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Couples can test DNA to see if they could have ginger children

Couples can have a simple DNA test to find out if they are ‘carriers’ of the ‘ginger gene’ and could have redhaired children.

The ginger gene is present in around 40% of people in Ireland, although only 10% actually have red hair. Therefore it is possible for babies to grow up with ginger hair even if neither of his or her parents have red hair.

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MCR1 – magazine for redheads a big hit around the world

A magazine aimed at people with red hair has proved hugely popular as flame-haired consumers around the world have subscribed to keep up-to-date with all things ginger.
MC1R is the name of the publication, which is produced in Germany, but is distributed all over the world.

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Ginger people read out the cruellest of ginger jokes

The team at Irish YouTube channel FACTS have come up with a slightly unsettling video in which they get red headed people to read out some of the cruellest ginger jokes we have ever heard.
Some of the jokes are totally heartless as they attack the poor gingers, and be warned some of them do contain mild adult themes.

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Will Irishman’s appearance stop him winning the X Factor?

The latest series of the British X Factor is now well underway and as always the show is unearthing some fantastically talented singers from the British Isles and beyond.
One of the show’s most interesting contestants so far is 27-year-old Irish singer Joseph McCaul.

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Hundreds celebrate their ginger hair at 2015 Redhead Convention

Redheads and gingers from across Ireland and beyond descended upon Cork last weekend for the annual Redhead Convention.
The event was a roaring success with hundreds of redheads, and those who appreciate redheads, joining in the celebrations.

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Psychology student reveals the true damage of “red hair bullying”

An Irish university student has carried out a survey showing the potential psychological damage that can be caused by the bullying of ginger haired people.
Kevin O’Regan, a redhead himself, is studying psychology at Cork University. He decided to carry out the survey of 1,742 people from 20 different countries after he attended the Red Head Convention last year and heard stories from fellow gingers about the trauma they had suffered at school.

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Prince Harry invited to Irish Red Head Convention

Prince Harry has been invited to attend the Irish Red Head Convention in Cork this weekend. The British royal, fourth in line to the throne, is one of the world’s most famous gingers. He was recently voted the sexiest red headed man in the world by the British Heart Foundation.
Now, the organisers of the fun-filled Irish festival hope that the prince can bring a bit of star quality to their event.

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Redheads not facing extinction – they’re here to stay

For decades we’ve heard scare reports claiming that redheads could become ‘extinct’.

Last week Dr Alistair Moffat, managing director of ScotlandsDNA, suggested that climate change could bring about the end of the red headed gene.

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Are redheads to be victims of climate change?

For a long time we have known that Global Warming is going to have a profound effect on much of the life on the planet today.
As climate change continues to melt the ice caps we have seen images of lonely polar bears sat on tiny platforms of ice, while other species have also lost their homes or even become extinct.

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Annual redhead convention heading to Cork

Crosshaven, Co Cork is bracing itself for the annual redhead convention that is set to take place from 19-21 August.
When the convention began in 2010, it was intended as a tongue in cheek convention to raise a bit of a laugh. However, due to the success of the event and subsequent annual conventions, the organisers decided to put the interest to positive use and raise money for charity.