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Fr Ray Kelly says his story shows that dreams can come true

Fr Kelly says ‘never give up on your dreams’

Fr Ray Kelly has said that his story shows that dreams can come true no matter how old you are. The Co Meath priest is a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent after performing R.E.M.’s Everybody hurts in one of Simon Cowell’s ‘favourite ever auditions’. (more…)

More than 100 babies had adoption records falsified between 1946 and 1969

More than 100 babies were given false adoption records between 1946 and 1969

There could be as many as 126 people in Ireland that don’t know their true identity because the details of their births were deliberately recorded incorrectly. Minister Katherine Zappone said she is “truly sorry” when she announced that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, will be contacting 126 people born between 1946 and 1969. (more…)

Simon Cowell's favourite priest Fr Ray Kelly is through to the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals

Fr Ray Kelly through to Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals

The Irish priest who wowed Simon Cowell and the live audience on Britain’s Got Talent has made it through to the semi-final of the competition. Fr Ray Kelly sang the R.E.M. classic ‘Everybody Hurts’ at the audition in a performance that left everybody in the room in a momentarily stunned silence. (more…)

Irish band brighten up boring train journey with trad session

Irish band brighten up boring train journey with trad session

Irish culture truly spreads itself into every corner of the world - as shown in this great video of a trad band playing during a train journey in China. The talented musicians brightened up the journey for themselves and their fellow passengers with a few folk songs. (more…)

Father serenades his daughter during her wedding

Father serenades his daughter during her wedding

Father of the bride John Cusack made his daughter’s big day extra special when he unexpectedly stood up during the church ceremony to serenade her in front of all their friends and family. John’s daughter Louise was tying the knot with Padraig Byrne in Clonaslee, Co Laois. (more…)

Irish toddler’s jaw drops when she hears her Mammy sing

Irish toddler’s jaw drops when she hears her Mammy sing

An Irish toddler was completely stunned by her mum’s beautiful singing voice and her adorable reaction has proved a big hit online. Sarah McTernan sat with her 20-month old daughter Mia and sang the Ariana Grande song Dangerous Woman in front of their camera. (more…)

Dancing Grannies perform Riverdance on a Belfast street

Dancing Grannies Riverdance on Belfast street

A group of ‘grannies’ wowed onlookers on a Belfast street with an impromptu Riverdance performance. The fun loving ladies are part of the dance group ‘Dancing Grannies’. They were in Belfast for the Maritime Festival, which is held in the Titanic quarter of the city in the regenerated docklands. (more…)

Six-year-old Irish dancer wows Simon Cowell

Six-year-old Irish dancer wows Simon Cowell

There was a sparkling pint-sized surprise for Simon Cowell on this week’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent, Irish dance sensation Oscar Donnelly. The six-year-old star has already made a name for himself in Irish dance circles, with leading dance troupe Fusion Fighters one of many championing the youngster online. (more…)

Pierce Brosnan believes ‘toxic’ America has changed dramatically. Photo copyright gdcgraphics CC2

Pierce Brosnan believes ‘toxic’ America has changed dramatically

James Bond star Pierce Brosnan believes that ‘toxic’ America has changed dramatically since he moved there in 1982, and says that it is ‘crushing’ to see a reality TV star as President. Brosnan moved to America as a young actor to pursue his dream, and now holds duel Irish and American citizenship. (more…)

American man discovers Church took him from his mother as a baby

American man discovers Church took him from his mother as a baby

A man has learned the heart-breaking truth about how he was taken from his mother as a baby and sold to an American family for adoption. Kevin Battle of South Portland has always known he was adopted. However, when he had previously tried to trace his birth mother to Ireland in 1978 he was told…

Pope Francis will visit Capuchin Day Centre for the homeless during his Dublin stay

Pope Francis to visit the homeless during his Dublin stay

Pope Francis will visit the homeless in Dublin during his stay in Ireland this summer. The Pope is heading to Ireland in August to coincide with the World Meeting of Families. He will say mass at Phoenix Park in front of hundreds of thousands of people. (more…)

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill calls for referendum on united Ireland

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader calls for referendum on united Ireland

British Prime Minister Teresa May is not confident that a referendum on a united Ireland would result in the North remaining a part of the UK, accord to reports. Mrs May is reported, in the Times, to have told fellow Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg that a referendum on Ireland was not ‘a risk I’m prepared to…

President Higgins compares refugees' suffering to that of Famine victims

President Higgins compares refugees to Irish Famine victims

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of our responsibility as human beings to help people who are suffering in the world today, just as the Irish suffered during the Great Famine. He was speaking at the annual National Famine Commemoration at Cork University. (more…)

Pope Francis will tour Dublin in his Popemobile. Photo copyright Agencia de Noticias ANDES CC2

Pope Francis will tour Dublin in his Popemobile

Pope Francis will take a tour through Dublin city centre in his famous Popemobile during his visit to Ireland. The head of the Catholic Church will spend a few days in Ireland to coincide with the World Meeting of Families that takes place in Dublin in August. (more…)

Irish people reveal their biggest regrets about their wedding day

Irish people reveal their biggest regrets about their wedding day

Irish people have revealed what they regret most about their wedding day – and it isn’t the eye watering five figure cost of their big day. The results come from Confetti’s 2018 wedding survey, which saw them quiz couples on various aspects of their wedding and reception. (more…)

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree – FREE online course

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree – FREE online course

If you have ever wanted to research your family tree and find out more about your heritage, then this free online course is a great place to start. Many of us would love to discover more about our genealogy but are not sure how to go about it, after all there is so much information…

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