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Wolfe Tones defend politician who shouted ‘Up the RA’

The Wolfe Tones

Irish rebel band the Wolfe Tones have defended Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane after he was filmed shouting ‘Up the RA’ following his re-election. They said that they don’t expect British people to apologise for wearing a poppy in commemoration of fallen British soldiers.

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Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the world to live

Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the world to live in 2020, according to a recent study. The research, published by CEOWorld Magazine, revealed it costs more on average to live in Ireland than the UK, France, Germany, the USA and Canada.

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‘Delighted’ Saoirse Ronan becomes ambassador of the Irish Film Institute

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Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan has been named an ambassador of the Irish Film Institute (IFI), after achieving ‘excellence in her craft’. The 25-year-old Little Women star is the first person to be given the role, which will see her supporting preservation, education, and exhibition in the Irish film industry.

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Bailey’s Irish cream was the most loved drink of the year for 2019

The man who invented Baileys. Photo copyright Emilprichard CC4

Bailey’s Irish cream has long been one of the nation’s favourite drinks, and it has now been recognised as the most positively spoken about beverage of 2019. That is according to research from YouGov, who published their ‘buzz poll’ list of brands that people have been responding to positively.

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US researchers want robots to search Titanic for hidden treasures

Titanic

A team of American researchers are hoping to use robots to search the remains of the Titanic and recover any hidden treasures. Any treasures they find will be put on display at a Las Vegas casino, before being taken around the world.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit two Irish cities in Spring

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton will head to Dublin and Cork later in the year as reports suggest they are planning a Spring trip across the Irish Sea. It will be the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited the Republic of Ireland, although they did visit …

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Endangered breed of Irish cow granted special ‘Native Rare Irish Breed’ status

Droimeann cow

A breed of Irish cow has been granted the special ‘Native Rare Irish Breed’ status by the United Nations’ Farm and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO). The Droimeann cow is critically endangered with recent records indicating that only 243 breeding females and 23 males remain in the country.

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Heroic Irish five-year-old girl saves her mammy’s life

Heroic Cork girl Priya Gavin saves her mammy's life

A surgeon has hailed a five-year-old Irish girl as a hero after her quick thinking saved her mother’s life. Priya Gavin’s mammy Mary Constant suffered a stroke two days before Christmas last year and the youngster was horrified to see her collapse to the floor.

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