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Colin Farrell considers taking the Pope out for a free kebab

Hollywood star Colin Farrell has revealed he could take the Pope for a free kebab at his favourite establishment in Ireland.

In what is presumably an unusual perk of the job, the Dublin actor piled on the pounds as he underwent a body transformation for his role as the Penguin in ‘The Batman’ movie, starring Robert Pattinson.

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Christina Aguilera stops by Dublin pub to watch trad band perform

The locals at a Dublin pub got a surprise treat as pop superstar Christina Aguilera dropped in for a drink ahead of her 2019 concert at the 3Arena.

The music legend is in the capital to perform for fans at the iconic venue, but was happy to relax on her night off and mingle with the patrons of Dublin’s pubs.

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Irish drama group stunned when Hollywood superstar drops by to watch rehearsals

Hollywood superstar Emily Blunt took some time out from filming her latest movie to visit an Irish drama group in Co Mayo.

The British actress was in Ireland working on her 2019 film, Wild Mountain Thyme, where she appears opposite Northern Irish heart-throb Jamie Dornan.

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American man discovers Church took him from his mother as a baby

A man has learned the heart-breaking truth about how he was taken from his mother as a baby and sold to an American family for adoption.

Kevin Battle of South Portland has always known he was adopted. However, when he had previously tried to trace his birth mother to Ireland in 1978 he was told by nuns she had died.

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Will Ferrell shows off his dance moves on Graham Norton show

Comedy legend Will Ferrell revealed a love of dancing and took lessons from new head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, Shirley Ballas.

Ferrell was appearing on Graham Norton’s show to promote his latest 2017 ‘Daddy’s Home 2’.

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Take a look inside this stunning mansion built by Irish bacon magnate

Take a look inside this mansion in Co Tipperary that was once the home of Irish rasher baron Abraham Denny. It was put on the market for €2.2m in 2019

Waterford man Henry Denny invented the bacon rasher in 1820 by mastering radically new bacon-curing techniques.

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Scientists study genomes to unlock secrets of Ireland’s ancient history

Research by scientists and archaeologists at some of Ireland’s top universities has begun to reveal aspects of the lives and genetic traits of early Irish people.

The scientists of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and archaeologists at Queen’s University Belfast have studied the bodies of three Bronze Age men who were buried on Rathlin Island – off the coast of Co Antrim – around 4,000 years ago.

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Irish accent so strong even the Irish can’t understand

The locals of the re-opened highest pub in Ireland have created a stir as a video of them settling back in to their pints has got the nation asking itself: “Can you understand a word these fellas are saying?”

The Top of Coom, ran by the Creedon family, has recently re-opened its doors after being forced to shut because of a fire in 2012. The pub, situated between Cork and Kerry, has the claim of being the highest pub in Ireland.

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Irish dance and music stars team up to raise awareness of the desperate plight of rainforests

Irish dance stars Fusion Fighters took on ambitious 2019 project which saw them bring the horror of deforestation into sharp focus.

They joined forces with some of the best loved stars in Irish music for the new initiative, which is called ‘The Amazon Artists’.

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Two Irish police officers burst into song to celebrate elderly resident’s birthday

A couple of gardai took a short break from fighting crime to serenade a pensioner on his birthday. The carousing coppers, Inspector McPolin and Sergeant O’Shea, are based in the Mayfield areas of Co Cork.

Guardai sing for man's birthday