Broadband is here in Ireland

A company was piloting cable broadband in this Irish village when I first moved here in 2001. Three years later it finally became generally available and last night I signed on to broadband (ADSL) for the first time. I'm using the same provider as Calum and I'm quite happy with the service so far. I do need to check the advertised rate on uploads, though getting 56k through this house's tangle of phone jacks and splitters was already a miracle.
Friends in Oshkosh Wisconsin have been listening to Ireland's FM2 via broadband for years, so I decided to try Wisconsin Public Radio's live audio feed and found this link about differing perspectives on one nation's history. I also wondered if the Green Bay Packers had any live webcasts. A few years ago I was only able to listen to the celebration of German reunification over a scratchy shortwave radio. Now news and broadcasts are easily available from anywhere in the world, even Lake Woebegone or weirder places.
See if you can guess where these headlines are from:
  1. FEMA Disaster Recovery Center open in Berlin
  2. Wanted: army of migrants to keep the Tiger purring
  3. City struggles with smoke ban enforcement
  4. Poteen seized
  5. Justice Minister warns smoking ban flouters could loose(sic) their licence
  6. Refugees offer up opportunity to experience an immigrant experience
  7. Probe likely as Garda hit by bottle at hurling match
  8. Restaurants want to stop `buffet abuses' before they happen
  9. Famed astronomer in dump site shock
  10. It's a drag: each fag can cost 3,000
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