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Inspiring ‘This is IRELAND’ video will make you proud


‘This is IRELAND’ is an inspiring new video released to showcase all the country has to offer for people thinking about coming here to live, study and invest. The five-minute film was produced by Creative Ireland, which is a government scheme to highlight and celebrate the vast creative talents of …

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When our Irish-American cousins come to visit…

Comedy star Jen Hatton's new video sees her American cousin coming over to visit

People in Ireland and America have plenty of similarities – our shared love of music and the craic and a flair for storytelling being a few examples. However, nothing makes us more aware of the small differences between the two nations than when our American relatives come to visit.

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Writer of TV drama ‘Victoria’ compares British attitude during Irish Famine to racism in America

Writer compares British attitude during Irish Famine to racism in America

The television writer behind the 2017 drama ‘Victoria’ compared the relationship between the British and the Irish during the Famine to the history of racism in America. The broadcast of Victoria on British screens recently left many members of the public shocked by the treatment of the Irish by the …

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Canadian Prime Minister discovers Irish heritage

Canadian Prime Minister discovers he has Irish heritage

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discovered he has Irish ancestry – which might help to explain why he was pretty good at hurling when he gave it a try. In 2017, genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons led a team of experts at The Irish Family History Centre (EPIC) in tracing Trudeau’s family …

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Derry Girls actress hits back at ‘unflattering dress’ jibe

Derry Girls actress hits back at 'unflattering dress' jibe

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has been praised for her witty reply to a critic who questioned her dress choice for the 2019 BAFTA awards. Coughlan, who plays goody goody Claire Devlin in the popular show, was at the glitzy awards do with her co-stars as Derry Girls was up …

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