Part 1: Basics

  1. What is the newsgroup "" about?
  2. Where is the Irish culture?
  3. I found a lot of nastiness here. Are real Irish people like that?
  4. Could you please send me the Irish FAQ?
  5. What is netiquette?
  6. What is a troll? What should I do when I see one?
  7. What are the basics I should know about Ireland?
  8. What are the basics about the Republic?
  9. What are the basics about Northern Ireland?
  10. I'm a bit confused by all the names. Please explain.
  11. What about Irish-Americans?
  12. Why is there a conflict in the North?

Part 2: Tourism and the Web

  1. How can I contact the Irish Tourist Board?
  2. How can I contact the Northern Ireland Tourist Board?
  3. How can I contact hostels in Ireland?
  4. What festivals are worth visiting?
  5. Can I visit Ireland on the web?

Part 3: The Irish Language

  1. What kind of language is Irish?
  2. Tell me about introductory Courses to the Irish language.
  3. Where can I learn Irish abroad (or online)?
  4. What summer courses in Irish Gaelic are there?
  5. Do you know of any Irish language Cassette tapes?
  6. What bookstores in the States have Irish books?
  7. What is the name of the pin worn by fluent Irish speakers?
  8. Where can I find computer terms in Irish?
  9. Are there any Irish speakers on-line?

Part 4: Politics

  1. What should I call it?
  2. What should I call them?
  3. Doesn't the Irish constitution lay claim to Northern Ireland?
  4. What's special about elections in the Republic?
  5. What are the political parties in the Republic?
  6. What are the political parties in Northern Ireland?
  7. Isn't contraception illegal in the Republic?
  8. What about D.I.V.O.R.C.E. ?
  9. Can anybody explain the abortion referendum?
  10. Wasn't homosexuality banned in Ireland?
  11. Where can I find the text of the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement?

Part 5: History

  1. Why is Ireland divided?
  2. How did the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland start?
  3. What books are there on Irish history?
  4. Chronological list of dates from Irish History

Part 6: The Famine

  1. Why is it important?
  2. Why is it controversial?
  3. What happened?
  4. Why did so many people die?
  5. Was the Famine genocide?
  6. Any references?
  7. Where can I find other points of view?

Part 7: Cuisine (Recipes)

  1. Corned Beef & Cabbage
  2. Colcannon
  3. Irish Soda Bread
  4. Shortbread
  5. Boxty
  6. Potato Cakes
  7. Other sources

Part 8: Miscellaneous

  1. I'm considering looking for a job in Ireland. Any hints?
  2. Where can I get information about moving back to Ireland?
  3. How do I apply for Irish citizenship?
  4. Do I qualify for Irish citizenship if my great-grandparent was Irish?
  5. Which Irish embassy or consulate should I contact?
  6. I'm an American student: can I get a working visa?
  7. I'm looking for XXX from Ireland: how can I reach him/her?
  8. Who are the black Irish and the shanty Irish?
  9. Who are the Scotch-Irish?
  10. How do I pronounce "celt" and "celtic"?
  11. What's the difference between clover and shamrock?
  12. Where can I order Irish turf in the U.S.?
  13. What are Claddagh rings?

Part 9: Irish Names

  1. Does anyone have a list of Irish first names?
  2. How do you pronounce that?
  3. Are there any books of Irish names?
  4. I'm looking for information about a family name.

Part 10: Glossary

  1. Geography
  2. Irish Language
  3. Irish Politics
  4. NI Politics
  5. NI Paramilitaries
  6. Government
  7. Semi-State Bodies
  8. Taxation & Spending
  9. Other Bodies
  10. Sport
  11. Current Affairs
  12. NI Current Affairs
  13. Dead White Males
  14. Other Historical Terms
  15. Monuments
  16. Irish-America
  17. Myth and Folklore
  18. General Terms