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Saoirse Ronan’s proud mam shares great reaction to daughter’s Oscar nomination

Saoirse Ronan and her mam Monica

Irish star Saoirse Ronan bagged a well-deserved Oscar nomination for her performance as Jo March in Little Women – and was cheered on by her mam and dog. She was nominated in the Best Actress category alongside some huge names such as Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Renée Zelwegger and Cynthia …

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Irish legend Brenda Fricker says she threw her Oscar in a swimming pool

Brenda Fricker speaks about her Oscar

Irish star Brenda Fricker has revealed that she once threw her Oscar into a swimming pool in front of a group of bemused Japanese tourists. Fricker has had an acclaimed career and the highlight was arguably when she won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance in …

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Irish rebel band top the charts in Ireland and UK after public fury over RIC commemoration

The Wolfe Tones

Irish rebel band the Wolfe Tones have raced to the top of the iTunes charts in both Ireland and the UK with their hit ‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’. It comes after the government controversially organised an event to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary.

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Galway is the world’s best city for foodies says BBC

Breakfast at the Quay House, Galway

Galway has been named the number one city in the world for foodies to check out in a recent BBC travel article. The accolade is a fine reward after Galway has built a reputation for the quality of its eateries over the last few years.

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Heroic Irish five-year-old girl saves her mammy’s life

Heroic Cork girl Priya Gavin saves her mammy's life

A surgeon has hailed a five-year-old Irish girl as a hero after her quick thinking saved her mother’s life. Priya Gavin’s mammy Mary Constant suffered a stroke two days before Christmas last year and the youngster was horrified to see her collapse to the floor.

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What do the Irish love most about Christmas dinner?

Christmas dinner

The nation’s favourite part of a Christmas dinner is the roast potato, according to a new survey. Chip manufacturer McCain have published their ‘McCain’s Nation’s Conversation’s’ report which reveals just what the public enjoy most about their Christmas dinner.

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