Irish airspace CLOSED due to major air traffic 'failure' – are your flights affected?

Flights in and out of major Irish airports have been temporarily suspended after Irish airspace experienced issues with air traffic. A radar in the west of Ireland has caused the problem, with airport chiefs reporting “zero flow rate” in Irish airspace Both Shannon and Cork airports have suspended all flights until the radar is fully […]

Disability Chic: These Irish Sisters Are the Wheel Deal

When Ailbhe Keane was young, her little sister’s wheelchair was her art project. Isabel, paralyzed from the waist down by spina bifida, would at times have a chair decorated in bright colors. “It attracted a lot of attention,” says Ailbhe, “but it was just temporary stuff.” Not so temporary anymore. The two sisters are founders […]

Timmy Matley: ‘Our Irish angel friend will be proud' The Overtones make SHOCK announcement

The Overtones singer Timmy passed away in April this year and the band opened up on coping with their loss. They told host Christine that they hope their “beloved Irish angel friend will be proud” of the work they have done following his death. Lachie Chapman said: “Our beloved Irish angel friend will be proud. […]

Quantico Series Finale Recap: The (Bad) Luck O' the Irish

Warning: This post contains spoilers from Friday’s Quantico series finale.  The final mission of Quantico‘s three-season run is a doozy: Take out a seemingly uncatchable crime boss who’s personally responsible for the deaths of several members of the team’s loved ones. Are Alex & Co. successful in their last outing? Of course — but their […]

Meghan Markle: Will she wear these Irish fashion designers during Ireland visit?

Meghan and Prince Harry will be in the Republic of Ireland from Tuesday, July 10 to Wednesday, July 11. The trip to Dublin will be their first official trip as a married couple. In March, before they were married, the pair visited Belfast, Northern Ireland and Meghan wore a teal Kace skirt with flounce from Greta […]

US interference in Irish referendum? Concerns raised over ‘foreign’ pro-life groups

Irish transparency activists have raised concerns around foreign interference from US pro-life groups ahead of the upcoming abortion referendum on Friday. US anti-abortion activists, describing themselves as ‘journalists,’ have been campaigning across the historically Catholic country, calling on Irish citizens to vote ‘no’ to repealing the 8th amendment. If the referendum passes, it would pave […]

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power confirms takeover talks with fantasy sports company FanDuel after landmark US ruling

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for FanDuel Paddy Power Betfair confirms takeover talks with US fantasy sports startup FanDuel. Talks are ongoing and a deal is not guaranteed. The talks come after a landmark ruling from the US Supreme Court on Monday that opens the door for legalised sports betting in the US. LONDON — Irish bookmaker […]

How May’s Irish border dilemma could keep the UK in the single market

Reuters / Russell Cheyne Scotland’s Brexit minister Michael Russell believes the Irish border issue could see the UK remain in the EU single market. If May keeps Northern Ireland in the single market, “there are compelling reasons why that should be the case for Scotland and indeed for the rest of the UK,” he told […]

Irish government faces pushback on decision to expel Russian diplomat

Ireland’s government is facing pushback for its decision to follow the lead of the UK, the US and other European countries and expel a Russian diplomat from the country. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney released a statement on Tuesday, confirming that Dublin would stand in “unqualified solidarity” with the UK, which has accused the Russian […]

Why a hard Brexit Irish border would reopen a ‘gaping wound’ and wreck the Irish peace process

Charles McQuillan / Getty Re-introducing a hard border in Ireland after Brexit would be like re-opening a “gaping wound,” a leading expert has warned. Prominent Northern Ireland academic Katy Hayward said a harder border with technology could destabilise Ireland’s highly sensitive peace process. Her warnings echo those from senior police chiefs who say that border […]