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Mrs Brown’s Boys slammed by British critic

Mrs Brown’s Boys slammed by British critic

A British TV critic has slammed Irish comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys with what must be one of the damning reviews in the history of television. The slapstick comedy has attracted millions of fans around the world since it was first broadcast by the RTE and the BBC in 2011. However, for everyone who loves it…

Ninja Warrior daughter and dad are too cute

Ninja Warrior daughter and dad are too cute

A five-year-old girl has shown she is one to watch out for in the future as she takes on a complete Ninja Warrior obstacle course which was built in her back garden by her dad. Lylah is ready to take on the course with her ‘Girls are superstars’ shirt on and her dad is set…

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…)

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills. Photo copyright Avda CC3

Matthew McConaughey shows off his Irish skills

Oscar winning movie star Matthew McConaughey showed off his Irish skills when he joined Dermot and Dave on Today FM. The Dallas Buyer’s Club actor was up for the craic as he joined in with some of the classic Irish phrases as well as treating listeners to his own signature line – in Irish. (more…)

Irish women in London reveal their secrets

Irish women in London reveal their secrets

Irish women living in London have been invited to share their secrets in the form of anonymous postcards to help them get their personal feelings and thoughts off their chests. The blank postcards were sent out to more than 2,000 Irish women living in London as a way of reaching out and helping them battle…

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…)

Irish people across the world say what Ireland means to them

Irish people across the world say what Ireland means to them

Ireland means something slightly different to everyone you ask and yet there are common themes which show that there are far more things that unite us than divide us. Focus Ireland, which works tirelessly to help the homeless, has compiled a video featuring dozens of people from all across the world capturing the essence of…

Wonderful wedding speech to tune of Fairytale of New York

Wonderful wedding speech to tune of Fairytale of New York

Everyone loves Fairtytale of New York but no one has heard it sung to these words. Bridesmaid Triona Ní Chualáin decided to use the tune but add some lyrics of her own to provide an hilarious and moving wedding speech for the happy couple, Fiona and Fergus Folan from Connemara. (more…)

We all know two old fellas like this at Christmas

We all know two old fellas like this at Christmas

Christmas - it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Spending quality time with family and friends, enjoying good food and a few drinks, giving and receiving presents with your loved ones. Oh and listening to these two going on! (more…)

James Brewster

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…)