Trip to the UK: London, Yorkshire, Dublin and Belfast


Ireland (Photo credit: Trent Strohm)

Within another month I will be in the UK. For two weeks I will be in England and then the third week I will be Ireland. While in England, I will travel to North Yorkshire and London. In Ireland, I will be staying in Dublin and also will spend a day in Belfast.

I am traveling to Ireland for a study abroad trip. During this trip I will blog daily about my experiences, but I will also look into one specific article to pitch to an American newspaper. My ideas are coming directly from breaking news articles that are coming from Ireland.

Here are some of the breaking pieces that appear interesting to look into further:

Ireland Funds to honor United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The Worldwide Ireland Funds will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Belfast on December 7th.  Mrs. Clinton is attending the OSCE Conference in Dublin on December 6th.  She will travel the next day to Belfast where the Funds will host a luncheon in her honour.

After Greece: Ireland’s next move

Europe moved this week to grant a new swathe of financial concessions to Greece in a renewed effort to prevent the country falling into an abyss. Only days before another harsh budget in Dublin, the development underlined the Irish Government’s failure to prise a debt-relief deal from its sponsors in the euro zone.

Although economic conditions in Greece are far worse than in Ireland, there are questions about whether the new arrangement for Athens should prompt Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to intensify their campaign.

Ireland won’t exploit EU presidency, insists senior Govt source

Ireland will not abuse its position during its EU presidency to push for a deal on bank debt, a senior Government source has claimed.

The insider said any country that enters the six-month term with the sole ambition of advancing its own agenda risks losing the support of the other member states.

Ireland will take up the presidency on January 1, following Cyprus and serving before Lithuania.


Ireland (Photo credit: Trent Strohm)

Northern Ireland has a new World kart racing champion

Northern Ireland has been catapulted back to the top of World Motorsport on Saturday when Belfast’s Charlie Eastwood won the Rotax Max World Championships at the Kartodromo International Circuit in the Algarve, Portugal.

Eastwood has had one of his best years ever after taking a podium finish in the British championships which in turn gave him the opportunity to compete in the World Series. Just a week back that effort saw Eastwood voted the International Driver of the year at the NIKA and UKC Awards ceremony in Belfast.

The World Championships have been a guelling week long series of practices, timed practices in the run up to Saturday’s final set of races.

Husband refuses to cooperate in Ireland abortion case inquiry

The husband of a woman who died after reportedly being refused an abortion in Ireland said Friday he will not cooperate with an inquiry into her death, saying he wants a public investigation.

Ireland’s health service monitoring group — the Health Information and Quality Authority — Friday published the “terms of reference” for its investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October. The inquiry will investigate the safety, quality and standards of services provided.

Ireland judge orders Facebook to remove pedophile monitoring page

A Facebook page set up to monitor pedophiles has been removed after a judge in Northern Ireland ruled Friday that it risked infringing the human rights of a convicted sex offender.

The man, who cannot be identified, started legal proceedings against the social networking site after discovering his photograph and threatening comments had been posted on the page.

High Court judge Bernard McCloskey ruled some content on the page amounted to prima facie harassment of the man, known only as XY.


Ireland (Photo credit: Trent Strohm)

Northern Ireland reaches landfill target one year early

Department of the Environment, UK Government has issued the following news release:

These showed that landfilled biodegradable local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste dropped by c 40,000 tonnes to 309,792, some 10,000 tonnes below the Northern Ireland Landfill Allowance Scheme 2012/13 target of 320,000.

The Minister commented: Meeting this challenging target one year early is a major achievement and I would like to congratulate Councils across Northern Ireland who have contributed to this success. These figures indicate how we can stretch ourselves, how the ambition to be a world leader in carbon reduction is not beyond our ambition.


2 thoughts on “Trip to the UK: London, Yorkshire, Dublin and Belfast

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