Duchess in red: Is Kate is related to Chris de Burgh with links to Irish aristocracy and 14th Century royalty?

Duchess in red: Is Kate is related to Chris de Burgh with links to Irish aristocracy and 14th Century royalty Kate Middleton is related to Chris de Burgh, Guy Ritchie and Beatrix PotterTourism Ireland is set to use Duchess's Irish link in visit Ireland campaign /03/17/article-2116328-12362ED8000005DC-893_634x409.jpg” width=”634″ height=”409″ alt=”Members of the royal family have attended the parade by 1st Battalion Irish Guards for more than 100 years” class=”blkBorder” /> Members of the royal family have attended the parade by 1st Battalion Irish Guards for more than 100 years Although the Duchess's Irish heritage dates back to the 14th century, Tourism Ireland has deemed this link strong enough to feature in a campaign to attract visitors to the country. The Irish Tourism board has yet to release its findings, but chief executive Niall Gibbons said Kate's Irish links had been proven

Cancer causing drug phenylbutazone may have been in horse meat consumed in UK, Labour warns as Burger King dumps millions of patties

Cancer causing drug may have been in horse meat consumed in UK, Labour warns as Burger King dumps millions of patties after claiming it was unaffected Horses slaughtered in UK last year tested positive for phenylbutazoneAnti-inflammatory drug is banned from human food chainBurger King has ended its deal with Irish firm ABP's Silvercrest plant Managers told to mark boxes of burgers from firm with an 'X'But staff instructed not to remove the meat until replacements arriveSome products on its menu may be unavailable until new supplier is found , the FSA identified five cases where horses returned non-compliant results. None of the meat had been placed for sale on the UK market. Where the meat had been exported to other countries, the relevant food safety authorities were informed

The real dogs of war: Intimate images show soft soldiers caring for the animals who have helped them through the ages

The real dogs of war: Intimate images show ‘soft’ soldiers caring for the animals who have helped them through the ages Touching photographs capture the bond between soldiers and their pets over the centuriesFrom General Patton's pet bull terrier Willie, to the canine mascots of troops in Iraq, the pictures reveal the special role played by dogs in times of war | UPDATED: 09:42 GMT, 1 January 2013 From the American Civil War to modern day Afghanistan, these heartwarming pictures reveal the enduring bond between soldiers and their dogs over the centuries. Many of the images capture cherished pets providing fleeting moments of respite for battle-weary troops during times of war. They show a common theme across the globe, with soldiers from the UK and U.S