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Twitter and Facebook ‘make you brainier’

Irish scientists have published findings that will be good news for fans of Facebook and Twitter – Social media makes you more intelligent. A study at Trinity College, Dublin revealed that there is a link between social interaction and intelligence. The more people socialise, even if it is online, the …

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Ancestral home of Barack Obama

Obama’s Irish homestead goes public

Tourists will soon have another attraction to visit in Ireland – the ancestral home of President Barack Obama. The President’s ancestors on his mother’s side of the family came from the tiny village of Moneygall. President Obaba visited the village in 2011 and enjoyed a pint of Guinness in the …

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Michael Collins’ hair to be sold at auction

A lock of hair taken from the body of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins is expected to sell for €5,000 when it is auctioned later this month. Background information on The Easter Uprising The auction, which is being held by Adam’s of St Stephen’s Street Dublin, is titled ‘800 Years …

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Ryanair want cabin crew to lose weight to save fuel

Budget Irish airline Ryanair have revealed that they’re asking their cabin crew to shed a few pounds in a bid to save on fuel bills. The price of jet fuel has risen dramatically in recent years and other airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have reacted by passing …

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Ireland to be ‘best small country in the world by 2016’

The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to make Ireland the best small country in the world by 2016. Mr Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael Ardfheis (annual party conference) when he addressed Ireland’s recent economic crisis and outlined his plans for the future. He said: “We will not …

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Irish is only the third most used language in Ireland

Irish has dropped down to third in the list of the languages most spoken in Ireland, according to the 2011 Census. The census showed that English is the most used language and Polish is now the second most used. There are 119,526 people who speak Polish as their first language, …

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