Hundreds of thousands of people gathered around the county at parades celebrating St Patrick’s Day today and our voideographers were maonth them. Check out some of the sights and sounds they captured on their travels.
A Limerick man who fired a shotgun to protect his family from a group who had been out celebrating St Patrick’s Day was yesterday found not guilty of the illegal discharge of a firearm and causing criminal damage to a car owned by the people he felt under threat from.
Brian Cowen attended a private Anglo Irish function a month after the St Patrick’s Day 2008 Irish stock exchange crisis and a fortnight before becoming taoiseach, but insisted he was never lobbied for a bank guarantee.
THERE was something of a sting in the tail of the jovial celebrations at the White House on St Patrick’s Day when President Obama indicated to the Taoiseach his concern that Islamic extremists may be using Ireland as a staging post to enter the United States in order to launch terrorist attacks there.