Irish island of Arranmore is Looking for New Residents from the United States and Australia

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Here is an opportunity to study your Irish ancestry: move to Ireland.

Actually, you would have to move to Arranmore, a tiny island 5 kilometers off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland. The island is twinned with Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. In the 1800s, families evicted from Arranmore relocated to Beaver Island and most of the residents who live on Beaver Island today can trace their roots back to Arranmore.

While Arranmore is a tiny place, it boasts very high-speed Internet access, enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep a party going well into the night, the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep, seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder, and a daily commute that will never exceed five minutes. It sounds dreamy.

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New Irish Historical Birth, Marriage and Death Registers Available Online for Public to Access

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Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister, Regina Doherty, TD, and Josepha Madigan, TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that a further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are now available online and free for the public to access.

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One of Ireland’s most famous hotels bought in $56-million deal


Wicklow’s luxurious Powerscourt Hotel has been bought for an undisclosed sum, which is rumoured to have come in around the €56-million mark (€50 million).


The MHL Hotel Collection, which was formed by John Malone, Paul Higgins and John Lally, is a collection of hotels located around Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Wicklow. With hotels including The Westin DublinIntercontinental Dublin, The Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Golf Course in Galway and now Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa in Wicklow, The MHL Collection has become well-known for its luxury resorts. The Collection reportedly took in over $167 million (€150 million) in revenue last year.

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The Powerscourt Hotel, which comprises of 200 bedrooms, several different dining options and a spa, was originally known as the Ritz Carlton when it first opened in 2006. Having hosted a range of high-profile events and weddings, the hotel became synonymous with luxury. However, the hotel…

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Airbus celebrates 50 years

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Airbus is celebrating 60 years of innovation:

Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating the company’s 50 year anniversary, showcasing key moments of pioneering progress throughout the past five decades.

The campaign begins today by marking 50 years since the French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant and the German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed an agreement at the 1969 Paris Air Show for the joint-development of the A300 aircraft, a first European twin-aisle twin-engine jet for medium-haul air travel.

Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus said: “Airbus’ story is one of ambition and progress, and has been a showcase of European integration. Over five decades, we have brought together civil and defence aviation businesses from throughout the continent. For 50 years, we have pioneered many firsts through our passion and innovation, transforming the industry and helping to move society forward. Airbus is a story of incredible men and women…

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National Library of Ireland Genealogy Service 2019

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The following announcement was written by Ancestor Network Ltd:

Dublin, Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Ancestor Network Ltd has been awarded the contract to support and assist the genealogy advisory service at the National Library of Ireland in 2019, following a public tender competition.

This is the 8th consecutive year that the National Library of Ireland has selected Ancestor Network to provide this unique genealogy advisory service. It is also the tenth anniversary of the founding of Ancestor Network Ltd in May 2009.

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Ryanair launches new Dublin route to Toulouse, ready to order more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

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Ryanair on May 24 launched a new route from Dublin to Toulouse, with a four times weekly service as part of its Winter 2019 schedule. Ryanair also announced that this new Toulouse route will continue for Summer 2020, operating daily from April 2020.

Ryanair’s Dublin Summer 2019 schedule includes 100 routes in total with 14 new routes: Bordeaux (2pw), Bournemouth (4pw), Bodrum (2pw), Cagliari (2pw), Dubrovnik (4pw) Gothenburg (2pw), Split(4pw), London Southend (twice daily), Lourdes (2pw), Milan Malpensa (daily), Thessaloniki (2pw), Luxembourg (3pw), Frankfurt (12pw), and Kyiv (2pw).

In other news, CEO Michael O’Leary in an interview on CNBC, stated he is ready to order more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft despite the grounding.


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Aer Lingus adds the Cork – Dubrovnik route for the summer, cleared by IAG to add more trans-Atlantic flights

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Aer Lingus’ inaugural flight EI804 from Cork to Dubrovnik, took off on an Airbus A320 on May 4. This new service to the Croatian city famed by popular television series Game of Thrones will take to the skies each Tuesday and Saturday during the summer months.

Dubrovnik is the airline’s second new summer sun route direct from Cork, with Nice having just launched in April. It is the final instalment in Aer Lingus’ summer 2019 schedule which sees over 1 million seats available from Cork to European hotspots. This marks a 4% year-on-year increase in capacity on Aer Lingus flights from Cork Airport and reflects the airline’s commitment to expanding the Rebel County’s route network. Aer Lingus is the largest airline servicing Cork Airport both in frequency of flights and seat capacity and currently connects Cork Airport to 23 destinations across the year.

In other news, according to the Independent…

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