Once Upon a Secret – My hidden affair with JFK

The former mistress of JFK has released a book about her affair with the US President. The author, Mimi Alford, reveals details of her time with the Irish- American when she was an intern at the White House in 1962.

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Trainer stunned by reaction to his comment about sex

Horse trainer Peter Casey admits he is overwhelmed by the reaction to comments he made live on Irish TV over the weekend. Casey celebrated his horse, Flemenstar, winning at Leopardstown, by telling interviewer Tracey Piggott: “I’ll sleep tonight, I’ll have f**kin’ sex and everything!” The comments went out live on RTE and instantly became an… Continue reading Trainer stunned by reaction to his comment about sex

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At last- a helping hand for Irish pubs

The traditional Irish pub is to receive a much needed shot in the arm from the Irish government amid fears it may have been heading for extinction. More than a thousand pubs have closed in Ireland over the last six years. There have been a number of factors that have contributed to this trend.

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Irish nurses bring their sporting culture to the UK

A group of Irish nurses working in England have decided to keep in touch with their traditional culture by setting up a Gaelic football team. The economic downturn in Ireland has driven many key workers, including nurses, to emigrate to the UK and other countries including the US, Canada and Australia. The surge in emigration… Continue reading Irish nurses bring their sporting culture to the UK

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Romance of Ireland

Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project. This is the view of the Romantic Girl. I’m from Maryland. Silver Spring, Maryland to be exact. I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s Lonely Planet’s most sought after tourist… Continue reading Romance of Ireland