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Irish brothers stun Simon Cowell with brilliant X Factor audition

Irish brothers stun Simon Cowell with brilliant X Factor audition

A pair of Irish brothers are among the frontrunners in this year’s X Factor after their stunning audition had Simon Cowell saying: “I don’t want to change a single thing from what I saw and heard today!” Sean, 17, and Conor, 15, Price come from Blessington, Co Wicklow, and performed their own version of the…

Emotive video highlights homelessness amongst young people

Emotive video highlights homelessness amongst young people

An emotive video from Focus Ireland has highlighted the issue of homelessness amongst young people. The video tells two different stories about the life of a young woman, one in which she is thriving with support from Focus Ireland, and one in which she faces life-threatening dangers and fears as she ends up living on…

A musical telling the story of the Titanic is coming to Dublin

Titanic the Musical is coming to Dublin in May 2018

The tragic story of the Titanic’s maiden voyage has been made into a musical and will be coming to Dublin next spring. Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston, whose previous works include musicals about Tom Sawyer, biblical tales and the works of Hans Christian Andersen, wrote the show and has already won awards following its run…

Irish newsreader struggles with the giggles

Irish newsreader struggles with the giggles

An Irish newsreader has become an online hit after he struggled to suppress his laughter when reading a story about a nude pensioner who went on a rampage. Nick Sheridan, from Wexford, is a former RTÉ2 broadcaster and is now working for Scottish TV channel STV2. (more…)

Sitting poses a greater risk to the country than smoking

Sitting poses a greater risk to the country than smoking

For a generation of youngsters, spending too much time sitting is putting them at a greater risk than smoking. That is the view of the Irish Society of Chartered, who recently carried out a survey that produced some surprising results. For example, they found that the least active adults are those aged between 18 and…

Prince Harry makes his first visit to Northern Ireland. Photo copyright Suzanne Plunkett CC2 and Kenneth Allen CC2

Prince Harry makes his first visit to Northern Ireland

Prince Harry has made his first official visit to Northern Ireland and has been speaking with youth groups and learning about local organisations. The royal is meeting with representatives of Co-Operation Ireland, an organisation that encourages interaction and collaboration between Northern Ireland and the Republic. (more…)

Saoirse Ronan is being tipped for an Oscar for her role in Lady bird

Saoirse Ronan is tipped for ‘Best Actress’ Oscar next year

Saoirse Ronan is being tipped for an Academy Award next year after receiving rave reviews for her latest film, Lady Bird. The movie, which features Ronan as high school student Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson who is desperate to leave home for the freedom of college and the outside world. (more…)

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