Author: Michael Kehoe

Guinness family mansion up for sale

Guinness family to sell their family mansion for €28m

The heir to the Guinness empire has put their famous family home, Luggala, up for sale for a whopping €28m. The great, great, great, grandson of Arthur Guinness, Garech Browne, has listed the family mansion so he can spend more time with his wife in Singapore. (more…)

Ardal O’Hanlon removes negative Irish stereotypes from scripts

Ardal O’Hanlon removes negative Irish stereotypes from scripts

Actor and comedian Ardal O’Hanlon has said that he always goes through a script and removes any ‘Irishisms’ before he agrees to a part. The Father Ted star says that Irish people have been furious in the past at the way they have been portrayed on TV in countries such as the UK. (more…)

Three things you should never say to your partner

Three things you should never say to your partner

A psychologist has revealed three sentences you should never utter to your partner, as they will certainly lead to ill feeling and can also be seen as manipulative and unkind. Clinical Psychologist Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. revealed her big three sentences to avoid in an article for Psychology Today. (more…)

Liam Neeson's new film to be set in the Rocky mountains

New Liam Neeson film set in Rocky Mountains

Irish superstar Liam Neeson is gearing up for a new action thriller role which will be set in the Rocky Mountains. Neeson will star as snow plough driver Nel in the film ‘Hard Power’. His character is a perfect citizen but is set on a revenge mission after his son was killed by a drug…

Caroline Kennedy doesn't rule out running for President

Could another Kennedy become US President?

John F Kennedy’s only surviving daughter has not ruled out running for President in the future. Caroline Kennedy, who is a former US ambassador to Japan, is rumoured to be considering running for the Senate or Congress, before eventually running for President. (more…)

Nursing positions are some of the most difficult to fill in Ireland

The most difficult jobs to fill in Ireland

Employment figures show that some businesses in Ireland are struggling to find the right candidate to fill certain vacancies. The good news is that unemployment rates are falling – down to 7.1%, according to the latest figures. (more…)

The Genealogy Event - Fri 1 Sept & Sat 2 Sept

THE GENEALOGY EVENT: Irish Genealogy & DNA Conference in Adare, Ireland

People looking to find out more about their family history should head to Limerick in September, where a two-day genealogy conference will be taking place. The Genealogy Event, sponsored by Roots Ireland, will take place Friday 1 September and Saturday 2 September at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in Adare. Situated within a few…

Irish couples are spending more on their weddings

Irish couples starting to spend more on their weddings

Irish couples are spending more on their weddings than they have done over the past few years, according to latest figures. In a sign that the economy is picking up, Irish couples spent an average of €25,000 on their wedding day. That is an increase of 8% from the previous year. (more…)

TK Whitaker

TK Whitaker dies aged 100

The ‘Greatest Irish Person of the 20th Century’ has passed away aged 100. Thomas Ken Whitaker is credited with modernising Ireland by transforming the economy from being dependent on rural agriculture to one that thrives in the technology sector, and ultimately in the modern digital age. (more…)

Moya Connelly, 94, is the Irish 'Grandmother of the Year'

Meet the Irish ‘Grandmother of the Year’

An Irish grandmother has shown her grandkids where they get their brains from by becoming the oldest person to pass the Junior Cert exams. She has also been named ‘Grandmother of the Year’ by Specsavers thanks to her ‘lust for life’. (more…)

Ryanair Boeing 747 - flights could be free within five to ten years says Michael O'Leary

Could Ryanair soon be offering free flights?

Irish budget airline Ryanair has said that it hopes to be able to offer customers free air travel within the next five to ten years. Ryanair’s outspoken CEO Michael O’Leary said that he envisioned the company’s revenue coming from its share in the airport retail revenue and hoped that the only cost for passengers would…

Study reveals the worst possible date to get married

What is the worst day of the year to get married?

A new survey has revealed the worst possible day to get married. The study, was conducted by economists at the University of Melbourne. It was entitled ‘Not Your Lucky Day: Romantically and Numerically Special Wedding Date Divorce Risks’. (more…)

Ryanair flight has to be diverted following a fight between passengers

Violence erupts mid-air on Ryanair flight

An ugly scene erupted during a Ryanair flight from Brussels to Malta and resulted in the plane having to be diverted to Pisa. Two men started causing trouble as the plane was in mid-flight. There was a lot of shouting and raised voices as a man standing in the aisle seemed to be in in…

A new study says Facebook could help you live longer - but only if people also see their friends offline

Could Facebook have health benefits?

Ireland is besotted with Facebook and other social media as much as any nation on earth but is it bad for us...or could it actually have benefits? A new study from the University of California San Diego has claimed that using Facebook could help people to live longer – but only on one condition. (more…)