Biden in Ireland encourages nations to 'dream together'
Holding up his family history as an example, President Joe Biden on Thursday told lawmakers in a packed parliament house that the story of Irish immigrants setting sail for the U_S_ is at the very heart of “what binds Ireland and America together.”.
Biden and Irish poets: 'Hope and history,' a lifelong love
When President Joe Biden visits Ireland this week, you can expect him to visit an ancient castle, honor some of his ancestors and mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement among Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Notre Dame beats No. 5 Clemson 35-14 with punt block for TD
Prince Kollie scored on a blocked punt, Benjamin Morrison returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown and had another interception to set up another score as Notre Dame earned its second straight win over a ranked opponent, beating No. 5 Clemson 35-14.
N.Ireland parties urged to work together after Sinn Fein win
The U.K. and Irish governments have urged rival parties in Northern Ireland to come together to resurrect its power-sharing government after Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein scored a historic victory in local elections to become the biggest party in Northern Ireland’s Assembly.
Find your luck with an Irish memento
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and while many may be celebrating by raising a pint or digging into an Irish meal there are other ways to find your luck today. Jason Carr chatted with Stuart Marley, co-owner of Real Irish Gifts & Travel in Ann Arbor, about another way to enjoy the holiday. Marley suggested celebrating with a memento from Ireland or a trip to the Emerald Isle. From Guinness t-shirts and handwoven sweaters to decorative scarfs, you can find something imported straight from Ireland at Real Irish to really kick-off your celebration. Real Irish also offers tours.
Biden recommits to Good Friday accord on St. Patrick's Day
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin on St. Patrick's Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden marked St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday by recommitting the U.S. to the Good Friday Agreement, which has come under increasing stress following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Before the meeting, the president attended a morning Mass at the aptly named St. Patrick’s Church near his family home in Wilmington, Delaware, then returned to the White House to partake in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, which were toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with recent tradition, the water in fountains outside the White House ran green for the day. Biden and Martin also emphasized their commitment to addressing global challenges and combating the coronavirus, among other issues, the White House said.
Metro Detroit weather: St. Patrick’s Day sunshine
St. Patrick’s Day weather in IrelandYesterday, I was in touch with my good friend Karina Buckley, a TV meteorologist in Ireland! She told me that it’s going to be an unusually nice St. Patrick’s Day there on the Emerald Isle. I can’t even imagine a subdued St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland…AdBack in 1973, Detroit wasn’t so Lucky ! On St. Patrick’s Day 1973, Detroit received 8.4 inches of snow! That’s the heaviest St. Patrick’s Day snowfall in recorded Detroit weather history!
Metro Detroit bars optimistic for St. Patrick’s Day sales
Saint Patrick’s Day is a big deal to a lot of Irish bars and restaurants. Irish bars and restaurants missed out on that income in 2020, but even worse, they were fully stocked with extra food and alcohol for Saint Patrick’s Day. “Sunday would have been the parade,” Roberts said. “We had some really good activity, you know people dressed up, people in their green are coming down from the suburbs, just like they used to.”Dunleavy said a normal Saint Patrick’s Day would involved a packed house and more than 20 kegs. Many Irish restaurants are also doing carry out, so if you plan to celebrate at home you can take your corned beef to go.
Ireland suspends AstraZeneca vaccine amid blood clot reports
Irish health officials have recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations in Norway. Dr. Ronan Glynn, Irelands deputy chief medical officer, said Sunday, March 14 the recommendation was made after Norways medicines agency reported four cases of blood clotting in adults after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)LONDON – Irish health officials on Sunday recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations in Norway. Dr. Ronan Glynn, Ireland’s deputy chief medical officer, said the recommendation was made after Norway’s medicines agency reported four cases of blood clotting in adults after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. The health ministry said the move followed six new reports in Denmark and Norway of blood clotting and lowered levels of blood platelets in people aged under 50.
This Cheers-style pub is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day
Warren – Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name ...well in Warren, that spot is Malone’s Tavern, where Paul Nahed, is the owner. He grew up in the 80s watching the show “Cheers” and always wanted to own a place like that. “Just a simple pub, tavern, a laid-back kind of place,” Nahed explained. He wanted a simple name to go with it, so he went with Malone’s Tavern, after Sam Malone, the owner and bartender at Cheers. Malone’s Tavern is located at 32350 Van Dyke Ave in Warren.
UK holiday firm had 'undesirable guests' list of Irish names
FILE - This Nov. 5, 2020 file photo shows a sign for a Pontins holiday park. A chain of holiday parks in Britain kept an undesirable guests list of Irish surnames in an attempt to keep out members of the Irish Traveller community, the U.K. equalities watchdog said Tuesday March 2, 2021. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, File)LONDON – A chain of holiday parks in Britain kept an “undesirable guests” list of Irish last names in an attempt to keep out members of the Irish Traveler community, the U.K. equalities watchdog said Tuesday. The list kept by Pontins, which was displayed on a staff intranet site, contained about 40 largely Irish names, including Cash, Delaney, Gallagher, Murphy and O’Brien. At the firm’s peak, there were about 30 Pontins sites in the U.K., but only half a dozen are still operating.
Border checks stopped at N Ireland ports after threats
Authorities in Northern Ireland have suspended post-Brexit border checks on animal products and withdrawn workers after threats against border staff. The Northern Ireland government said it had stopped inspections of animal products at Belfast and Larne ports “in the interests of the wellbeing of staff.” The Police Service of Northern Ireland said it had increased patrols in the area. An open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is a key pillar of the peace process that ended decades of violence in the region. He also said problems in shipping some goods to Northern Ireland caused by the new trade rules needed to be resolved. He said senior politicians from the U.K., Northern Ireland and the bloc would discuss the ports situation on Wednesday.
Irish PM says 'perverse' morality drove unwed mothers' homes
Prime Minister Micheal Martin said young women and their children had paid a heavy price for Ireland’s “perverse religious morality” in past decades. The final report of an inquiry into the mother-and-baby homes said that 9,000 children died in 18 different mother and baby homes during the 20th century. Fifteen percent of all children in the homes died, almost double the nationwide infant mortality rate, the report said. Church-run homes in Ireland housed orphans, unmarried pregnant women and their babies for most of the 20th century. “While mother and baby homes were not a peculiarly Irish phenomenon, the proportion of Irish unmarried mothers who were admitted to mother and baby homes or (state-run) county homes in the 20th century was probably the highest in the world,” the report said.
Notre Dame better in Texas, but loses again in semifinals
Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) is sacked by Alabama defensive lineman Byron Young (47) in the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. A few plays later, the Irish quarterback was out of the game after 310-pound defensive tackle Christian Barmore fell on top of Book on a 14-yard sack. On the next Irish possession, Book ended up in the medical tent after Barmore's sack, replaced by freshman Drew Pyne. Notre Dame beat the Tigers 47-40 in November while Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was sidelined because of a positive COVID-19 test.
Shackleton expedition artifacts to be donated to UK museums
An eleven-foot wooden sledge used on Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition on a table at Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, London, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/James Brooks)LONDON – A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton's famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts in the U.K. The expedition was named Nimrod after the ship, which came within less than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of the South Pole for the first time in 1909. Shackleton never reached the South Pole and died of a heart attack in 1922 off South Georgia, a British overseas territory, during a fourth Antarctic expedition. The sled and flag were owned by Eric Marshall, a surgeon and polar explorer who accompanied Shackleton on Nimrod’s “sledge march” to the South Pole.
Book leads No. 2 Irish past Syracuse 45-21; Clemson next up
It was Book’s 30th victory as a starter, the most ever for a Notre Dame quarterback. “It’s a dream come true to be able to attend Notre Dame and have a good career,” Book said. Notre Dame started its run thanks to a roughing the passer by Syracuse that Book later turned into a 28-yard TD run. Book finished with 348 total yards, becoming only the second Irish player to move past 10,000 yards (10,008) in total offense. Notre Dame: The Irish have an extra week to rest up for Clemson after the conference adjusted the schedules earlier this week, canceling their last game.
No. 4 Notre Dame sacks No. 1 Clemson 47-40 in double OT
4 Notre Dame shut down top-ranked Clemson with a couple of sacks to seal a 47-40 win Saturday night. 1 for the first time since taking down Florida State in 1993 at Notre Dame Stadium. Uiagalelei, starting in place of Trevor Lawrence for a second week, passed for 439 yards, the most ever by a Notre Dame opponent. Notre Dame: Avery Davis came to South Bend as a quarterback and has been moved to running back, receiver and defensive back. Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish are at Boston College, which might bring back some bad memories for Notre Dame fans.
Irish regulator investigates Instagram over children's data
LONDON – Irish privacy regulators have opened two investigations into Instagram over the social media site's handling of young people's personal data. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said it launched the investigations in September after receiving complaints about the company. Data scientist David Stier said last year that his analysis found users, including those under 18, who switched their account types to business accounts also had their contact information displayed on their profile. Users were apparently switching to business accounts in order to see statistics on how many likes their posts were getting, after Instagram started removing the feature from personal accounts in some countries to help with mental health. “The DPC has been actively monitoring complaints received from individuals in this area and has identified potential concerns in relation to the processing of children’s personal data on Instagram which require further examination,” Deputy Commissioner Graham Doyle said in a statement.
Can you fathom no St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at pubs in Ireland?
A St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland without celebrations at local pubs? Yes, it is true, and just the latest example of how serious the coronavirus pandemic has become. The Irish government sent a release Sunday asking all pubs be closed from Sunday night until March 29 to help quell the spread of the coronavirus. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations surely will be affected around the world, and it’s hard to imagine you can’t even go to a pub in the heart of Ireland anymore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But that once again emphasizes the seriousness of the pandemic and the sacrifices so many are making.
Gifts of Art concerts bring chamber music, fiddling, jazz to University Hospital in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Throughout March the main lobby the University of Michigan Hospital will be filled with jazz, chamber music, student performances and Irish tunes. The Big Fun Trio is made up of Marty Somberg (Irish fiddle), Brad Battey (Contra fiddle) and Myron Grant (vocals, guitar, harmonica). Big Fun Trio at Michigan Medicine presented by #GiftsofArt. Chamber MusicMarch 26 -- U-M Life Sciences Orchestra EnsembleAn ensemble of wind and strings members from the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra will play Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major (op. 20) as a preview for the April 11 U-M Life Sciences Orchestra concert.
Book's late TD run helps No 16 Notre Dame beat Virginia Tech
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)SOUTH BEND, IN Ian Book delivered the type of clutch, game-winning drive that can make Notre Dame fans forgive the quarterbacks' mistakes. After getting blown out at Michigan last week, Notre Dame faced some harsh criticism. After two incomplete passes, Notre Dame caught Virginia Tech in a blitz and Book ran away from it and darted into the end zone. "Just a lot of grit and perseverance," Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet said. "It's a tough locker room in there," Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said.
Notre Dame football vs. Virginia Tech: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
NOTRE DAME, Ind. Just watching the (Michigan) game, I know that we will see the Notre Dame team that we saw in all the weeks before that, Hokies coach Justin Fuente told reporters. Notre Dame senior OL Tommy Kraemer is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering an MCL sprain against Michigan. The Irish won 45-23 at Virginia Tech last season and the Hokies won the first meeting 34-31 at Notre Dame in 2016. PREDICTION: Notre Dame 34, Virginia Tech 24
4 things to watch for -- Saturday, October 26
Here's what's coming up on Saturday, October 26, 2019 on Local 4 News TodayAll Morning Wolverines vs. Fighting Irish#19 Michigan desperately needs to beat #8 Notre Dame. Were checking out some of the hottest costumes that your pet is sure to love (or at least youll love). Considered the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccinationCelebrity Birthdays: October 26thCelebrating a birthday Saturday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show. Let to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Notre Dame football vs. Georgia: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa #95 and Alohi Gilman #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after the Irish recovered a fumble against the Louisville Cardinals on September 02, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Notre Dame also features strong play at quarterback, as senior Ian Book leads all Power 5 signal-callers in yards per completion (19.07 yards) and passed for five touchdowns against New Mexico last week. Notre Dame leads the nation in turnover margin (plus-six) and ranks ninth nationally in tackles for loss per game (nine). Notre Dame running backs have 1,041 consecutive carries without losing a fumble, dating to Nov. 21, 2015, and currently the second-longest active FBS streak (Northwestern). PREDICTION: Georgia 37, Notre Dame 21More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Notre Dame football vs. New Mexico: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
NOTRE DAME, Ind. The Irish have won 11 straight games at home, the third-longest streak since Notre Dame Stadium opened in 1930. Nine different Lobos had at least one catch in the opener, led by senior WR Anu Somoye (three receptions, 62 yards). Notre Dame running backs have gone 571 carries without a fumble, which is the longest active streak among FBS teams. PREDICTION: Notre Dame 48, New Mexico 13More college football scores
On this day: October 25
2002: Irish actor Richard Harris, perhaps best known for his role as King Arthur in the 1967 film "Camelot" and for playing Albus Dumbledore in the first two films in the "Harry Potter" series, dies of Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 72 in London, England. His other films included "The Sporting Life" and "The Field," both of which earned him Oscar nominations, "Gladiator," "Unforgiven" and "Cry, the Beloved Country." Hide Caption