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Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann hits Ennis from August 13-21.
Cork teenager set to have an asteroid named in his honour.
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.
One of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions was forced to close for two days after being attacked by vandals.
Irish people are the third most charitable in Europe and are in ninth place in overall world rankings.
First to cross the line was Galway man Gary Thornton ...
Paramotoring is very weather dependent- too warm, too windy, or too wet and you just can’t fly.
People in the town of Gorey were recently baffled to see a “flying saucer” rolling down a local street
The traffic at 33 locations around Dublin was surveyed over two days last November.
Limerick man Rob Mortell wrote his own piece of history on Monday May 23...
According to the NLI, its Yeats Collection is now the largest archive of Yeats manuscripts and books in the world.
2016 will see a record 113 cruise ships and over 180,000 cruise passengers visit Dublin.
The most powerful microscope in Ireland has just been installed at Trinity College, Dublin.
Planning permission has been granted for the new children's hospital.
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).
Unless we change our eating and exercise habits Ireland will be the most obese country in Europe within the next ten years.
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.
Western European cities dominate the top of the 18th Mercer Quality of Living survey rankings.
Engineers at Trinity College have developed a new energy creating cook stove for use in developing countries around the world.
An Post has revealed a series of sixteen stamps to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world...
Many films and TV programmes have been made about the Easter Rising.
One hundred years after the Easter Rising, another type of revolution is about to rock the Irish music scene.
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!
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!
Primary school children across Ireland are being invited to design a logo for the Government's new Climate Change Advisory Council.
A video of an Irishman accidentally filming his trip to Las Vegas in “selfie” mode has gone viral online.
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.
A Donegal man has become only the second Irish person to win the Nobel Prize for Science.
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.
The use of one and two cent coins will be significantly lowered following a decision by the Central Bank of Ireland.
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 is an independent Irish, interdenominational Christian relief and development charity. We work with anyone, irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity or background...
The legendary Paul O’ Connell has played his last game for Ireland.
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.
Researchers at Trinity College think they may have made a breakthrough in the difficult question of how to tackle Alzheimer's disease.
Valentia Lifeboat has been rescuing people from the sea off the Kerry coast for 100 years.
Jimmy Fallon, the guy who presents the Tonight Show in America, is regarded as one of the coolest talk show hosts around.
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.
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.
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.
Investigations by Irish geologists have revealed the presence of ancient volcanoes deep beneath the middle of the country.
On Sunday, October 4, 2015 one of Ireland’s literary giants was laid to rest in Glenties, Co. Donegal.
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.
A young Irish woman has been awarded the Outstanding Young Person of the Year award by Junior Chamber International.
An Irishman has won the hearts of the world after paying for his taxi driver to join him in an Abu Dhabi theme park.
Offaly golfer Shane Lowry enjoyed the biggest victory of his career in August 2015, when he claimed the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
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.
For many GAA fans west of the Shannon, 2015 looked like it could be the year that Liam McCarthy would cross the waters...
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.
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.
A South American swamp rat has been found swimming far from home in a river in Co. Tipperary.
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.
Scientists at Trinity College believe they have made huge progress in identifying a drug that could block several major diseases.
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.
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.
A 19th century drawing is back on display at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin 22 years after it was stolen.
Ireland's economy has been boosted by news that ratings agency Moody's has given the country a positive outlook.