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Tuesday, March 24, 1998 Published at 14:27 GMT



Special Report

The day the world turns green

There will be no half measures when revellers on both sides of the Atlantic get down to celebrating St Patrick's Day. In New York the giant parade will be televised live for the first time while in Dublin Tuesday's bank holiday will signal the climax of four days of celebrations.
image: [ St Patrick even has a following in South East Asia ]
St Patrick even has a following in South East Asia
From Russia with love to St Paddy
St Patrick has built up a following in some of the most unlikely parts of the world, including Russia, China and Singapore.
image: [ Millions of Irish have left their homeland in search of a better future ]
Millions of Irish have left their homeland in search of a better future
The Irish exodus: In search of a brighter future
Emigration is a crucial chapter in Irish history. Millions have left their shores in search of a better life style. But finally the tide appears to be turning.






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