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‘The Green Fields of France’ was written to combat anti-Irish prejudice in the UK says songwriter

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The classic song ‘The Green Fields of France’ was written with the intention of tackling anti-Irish prejudice in the UK. Anti-Irish sentiment was high in the UK during the 1970s following a bombing campaign by the IRA. In 1974, Birmingham and Guildford were bombed by the IRA. When singer-songwriter Eric Bogle …

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The early Irish were dark skinned says Trinity Professor

The early Irish were dark skinned says Trinity Professor

The first people to live in Ireland would have had a much darker skin tone than a modern day white Irish person, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor. It follows the news that scientists had tested the DNA of the early British person ‘Cheddar Man’ and discovered that he …

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Irish boy stuns talent show judges with angelic voice

Irish boys stuns talent show judges with angelic voice

A 12-year-old Dublin boy absolutely wowed the judges on The Voice Kids back in 2017, with his beautiful rendition of One Direction’s Story of My Life. Devon Browne travelled over to the UK to compete in the singing competition and his blind audition shows he has every chance of going …

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Newly found love letters from Jackie Kennedy reveal why she married Onassis

Newly found love letters from Jackie Kennedy reveal why she married Onassis. Photo copyright Nationaal Archief CC3

Newly released letters from Jackie Kennedy to a British diplomat and potential lover reveal why she decided to marry Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, much to the surprise of her friends at the time. David Ormsby Gore, better known by his title of Lord Harlech, was the British ambassador to …

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