The Nordic Newsletter comes with Christmas promises this time.

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: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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The new bird viewing point in County Clare allows the public to observe the first white-tailed sea eagle born in Ireland since a century

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The three-year commemoration of the terrorist attack on Utøya and Oslo took place outside the embassy.

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From left: Dr. Cathy Swift, Mary Immaculate College and UL, Valerie Kinsella, Castleblakeney Heritage Centre, Dr. Joe Mannion, Author, Historian and Independent Scholar, Grete Ødegaard, Norwegian embassy, Darren McGettigan, author of Battle of Clontarf Good Friday 1014, John Hamrock, MD, Ancestor Network, Collette Gill, Clontarf 2014 Committee. 
Photo: Gerry Stronge.

The seminar "A Galway perspective on the Battle of Clontarf" was launched by Grete Ødegaard, Norwegian embassy, 10 May in Castleblakeney.

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Susan Holland, Gjertrud Steinsvåg, Ambassador Rolad Næss, Lillian Tørlen, Corrina Thornton and Katrine Køster Holst. 
Photo: Kjersti Havdal.

The exhibition “In the Margins of our Minds”, a site-responsive installations around Dublin Castle, was opened on Tuesday

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Artists (from left) Lillian Tørlen, Corrina Thornton and Katrine Køster Holst and curator Susan Holland visiting Dublin in February 2014 . 
Photo: Gjertrud Steinsvåg.

Three artists brings their ceramic work from Norway to Dublin Castle

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From left: Danish Ambassador Niels Pultz, Dr. Anne Pedersen, RIA President Mary E Daly, Jon Vidar Sigurdson, Norwegian Ambassador Roald Næss

Professor Jon Vidar Sigurdson, Norway, joined forces with Dr. Anne Pedersen, Denmark, in a two-part lecture in the Royal Irish Academy Thursday 22 May.

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Photo: Markus Teir.

“The Nordic Models” was a part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Regional Meeting for Europe taking place in Dublin Castle 8th and 9th of May. The session, a cooperation between the Nordic embassies, TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change) and the Irish Ombudsman, discussed freedom of information, and how this is implemented in the countries.

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