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1/4 of people in their 30s plan to leave Ireland

One in four people in their thirties plan to emigrate from Ireland according to a recent survey. The same number of Irish couples have also delayed having their first baby due to the financial restraints they are under. That figure rises to one in three couples in Dublin.

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Ireland donates €1m to typhoon victims

Despite having financial difficulties of its own, Ireland will provide €1m of aid for the relief effort in the Philippines after the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. More than 10,000 people were killed by one of the worst storms ever to hit the country, and hundreds of thousands more have …

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Hollywood stars visit Co Westmeath pub

Locals at a pub in Co Weastmeath were given a shock at the weekend when two Hollywood actors strolled through the door. In what sounds like it could be a set up for an old fashioned joke, the Irishman and American who walked in to the bar were Cillian Murphy …

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Memorial for Irishman who saved 6,500 from Nazis

Hugh O'Flaherty. Photo copyright Moliere CC3

A memorial to an Irish priest who helped to rescue over 6,500 people from the Nazis has been unveiled in Killarney. Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty who is dubbed ‘Ireland’s Oskar Schindler’ was in Italy at the time of the collapse of the Italian government during the Second World War. The Germans …

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Philomena – tears and laughter in equal measure

Movie review by Pat Kehoe. The heartbreaking story of a young girl having her child taken from her and given up for adoption is the stuff of tragedy rather than comedy. It may seem strange to report then that the hit movie Philomena, starring Judi Dench in the title role …

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What are your kids planning on Facebook?

Parents in Ireland have been warned that they need to be more aware of their teenagers’ activities on Facebook and Twitter following a ‘Project X’ style party in Cloyne, East Cork. The party ended with police being called in to take back control after an overwhelming amount of people attended …

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Motion to abolish strict censorship laws

Ireland’s strict system of censorship of books that has banned such leading literary figures as John Steinbeck and D H Lawrence may finally be coming to an end. Irish Republican party, Fianna Fáil have proposed that the Irish Republic’s Censorship of Publications Board be abolished. Fianna Fáil see the board …

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