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Priest accidentally turn filters on during digital broadcast of mass

Priest accidentally uses filter for social media broadcast

A priest has caused some unintended amusement with his parishioners after he livestreamed a mass but had accidentally turned on the filters on his social media recording. That meant that the priest was delivering his service with all sorts of digital accessories appearing on the broadcast such as funky sunglasses …

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Conor McGregor sends message of calm to fans during coronavirus panic

Conor McGregor sends message of calm to fans during coronavirus panic

Ireland’s Ultimate Fighting Champion has issued his own message to the public as we face a global pandemic of the coronavirus. The ‘Notorious’ posted an image of himself kicking an opponent in the Octagon, with a green blob over the face of his opponent symbolising the virus.

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International students invited to spend summer in Ireland

International students invited to spend summer in Ireland

International students are being invited to spend the summer in Ireland learning about the rich history and heritage of the country. The academic opportunity is being offered by Stony Brook University with the four-week summer course spanning across much of Ireland before concluding in London.

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What is the best Irish pub in every US state?

Catherine Rooney's Irish pub, Delaware

The best Irish pub in every state in America has been named by a leading US food lover’s website. Delish.com is a hugely popular recipe site and is also well known for recommending restaurants, top chefs and trends in the foodie world.

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Irish potato crop is changing lives in drought-prone Ethiopia

Irish potato crop is changing lives in drought-prone Ethiopia. Photo copyright Jennifer Nolan Concern Worldwide

The Irish potato is supporting communities in a region of Ethiopia so high above sea level that other crops are failing. Humanitarian organisation Concern Worldwide introduced the potato to four districts in the drought-prone highland regions of South Wollo in 2007. Despte the harsh conditions 3,000 metres above sea level, …

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Eric Trump has not mastered the art of pouring a perfect pint

Eric Trump has not mastered the art of pouring a perfect pint

President Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr joined their father on his visit to Ireland and were happy to mix with the locals on a pub crawl around Doonbeg. However, Eric’s skills at pouring a pint of beer left a fair bit to be desired, and his attempt was shared …

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