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Glasnevin Cemetery – the resting place of presidents


World’s largest knitted blanket


Dervla's Vid is Up to Scratch!


Give Up Your Phones for Lent??


Diary of a First Year by Caoimhe


Irish Prison Top Tourist Spot


Clash of the Titans


Craic agus Ceol


Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann hits Ennis from August 13-21.

Asteroid Named For Cork Student


Cork teenager set to have an asteroid named in his honour.

Equal Wages for Male and Female Workers


Ireland could be a step closer to ensuring employers pay male and female workers the same rates after a new Bill was debated in the Seanad.

Famous Rope Bridge Vandalised


One of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions was forced to close for two days after being attacked by vandals.

Abbie's Final Farewell


Soggy Moggy Saved


Shane Completes World’s Coldest Marathon


Brexit Update #3


Oh no ... It's Allergy Time!


April's Diary of a First Year


Explainer Video Winners Announced


March's Diary of a First Year


TPP National Children's Awards


qCrypt Scoops 2017 BTYSE Award


2017's New Arrivals


Remarkable Lotto Win


Cork Floating Hotel


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It’s Official - the Irish are Decent People


Irish people are the third most charitable in Europe and are in ninth place in overall world rankings.

Irishman Wins Antarctic Ice Marathon


First to cross the line was Galway man Gary Thornton ...

TPP’s Top 10 Toy Show Moments 2016


No Lá na Poblachta


TG4’s Brilliant Halloween Prank


Megalithic Art Find


Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2016


Dart Underground Review


Ireland’s Tidiest Town


It’s Official: Reading is Good for You!


An Post Deliver... no matter what!


To Africa by Lawnmower


Paramotoring is very weather dependent- too warm, too windy, or too wet and you just can’t fly.

Gorey UFO


People in the town of Gorey were recently baffled to see a “flying saucer” rolling down a local street

The Battle for Sam rumbles on!


Welcome back y'all!


On Yer Bike


The traffic at 33 locations around Dublin was surveyed over two days last November.

Irish Climbers Set Everest Records


 Limerick man Rob Mortell wrote his own piece of history on Monday May 23...

Yeats Family Donate Nobel Medal


According to the NLI, its Yeats Collection is now the largest archive of Yeats manuscripts and books in the world.

Record Year for Dublin Port


2016 will see a record 113 cruise ships and over 180,000 cruise passengers visit Dublin.

Powerful Microscope


The most powerful microscope in Ireland has just been installed at Trinity College, Dublin.

New Children's Hospital


Planning permission has been granted for the new children's hospital.

Census in Ireland


Along with the chocolate eggs and bunnies arriving at your house during the Easter holidays, your family should also have received a CENSUS FORM from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Obesity Becoming a Problem


Unless we change our eating and exercise habits Ireland will be the most obese country in Europe within the next ten years.

Tayto Pipped at the Post


Recently on Twitter, British TV presenter, Richard Osman, asked people to vote for their favourite crisps in a WORLD CUP OF CRISPS 2016 Twitter Poll (#wcocr2016). The response was massive and it wasn’t long before the people of Ireland, as you would imagine, got behind their own.

1916 Executions


May 1916

Dublin is a Good Place to Live


Western European cities dominate the top of the 18th Mercer Quality of Living survey rankings.

Cook Stove


Engineers at Trinity College have developed a new energy creating cook stove for use in developing countries around the world.

1916 Commemorative Stamps


An Post has revealed a series of sixteen stamps to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

The Duffily Bag


Woz Banksy 'Ere?


Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world...

1916: The Lego Movie


Many films and TV programmes have been made about the Easter Rising.

At Our Service


Ravelóid


One hundred years after the Easter Rising, another type of revolution is about to rock the Irish music scene.

Tourist Boom


The amount of people that visited Ireland in 2015 was more than 7.9 million people, finally beating the previous record set in 2007. What's more, Tourism Ireland expects 2016 to be an even bigger year!

TPP SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR


When 6th class pupil Sean Clifford, from S.N. Realt na Mara in Co. Sligo, emailed us with the idea of having a TPP Sports Star of the Year Award, we thought- ‘Now that’s a good idea’. So, we did just that. Thanks Sean! All you guys have to do now is vote!

Climate Change Council Logo


Primary school children across Ireland are being invited to design a logo for the Government's new Climate Change Advisory Council.

An Irishman in Vegas


A video of an Irishman accidentally filming his trip to Las Vegas in “selfie” mode has gone viral online.

The Late Late Toyshow


Christmas truly starts in Ireland when The Late Late Toy Show airs in late November. It’s hard to explain but this annual TV event captures the hearts and minds of both children and adults alike, year after year. And this year’s show was no different.

Irish Nobel Prize Winner


A Donegal man has become only the second Irish person to win the Nobel Prize for Science.

Hidden Heroes


Ireland's Hidden Heroes of 2015 have been honoured at an awards ceremony in Dublin. The awards, which celebrate significant contributions to Irish society, were presented to winners on October 19 in Dublin.

A Change in Your Change


The use of one and two cent coins will be significantly lowered following a decision by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Billy the Kid


A photograph thought to be only the second known image of Irish-American outlaw, Billy the Kid, could fetch up to $5 million in auction.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal


TEAM HOPE is an independent Irish, interdenominational Christian relief and development charity. We work with anyone, irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity or background...

Injury Ends O' Connell's Career


The legendary Paul O’ Connell has played his last game for Ireland.

Ireland Topple World Champions


It was one of the greatest results in the history of Irish soccer. The World Cup holders were in town and the Boys in Green were not one bit fazed. Martin O’ Neill’s depleted team was ready to slay giants.

Trinity Alzheimer's Breakthrough


Researchers at Trinity College think they may have made a breakthrough in the difficult question of how to tackle Alzheimer's disease.

May the Funds Be With You


Valentia Lifeboat has been rescuing people from the sea off the Kerry coast for 100 years.

It's the Thought That Counts


Jimmy Fallon, the guy who presents the Tonight Show in America, is regarded as one of the coolest talk show hosts around.

Major "Demands" for Kodaline


As long time fans of Planet Music know, there is nothing we love more than watching with pride as Irish acts, be it in movies or music, become successful on the world stage.

Danger Mouse Returns


The world's greatest secret agent has returned to the small screen after almost twenty five years in the wilderness. The new version of Danger Mouse went live on September 28. What's more, the revamped show is being made right here in Ireland.

MS Readathon 2015


Children across Ireland are preparing for the 2015 MS Readathon, which challenges them to read as many books as they can in just one month.

Midland Volcanoes


Investigations by Irish geologists have revealed the presence of ancient volcanoes deep beneath the middle of the country.

Brian Friel (1929-2015)


On Sunday, October 4, 2015 one of Ireland’s literary giants was laid to rest in Glenties, Co. Donegal.

Star Wars on Skellig Michael


Star Wars crews have returned to Skellig Michael off the Kerry Coast to finish filming scenes from the upcoming (and much anticipated) new Star Wars movie.

Outstanding Young Person of the Year


A young Irish woman has been awarded the Outstanding Young Person of the Year award by Junior Chamber International.

Liam and Shakiha


An Irishman has won the hearts of the world after paying for his taxi driver to join him in an Abu Dhabi theme park.

Super Shane Batters Bridgestone


Offaly golfer Shane Lowry enjoyed the biggest victory of his career in August 2015, when he claimed the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

All-Ireland Football Final


After an action-packed summer of football, two familiar foes will do battle for the Sam Maguire Cup on September 20. Kerry and Dublin share 61 All-Ireland titles between them and the counties have enjoyed some great battles down through the years.

The Cats get the cream


For many GAA fans west of the Shannon, 2015 looked like it could be the year that Liam McCarthy would cross the waters...

Potatom comes to Ireland


Brace yourself Ireland - the potatom has arrived! “What's that,” you ask? Just what it sounds like, a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes.

Poolbeg Chimneys to Stay


A famous landmark has been saved in Dublin after a review by the ESB. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys at Ringsend will stay standing even though they haven't been in use since 2010.

Rodney the Rat


A South American swamp rat has been found swimming far from home in a river in Co. Tipperary.

World Happiness Report 2015


Ireland is the eighteenth happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report. The international study was published by the UN after surveys were carried out around the world over the last two years.

Trinity Scientists Tackling Painful Diseases


Scientists at Trinity College believe they have made huge progress in identifying a drug that could block several major diseases.

Armada Wreckage


More wreckage from the Spanish Armada has washed up on a beach at Streedagh, Co. Sligo. Two pieces of oak wood have been taken to a secure location and are awaiting further investigation.

National News: Ancient Remains Under College Green


Remains found underground by workers in central Dublin during the summer could date back to the Viking period. The skeletons of at least four people were discovered under College Green just outside Trinity College on July 16, 2014.

Masterpiece Returned


A 19th century drawing is back on display at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin 22 years after it was stolen. 

Ireland's Economy on the Rise?


Ireland's economy has been boosted by news that ratings agency Moody's has given the country a positive outlook.

IRELAND'S TALLEST TREE!


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