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Barack Obama wishes to visit Ireland

Barack Obama wishes to visit Ireland

US President Barack Obama says he enjoyed his visit to Ireland last year so much that he wants to do it all over again. He told the Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, that he will be returning sometime after the Presidential Election of November 2012.

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The Hobbit is translated into Irish

The J R Tolkien classic The Hobbit is being translated into the Irish language. Evertype Publishers from Westport in Co Mayo have bought the rights to produce an Irish version of the novel, which introduces the character Frodo, who later goes on to destroy the ring in the climax to …

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Irishmen considered ugliest in the world

The Republic of Ireland has been named as the country with the second least attractive men in the world by a leading dating website. The announcement comes from website beautifulpeople.com, which generated the results by asking the members of the site to rate new applicants based on their looks. When …

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Trainer stunned by reaction to his comment about sex

Horse trainer Peter Casey admits he is overwhelmed by the reaction to comments he made live on Irish TV over the weekend. Casey celebrated his horse, Flemenstar, winning at Leopardstown, by telling interviewer Tracey Piggott: “I’ll sleep tonight, I’ll have f**kin’ sex and everything!” The comments went out live on …

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At last- a helping hand for Irish pubs

The traditional Irish pub is to receive a much needed shot in the arm from the Irish government amid fears it may have been heading for extinction. More than a thousand pubs have closed in Ireland over the last six years. There have been a number of factors that have …

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Irish nurses bring their sporting culture to the UK

A group of Irish nurses working in England have decided to keep in touch with their traditional culture by setting up a Gaelic football team. The economic downturn in Ireland has driven many key workers, including nurses, to emigrate to the UK and other countries including the US, Canada and …

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