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Ireland fans to go green on November 15

The Aviva Stadium has sold out for an Ireland soccer match for the first time ever, as excitement builds ahead of this week’s Euro 2012 qualification play-offs.Ireland travel to Estonia on Friday for the first leg, before returning to Dublin for what should be an electric atmosphere at the new Lansdowne Road on Tuesday night.

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Ardoyne visitors go for final Áras visit

A group of Ardoyne residents made their way to Dublin today (Thursday) to meet with President Mary McAleese in one of her last official engagements with visitors from the North.

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Saints prey on Belfast Star

BelfasT Star slumped to a second consecutive home defeat on Saturday night when they went down to Dublin’s DCU Saints in La Salle.

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There’ll be no Irish Christmas at City Hall

Unionists cancelled Christmas for children from the Irish speaking schools at the full Council meeting on Monday evening – with the help of the Alliance Party.A minor setback on the road to the shared city which treats Irish speakers and the Irish language as a great treasure of the one city, but no doubt the Gaeilge groups will respond with their usual vibrancy and dynamism at this Sunday’s Rights and Revelry bash at St George’s Market.

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Long-haul duty cut gets warm welcome

The decision to cut air passenger duty for long-haul flights from Belfast to the US has been welcomed by politicians and business leaders.Air passenger duty (APD) currently adds £60 to an economy fare and £120 to a business ticket. Under new proposals the direct long-haul rate of APD will fall to the lower short-haul rate of £12 per passenger in economy and £24 for business and first class passengers.

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Just some of the retiring types

Last Sunday I met a man in Meaghar’s pub in Dublin before the All Ireland final. Meaghar’s must be the biggest pub I was ever in. As happens all too often these days he said hello to me and called me by name.

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