Category: Lifestyle

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

Obamas to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin

Barack and Michelle Obama to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin

Barack and Michelle Obama will be awarded the freedom of Dublin after councillors narrowly voted in favour of handing out the prestigious honour. The former president will be given the award in recognition of his “moderating and progressive” influence on the world stage, and the former first lady for her work in improving opportunities for…

Guinness family mansion up for sale

Guinness family to sell their family mansion for €28m

The heir to the Guinness empire has put their famous family home, Luggala, up for sale for a whopping €28m. The great, great, great, grandson of Arthur Guinness, Garech Browne, has listed the family mansion so he can spend more time with his wife in Singapore. (more…)

Ardal O’Hanlon removes negative Irish stereotypes from scripts

Ardal O’Hanlon removes negative Irish stereotypes from scripts

Actor and comedian Ardal O’Hanlon has said that he always goes through a script and removes any ‘Irishisms’ before he agrees to a part. The Father Ted star says that Irish people have been furious in the past at the way they have been portrayed on TV in countries such as the UK. (more…)

Rise in interest from US buyers for Irish properties

Rise in interest from US buyers for Irish properties

US buyers are taking advantage of the lack of British interest in Irish properties since Brexit caused a fall in the value of the pound. Now, almost 20% of overseas inquiries into Irish property are coming from America, according to the Real Estate Alliance (REA). (more…)

Three things you should never say to your partner

Three things you should never say to your partner

A psychologist has revealed three sentences you should never utter to your partner, as they will certainly lead to ill feeling and can also be seen as manipulative and unkind. Clinical Psychologist Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. revealed her big three sentences to avoid in an article for Psychology Today. (more…)

Irish Dance has a new star – and he is just five years old

Irish Dance has a new star – and he is just five years old

Last year we caught a glimpse into the future of Irish dancing when four-year-old Oscar Donnelly wowed crowds in his native Scotland with an incredible self-choreographed routine. One year on and Oscar is showing he is going from strength to strength as he took to the stage at Celtic Connections Festival. (more…)

Liam Neeson's new film to be set in the Rocky mountains

New Liam Neeson film set in Rocky Mountains

Irish superstar Liam Neeson is gearing up for a new action thriller role which will be set in the Rocky Mountains. Neeson will star as snow plough driver Nel in the film ‘Hard Power’. His character is a perfect citizen but is set on a revenge mission after his son was killed by a drug…

Caroline Kennedy doesn't rule out running for President

Could another Kennedy become US President?

John F Kennedy’s only surviving daughter has not ruled out running for President in the future. Caroline Kennedy, who is a former US ambassador to Japan, is rumoured to be considering running for the Senate or Congress, before eventually running for President. (more…)

Flashmob Catholic style – happy couple stunned on wedding day

Flashmob Catholic style – happy couple stunned on wedding day

A happy couple were given the perfect surprise on their wedding day as dozens of top Irish singers appeared from the congregation and burst into song. The unexpected performance has been uploaded online and is gathering thousands of views under the title of ‘Flashmob – Catholic style’. (more…)

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…)