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Two Walls and a Roof…..

John Michael Cahill

John Michael Cahill was born in a tiny house in a narrow alleyway. Now he has written a book about his childhood called Two Walls and Roof. It’s a wonderful story of an Irish childhood … sometimes sad, sometimes funny but always fascinating. Here he tells how he came to …

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Obama’s ‘Irish homestead’ goes public

Obama’s Irish homestead goes public

The home where US President Barack Obama’s Irish ancestors used to live has been opened to the public. The President visited the house in Moneygall, Co Offaly in May last year. His ancestors, Joseph and Phoebe Kearney and their son, Falmouth, had lived there in the 1850s before emigrating to …

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Copy of Proclamation of Irish Republic sold for €124,000

An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic has been sold at auction for €124,000. It is thought to be one of only 50 out of 2,500 original copies to still exist. The document is one of the most important in Irish political history.

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Ryanair want cabin crew to lose weight to save fuel

Budget Irish airline Ryanair have revealed that they’re asking their cabin crew to shed a few pounds in a bid to save on fuel bills. The price of jet fuel has risen dramatically in recent years and other airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have reacted by passing …

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Ireland to be ‘best small country in the world by 2016’

The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to make Ireland the best small country in the world by 2016. Mr Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael Ardfheis (annual party conference) when he addressed Ireland’s recent economic crisis and outlined his plans for the future. He said: “We will not …

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Irishmen considered ugliest in the world

The Republic of Ireland has been named as the country with the second least attractive men in the world by a leading dating website. The announcement comes from website beautifulpeople.com, which generated the results by asking the members of the site to rate new applicants based on their looks. When …

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Irish film star Liam Neeson may convert to Islam

Irish Hollywood star Liam Neeson says he is considering converting to Islam. Neeson was raised a Catholic and is named after a priest in Ireland. He has played iconic roles throughout his career including the Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, and he famously played a cleric in the film Cal. He’s …

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Time to sing the praises of Irish scientists

Ask most people what they think are Ireland’s greatest contributions to the world and they would probably come up with suggestions such as great music, great writers and, of course, great craic and hospitality. It’s unlikely that scientists would be high on the list, which is a shame because Ireland …

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