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Irish President, Mayor Bates honor balcony collapse victims

“As part of the healing process after the tragedy, the joint planting of arbutus trees by [Irish President Michael] Higgins and [Berkeley Mayor Tom] Bates preserved the memory of the victims and promised a reinforced relationship between the people of Berkeley and the Irish community.” Read more. Video by Karen
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Ireland: a musical journey

As a music lover, I found Dublin, Ireland the perfect choice for studying and interning abroad. The Irish consider music great craic (“entertainment,” to those of you who’ve never spent time on the island). The Irish’s love for music has made the cities famous for their street performers and pub
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Read Aloud: Dirty Limericks

A bit less than 200 years ago, Edward Lear sat down somewhere in England and wrote a particular series of poems in a particular style that eventually was dubbed “limerick style.” As an isolated event, this was not particularly revolutionary. But the effect was big! After Lear published his compilation
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Tumultous history of Ireland unfolds in ”71′

Jack O’Connell has a knack for choosing unglamourous roles. The British actor is known for his part as a misguided skinhead in “This Is England,” the explosively angry James Cook on the teen drama “Skins,” a violent inmate in “Starred Up” and POW Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken.” In
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