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Celebration of Irish culture 0

Celebration of Irish culture

One of the biggest celebrations of Irish music and culture is to take place in the middle of August in Cavan, Ireland. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann aims to establish high standards of traditional music....

U2 star’s PA accused of stealing €2.8m 0

U2 star’s PA accused of stealing €2.8m

A former assistant of the Irish rock star, U2 bass player Adam Clayton, has gone on trial accused of stealing €2.8m from him. The Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin heard that Carol Hawkins stole...

Barry Manilow’s torment over his Irish roots 0

Barry Manilow’s torment over his Irish roots

Barry Manilow has revealed that he is half Irish and expressed his regret that his family didn’t let him have a relationship with his Irish father. The star, who was born in New York,...

Facebook set to make U2 star a billionaire 0

Facebook set to make U2 star a billionaire

Bono is set to become the richest rock star in the world this afternoon when Facebook finally starts trading on the New York stock market. The star’s investment company, Elevation Partners, bought 2.3% of...

Molly Malone statue wrapped in gold 0

Molly Malone statue wrapped in gold

Shoppers walking through Dublin City Centre have been puzzled to see the iconic Molly Malone statue completely covered in gold cloth. (Picture courtesy of @pamille on Twitter)There was no sign to explain the sudden...

Daily Dose of Danny Boy 0

Daily Dose of Danny Boy

Danny Boy could soon be played every day in Limavady, Co Derry, if campaigners have their way. The song, which is strongly linked with the town, is well known all over the world and...

Celtic Thunder stage their annual auditions 0

Celtic Thunder stage their annual auditions

Celtic Thunder have been taking a look at potential new members for their hugely successful stage show. The band’s management holds auditions each year in a quest for people who might be good enough...

Dervish forced to pull out of Israel tour 0

Dervish forced to pull out of Israel tour

Traditional folk band Dervish have pulled out of a tour of Israel after being targeted by ‘cyber bullies’ on social media sites. Dervish had been set to play three concerts in June after being...

Rocky Road to Poland – Ireland’s official song for Euro 2012 0

Rocky Road to Poland – Ireland’s official song for Euro 2012

Ireland’s official song for the Euro 2012 football tournament has been recorded and features some of the biggest names in Irish music. The classic 19th century folk song, the Rocky Road to Dublin, has...

Bob Dylan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom 0

Bob Dylan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bob Dylan is to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – one of America’s top honours.The singer-songwriter was highly vocal in the US civil rights and anti war movements in the 1960s. This...

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