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

Irish photographer talks about his friendship with Amy Winehouse

Irish photographer talks about his friendship with Amy Winehouse

An Irish photographer who was friends with tragic music star Amy Winehouse before her career had taken off, has spoken about the “wholesome, fun girl” he knew. Charles Moriarty left his home in Dublin when he was 18 and moved to London to pursue a career in photography. There he met the then 19-year-old singer…

Romantic Irishman shocks girlfriend with unique marriage proposal

Romantic Irishman shocks girlfriend with unique marriage proposal

An Irishman popped the question to his girlfriend in the most romantic way as he had his family members hold up a sign across one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Ian Johnston knew he wanted to make his marriage proposal extra special and co-ordinated the whole thing behind his girlfriend Niamh’s back. (more…)

Ed Sheeran splits opinion in Ireland after swearing on TV

Ed Sheeran hits out at British tabloid over anti-homeless claims

Ed Sheeran has reacted angrily to a story in a British tabloid that accused him of wanting to build railings around his house to keep the homeless off his property. A story appeared that the superstar singer had submitted planning permission for railings around his London home - and the Sun claimed that is was…

Bryan Cranston speaks about an emotional experience in an Irish pub

Bryan Cranston speaks about emotional experience in Irish pub

Hollywood star Bryan Cranston has spoken about visiting Ireland – and a particularly emotional moment he experienced in an Irish pub. The Breaking Bad star’s family come from Armagh, but he hasn’t visited the North yet. However, in the South he had what he called a ‘typical great experience in Ireland’. (more…)

We all love dad jokes right? Here's a cracker!

We all love dad jokes right? Here’s a cracker!

We all love dad jokes right? Or at least we love to hate them? Most of us can tell when they are coming as that mischievous grin flickers across the old fella’s face and that twinkle can be seen in his eyes. One Dublin father has become a star after his daft joke on his…

Stunning singing voice from autistic Irish girl

Stunning singing voice from autistic Irish girl

An Irish girl has become a star after she beautifully sang Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on US primetime show Little Big Shots. Kaylee Rodgers is just 11 years old and has autism and ADHD. Her stunning voice was spotted by TV producers after a video of her singing in a school recital was posted online. (more…)

Irish music legend puts on impromptu performance on Dublin street

Irish music legend puts on impromptu performance on Dublin street

If you happened to be walking along Grafton Street in Dublin yesterday then you may have been one of the lucky onlookers to be treated to an impromptu performance from Irish music legend John Sheahan. The former Dubliner delighted onlookers as he appeared on the balcony of Bewleys Café and played The Marino Waltz on…

Best Irish dance video so far

Cork trio perform best Irish dance video of the year

You have got to watch the latest Irish dancing video that is taking the internet by storm. ‘Freedom’ is a two minute film that showcases Irish dancing in all its glory. It sees Cork men Kieran Hardiman, Alan Kenefick and Ciaran Plummer performing their perfectly choreographed routine around the grounds of University College Cork. (more…)

President Trump issues belated but generous tribute for Irish American Heritage Month

Donald Trump hopes to act as ‘Brexit troubleshooter’

Donald Trump could be heading to Ireland and the UK this summer to act as a ‘Brexit troubleshooter’. The US President thought is to be planning to visit both sides of the Irish border which is proving to be a major issue in talks between the EU and UK. (more…)

Ireland's top ten destinations revealed

Ireland’s top ten destinations revealed

Online travel site TripAdvisor has published its top ten destinations in Ireland for tourists in 2018, and it is a resounding victory for the Wild Atlantic Way. Dublin topped the list as you might expect, but it was the cities on the west coast that have impressed travellers in recent years. (more…)

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