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Irish Tricolour’s 170th Birthday

Irish Tricolour’s 170th Birthday

By Martin Mongan March 7th 2018 marks 170 years since the Irish Tricolour was flown publicly for the first time. Although the Irish tricolour became famous during the 1916 Rising, the flag was first flown in Waterford City in 1848, by Thomas Francis Meagher, who was one of the leaders of The Young Irelanders. Meagher

Bus Eireann Strike affects commuters nationwide

by Dylan Goodman Photos: Elina Peura The Bus Eireann strike began today, disrupting travel for commuters all over the country. The strike arose due to management at Bus Eireann saying they will need to impose huge cuts to ensure the company’s survival. This included many detriments to workers: pay cuts, overtime cuts and altering bus routes.

Man awarded €20,000 damages in jambon scandal

Image: http://www.dailyedge.ie/   By Dylan Goodman   A Dublin man, who claimed he was falsely accused of not paying for a jambon pastry, has been awarded €20,000 damages for defamation in the Circuit Civil Court .   Mr. Anthony Maher, of Fortunestown, Tallaght, claimed he bought a number of items from Centra Corduff, in Blanchardstown,

One to Watch – Wyvern Lingo

by Lelia Connolly Wyvern Lingo is an upcoming Irish girl group from Wicklow. Karen, (vocals, keyboards, bass synth) Caoimhe (vocals, drums) and Saoirse (vocals, guitar) make up the very talented group. Friends and bandmates since school days, the girls share a gift for a close harmony, keen songcraft and effervescent live performance. They have a diverse

Ireland’s ‘Fittest Family’ forced to sell 1,000 prized dairy cows

by Sarah Stevens An injunction has been granted by the High Court preventing anyone from interfering with the auction of 1,000 prized dairy cows belonging to Cork dairy farmers, the Kingstons, who were the winners of RTÉ’s Ireland’s Fittest Family programme. The auction, which was ordered on a charge in relation to a debt associated with

Halawa family unaware of Ibrahim’s location following prison move

  by David Diskin   The family of Ibraham Halawa says he has gone missing since being moved from his current prison in Egypt.   The Dublin man has been imprisoned in Cairo since taking part in an anti-Morsi (Egypt’s first democratically elected president) protest in 2013.   Ibraham’s sister Somaia said he was moved

Ravelóid, Ireland’s first music festival as Gaeilge

  By Adrianne McMenamin The Riptide Movement, Delorentos, and Heathers all set to gig at Ravelóid, Ireland’s first ever music festival as Gaeilge   This year at Ireland’s first music festival as Gaelige will be on for only  two days from June the 10th to the 11th. Bands like; Delorentos, The Riptide Movement, Seo Linn,

Redhead portrait exhibition in Cork Airport

image: Jorg Koster by Dylan Goodman   On March 7th, German photographer Jorg Koster will put a collection of redhead portraits on display in Cork airport. Jorg had been interested in redheads ever since he photographed Irish clothing products for German catalogues, and when a friend told him about the annual Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven,

Byrne Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

image: independent.ie   by Dylan Goodman   A man believed to be part of the group of hitmen who murdered criminal David Byrne (33) at the Regency Hotel has turned himself into authorities, over fear that he will be targeted in revenge attacks. He is currently being housed in Cloverhill prisons protection unit.   The

Girl Band, Live Review

    Photo Credit: londoninstero.com   By Aimée Walsh   There is an unsettling, confusing feeling experienced when listening to Girl Band, but this is what they have mastered. The art of blistering, noisy dissonance, that enrages and engulfs the audience, bringing them to new levels of insanity and bliss. “Holding Hands With Jamie” has

McGregor takes over the world in 13 seconds

  by: Patryk Kazimierczak. Last Saturday, December 12th, Irishman Conor McGregor won the featherweight title in less than 13 seconds, with just one punch, against Jose Aldo, who held the title for 10 years. Aldo immediately demanded a rematch saying, “it wasn’t really a fight”.   McGregor responded; “I feel for Jose, he’s a phenomenal