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Chocolate back on the menu as Easter bunny beckons

Skelligs chocolate shoes

Business is booming again for Irish chocolatiers as people rediscover their sweet tooth after years of abstinence during the recession. Skelligs chocolatiers, based on the Ring of Kerry, specialise in high value items like the chocolate shoes in the picture… all made to taste as good as they look.

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One Direction fans under 14 will be turned away

Young fans of One Direction have been dealt the devastating news that no one under the age of 14 will be granted entry into the boy band’s Croke Park concerts. Promotion company MCD, who are responsible for the concerts, have said that due to health and safety restrictions, no one …

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Pharrell Williams cries at ‘Donegal is Happy’ video

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RnB superstar Pharrell Williams was reduced to tears after seeing a montage that included scenes from a video made by the Donegal tourist board. The video, called Happy Donegal, features residents of the Irish county looking happy and dancing to the camera to the soundtrack of Williams’ recent hit ‘Happy’. …

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Dublin firm produces Game of Thrones swords

Promotional photo for Game of Thrones

The global success of American TV series Game of Thrones is providing a boost to a Dublin-based bronze casting company, as they produce many of the swords used in the show. The producers of the show approached Dublin firm, The Bronze Art Fine Art Foundry, after seeing their handiwork in …

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Singing Priest soars past 8 million YouTube views

Singing priest Father Ray Kelly has become an internet sensation and has now been viewed more than 8 million times on YouTube. Ireland Calling brought the story to you earlier in the week, about the Co Meath priest’s impromptu song tribute to a happy couple he was marrying.

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Exports of Irish whiskey set to soar

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The Irish whiskey industry is set to skyrocket over the next few years after the launch of the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) this week. The Irish Whiskey sector are planning to invest €1 billion into Ireland over the next 10 years. There are 15 distilleries currently in development across the …

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Queen could attend Easter Rising commemorations

The Queen

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny is planning to invite the Queen of England to Ireland to attend the Easter Rising commemorations in 2016. The ceremony will mark the 100th anniversary of the rebellion that was a decisive step towards Irish independence. The Irish Mirror report that the Queen’s attendance will be …

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