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Ireland wants to hear from people of Irish descent


The Irish government is reaching out to Irish emigrants and their descendants around the world. They want to hear their views on how effectively Ireland engages with its diaspora – the worldwide family of people of Irish descent. The public consultation is part of the government’s review of its relationship …

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Irish student has huge hit with spoof Wall St video

Tommy Bolger's election video

An Irish student has become an internet sensation thanks to his election campaign video as he bids to become President of the University of Limerick student union. Tommy Bolger sends himself up as a Jordon Belfort type character as he spoofs Leonardo Di Caprio’s blockbuster film The Wolf of Wall …

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Can you solve mystery of the flattened leprechauns?

Leprechaun at the Obama Cafe in Moneygall - photo courtesy of Undercurrents

As the world celebrates St Patrick’s Day, people in Ireland have been left mystified by the sudden appearance of leprechaun figures on city streets. A number of rag doll leprechauns have been left in various parts of the country. However, far from being the jolly happy go lucky leprechauns we …

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Ryanair may scrap controversial charity calendars

Ryanair 2014 calendar

Ryanair are considering whether to bring an end to their annual controversial calendars that feature their air hostesses posing in bikinis. While they are not alone in publishing these sorts of calendars, they have come under fire in the past with accusations of corporate misogyny. Ryanair have always argued that …

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Surprise new collection of Maeve Binchy stories

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

Fans of Irish writer Maeve Binchy will be delighted to hear that a new book of short stories written before she died is set to be released in April. Binchy, who was Ireland’s bestselling writer ever, passed away two years ago. She had just completed her final novel, A Week …

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Was St Patrick a slave or a slave trader?

St Patrick - photo copyright Andreas F. Borchert cc3

In his writings, St Patrick describes how he was captured from his home in Britain and sold into slavery in Ireland. He later escaped and headed back to Britain before returning and settling in Ireland. However, a British professor has presented a controversial theory that Patrick was more likely to …

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Great White Shark ‘Lydia’ heading for Irish coastline

Great White Shark heading to Ireland. Image Copyright - Ireland Calling

A giant Jaws-type Great White shark is heading for the coast of Ireland and could be arriving within days. Lydia, the name given to the beast, was tagged with an electronic device by marine biologists in Florida last year, and has since travelled 20,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. She …

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