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Derry Girls star talks about Britain’s lack of education over Ireland

Derry Girls star talks about Britain's lack of education over Ireland

Derry Girls actress Siobhan McSweeney has spoken about the basic lack of knowledge about Ireland amongst the British public, and the issues that has led to regarding their views on Brexit. McSweeney, who plays the ever-frustrated and cynical headmistress Sister Michael in the hit comedy series, was speaking to Joe.ie …

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Who spends the most on takeaway and restaurant food in Ireland?

Irish restaurant and takeaway spending habits revealed

Dubliners spend the most money on takeaways and restaurant meals than people from any other county according to a recent survey. It revealed that people living in the capital spend an average of €115 per month on treating themselves to something fancy rather than cooking a home meal.

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King Henry, Queen Elizabeth and how the harp became the emblem of Ireland

King Henry, Queen Elizabeth and how the harp became the emblem of Ireland

While the shamrock is probably the most widely recognised symbol of Ireland, it’s the harp that has the accolade of being the official emblem. Over the centuries, it’s come to reach across all areas of Irish life, from passports to Ryanair’s tail fin to bottles of Guinness.

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Piano-playing Irish pensioner is becoming a YouTube star

Piano-playing Irish pensioner is becoming a YouTube star

The Irish pensioner that guest starred in the latest Brendan Kavanagh piano video has created a YouTube channel of his own. Patrick Hynes was playing a public piano at St Pancras Station when Kavanagh arrived and joined him to create a wonderful jam session and hit video.

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Irish folk singer surprises young fan by sneaking onstage with him

Irish folk singer surprises young fan by sneaking onstage with him

Irish folk singer Nathan Carter made a guest appearance at a performance by one of his young fans at the recent Fleadh Cheoil festival. Youngster Oscar Everitt is a massive fan of Carter, and as an aspiring singer himself, he was performing in the streets of Drogheda as part of …

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Wedding guests surprise couple with beautiful rendition of Stand By Me

Wedding guests surprise couple with beautiful rendition of Stand By Me

An Irish bride and groom were given an emotional surprise on their wedding day, as their friends and family serenaded them in the church with a rendition of Stand By Me. Shane and Rachel McNally tied the knot at St Joseph’s Church in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan and their big day …

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Love Island contestant explains Irish slang terms

Love Island contestant explains Irish slang terms

Love Island finalist Maura Higgins has created a video to explain Irish slang words to a British audience. The Longford model has become a well-known face in the UK after her stint in the Love Island villa with millions of viewers on both side of the Irish Sea tuning in …

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Daniel O’Donnell sings Danny Boy with 99-year-old fan

Daniel O'Donnell sings Danny Boy with 99-year-old fan

A 99-year-old woman was given an unexpected moment in the spotlight at a recent Daniel O’Donnell concert, when the singer walked down into the audience and performed a duet with her. Kitty Cosgrave had travelled to the Wexford Opera House to watch the legendary Irish singer perform.

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Louis Walsh dismisses Irish TV as “local telly”

Louis Walsh dismisses Irish TV as "local telly"

Music producer Louis Walsh has dismissed Irish TV channels as “local telly” as he returns to the British media for another stint as a judge on talent show the X Factor. The Mayo native has appeared on Ireland’s Got Talent for the past two series, but with the show being …

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