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There was more to the Guinness Family than just Arthur!

There was more to the Guinness Family than just Arthur!

Niall Cullen, Findmypast Guinness is a name that is as associated with Ireland as Murphy, O’Connell or Kelly. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that Guinnesses can be found throughout the records on Findmypast. However, not only do entries in the records relate to the famous brewing family but the lesser known branches …

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Irish castle partners with US university

Kylemore Abbey. Image Copyright - Alvesgaspar CC2.5

Kylemore Abbey has partnered with a top American university to create a spiritual centre where educational and cultural activities can take place. The castle was chosen by the university Notre Dame as the perfect site to create a spiritual centre with the Benedictine community. Kylemore Abbey, in Co Galway, was …

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More Irish people emigrating to Australia

Why are more Irish emigrants applying for permanent visas in Australia

There was an increase in the number of Irish emigrants applying for permanent residency in Australia last year, according to the latest figures. The news may come as a blow to the Irish government who this week predicted that emigrants will start to return to Ireland at a greater rate …

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Chris O’Dowd’s cruel joke on his son

Chris O'Dowd on his plans for a future prank on his new-born son

Irish comedy actor Chris O’Dowd has revealed that he enjoys a joke in his personal life as well as his professional one, and that he is willing to wait a long time for a joke to reach its punchline. The Bridesmaids star is putting the time and effort in now …

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Ireland to become Europe's fattest nation?

Ireland to become Europe's fattest nation?

Ireland is well on its way to becoming the most obese nation in Europe if serious measures aren’t put in place according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). By the year 2030, it is estimated that roughly half the Irish population will be classed as clinically obese.

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What one question would Irish people like to ask?

If you could ask one question to one person what would you ask?

If you could ask one question to one person and know that they had to answer truthfully, what would it be? In a new video, a film-maker went out onto the streets of Dublin to find out who Irish people would like to question and what they would ask.

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