U2 legend Bono has spoken about the moment he discovered he had a half-brother. The star discovered the existence of his brother in 2000 but his mother, who died in 1974 when Bono was just 14, never knew her husband had fathered a child with another woman.
Ireland’s population is at the highest level since the Famine
The population of Ireland has reached the highest levels since the Famine of 1845–1852, according to the latest figures from the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO). It is the highest the population has ever been since Ireland became independent from Britain.
Ed Sheeran makes music history achieving unique double victory – in two separate years
Singer Ed Sheeran has made music history by becoming the first musician to achieve a unique double victory in two different years. The star has become the only UK artist to have the best-selling song for two separate years, as well as being the most played artist.
Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan speaks about Irish humour and getting comedy tips from her father
Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan has spoken about her love of Irish humour and how her father gives her comedy tips – though not necessarily to her style. She made the comments on her huge Amazon Prime series ‘Backstage With Katherine Ryan’ which sees her chatting with other comedians backstage at shows.
Idyllic 19th century Waterford cottage with unique features – take a look inside
An idyllic 19th century cottage in Co Waterford has been put on the market and it could be a dream for a buyer who wants to step away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The property is named Mill Cottage and dates back to the 1800s.
Cliffs of Moher spokesperson hits back at scathing review from disgruntled visitor
A tourism spokesperson for the Cliffs of Moher has hit back at a disgruntled visitor who left a scathing review of the majestic attraction. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular destinations in Ireland.
Irish fishmonger is Queen’s pen pal – he reveals what he gifted her for her Platinum jubilee
An Irish fishmonger who became pen pals with Queen Elizabeth after making her laugh during a visit to Cork’s English Market has revealed what he gave her as a jubilee gift. Pat O’Connell had the Queen in hysterics when the British monarch made an official visit to Ireland in 2011.
Limerick mansion has a fascinating history – take a look inside
A stunning period house in Limerick has been put up for sale with an asking price of €1.6m. The beautiful Georgian house was built between 1848 and 1850 and is part of a fascinating and tragic history of both the Nantenan Estate where it stands and some of the darkest aspects of British and world… Continue reading Limerick mansion has a fascinating history – take a look inside
Ardal O’Hanlon reveals his surprising low fee for Father Ted – but he did keep a priceless momento from the set
Irish star Ardal O’Hanlon has revealed how much he was paid for starring in the classic comedy Father Ted – and it’s far less than you might think. The comedian and actor, who played the loveable Fr Dougal Maguire for three series was paid just £2,000 per episode.
Saoirse Ronan’s father on how the acting bug has passed down through generations of his family
The father of Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan has said that he had a huge influence on his daughter’s love of acting – and that is a passion passed down the generations. Paul Ronan is a successful actor in his own right and has starred in dozens of films and TV series since the mid-1990s including… Continue reading Saoirse Ronan’s father on how the acting bug has passed down through generations of his family