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Lewis Kenny's heartwarming poem for Mother's Day by Lewis Kenny

Heartmelting Mother’s Day poem from Irish writer Lewis Kenny

Most men will admit that they don't think about their mother often enough or treat her as considerately as they should. They forget that while they're busy getting on with working lives, their mothers are always worrying about them and willing them on, ready to do anything they can to help. Mothers don't ask anything…

Brexit vote sees more shoppers crossing the border

The Brexit vote has boosted business in Northern Ireland from shoppers across the UK's only EU land border, a leading retailer has said. The number from the south visiting Newry in Co Down is up 50% since the June referendum as the pound slid in value against the euro, Buttercrane shopping centre manager Peter Murray…

Liver transplant unit ill-equipped to fight superbug,watchdog warns

Ireland's national liver transplant unit is ill-equipped to fight a potentially deadly superbug, health watchdogs have warned. The drug-resistant VRE infection has been on the increase at the unit in St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, says the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa). (more…)

Man, 74, bailed on charge of withholding information about IRA spy murder

An elderly man from Scotland has been granted bail after he was charged with withholding information surrounding the murder of IRA spy Denis Donaldson. Patrick Gillespie, 74, from Craigvar Street in Glasgow, appeared before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin more than 10 years on from the killing of the top Sinn Fein official. (more…)

Flanagan warns UK against fortifying border after Brexit

Britain has been warned by the Irish government that any attempt to fortify the border with the Republic to prevent migrants slipping into the UK by the back door "won't work". Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted the two countries must keep the "invisible" border that exists at present after Brexit. (more…)

EastEnders pair cross the Irish Sea for Redwater spin-off

Kat and Alfie Moon have turned up in Ireland in the first official snap of the EastEnders' spin-off Redwater. Viewers will see the pair, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, head to the tiny, fictional village in Ireland to search for Kat's long lost son. (more…)

Two-thirds in Republic ‘would vote for united Ireland’

Two out of three people in the Irish Republic would vote for a united Ireland, a major opinion poll has found. Pollster Red C said its latest national survey - weeks after the Brexit result - shows a sharp rise in support for reunification since a similar opinion poll six years ago. (more…)

Woman becomes first person since 1929 to swim between Irish beauty spots

A charity worker has become the first swimmer in almost 90 years to cross a 13-mile stretch of sea between two coastal beauty spots off Ireland's north coast. Mother-of-two Heather Clatworthy, 34, emerged from the Atlantic as only the second person to traverse the waves between the idyllic Stroove beach on Co Donegal's Inishowen peninsula…

Two arrested over shooting of IRA spy

Two men have been arrested in connection with the dissident republican murder of IRA spy Denis Donaldson. The 55-year-old senior Sinn Fein official and close colleague of party president Gerry Adams was shot dead at an isolated cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal in April 2006. (more…)

No return to hard border, insists Taoiseach Enda Kenny

London and Dublin are agreed there will be no return to a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic, Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted after Downing Street talks. Mr Kenny said that he and British prime minister Theresa May are both against creating a post-Brexit string of customs posts on the island of Ireland. (more…)

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