GAA Roundup: Limerick survives tough Galway challenge

This week’s GAA news from Ireland. Limerick Survives Tough Galway Challenge John Kiely had the perfect description for the onslaught Galway aimed at Limerick in an epic All-Ireland hurling semifinal at Croke Park on Sunday – this was kitchen sink throwing stuff as the champions held off a brave and robust challenge to win by … Read more

“We are with you” – Taoiseach meets Ukrainian President in Kyiv

Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine today, July 6, “to express the Irish people’s solidarity in the face of Russia’s illegal and immoral war on Ukraine.” “The people of Ireland stand with Ukraine and its people in the face of Russia’s immoral and unprovoked war of terror,” the Taoiseach said ahead of his first … Read more

WATCH: Bill Murray reveals that he almost died in Ireland

Bill Murray’s apparent love affair with Ireland continues as he reveals he had a brush with death in Co Galway last year. Murray, who was spotted in a Limerick jersey at the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final at Dublin’s Croke Park on Sunday, was down in Co Limerick for the JP McManus Pro-Am Tournament at … Read more

Read Jackie Kennedy’s letter to the President of Ireland written after JFK’s assassination

President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination on November 22, 1963, occurred just five months after his historic visit to Ireland. Kennedy, the great-grandson of Irish immigrants, relished his Irish heritage and in June 1963, he became the first incumbent US President to make an official visit to Ireland. His four-day trip included stops in Dublin, … Read more

WATCH: Plans for Ireland’s first-ever metro system finally unveiled

Ireland’s MetroLink is set to run 19.4 kilometers in length, mostly underground, across 16 stations connecting North and South city Dublin. The MetroLink rail project has been given the go-ahead by Cabinet, Ireland’s Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan confirmed on July 5. “MetroLink is a transformative piece of new public transport infrastructure, the first of … Read more

Irishman dead after Portland horror crash, another seriously injured

Two Irish men have been involved in a serious road accident in the city of Hillsboro near Portland, Oregon. An Irish man has died and another is in critical condition after the car they were in flipped over and was engulfed in flames early on Sunday, July 3.  Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report … Read more

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

WATCH: American YouTube star is the first to complete huge Dublin breakfast roll challenge

Randy Santel, an American professional eater, has become the first person to successfully complete the Irish breakfast roll challenge in Pip’s Cafe in Crumlin, Dublin. Not for the faint of heart, the Irish breakfast roll challenge at Pip’s Cafe in Dublin includes a 22-inch French baguette topped with ten bacon rashers, ten sausages, six hash … Read more

The meaning behind the Irish saying “chancing your arm”

Irish sayings tend to have a storied past and the Irish phrase “chancing your arm” is not different. The term boycott is rooted in the Irish “Land War”, when the people of Ballinrobe in County Mayo ostracized land agent Captain Charles Boycott rather than face eviction.  The phrase “away with the fairies”, meanwhile, has origins … Read more