Category: Lifestyle

Parents think their kids are 'too busy' to help out around the house

Parents think their kids are ‘too busy’ to help out around the house

Only one in three Irish parents get their children to help out with household tasks, even though 83% admit they used to help their parents when they were young. A survey was carried out by parenting website MummyPages.ie and it found that parents are now giving their kids an easier life than previous generations. (more…)

Charity performance from teenage world champion Irish dancers Lisa Lavelle and Stephen Gallagher

World Champion Irish dancers put on a show for charity

A fantastic routine from a pair of teenage world champion Irish dancers has taken the internet by storm, with the video being watched over one million times. The video sees sixteen-year-old Lisa Lavelle and Stephen Gallagher (14) perform in a hall at Rock Rose House, Co Mayo, and the footage was taken on a mobile…

Women have less time for hobbies than men

Women have less time for hobbies than men

Women have less time to spend on themselves than men do because they spend more time doing daily chores and household tasks. In fact, men spend almost twice as long each week on “hobbies, computing and games” as women. (more…)

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 farmers say a pint of Guinness should be cheaper

Irish farmers say a pint of Guinness should be cheaper

Irish farmers have hit out at Guinness and say the price of a pint should be reduced by 10% in line with the lower payment they now receive for their grains. Malting barley farmers were paid €175 a tonne thirty years ago, when the price of a pint was just 40c. Now they receive just…

Irish brothers could win the X Factor

Irish brothers could win the X Factor

Ireland will be represented in the live shows of this year’s X Factor and our boys Sean and Conor Price have a real chance of winning the whole thing. The teenage brothers have entertained throughout every stage of the competition with their creative performances and likeable personalities. (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…)

Irish priests perform Don't Stop Believing in lip sync battle

Irish priests perform Don’t Stop Believing in lip sync battle

Two Irish priests took part in a lip sync battle for a local fundraising event and well… it is probably the most entertaining thing you will see today. Fathers Kevin Fay and Kevin O’Donoughue, from Co Cavan, took to the stage to lip sync the classic rock song Don’t Stop Believing. (more…)

Irish teen meets her idol Ellen DeGeneres and sings her a song

Irish teen meets idol Ellen DeGeneres and sings her a song

An Irish teenager had her dreams come true when she got to meet with her hero Ellen DeGeneres and sing a song she had written especially for the star. Galway youngster Eimear O’Tuathail describes herself as “Ellen’s biggest fan” and wrote the song ‘Hey Ellen’ as a tribute to her idol. (more…)

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