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1/4 of people in their 30s plan to leave Ireland

One in four people in their thirties plan to emigrate from Ireland according to a recent survey. The same number of Irish couples have also delayed having their first baby due to the financial restraints they are under. That figure rises to one in three couples in Dublin.

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Ireland donates €1m to typhoon victims

Despite having financial difficulties of its own, Ireland will provide €1m of aid for the relief effort in the Philippines after the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. More than 10,000 people were killed by one of the worst storms ever to hit the country, and hundreds of thousands more have …

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Hollywood stars visit Co Westmeath pub

Locals at a pub in Co Weastmeath were given a shock at the weekend when two Hollywood actors strolled through the door. In what sounds like it could be a set up for an old fashioned joke, the Irishman and American who walked in to the bar were Cillian Murphy …

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Saoirse Ronan to play Irish immigrant

Rising star Saoirse Ronan is to play an Irish immigrant in 1950s America in an upcoming movie. The film is an adaption of the 2010 Colm Tóibín novel, Brooklyn which has been adapted by Nick Horby. Irish director John Crowley has been signed up to shoot the movie. In an …

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English celebrate St Patrick more than St George

People in England are more likely to know the date of St Patrick’s Day and the US Independence Day than that of their own patron saint, St George. They’re also far more likely to take time off work to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Thousands of people take part in St …

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Irish prison officers bare all for charity

A group of Irish prison officers have sent female pulses racing by stripping off for a charity calendar. Eleven members of the Irish Prison Service were brave enough to bare all in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. The calendar also features a couple of famous Irish …

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Should Ireland call time on Arthur’s Day?

Tomorrow is Arthur’s Day and while many people in Ireland and across the world are looking forward to marking it with a pint of Guinness, there are a growing number of dissenting voices hoping to call time on the celebrations. Some health campaigners say it encourages excessive drinking and puts …

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Irish Health Groups want increase in tobacco tax

Health groups in Ireland are calling on the Government to increase the tax on cigarettes at a higher rate than inflation to help cover the costs of smoking related illnesses. The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) say that smoking related illnesses cost the country around …

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