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Laura Jamieson and Michael Smith are living in Ashford Castle while it's closed.

A couple has been living in an 800-year-old castle in Ireland during lockdown

Laura Jamieson and Michael Smith work at Ashford Castle and were asked to move in when Ireland went into lockdown in March.
A German police officer demonstrates the use of a spit hood on April 10, 2019.

Irish police have ramped up the use of controversial spit hoods to deal with ‘disgusting and despicable’ spit attacks

Since the start of April, police in Ireland have been intentionally spat or coughed on 64 times.
By Wednesday, the GoFundMe had raised more than $2.5 million.

Irish people are returning a 173-year-old favor by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fundraiser helping Native American tribes

Organizers raising funds for Navajo Nation and Hopi Nation said donations have flooded in from the Irish, inspired by a 1847 gift from Choctaw Nation.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary.

The CEO of Ryanair, one of the world’s biggest airlines, says it won’t fly if middle seats have to stay empty for ‘idiotic’ so...

Not having passengers in the middle seat is not profitable, and passengers would still be too close anyway, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said.
The Trump Organization is claiming the money after laying off nearly 2,000 employees in the US.

The Trump Organization is seeking UK and Irish government bailouts to pay workers at its European golf courses during the coronavirus lockdown

The Trump Organization is eligible for millions of dollars in aid from the UK and Irish governments, after laying off 2,000 employees in the US.
McGregor teased that his homeland will be the secret venue for upcoming UFC fights.

Conor McGregor teased that the UFC’s top-secret combat island is … Ireland

It is unclear whether or not McGregor was serious in his suggestion that UFC events will be held in Ireland, as he made no comment beyond the tweet.
Residents socialize from their balconies during the coronavirus outbreak in Seville, Spain.

People around the world are playing bingo with neighbors from their balconies

As more places go into lockdown because of the coronavirus, neighborhoods are turning to balcony bingo to stay connected.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts and Ireland are among the areas letting medical students graduate early so they can help fight the pandemic

Massachusetts and Ireland are allowing medical students to graduate early so there are more doctors on the frontlines of the pandemic.
An Italian soldier stands guard in front of the Turin Synagogue on March 18, 2020, during a nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus.

Western countries only seem capable of social distancing when their governments force them

As governments urge people to stay at home, pictures on social media still show crowded streets and parks in places like France, Britain, and the US.
Parade of one?

Families in Ireland threw their own socially distant parades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while everyone is locked down from the coronavirus

Irish broadcaster RTE challenged families to hold their own parades in their homes, backyards, and neighborhoods as safe and healthy celebrations.