Category: Ireland


Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol announce Irish tour dates
Snow Patrol have announced details of a seven date Irish tour, including shows in Dublin's Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House. The band will kick off their tour in the Millenium Forum in Derry on May 11 and will take to the stage in Cork (Opera House

Metro Hotel Dublin

'People were running out, screaming' – fire crews battling massive blaze at
Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Dublin hotel building tonight – but there are fears firefighters may have to enter burning hotel if equipment won't reach blaze. A fire broke out at the Metro Hotel building in Ballymun, north Dublin shortly after 8

Pope Francis

Pope Francis confirms Irish visit
The Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference has welcomed the announcement today by Pope Francis that he will attend part of the ninth World Meeting of Families which will take place from 21st – 26th August in Dublin on the theme, 'The Gospel of the Family

Rolling Stones Dublin

Dublin City Council gives the go-ahead for Rolling Stones Croke Park gig
Dublin City Council today granted a licence to the 17 May concert at GAA HQ by Mick Jagger and crew. Tickets will go on sale this Friday for the band's first Irish date since 2007, when they sold out Slane Castle. The council today granted the licence

Jeremy Guscott

Former England player Jeremy Guscott claims Ireland don't have any world class
Former England international Jeremy Guscott has stoked the fire by claiming that Ireland don't have any world class players. Joe Schmidt's side have climbed to second in the world rankings after a 24-15 victory over England at Twickenham saw them win

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly rejects Ireland call in favour of England
Reading midfielder Liam Kelly has declined the call-up he received Martin O'Neill for this week's international game against Turkey in Antalya with the 22-year-old midfielder informing the manager that his ambition to play for England. Kelly, who

Wedding World

Dress shop closes leaving up to 200 brides without bridesmaids dresses
Wedding World in Marino in Dublin has closed suddenly leaving up to 200 brides without bridesmaid dresses for their big day. A recorded message on the Wedding World phone states that the shop had "ceased trading". It goes on to say that "all standing

Spring equinox

Vernal Equinox 2018: Satellite Sees First Day of Spring
The vernal equinox occurs as the sun passes over the equator from Earth's perspective and the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt toward the sun, leading to longer days in the north and shorter days in the south. It marks the north's first day of spring

Limerick V Clare

Limerick beat Clare in League's first free-taking competition to reach semi-finals
In the end, Colin Ryan was the Limerick hero. Ryan, Tom Morrissey, David Reidy, Aaron Gillane and Diarmaid Byrnes were the five free takers for Limerick. Peter Duggan, Niall Deasy, David Reidy, Ian Galvin and Jamie Shanahan for Clare. All 10 scored in

Maire Devine

Sinn Féin suspends Senator Máire Devine over Stack retweet
Sinn Féin has formally suspended Senator Máire Devine for three months after she retweeted a tweet referring to murdered prison guard Brian Stack as a “sadist prison officer”. Brian Stack, an officer in Portlaoise prison, was shot in the neck in Dublin