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Two Irish road trips are named among the five best in Europe

Ireland is home to two of the best road trips in Europe – and it will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever driven either of them – or even gone just part of the way.

EuroCarParts compiled a list of the top five road trips across the continent and named the famous Wild Atlantic Way at number one.

Irish professor explains why time goes by so much faster as we get older


An Irish professor has explained why time seems to fly by so much faster as we get older.

When we were young the summer holidays seemed to last forever as one long nonstop adventure until we finally had to go back to school.

The best beaches in Ireland have been named and feature paradises all over the country


The best beach in Ireland has been named, using ratings and reviews left by visitors on Google Maps.

The top ten list featured stunning beaches at all ends of the country, from Co Donegal to Co Kerry with Co Mayo featuring heavily and Co Waterford making an appearance.

Bono speaks about discovering he had a half-brother – and confronting his father about his past


U2 legend Bono has spoken about the moment he discovered he had a half-brother.

The star discovered the existence of his brother in 2000 but his mother, who died in 1974 when Bono was just 14, never knew her husband had fathered a child with another woman.

Ireland’s population is at the highest level since the Famine


The population of Ireland has reached the highest levels since the Famine of 1845–1852, according to the latest figures from the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO).

It is the highest the population has ever been since Ireland became independent from Britain.

Ed Sheeran makes music history achieving unique double victory – in two separate years


Singer Ed Sheeran has made music history by becoming the first musician to achieve a unique double victory in two different years.

The star has become the only UK artist to have the best-selling song for two separate years, as well as being the most played artist.

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan speaks about Irish humour and getting comedy tips from her father


Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan has spoken about her love of Irish humour and how her father gives her comedy tips – though not necessarily to her style.

She made the comments on her huge Amazon Prime series ‘Backstage With Katherine Ryan’ which sees her chatting with other comedians backstage at shows.

Idyllic 19th century Waterford cottage with unique features – take a look inside


An idyllic 19th century cottage in Co Waterford has been put on the market and it could be a dream for a buyer who wants to step away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The property is named Mill Cottage and dates back to the 1800s.

Cliffs of Moher spokesperson hits back at scathing review from disgruntled visitor


A tourism spokesperson for the Cliffs of Moher has hit back at a disgruntled visitor who left a scathing review of the majestic attraction.

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular destinations in Ireland.

Irish fishmonger is Queen’s pen pal – he reveals what he gifted her for her Platinum jubilee


An Irish fishmonger who became pen pals with Queen Elizabeth after making her laugh during a visit to Cork’s English Market has revealed what he gave her as a jubilee gift.

Pat O’Connell had the Queen in hysterics when the British monarch made an official visit to Ireland in 2011.