open on Sunday with a chance at his second victory this month.
The Group of Eight concluded their summit last week with grand promises to pursue "proper tax justice in our world," in the words of British Prime Minister David Cameron.
President Obama met with a new privacy board created in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandals, and a contingent of U.S. soldiers prepared to deploy to Egypt. On the international stage, President Obama angered Ireland's Catholics and Protestants with the assertion that parochial schools are 'divisive.' Here's a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
Ireland's minister of health came out in full support of the nation's hotly contested abortion bill on Thursday, assuring that hospitals would not be allowed to perform the procedure at will, but only to save the lives of at-risk women.
One gauge of a president's favorability is the assorted descriptors the public volunteers to a pollster about the leader of the Free World. The Pew Research Center has tracked the assorted description of President Obama over the years, and has this to say: "Terms like incompetent and liar now are among the most frequently used words to describe Obama."
When President Obama arrives in Northern Ireland on Monday for the two-day Group of Eight summit, he'll encounter "the biggest policing operation" in local history. Some 8,000 police and military troops have assembled in the picturesque town of Enniskillen, which plays host to the president and seven other leaders, along with a large, uninvited gaggle of dissidents, environmentalists, pacifists and protesters that also number in the thousands.