July 15, 2011
U2 appear unable to grasp the core of the issue regarding their tax status in Ireland ("The Edge: U2, Bono have not evaded taxes," July 13) . Nobody on this island doubts that they are fully in compliance with Irish or European law, or that they have every right to move their tax base to the Netherlands. Indeed, the Irish Exchequer can hardly complain, considering the criticism Ireland has received from many quarters in Europe because of its own low corporate tax rate. Rather, the quibble lies with the double standards applied by Bono and Co. when lecturing us on the rights and wrongs of wealth distribution.
December 12, 2006
On December 5, 2006 MONIQUE IRELAND of Ridgewood Avenue. On Tuesday, services will be held at Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Avenue 10:00 viewing /11:30 Celebration. Services entrusted to Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A., 410-327-3100.
April 2, 2007
On March 30, 2007, Darla Mae Ireland (nee Henderson), beloved wife of Philip Ireland, loving mother of Bert Ritter and wife Dawn, Cori Hose and husband Rick, grandmother of Eric, Lindsay, Lexy, her sister, June Topolski, her step-daughter, Barbara Davis, nephew, Darryl Topolski, devoted best friend of 57 years, Bryna Roody and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 4th from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. at STERLING ASHTON SCHWAB WITZKE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville.
July 18, 1996
Inspired by the turbulent Northern Ireland where he grew up, Gerard Devlin has put Ulster's passion and pain into dramatic oil paintings.Filled with tense figures and Irish symbols, his work is now on view at Halcyon Gallery, the exhibition arm of the Fells Point Creative Alliance.The exhibit is at Halcyon Gallery in Margaret's Cafe, 909 Fell St., through Aug. 4. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. Call (410) 276-1651 for more information.Pub Date: 7/18/96
November 24, 1992
Ireland's Labor Party, traditionally a vehicle for the respectable left, is the probable gainer from the muddled politics that will produce both an election to replace a broken coalition and a confusing referendum on abortion tomorrow. Of the four Irish mainstream political parties, Labor is the only one currently not in public disfavor. Its leader, Dick Spring, towers above his rivals in the polls.The referendum is on three constitutional amendments that would prohibit abortion in nearly all circumstances but permit freedom of travel abroad to get information about abortion.
June 20, 1992
Ireland, by ratifying the Maastricht Treaty in a thumping referendum, puts the plan for a single European currency by century's end back on track. Had the Irish rejected this, immediately after the Danish rejection, the whole movement toward a unified Europe -- a single economy based on the current European Community membership -- would have crumbled.As it is, the treaty calls for unanimity which the Danish rejection prevents. But this can now be seen as a surmountable hurdle, calling for a minor rewriting of the rules now, a second appeal to Danish voters later on. Had the only two referendums to be held in the ratification process gone against it, the notion would have been unstoppable that parliamentary acceptances elsewhere represented only the detachment of Europe's politicians and bureaucrats from their constituents.