What if you discovered, after decades of family birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, that your mother and father were not your real parents? Documentary film director Sharon Lawless has profiled the lives of Irish people who have made just that shocking discovery.
In our unique heatwave, there is a growing shortage of water nationally but, by heavens, there is no scarcity at all of midsummer craic and festivalia. A real lava of levity and laughter and pure joy at about every level.
From Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to Derry Girls, Olivier Award winning, Tony nominated Belfast born actor Anthony Boyle, 24, has already made a name for himself before he hits his first quarter century.
Most often compared to the late, great Maeve Binchy, best selling Irish author Maria Duffy will make a bigger name for herself stateside next week with the release of her latest novel, A Love Like This.
From an Irish and European perspective, what is striking is the similarity between the situation on opposite sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S. it's dealing with migration from Central America; over here it's dealing with migration from North Africa.