WATCH: “Harry Potter” stars enjoy the sights of Ireland

As part of a six-part series “Fantastic Friends”, James and Oliver Phelps traveled to Donegal with their former “Harry Potter” co-star Evanna Lynch. In the fifth episode of “Fantastic Friends”, James and Oliver Phelps visited their former co-star Evanna Lynch in Ireland, taking in the sights and sounds of Ireland, including a visit to Croke … Read more

Bill Murray pictured wearing Limerick jersey at All Ireland semi-final in Croke Park

US actor Bill Murray was spotted wearing a Limerick jersey at Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling semi-final between Galway and Limerick at Croke Park.  A regular visitor to Ireland, Murray was pictured alongside Limerick businessman JP McManus and Australian golfer Adam Scott, who also donned a Limerick jersey for the occasion.  Murray also joined McManus to watch … Read more

Irish Twitter reacts as Tayto releases “fizzy cola” flavored crisps

Famed Irish crisp manufacturer Tayto has caused a social media storm with their controversial “fizzy cola” flavored crisps.  The limited-edition flavor represents a blend between Tayto’s signature potato chip and fizzy cola bottle sweets.  Irish people took to social media to lambast the new flavor, with one Twitter user describing it as the “worst thing … Read more

Dublin busker singing ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ to a child will warm your heart

The touching video of an Irish street performer singing “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” to an autistic child on public transportation warmed the hearts of Facebook and Reddit users. The footage shows the musician playing the guitar and singing to a young boy sitting across from him on the Luas, the tram system in … Read more

Irish women under 25 will be given free contraception starting in August

Ireland’s Department of Health has confirmed that free contraception for those aged 17 -25 will be rolled out in August. The scheme is part of the €31 million women’s health package included in the Irish government’s Budget 2022, unveiled last October. It follows a report by the Working Group on Access to Contraception, published in … Read more

Irishman jailed for 3 years for rape of his younger sister

A professional Irish musician has been jailed for three years for the rape and sexual assault of his younger sister, which began when she was six years old.  Cian Farrelly, originally from Castlepollard in County Westmeath, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his sister Aoife between December 2007 and May 2009, when she was aged between … Read more

Mayo bookshop targeted by right-wing groups after hosting “Drag Queen Story Hour”

A Mayo bookshop that held a “Drag Queen Story Hour” for young readers as part of Mayo Pride celebrations in June received a deluge of hateful messages from “right-wing fascist online groups”.  Tertulia Bookstore opened in Westport in 2019 as “an inclusive social space and eclectic bookshop” and has hosted story hours for Mayo Pride … Read more

New US Ambassador lost her faith for years after church abuse horror 

Claire Cronin, 63, the new US ambassador to Ireland, has revealed how she stopped going to mass for three years after the church pedophile scandals and talked about her role in negotiating settlements on behalf of victims as part of her law practice. In an interview with The Irish Times, Cronin said the scandals “did … Read more