Today's top Irish entertainment stories:

Mothers of Modern Ireland - film archive of Irish grandmothers launched online – VIDEO

A new online archive spans 100 years of Irish history, as told by an Irish grandmother from each of the 32 counties...READ MORE


Bill Maher slams media’s fascinations with Pope Francis on “Real Time” - VIDEO

Real Time funny man Bill Maher has had enough of the papal palooza. For the second week in a row he concluded his show by slamming Pope Francis, this time focusing his ire on the media's seemingly endless fascination with the new pope...READ MORE


Who were the Black Irish? What is the origin of the Irish with swarthy dark features?

The term 'Black Irish' has commonly been in circulation among Irish emigrants and their descendants for centuries. As a subject of historical discussion the subject is almost never referred to in Ireland...READ MORE


Kristen Stewart and One Direction win big at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

At the annual ceremony in Los Angeles, One Direction took home the prizes for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song ('What Makes You Beautiful')...READ MORE


Katy Perry enjoyed a girls' night out with Kristen Stewart in wake of John Mayer split

The newly single 'Wide Awake' singer - who recently split from her on/off boyfriend John Mayer after seven months together - was spotted laughing and joking with the 'On The Road' actress at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, which they attended together...READ MORE


'Mothers of Modern Ireland: A People's History' is a landmark film oral archive of Irish grandmothers now available online.'Mothers of Modern Ireland: A People's History'