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Stories about Ireland

9 June 2017

What YouTube Comments on Two Cover Songs Reveal About the Irish and Sámi Languages

Rising Voices

The music videos for popular songs translated into minority languages can create spaces for joy, solidarity, and pride—as well as scorn, social divisions, and nationalism.

20 February 2017

Local Language / Global Network: Designing Mobile Technology for Indigenous and Minority Language Users

Rising Voices

Lessons from how Irish speakers are interacting with mobile technologies may provide insights for speakers of other minority and indigenous languages.

10 August 2016

Empathy for the Enemy and the Oppressed: Political Pop Songs from the Eighties

The Bridge

A look back at seven pop hits from the 1980s that pack a political punch.

21 May 2013

Ireland's Top Economic Crisis Blogger Calls it Quits

The anonymous blogger behind Namawinelake, a prominent watchdog blog that chronicled Ireland's efforts to deal with its economic crisis, has stopped publishing, triggering a wave of speculation as to the...

3 October 2012

Spain: Ryanair (aka Adventures in Flying)

Ryanair, the low-cost, no-luxury Irish airline is coming under fire once again. This time for the various incidents that have occurred in Spain and other countries in the last few...

14 March 2012

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

7 January 2012

Eurozone Crisis: 2011 Citizen Media Responses

The year 2011 will be remembered for the European debt crisis and its impact on the global economy, but also for its hard consequences on everyday lives. We sum up...

15 November 2011

Eurozone Crisis: Where Will the Economy Go?

Economists would be hard pressed to forecast the future of Europe's bailouts and the consequences of the current financial crisis. While opinions differ, reactions abound online to try to make...

14 June 2010

Global: Tweeting the USA/England Match

The Twittersphere was abuzz during the USA/England #worldcup match on June 12. The game was highly anticipated in the United States, where TV ads touted it as the "most anticipated"...

5 June 2010

Global: Rachel Corrie “Immortalized” With Ship's Mission

A humanitarian aid ship called the MV Rachel Corrie (named after a young American peace activist who was killed by a bulldozer Gaza in 2003) set sail for Gaza from...

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