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DUBLIN (AP) An Irish meat processor says it's recalling 10 million burgers from supermarkets across Ireland and Britain because of fears that some could contain horsemeat. Government authorities say Spanish or Dutch ingredients suppliers are suspected of causing the contamination.

Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the suspected source of horsemeat found in one Irish-produced burger was an imported powdered beef protein used to finish budget-grade frozen beef patties. The Food Safety Authority says two suppliers in Spain and the Netherlands provided the ingredient but have declined to identify them as investigations continue.

Silvercrest Foods, Ireland's second-largest processor of beef burgers, said Wednesday it is withdrawing 10 million patties from stores across Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Horsemeat is consumed in many countries in continental Europe but not in Britain or Ireland.



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Thanks Judy. I posted that on my Facebook page yesterday. Yuck! Evidently some of the ground beef also had pig DNA in it, which would be a problem for some people who don't eat pork.

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Problem is the produce imported from processing plants in part of Europe that do not have the same level of hygiene measures and some meat is processed inline with other types. Without going into detail standards in food processing not just meat in some parts of Europe just would not be acceptable in Ireland and the UK. The thing is that they have found amounts of DNA not actual lumps off meat no % have been given apart from Tesco Basic burgers which to be honest I wouldn't give the dog.

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Heavy snow in Wicklow mountains: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2013/0119/breaking12.html 



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Wow! Is it uncommon for it to snow in Ireland?

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It happens a few times a year. Generally, the climate is mild - and it's not Florida - but winter is winter! The Wicklow mountains because of their elevation would usually get more.

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Tx. Surprised it doesn't snow green snow in Ireland. wink



-- Edited by Maggie117 on Saturday 19th of January 2013 06:37:01 PM

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Now that would be a tourist draw for the winter. Don't give them any ideas!

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More bad weather: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2013/0121/breaking2.html



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Sundance Winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrfDAIqn6KE

Irish folk furniture -- LOVE the mouse!  biggrin biggrin

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What a delight! Thanks for sharing that, mo chara...Just what  I needed in this moment



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A timely reminder:

 

http://paddynotpatty.com/

 

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Thanks Bob..........

 

What really gets my goat is calling a 4 leaf clover a shamrock. With St. Patrick's day approaching you see those impostors all over the place. Can't they get it right?? St. Patrick would not use a 4 leaf clover to teach about the Trinity.



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We have turned away product for our shop because of four-leaf instead of three. I try to be patient when I explain..to Irish companies...that four-leaf clover are NOT Irish... You would think they would know! I know they cater to the consumer market...but still...

St Paddy or St PAtty either way it is like nails on a chalk board.... He is a Saint after all...show some respect!!!



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I predicted a couple of years ago that RTE would start charging those outside Ireland for content. That day has come: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rte-to-start-charging-for-online-content-29194707.html

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Gas Explosion in Killarney.  Near the Roundabout where the Jarveys park.  We were just there a couple of weeks ago ...

http://www.thejournal.ie/killarney-explosion-991207-Jul2013/?utm_source=facebook_short#slide-slideshow1

 

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We went into Killarney looking for shorts few days ago.

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The Ireland Independent newspaper further identified the missing man as the owner of the Laundromat, Mr. Gleeson. They also gave the location as behind the Killarney International Hotel.

Gleeson's Laundromat has been in Killarney for many years located on Brewery Lane.

God be with Mr. Gleeson and his family.

 



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Oh my! I've used Gleeson's many times over the decades. Here is up to date info and pics. They are saying a roof ended up on top of a hotel too. Sounds very bad.

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/gardai-seek-help-in-tracing-missing-people-following-killarney-explosion-1.1463069



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A little reluctant to post this as I hate to feed the frenzy, but ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57593656/dozens-of-police-lawmaker-wounded-in-latest-northern-ireland-riots/

I would like to emphasize that this occurred in a small PART of Belfast and pertained to the dreaded / infamous 12 July 'Celebration' March ..

I just spent 4 days in the North (one in the Belfast suburb of Lisburn) and felt perfectly safe.  Nearly everyone that we met were delightfully friendly and welcoming.  Such a pity and shame ...

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This one is not positive either. disbelief

Drunken thugs attack ancient fort and holy well. furious  furious  furious  furious  furious  furious  

I like this comment about the article: Things aren't known to go well for those who disturb the ancient monuments.

 



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Of course the North is safe to visit, despite what the news might be making this all out to be.

I despise the fact that they cloak their Marches in "culture & heritage" when its neither. It would be akin to the KKK hosting a "Culture & Heritage" parade through Harlem or Selma.

I wish that both sides would take a deep breath and recall that at one time it wasn't about religion at all. At one time, Catholic or Protestant, both fought side by side to rid Ireland of a common foe, Britain. Britain, understanding that there was strength in the combined forces, set out to cause a divide. It worked well.

I do find it ironic that both the PSNI forces and a Loyalist sympathetic MP were injured by loyalist marchers. no



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Yes, I saw that article, as well, Michele,

There seems to be quite a bit of disregard for the "old" customs and traditions here of late.

I would add to that wise advise, defecating in holy wells, assures a life of problems to be sure. nonofuriousfurious

 



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Killarney now has WiFi free throughout town. A first in Ireland! biggrin tinyurl.com/ml9xhq9 



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Deenihan Opens Cush Centre  
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:33

 

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  officially opened the Cush Interpretive Centre in Ballinvreena, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick.

Cush is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Ireland, similar in archaeological importance to Lough Gur and the Hill of Tara.  It was excavated by Sean P O Riordan in the summer of 1934/35. Sean P O' Riordan was Professor of Archaeology in UCC at the time of excavation and also excavated Lough Gur. A 2nd and smaller excavation near the main site of Cush in the 1970s by Mick Monk of UCC. This was carried out for the Office of Public Works. All artefacts excavated and found at the early Bronze Age site are now in the National Museum in Dublin.

Speaking ahead of the opening Minister Deenihan commented "I commend the Kilfinane Coshlea Historical Society for its excellent work.  It represents all that is positive about what can be done by local communities when people work together and I think most people will agree that this is a great example of what can be achieved by a vibrant rural community. Cush is a significant prehistoric site and I hope this centre will educate and inform more people about the importance of the place and its history."

The aim of the interpretive centre within the refurbished and extended community centre in Ballinvreena is to inform visitors about the prehistoric site of Cush 1km from the centre. The space will consist of an audiovisual presentation, replicas of artefacts found on the site alongside interpretive panels and photography aimed at both young and old visitors.



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An interesting on-line magazine about Irish Heritage -- and includes kudos for my favorite Irish Researcher, author and musician, Mario Corrigan!

www.irishlivesremembered.com & https://interactivepdf.uniflip.com/2/71043/310421/pub/

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Thanks Bob. I'm looking forward to digging into that when I have more time. Looks very interesting.

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From today's Irish Times - Significant medieval monastic enclosure found in Donegal ( www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/significant-medieval-monastic-enclosure-found-in-donegal-1.1509411 )

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Cool!  smile

I'll see your Archeological Find -- And RAISE you One.  biggrin  biggrin

http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2013/08/29/4017371-major-archaeological-find-at-kells/

 

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Looks like the archaeologists have been busy. I read an article once about an archaeologist named Gypsy Graves. That is even a better name for an archaeologist than Indiana Jones! biggrin



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