Who’s who at the Christmas table? Ancestry reveals how little we know about our festive families

Research conducted for Ancestry.ie shines a light on how Irish families celebrate Christmas.   Almost 30% of people don’t know their cousins’ surnames. Nearly 15% of people don’t know how they are linked to some of their relatives around the dinner table Over 70% of people wish they knew more about their family. Combat those […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Biography of Eamonn ‘The Terminator’ Magee and debut by cross-Channel champ Tom Gregory tie in first William Hill Sports Book of the Year dead heat

Award split between two winners for the first time in its 30-year history Tom Gregory’s “truly one-of-a-kind” debut A Boy in the Water becomes the first swimming title to win the Award Journalist Paul D. Gibson’s The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee – a “rivetingly raw” collaboration with the Irish boxer known as ‘The Terminator’ […]

Virgin Media TV to broadcast first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards

The inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards are to be broadcast on Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) on Sunday 11th November, and hosted by popular TV presenter Karen Koster, it was announced. The significant new Awards are aimed at honouring the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects are making to communities all over Ireland. Nearly 30 […]

Award-winning Irish film The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid set for nationwide Irish cinema release on 19th October

Two Irelands dramatically collide in Feargal Ward’s critically acclaimed and award-winning new Irish filmThe Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, now set for an eagerly anticipated Irish cinema release on 19thOctober. Kildare farmer Thomas Reid lives a solitary life on the fringes of mainstream society, but beyond the walls of his 18th century farm sits an American factory […]

Can a born and bred townie who falls in love with a farmer learn to live with the realities of the farming life?

‘I was hooked from page one. Hilarious, evocative, poignant, perceptive and beautifully written, it will strike a chord with every reader. I LOVED it!’ – Patricia Scanlan After living in California for close to a decade, Maura McElone ‘unemigrated’ to Ireland. After a few disastrous experiences with online dating, she met and fell with love […]

Debut novelist uses childhood memories for inspiration

Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful. Pilgrim is a beautiful read that lingers. – Carmel Harrington In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of […]

Acclaimed new Irish documentary A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot set for nationwide cinema release on 14th September

What would cause a Derry mother to bring her son to be shot?  Sinead O’Shea’s acclaimed new Irish documentary asks that extraordinary question. Following sold out screenings at London, Dublin, Glasgow and Belfast International Film Festivals, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, the Galway Film Fleadh, New Zealand and Sydney Film Festivals, the film is set for nationwide Irish […]

“Tastes Like Home” TV Show Seeking Participants

Applications opened Monday 19th March to 29th April 2018   Building on the success of Series One and Two Catherine Fulvio’s top RTÉ One TV Show proudly sponsored by Londis, Tastes Like Home, is back for a third series and is looking for participants from around the globe. If you want to be the next […]

Birr Festival of Music & Voice returns for another outing this May

There will be arias in the air and strings in the streets once more when Birr Festival of Music & Voice returns for its second outing this May Bank Holiday weekend,Friday 4- Monday 7 May 2018. After a thrilling debut last year, another brimming weekend of classical music beckons for the beautiful Georgian town in […]

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