Author: Michael Kehoe

Derry cleric Fr Paddy O’Kane has called on the Catholic Church to allow priests to marry

Derry cleric says priests should be allowed to marry

A cleric in Derry has argued that the Catholic Church should give priests the option to get married and consider allowing women to become priests. Fr Paddy O’Kane also said that despite enjoying a ‘good life’ during his 45-year career, his celibacy led to loneliness and has caused him to question his faith. (more…)

Irish weather presenter Joanna Donnelly hits back at a troll who criticised her appearance and ambition

Irish weather presenter hits back at troll

An Irish weather woman has hit back at a troll with a couple of perfectly worded tweets that showed that the needlessly cruel comments had failed to get under her skin. Joanna Donnelly presents the weather on RTÉ and often receives letters or messages from viewers. (more…)

Ed Sheeran tells Jonathan Ross that his doctor said he might never play guitar again

Ed Sheeran warned he might never play guitar again

Ed Sheeran says his doctor warned him that he might never play guitar again after he broke both arms in a biking accident. The superstar singer was appearing on British TV chat king Jonathan Ross’ Saturday night show when he made the shocking revelation. (more…)

Spooky CCTV footage taken in Irish school

Does a poltergeist roam the halls of this spooky Irish school?

Spooky CCTV footage has emerged from an Irish school that shows doors, school lockers and paper moving and banging on their own. There had previously been so many unexplained disturbances at Deerpark CBS school in Cork that they installed motion-activated cameras to find out what was causing the trouble. And now it seems they have…

Irish children are some of the most obese in Europe, according to a new study

Irish children are among the most obese in Europe

A new study delivers bad news for Ireland on World Obesity Day as it says that Irish children are among the fattest in Europe. Research from University College London (UCL) found that a staggering 124 million children around the world are now obese. (more…)

Spike Island has been named as Europe's top tourist attraction

An Irish prison is named Europe’s best holiday attraction

An unlikely Irish site has been named the best holiday destination in Europe ahead of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and the Colosseum. However, it isn’t the Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher or the city of Dublin that has scooped the honour – but a former prison. (more…)

Kelly's Resort Hotel, Co Wexford was named the top hotel in Ireland

Ireland’s best hotels and restaurants have been named

People planning an Irish holiday next year take note - the best hotels and restaurants in Ireland have been named at the 2017 Gold Medal Awards. It was good news for counties such as Wexford, Kerry and Cork who won plenty of the top awards between them. (more…)

Russell Crowe reveals there were many reasons for his anger at his 2002 Bafta speech being cut short

Russell Crowe had many reasons to be being angry at the Baftas

Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe has revealed why his BAFTA speech was cut in 2002 – and why it made him so angry. He appeared on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy and they spoke about the awards night and the multiple factors that led to him feeling so overcome with anger. (more…)

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