What’s Going on for the Irish

With St Patrick’s day just around the corner, here are some positive Irish news pieces:

New Ferry to Ireland sets sail on Maiden voyage

Irish Company, PM Group, gets key to the heart of Goteborg

Irish Government enters talks with unions

St Patrick’s Day Parade already takes place in Newark

Taoiseach in Chicago for parade today and Washington on Wednesday to meet Obama

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates his 100th game for Ireland


Paul O’Connell to captain Lions | British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa 2009

Munster Rugby  skipper, Paul O’Connell, has been named as captain of the Lions team to tour South Africa next month

The team that has just been annopunced includes a 14 of the Grand-Slam winning Irish squad. with 8 of them coming from the Munster team.

O’Connell becomes the tenth Irish captain of a Lions touring party and the 8th since the second World War.

Declan Kidney masterminds historic Ireland victory over France

Ireland beat France by 30 points to 21 in Croke Park on the opening day of the Six Nations.

Superb performances from Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara and man of the match, Jamie Heaslip, ended a run of 7 losses to France and in the process saw Ireland score 3 tries against French opposition for the first time in 100 years.

In a scene reminiscant of his early career, a try by O’Driscoll was particularly pleasing with the Ireland skipper showing the acceleration and finishing ability that seemed to be on the wane in recent seasons.