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Irish priests and nuns beam with joy as they take on the Jerusalema dance challenge


A group of Irish priests and nuns are the latest to take part in the Jerusalema dance craze – and they have given the Garda a real run for their money.

The Dublin and Cork based nuns – known as the Red Nuns – teamed up with their counterparts in Brazil to create a joint video.

Stunning Irish mansion named the fifth most romantic hotel in the world


A stunning mansion in Ireland has been named as one of the five most romantic hotels in the world for 2021 by a leading travel website.

The list from Big 7 travel includes hotels from all four corners of the world, as far afield as Europe, America, Africa and Australasia.

Co Tipperary Bungalow with potential to be idyllic dream home on sale for just €40k


A three-bedroom bungalow in Co Tipperary has gone on the market for a bargain basement price – but it will take some hard work and further investment from the new owners to make it the idyllic home it can be.

It is being sold on Daft.com and in recent weeks the asking price has dropped from €55,000 to just €40,000.

Michael D Higgins writes powerful article about British empire’s lasting impact on Ireland


Irish President Michael D Higgins has written a powerful article in which he laments the impact the British Empire continues to have on Ireland.

Mr Higgins was writing for the Guardian to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland, which remained part of the UK after the Republic became independent.

Resourceful Irish couple in their 20s build their dream home


A resourceful Irish couple spent over a year building their dream home before moving in – and they have revealed how they completed the process from design to final result.

Hazel O’Connor is a nurse from Co Laois. She and her partner, Paddy, who works as an electrician are both in their mid-20s.

Irish Garda receive complaints over Jerusalema dance video


The Irish Garda recently responded to a challenge laid down to them by Swiss police by releasing a dance video of their own.

In January, the Swiss police performed a dance routine to the song Jerusalema by Master KG and threw down the gauntlet to their Irish counterparts, saying: “We are looking forward to the performance of the @gardainfo!”

The Irish Garda responded with a video of their own (see below) – much to the delight of the majority of the public.

Irish nursing home staff and residents take on the Jerusalema dance challenge


Staff and residents at an Irish nursing home have become the latest to take up the Jerusalema dance challenge.

The Ealga Lodge nursing home in Birr, County Offaly posted a great video to social media and have challenged other nursing homes and anyone else give it a try.

Magnificent 18th century Irish castle with stunning unique feature – take a look inside


A wonderful 18th century castle in Co Limerick is on the market and it is equally stunning on the inside as it is from the outside.

Heathfield Castle in Ballinrune, Kilmeedy has a special feature that makes it a unique home, even for a castle – an 18th century limekiln that has been incorporated into the design of the home.

Dara O’Briain speaks about unnecessarily difficulties in finding his birth mother


Irish comedian Dara O’Briain has revealed that he was adopted and decided to find his birth mother, who told him she had had no choice but to give him up.

Sadly, this story was all too common for young women of that era.

Take a look inside this stunning home in leafy Co Dublin village


A stunning Irish home from the Victorian era has gone on the market and an asking price of €1,250,000.

That might seem a considerable amount for a three bedroom home but the property has plenty going for it.