Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet made Irish stops between 1996 and 2002

Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet made stops in Dublin, Waterford, Shannon, and Belfast between 1996 and 2002. Epstein, who was convicted as a sex offender in 2008, was on board his private Boeing 727 jet with tail number N908JE for all of the stops in Ireland and Northern Ireland, except one Dublin-Waterford leg in 1996. The … Read more

How a 1,200-year-old ancient book was unearthed from a Tipp bog and became a museum treasure

A 1,200-year-old manuscript that was unearthed in a bog in Tipperary in 2006 has become one of Ireland’s most treasured artifacts.  The Faddan More Psalter was discovered by bulldozer driver Eddie Fogarty in July 2006 while extracting peat from a bog near the village of Faddan More, north Tipperary.  Fogarty luckily noticed the psalm book … Read more

Northern Ireland has just experienced its warmest autumn ever

Autumn 2021 was the warmest on record for Northern Ireland and third-warmest for the UK according to provisional figures released by the Met Office today, December 1. Northern Ireland’s mean temperature recorded across September, October, and November 2021 was 10.95°C (51.71°F), making the period the warmest on record for the region. Overall, autumn 2021 was … Read more

Irish in Africa seek flights home in wake of Omicron discovery

About 200 Irish citizens sought consular assistance from the embassy in South Africa over the weekend and early this week in an attempt to secure a flight home, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed. The plea for flight assistance came amid huge travel disruptions to and from Africa after the discovery of the new Covid-19 … Read more

Shaken, not stirred! Pierce Brosnan promotes Mexican tequila brand

Pierce Brosnan was used to swigging martinis (shaken, not stirred!) during his time as James Bond, but these days, the Irish actor is digging some tequila, just like lots of other stars who have cashed in on the craze for the tasty Mexican adult beverage. Pierce Brosnan, originally from Co Meath, is the global spokesperson … Read more

To Be Irish at Christmas 2021 officially launched

Ireland’s Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, has revealed details of To Be Irish At Christmas 2021, running from Dec 8 to 23. The 16-day program celebrates and upholds the special connections between the Irish at home and abroad in the run-up to Christmas despite the impact of the Covid … Read more

Top 5 heritage destinations to visit in Ireland

It’s your last chance to take advantage of the incredible deals Aer Lingus has on offer for their transatlantic flights to Ireland from U.S cities! Next year Aer Lingus will offer 16 direct transatlantic flights to Ireland, and highlighting the schedule is the return of their Shannon service from JFK and Boston in March! Book … Read more

“For now, it’s a no” – Mica campaigners critical of revised redress scheme

The Irish government has signed off on a revised mica redress scheme in which grants will be capped at €420,000 per property.  The revised scheme, which is set to cover 7,500 homes at a total cost of around €2.2 billion, implements a sliding scale of €145 per square foot for the first 1,000sq ft of … Read more

Funeral held in Derry for beloved school principal killed in Storm Arwen accident

Francis Lagan was laid to rest in his native Derry, Northern Ireland after he was killed in a tragic accident during Storm Arwen on Friday, November 26. The 40-year-old husband and father of four was the much-loved principal at St. Mary’s Primary School in Glenview, as well as a coach with Watty Graham’s GAA club … Read more

Negative COVID tests required for entry into Ireland from Friday

The Irish government has today outlined new COVID health measures due to the “potential impact of the Omicron variant.” Effective from 12:01 am this Friday, December 3, vaccinated or COVID-recovered people arriving into Ireland will be required to have a certified ‘negative / not detected’ test result (not self-administered) from an antigen test taken no … Read more