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Once Upon a Secret – My hidden affair with JFK

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The former mistress of JFK has released a book about her affair with the US President.

JFK
JFK

The author, Mimi Alford, reveals details of her time with the Irish- American when she was an intern at the White House in 1962.

Trainer stunned by reaction to his comment about sex

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Horse trainer Peter Casey admits he is overwhelmed by the reaction to comments he made live on Irish TV over the weekend.

Casey celebrated his horse, Flemenstar, winning at Leopardstown, by telling interviewer Tracey Piggott: “I’ll sleep tonight, I’ll have f**kin’ sex and everything!”

The comments went out live on RTE and instantly became an internet hit.

At last- a helping hand for Irish pubs

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The traditional Irish pub is to receive a much needed shot in the arm from the Irish government amid fears it may have been heading for extinction.

More than a thousand pubs have closed in Ireland over the last six years. There have been a number of factors that have contributed to this trend.

Irish nurses bring their sporting culture to the UK

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A group of Irish nurses working in England have decided to keep in touch with their traditional culture by setting up a Gaelic football team.

The economic downturn in Ireland has driven many key workers, including nurses, to emigrate to the UK and other countries including the US, Canada and Australia.

The surge in emigration over the last few years means there are about 150 Irish nurses now working at the Royal Berkshire hospital, Reading.

Irish film star Liam Neeson may convert to Islam

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Irish Hollywood star Liam Neeson says he is considering converting to Islam.

Liam Neeson copyright Karen Seto cc2Neeson was raised a Catholic and is named after a priest in Ireland. He has played iconic roles throughout his career including the Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, and he famously played a cleric in the film Cal.

He’s also starred in a string of Hollywood blockbusters such as Batman, Star Wars and Schindler’s List.

Time to sing the praises of Irish scientists

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John Philip Holland
John Philip Holland

Ask most people what they think are Ireland’s greatest contributions to the world and they would probably come up with suggestions such as great music, great writers and, of course, great craic and hospitality.

It’s unlikely that scientists would be high on the list, which is a shame because Ireland has had more than its fair share of great inventors and innovators who have made a huge contribution to the world.

Adventure and excitement of a holiday in Ireland

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Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project. This is the view of the Happy Heart Girl.

They call me the Happy Heart. While the Romantic Girl is here to escape to a dreamland, and The Cultured Cailin is here to soak up the history, I am all about having fun! What excites me the most about Ireland is the adventure, excitement, and entertainment that fills the island with happiness.

Romance of Ireland

Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project. This is the view of the Romantic Girl.

I’m from Maryland. Silver Spring, Maryland to be exact. I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s Lonely Planet’s most sought after tourist attraction that draws millions of crowds yearly or creates the latest buzz on the Travel Channel’s Twitter feeds. It’s simply a metropolitan area outside of Washington, DC with your average high schools, acre of green grass, houses with chimneys and families with dogs. I know, quite a whirlwind of a life, isn’t it?

Irish history guru and culture enthusiast

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Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project. This is the view of the Cultured Caitlin.

A history guru and culture enthusiast is what I, the ‘Cultured Cailin’, am all about. Exploring everything from Ireland’s breathtaking castles to informative museums and documenting my own experiences in these culturally rich places that make Ireland the country it is today.

The Gaelic girls – three Americans let loose in Ireland

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Sandra is Irish-American and has made her home in Ireland
Sandra Sheerin

Three American girls have been let loose in Ireland to explore the country and discover their Irish roots. It’s all part of the Gaelic Girls project being set up Sandy Sheerin.

Where it all began. . .

In 1987, when Sandy Sheerin and her three sisters were young girls they emigrated to the small town of Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania with their mother Annette.