St Patrick’s Day plan to dye River Liffey green

Tourism chiefs and politicians have plans to dye the River Liffey green for St Patrick’s Day next year, to mirror the attraction of Chicago’s waterways, which are turned an emerald shade every year.

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River Liffey to be dyed green for Paddy's Day, tourism chiefs say

Tourism Ireland CEO, Niall Gibbons, confirmed to the Irish Examiner that efforts are underway to turn Dublin's dividing river green, with help from city plumbing authorities in Chicago.

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English council apologises for flying Welsh flag on St Patrick’s Day

The council also congratulated the Welsh rugby team in its initial statement.

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Watch the ‘St Patrick’s Day Round Up Of The Parades’ from around the country if you need a pick-me-up

YOU’RE going to need something today. A tonic of some description. The weather in March, so far, has been as if winter slept in late, has arrived into the office at 11am, and is now acting fierce busy.

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In Pictures: Were you one of the 158 Paddys in Cork yesterday?

An army of Paddy’s packed onto Cork's landmark St Patrick's bridge to mark the completion of its €1.2m refurbishment.

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Irish Guard savaged by buffalo tells Duke of Cambridge of ordeal at St Patrick's Day event

Guardsman John Bogg was attacked by the animal during an early morning patrol in Kenya last October.

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Sights and sounds of St Patrick's Day in Cork and beyond

Cork City's annual St Patrick's Day parade was led by Grand Marshal and former World Champion race walker Rob Heffernan.

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My 'smallies' are going to love it: Rob Heffernan on being Cork's Grand Marshal

Olympic medal winner, Rob Heffernan, who is the Grand Marshal of the Cork parade today has fond memories of attending as a youngster even if his lack of height as a child made him miss half the action.

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Leo Varadkar didn't know he'd be marching alongside Conor McGregor at St Patrick’s Day parade

McGregor refused to answer media questions at the parade about his recent arrest.

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In praise of the shamrock: A little plant that grew into a famous symbol

Our relationship with the shamrock is older than our relationship with Christianity, writes Fiann Ó Nualláin.

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Paddys gather in Cork to celebrate St Patrick’s Bridge restoration

Paddys of all ages donned the patron saint’s costume and marched through Cork city today to celebrate the restoration of the city’s landmark St Patrick’s Bridge.

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Iconic buildings worldwide go green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Landmarks big and small are being illuminated green to coincide with St Patrick's Day.

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St Patrick's Day revellers urged to celebrate safely

Last year, 154 people were arrested for drink-driving over Paddy's Day weekend.

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Varadkar to end St Patrick's trip to US by marching in Chicago parade

The Taoiseach will march in the Chicago St Patrick's Parade later today as his US series of engagements comes to a close.

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St Patrick’s Day is never Patty’s Day. Who even is Patty?

Let’s get the obvious out of the way; it’s called St Patrick’s Day. Paddy’s Day is also acceptable. What it is never called is, Patty’s Day. Never.

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Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan will set the pace at Cork’s St Patrick’s Day parade

Former World Champion and Olympic medal-winning race walker, Rob Heffernan, will have to keep a slower pace than usual when he serves as Grand Marshal at the Cork city St Patrick’s day parade which gets under way at 1pm tomorrow.

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Greatest of shows planned for St Patrick's Day in Kerry

Killarney: The Killarney St Patrick’s Day parade promises to be ‘The Greatest Show’ with a showstopping circus theme. The parade, which starts at 2pm, is part of a now week-long festival. Landmarks such as Ross Castle glimpsed from Flesk Bridge and St Mary’s Cathedral will turn green for several days.

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Here are the details of all the St Patrick's Day parades in County Cork

All parades take place on Sunday unless stated otherwise.

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The Irish have earned the right to celebrate

It is hard to think of another country that has so very successfully turned its national day, the celebration of its national saint’s birthday — one of them anyway — into such slick marketing and political opportunities.

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Trump could visit Ireland as early as June, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach says US President Donald Trump could visit Ireland as early as June this year when in Europe for D-Day commemorations, writes Juno McEnroe in Chicago.

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Fresh efforts to secure US work visas for Irish citizens

Fresh efforts to secure special work visas for Irish citizens in America will go ahead after talks between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US president Donald Trump.

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Is it time to leave St Patrick’s Day to America and find an authentic Irish holiday?

RP O’Donnell left America to make West Cork home. As he marks another Patrick’s Day here, he’s convinced we should leave the parades to the diaspora.

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The best places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day around the world

From New York to Budapest, you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day almost anywhere in the world. Ciara McDonnell helps you get planning for next year

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Taoiseach to meet emigrant support groups in Chicago today

The Taoiseach will meet with emigrant support groups in Chicago this afternoon, as he continues his US St. Patrick's engagements.

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St Patrick’s Day promotion is key as global growth slows

This week an array of Irish Government ministers have travelled to all corners of the world to promote Ireland.

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Varadkar praises Trump presidency as he issues reminder of American values

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told US president Donald Trump that making America great again does not mean forgetting or losing sight of what makes it great already.

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Donald Trump hails ties of kinship in ‘strong and resilient’ US-Irish friendship

Nancy Pelosi said the US took ‘great pride in Irish heritage that millions in our country claim’.

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Protest outside Leinster House as Varadkar meets Trump in US

Protesters carrying coffins draped with the flags of Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan have gathered outside Leinster House to urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to tell US president Donald Trump to stop invading other countries amid talk of a Venezuelan intervention.

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Trump threatens new EU tariffs as he confirms Irish trip

US president Donald Trump has threatened to slam new tariffs on the EU unless it changes its trade policies with Washington.

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Leo Varadkar says sexuality should not be an issue in judging politicians

The Taoiseach was meeting the US vice-president Mike Pence, a conservative Christian.

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Leo Varadkar says fight to change society must continue

The Taoiseach was speaking during his St Patrick’s tour to the US.

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Taoiseach to meet Donald Trump in Washington today

Brexit and strengthening Irish-American relations will dominate today’s meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US President Donald Trump at the White House.

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Learning Points: Jeers to alcohol abuse on St Patrick’s Day

Our nation, and maybe especially Dublin, the capital, is bracing for the devastation that this weekend’s St Patrick’s Day festivities leave in their wake. I have doubts about St Patrick’s Day.

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Varadkar arrives in Washington for annual St. Patrick's Day trip

The Taoiseach will begin a series of engagements in Washington today, aimed at deepening Ireland and the EU’s relationship with the United States.

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German Shepherd dog to lead island parade in West Cork

An island off West Cork has chosen a grand marshal with a difference to lead what is likely to be one of the smallest St Patrick's Day parades in the world.

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Readers' Blog: Politicians’ junkets won’t fix health crises

Is rubbing shoulders with the global political elite more important than the nation’s health?

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People reckon the O'Donovan brothers would be great craic to share a pint with

With St Patrick's Day on the horizon, many people are planning to meet friends for a social drink or two.

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President Trump to host Taoiseach for St Patrick’s Day events

On Thursday, the Taoiseach will participate in the annual shamrock ceremony.

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Vicky Phelan to be Grand Marshall at Kilkenny's St Patrick's Day parade

Cancer awareness campaigner Vicky Phelan is to be Grand Marshal for the St Patrick’s Day parade in Kilkenny.

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Fáilte Ireland: Investment in regional St Patrick's celebrations will drive tourism to lesser-known areas

Targeted investment in promoting regional St Patrick's celebrations will drive tourism outside the country's major urban centres, according to Fáilte Ireland.

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Taoiseach to visit Trump; Donohoe to head for London on St Patrick's Day

Every single EU capital will be visited as the government ups the diplomatic offensive in the days before Brexit.

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A different relationship as Washington parade cancelled

It is another indication that Irish influence in America is on the wane that the St Patrick’s Day parade in Washington DC has been cancelled.

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St Patrick's Day parade in US capital cancelled as security costs rise

The organisers of the St Patrick's Day parade in Washington DC have cancelled this year's event due to rising security costs.

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Aran Island pub flooded with beer on Paddy's Day after burglar left taps running

A pub on the Aran islands was flooded with beer on St Patrick's Day after a burglar left 16 of its taps running.

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Police arrest more than 20 people in Belfast St Patrick's Day celebrations

More than 20 drunken revellers were arrested during St Patrick's Day celebrations in Belfast, the PSNI has said.

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St Patrick's Day: The sights and sounds from around the country

Thousands of people are cheering on the St Patrick's Day parades all over the country today.

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New York mayor starts Taoiseach's first St Patrick's Day event with 'Gerry Adams Day' proclamation

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has begun the final day of his St Patrick's Day visit to the US.

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Hundreds of thousands set to attend St Patrick's Day parades around the country

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for St Patrick's Day events all over the country today - with events also taking place around the world.

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Gardaí ask St Patrick's Day revellers to plan route to parades

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for Patrick's Day events all over the country today.

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Wide-eyed ‘Tushuck’ sees the familiar in a whole new light

A wide-eyed Leo Varadkar was seeing the familiar in a whole new light.

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Taoiseach outlines Irish values at Washington gala

Ireland believes in equality for all citizens, irrespective of gender, religion, race or sexual orientation, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

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Dublin gardaí 'planning counter-terror operation for St Patrick's Day'

Gardaí are reportedly planning a counter-terror operation for St Patrick's Day in Dublin city centre.

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10 of the best Irish films to watch on Netflix - just in time for St Patrick's Day

Netflix has plenty of great Irish films on offer so you can still feel a spark of patriotism.

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Here are the quirkiest landmarks turning green for St Patrick's Day

From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of buildings and sites around the world will be turning a shade of green over the coming days to mark St Patrick's Day.

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Taoiseach begins St Patrick's Day tour of US

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar begins his St Patrick’s Day visit to the US today, with Austin the first stop in a four-city tour.

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Taoiseach to thank Native American tribe for help during Famine

The Taoiseach will visit a Native American tribe that donated money to Ireland during the famine.

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Expansion urged for Belfast's 'unambitious' St Patrick's Day festival

Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day festival should become a three-day weekend event to rival some of the world’s largest cities, a report from Féile an Phobail said.

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More than 30 ministers set for St Patrick’s Day trips

The government has revealed where ministers are being sent for St Patrick’s Day.

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