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Catholic school accused of discriminating against non-religious children

A Roman Catholic school in Ireland has been accused of discrimination after it allowed ‘homework passes’ for children who attended religious ceremonies. Children at the Yellow Furze national school, Co Meath who didn’t attend the extra-curricular services were told they must complete their homework as normal.

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Ardal O’Hanlon admits his daft jokes led to trouble with the media

Ardal O’Hanlon admits his daft jokes led to trouble with the media

Comedy legend Ardal O’Hanlon has spoken about how his daft jokes and naivety landed him in trouble in the media during the height of his fame. The Dublin comic was still a relatively young actor in his early thirties when Father Ted was first broadcast in the mid-1990s.

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Americans create video guide to Most Beautiful Places in Ireland

Americans create video guide to Most Beautiful Places in Ireland

Like so many Americans, the Vaga Brothers have a soft spot for Ireland. They like it so much they’ve been there several times and produced more than a dozen videos highlighting its many attractions. After sampling traditional cottages, top quality and budget hotels, small bed and breakfasts, they’ve managed to …

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Irishman bumps into British PM Boris Johnson and tears into him big time

Irishman bumps into British PM Boris Johnson and tears into him big time

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had to listen to some harsh criticism from an angry Irishman when he went electioneering on the streets to drum up support for his approach to Brexit. Johnson led the campaign to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum and famously promised that Britain …

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Sinéad O’Connor says Prince tried to beat her up

Sinéad O'Connor says Prince tried to beat her up. Photo copyright penner CC3 and ITV

Sinead O’Connor has revealed the one and only time she met music legend Prince he tried to beat her up. The Irish singer’s most iconic song, Nothing Compares 2 U, was written by the late star Prince, but the O’Connor said the success of the song did not create a …

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Comedy star loves Belfast after surprise breakfast offer

Comedy star Emily Atack loves Belfast after surprise breakfast offer

Comedy star Emily Atack has tweeted her love for the city of Belfast, after she was offered a surprise accompaniment to her breakfast porridge. The Inbetweeners actress was in the Northern capital filming for her latest role in the CBBC comedy Almost Never.

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Irishwoman in battle with UK to allow American husband into Northern Ireland

Irishwoman in battle with UK to allow American husband into Northern Ireland

A woman from Northern Ireland has been told her American husband cannot be granted residency status because they regard her as being British. Emma DeSouza is in the middle of a long running legal battle dating back to 2017. Under the Good Friday Agreement, people in Northern Ireland have the …

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