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 Back to the old country -- how an Irish American views living there

“Your grandmother would be sending the men in white coats for you.”  My father said this to me only half-jokingly in the summer of 2001 when I announced that I was relocating for a year to the west of Ireland...READ MORE

Irish accent ranked as the sixth sexiest in the world – POLL

Research carried out by CNN Go has found that the Irish accent is only the sixth sexiest accent in the world. Sadly the Irish brogue comes in behind the Italian, Spanish, French Czech and Nigerian accents...READ MORE

Actor Colin Farrell slams spoiled Hollywood stars

Colin Farrell has slammed whiny movies stars who moan about the burden of  fame and the media focus on them...READ MORE

Irishman’s beautiful video of New Zealand’s first snowfall in decades goes viral - VIDEO

Irish filmmaker Ro Tierney captured a truly beautiful series of images as New Zealanders experienced their first snowfall since 1976. It is played alongside Debussy’s “Claire de Lune,”  and shows smiles, surprised faces, and even the sadness of a young boy who doesn’t appear to have taken a liking to the snow...READ MORE

 Exclusive: Colin Farrell’s ‘Fright Night’ excels 1980s original

Not since his infamous sex tape a few years back has Colin Farrell had so much fun on screen as he does in Fright Night, which opens this Friday nationwide...READ MORE

 Ten non-Irish-born who could run for President of Ireland - PHOTOS

Martin Sheen has close to 4,000 Facebook users urging him to run for President of Ireland, an election that takes place in October but nominations are still open. The major qualification is that you are an Irish citizen or are eligible to become one...READ MORE

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