Today's top Irish entertainment stories:

Hot to trot Irish farmers pose topless for annual charity calendar (PHOTOS)

Following hot on the heels of the Calendar Girls and the New York Firefighters, Ireland’s farmers have manned up, taken off their tops, and posed for the Irish Farmer Calendar2014, which supports the Irish charity Bóthar...READ MORE


Sir Bob Geldof to become the first Irishman in space in 2015

Band Aid co-founder Sir Bob Geldofwill become the first Irish man in space next year.
The 61-year-old grandfather confirmed that he will be travelling into space as one of the first ever Space XC astronauts in 2015...READ MORE


Michael Fassbender’s '12 Years a Slave' causes controversy at TIFF

Film goers walked out and cheered for ‘12 Years a Slave’ at the Toronto Film Festival. The film directed bySteve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender received a ten minute standing ovation...READ MORE


Colm Tóibín among six authors on 2013 Man Booker Shortlist

Colm Tóibín’s “The Testament of Mary” among six chosen for the Man Booker Shortlist.
The Enniscorthy, County Wexford native has now been shortlisted for the prestigious prize three times. He was previously shortlisted in 1999 with “The Blackwater Lightship” and in 2004 with “The Master.”..READ MORE


A death in the MacConnell family, as a dear brother moves on

A rattling mighty summer ended last week. It was lifted by more family celebrations and craic than ever before and, in all fairness, despite any hangovers or fatigue, I faithfully reported my meanderings to you...READ MORE


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