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Irish family create luxury outdoor chill-out space in their back garden


One Irish family have managed the boredom of lockdown by creating a wonderful outdoor space in their back garden that they will enjoy for years to come.

Alan and Laura Crowe of Clondalkin in Dublin have transformed their back garden pergola into a great chill-out space which offers them an alternative to the usual four walls of inside the home.

Carol Vorderman wants to learn to speak Irish, and wants music star as her tutor


Dublin songstress Imelda May received an unexpected request on Twitter when iconic maths expert Carol Vorderman asked if she would teach her some Irish.

The surprise interaction came after May had posted online about the launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge – a two-week festival that celebrates and promotes the use of the Irish language.

US President Joe Biden pays tribute to Irish Americans and Irish people across the world


US President Joe Biden has paid tribute to Irish immigrants to America and proclaimed that March 2021 will be Irish-American heritage month.

The President has Irish roots and once said that ‘Ireland will be written on my soul’.

Beautiful Irish beach is named one of the best in the Europe


The stunning Keem Bay in Co Mayo was named one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe by a leading travel site.

The beach, which is situated deep between jagged hills and mountains on either side, was named in Lonely Planet’s list of the top beaches in the continent.

Pierce Brosnan narrates video showcasing the stunning beauty of Co Kerry


Irish superstar Pierce Brosnan has released a video in which he showcases and marvels in the beauty of Co Kerry.

The James Bond legend teamed up with Tourism Ireland to create the video that will have you longing to visit ‘the Kingdom’.

Irish priests and nuns beam with joy as they take on the Jerusalema dance challenge


A group of Irish priests and nuns are the latest to take part in the Jerusalema dance craze – and they have given the Garda a real run for their money.

The Dublin and Cork based nuns – known as the Red Nuns – teamed up with their counterparts in Brazil to create a joint video.

Stunning Irish mansion named the fifth most romantic hotel in the world


A stunning mansion in Ireland has been named as one of the five most romantic hotels in the world for 2021 by a leading travel website.

The list from Big 7 travel includes hotels from all four corners of the world, as far afield as Europe, America, Africa and Australasia.

Co Tipperary Bungalow with potential to be idyllic dream home on sale for just €40k

A three-bedroom bungalow in Co Tipperary has gone on the market for a bargain basement price – but it will take some hard work and further investment from the new owners to make it the idyllic home it can be.

It is being sold on Daft.com and in recent weeks the asking price has dropped from €55,000 to just €40,000.

Michael D Higgins writes powerful article about British empire’s lasting impact on Ireland


Irish President Michael D Higgins has written a powerful article in which he laments the impact the British Empire continues to have on Ireland.

Mr Higgins was writing for the Guardian to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland, which remained part of the UK after the Republic became independent.

Resourceful Irish couple in their 20s build their dream home

A resourceful Irish couple spent over a year building their dream home before moving in – and they have revealed how they completed the process from design to final result.

Hazel O’Connor is a nurse from Co Laois. She and her partner, Paddy, who works as an electrician are both in their mid-20s.