Author: Michael Kehoe

Magdalene Laundry Survivors

Locked up and denied our identity – Magdalene survivors speak out

Hundreds of women who were locked up and denied their own sense of identity when they were youngsters at the horrific Magdalene Laundries came together in Ireland from all over the world at a gathering, where they met President Michael D Higgins. The Magdalene Laundries were institutions or asylums in Ireland that girls and young…

Fr Ray Kelly says his story shows that dreams can come true

Fr Kelly says ‘never give up on your dreams’

Fr Ray Kelly has said that his story shows that dreams can come true no matter how old you are. The Co Meath priest is a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent after performing R.E.M.’s Everybody hurts in one of Simon Cowell’s ‘favourite ever auditions’. (more…)

Simon Cowell's favourite priest Fr Ray Kelly is through to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals

Fr Ray Kelly through to Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals

The Irish priest who wowed Simon Cowell and the live audience on Britain’s Got Talent has made it through to the semi-final of the competition. Fr Ray Kelly sang the R.E.M. classic ‘Everybody Hurts’ at the audition in a performance that left everybody in the room in a momentarily stunned silence. (more…)

Dancing Grannies perform Riverdance on a Belfast street

Dancing Grannies Riverdance on Belfast street

A group of ‘grannies’ wowed onlookers on a Belfast street with an impromptu Riverdance performance. The fun loving ladies are part of the dance group ‘Dancing Grannies’. They were in Belfast for the Maritime Festival, which is held in the Titanic quarter of the city in the regenerated docklands. (more…)

Pope Francis will visit Capuchin Day Centre for the homeless during his Dublin stay

Pope Francis to visit the homeless during his Dublin stay

Pope Francis will visit the homeless in Dublin during his stay in Ireland this summer. The Pope is heading to Ireland in August to coincide with the World Meeting of Families. He will say mass at Phoenix Park in front of hundreds of thousands of people. (more…)

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill calls for referendum on united Ireland

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader calls for referendum on united Ireland

British Prime Minister Teresa May is not confident that a referendum on a united Ireland would result in the North remaining a part of the UK, accord to reports. Mrs May is reported, in the Times, to have told fellow Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg that a referendum on Ireland was not ‘a risk I’m prepared to…

Irish people reveal their biggest regrets about their wedding day

Irish people reveal their biggest regrets about their wedding day

Irish people have revealed what they regret most about their wedding day – and it isn’t the eye watering five figure cost of their big day. The results come from Confetti’s 2018 wedding survey, which saw them quiz couples on various aspects of their wedding and reception. (more…)

Fr Ray Kelly wows Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent

Irish priest is one of Simon Cowell’s favourite ever auditions

An Irish priest who won admirers around the world when a video of him singing to a couple at their wedding went viral ha appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and wowed the judges. In fact, Simon Cowell even went so far as to tell Father Ray Kelly that he was one of his favourite acts…

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