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The lighter side of Ireland and Irish emigrants from aroud the world.

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Father’s last gift to son returned after heartfelt appeal

Heartbreak was turned into joy for a boy in Northern Ireland after the bike which was the last gift his late father gave him has been returned by the thief who had stolen it. James Brewster, 9, was heartbroken when his beloved silver mountain bike went missing from his back garden. (more…)

Could Ireland and Britain share border control after Brexit

Could Ireland and Britain share border control after Brexit?

The UK could move its border to also include the Republic in order to ‘protect the two islands against terrorism’. That is according to Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster, who also added that the prospect was being discussed before Britain’s vote to leave the EU. (more…)

United Ireland football team

Sínn Féin call for United Ireland football team

Sinn Féin have called for a united Ireland football team, with players from both north and south of the border lining up alongside one another. The idea has been discussed in the past, and has been raised again by the Republican Party, as they present a document on Irish unity this week. (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…

named best town in all of Ireland and the UK

Clonakilty named best town in all of Ireland and the UK

Clonakilty in Co Cork has been named as the best town in the whole of Ireland and the United Kingdom. It had to beat off stiff competition from Blackpool and Todmorden in England to win the title, which was bestowed by the town planning organisation, the Academy of Urbanism. (more…)

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…)

ProdiJIG on TG4

ProdiJIG stun TG4 audience with Irish dance routine

Leading Irish dance group ProdiJIG have created a new video to celebrate TG4's 20th Anniversary show. The routine is a fantastic blend of traditional Irish and modern dance, and is brought to life with the stunning soundtrack and energetic performances. (more…)

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Ryan Tubridy admits he didn’t want Hopkins either

Even Ryan Tubridy has admitted he didn’t want Katie Hopkins on his show this week! The announcement earlier this week that controversial Katie Hopkins will be a guest on The Late Late Show was met by anger and dismay by many in Ireland. (more…)

Baby iguanas race from snakes has got everyoe talking

Baby iguana’s race from snakes has got everyone talking

“Run, run! Go on little fella, go!” were the cries being shouted at television screens across Ireland on Sunday night as the baby iguana fled for its life through a gauntlet of racer snakes. The footage was part of the incredible BBC Planet Earth II documentary that had viewers all around the world on the…

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…

Wexford Choir celebrate historic Irish win

Wexford Choir celebrate historic Irish win

Ireland’s historic victory over New Zealand was celebrated in some style by an Irish choir belting out our national rugby song. The Wexford Festival Opera Chorus performed a rousing version of the country’s rugby anthem, with their unfortunate Kiwi member sitting in the middle just waiting for it all to end. (more…)

Older than Ireland documentary could be nominated for an Academy Award

Fascinating Irish documentary could be nominated for an Oscar

A fascinating Irish documentary could be set for Oscar glory as it is in contention to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2017. Older than Ireland is a film that looks at the lives of 30 Irish centenarians and how the country has changed during their lifetimes. (more…)