Author: Andrew Moore

Irish woman survived the sinking of Titanic AND two other ships

Irish woman survived the sinking of Titanic AND two other ships

This is the remarkable story of Violet Jessop, an Irish woman who was on board the Olympic, the Titanic, and the Britannic when all three ships sank, yet she lived to tell the tale. Violet was born in Argentina to Irish parents in 1887. She overcame tuberculosis as a young child which could have been…

Are Prince Harry and Meghan taking a mini-moon at Ashford Castle? Photo copyright Ericci8996 CC3

Are Harry and Meghan taking a mini-moon at Ashford Castle?

Rumours are rife that royal newlyweds Harry and Meghan are taking a short mini-moon at the beautiful Irish hotel Ashford Castle. Understandably, the royals have remained tight lipped about the exact details of their honeymoon destinations, but increased security at the Co Mayo castle has sparked rumours that the couple may be in town. (more…)

Celtic Curse Awareness Day – ‘Early diagnosis is critical’

Celtic Curse Awareness Day – ‘Early diagnosis is critical’

Campaigners are working today to raise awareness about a genetic condition known as the ‘Celtic Curse’. Haemochromatosis is a disorder which causes the body to store excessive iron in the body, which can lead to serious health issues such as fatigue, joint pain, loss of sex drive and even damage to major organs. (more…)

Romantic husband learns how to apply make-up for wife

Romantic husband learns how to apply make-up for wife

A romantic Irish husband has been taught how to apply make-up for his wife so that she can always look and feel her best. Mona and Des have been married for 56 years, but unfortunately Mona’s eyesight is deteriorating meaning she cannot apply her make-up herself. (more…)

More than 100 babies had adoption records falsified between 1946 and 1969

More than 100 babies were given false adoption records between 1946 and 1969

There could be as many as 126 people in Ireland that don’t know their true identity because the details of their births were deliberately recorded incorrectly. Minister Katherine Zappone said she is “truly sorry” when she announced that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, will be contacting 126 people born between 1946 and 1969. (more…)

Irish band brighten up boring train journey with trad session

Irish band brighten up boring train journey with trad session

Irish culture truly spreads itself into every corner of the world - as shown in this great video of a trad band playing during a train journey in China. The talented musicians brightened up the journey for themselves and their fellow passengers with a few folk songs. (more…)

Father serenades his daughter during her wedding

Father serenades his daughter during her wedding

Father of the bride John Cusack made his daughter’s big day extra special when he unexpectedly stood up during the church ceremony to serenade her in front of all their friends and family. John’s daughter Louise was tying the knot with Padraig Byrne in Clonaslee, Co Laois. (more…)

Irish toddler’s jaw drops when she hears her Mammy sing

Irish toddler’s jaw drops when she hears her Mammy sing

An Irish toddler was completely stunned by her mum’s beautiful singing voice and her adorable reaction has proved a big hit online. Sarah McTernan sat with her 20-month old daughter Mia and sang the Ariana Grande song Dangerous Woman in front of their camera. (more…)

Six-year-old Irish dancer wows Simon Cowell

Six-year-old Irish dancer wows Simon Cowell

There was a sparkling pint-sized surprise for Simon Cowell on this week’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent, Irish dance sensation Oscar Donnelly. The six-year-old star has already made a name for himself in Irish dance circles, with leading dance troupe Fusion Fighters one of many championing the youngster online. (more…)

Pierce Brosnan believes ‘toxic’ America has changed dramatically. Photo copyright gdcgraphics CC2

Pierce Brosnan believes ‘toxic’ America has changed dramatically

James Bond star Pierce Brosnan believes that ‘toxic’ America has changed dramatically since he moved there in 1982, and says that it is ‘crushing’ to see a reality TV star as President. Brosnan moved to America as a young actor to pursue his dream, and now holds duel Irish and American citizenship. (more…)

American man discovers Church took him from his mother as a baby

American man discovers Church took him from his mother as a baby

A man has learned the heart-breaking truth about how he was taken from his mother as a baby and sold to an American family for adoption. Kevin Battle of South Portland has always known he was adopted. However, when he had previously tried to trace his birth mother to Ireland in 1978 he was told…

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