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35 things you didn’t know about Dublin

Thirty-five things you didn't know about Dublin - some of which may even be true...

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Lesson Five: Strong arms and the law

"There is no point in resenting the fact that your fingerprints are to be forever-and-ever-olé on some petty functionary's computer, nor worth protesting that 'back home we don't do that kind of thing'. You have to go with a submissive 'here-unto-you-I-present-my-fingers-do-with them-what-you-will' attitude." Dr Graeme Porte applies for his Spanish ID card.

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Dublin Pub Guide: Part Two

Part Two of Tony Mason's Dublin Pub Guide: Nos 5 to 1.

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A flame-haired young woman enjoys a Guinness

Dublin Pub Guide: Part One

"Choosing a top 10 in this city of cracking pubs was never going to be easy. Dublin - again unlike Britain - has yet to succumb to the temptations of fruit machines, piped music, and pool tables in its pubs. People go to pubs to drink and talk - in that order." Tony Mason lists his Top Ten Dublin pubs.

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Macedonia: the show must go on – Part Two

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) (continued from Part 1) A ride into the unknown I knew that I had arrived in the right place when that girl asked me, “Do you work for some international organisation?” In Europe’s new democracies, there aren’t many tourists, and foreigners are mostly expats working for UNDP, the World […]

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