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American star discovers the wonder of the Tayto sandwich

Ireland’s favourite adopted son Josh Pray has discovered one of our most famous delicacies – the Tayto sandwich.

The US comedian has become an online star following his exploits this summer which saw him immerse himself in Irish culture.

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Irish pub manager has perfect sarcastic response to fussy customer’s bad review

An Irish pub manager was able to maintain a sense of humour when a fussy customer left a bad online review following a visit.

The customer had visited O’Sullivan’s Bar, which is a popular pub in Co Cork.

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The best places to work in Ireland have been named

The best places to work in Ireland have been named for 2020 following the annual study carried out by greatplacetowork.ie.

The study considers all number of factors about a workplace, such as respect, credibility, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

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Subway sandwiches are too sugary to be classed as ‘bread’ says Irish court

Subway sandwiches are loved by millions of people, many of whom enjoy one every day of the working week.

However, the reason they are so tasty is likely to be the huge quantity of sugar in the bread.

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Star Wars legend says ‘extraordinary’ Skellig Michael gave him the chills

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has spoken about his love of Ireland and what a joy it was to film 2017 Star Wars epic, The Last Jedi, at Skellig Michael.

The Luke Skywalker star said that the Irish island was like nowhere he has visited before and that a powerful feeling rushed over him.

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Volunteers restore giant EIRE signs placed in landscape to help wartime American pilots

A stone sign built to inform US pilots they were flying over Ireland during the Second World War was restored by a group of volunteers following a fire.

The Eire 8 sign on Bray Head was constructed out of up to 150 tons of stone.

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Ireland has higher than average number of blue-eyed people

More than half the population of Ireland have blue eyes, according to a new study. That figure is higher than any other country on the Irish and British isles.

The research was carried out in 2014 by ScotlandsDNA and also revealed that blue is the most common eye colour on the two islands.

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Spinetingling: Worshippers from 300 churches sing The Irish Blessing

There are few more glorious sounds than hundreds of people coming together to sing in unison to lift spirits in times of trouble.

That’s exactly what happened when worshippers from more than 300 churches in every county of Ireland got together through the wonders of technology to sing a one-thousand-year-old hymn.

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Julia Roberts was ‘out of breath’ at being told she was essential to Michael Collins movie

Superstar Julia Roberts revealed that she was left ‘out of breath’ when she was told that epic Irish movie ‘Michael Collins’ wouldn’t have been made without her.

The film, which came out in 1996, starred Liam Neeson as Collins and Roberts as Collins’ fiancé Kitty Kiernan.

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Thousands of historical Irish records available online for free

Thousands of records detailing Irish births, marriages and deaths have been made available to the public on the family history website irishgenealogy.ie.

The new records date from the second half of the 19th century into the first half of the 20th century.