Irish people

Irish and out of luck? Come to Canada, says the construction industry

What do you do when you have too many jobs? In British Columbia, construction companies are recruiting Irish tradespeople to fill thousands of vacant positions.

Olivia Wilde discusses new Kristof documentary ‘Half the Sky’

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When your best friend is Bono, and you’re not

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Frank McCourt

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Stand Up Paddleboarding on ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’

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Bono and the Polarizing Face of Celebrity Activism

Is there a more polarizing contemporary rockstar than Bono? For some, the U2 frontman’s international relief efforts epitomize what can be accomplished when a celebrity harnesses his fame to tackle global problems. For instance, Bill Clinton said of Bono: “Few people have done more to mobilise a global response to the fight against poverty and […]

Ireland’s New Stamp Features a 224 Word Short Story

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Ireland’s newest postage stamp celebrates the country’s long literary heritage. The 60-cent stamp fittingly features a 224 word short story by Eoin Moore.

UNESCO Celebrates World Poetry Day

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UNESCO is celebrating the poems of William Butler Yeats, Pablo Neruda and Aime Cesaire and also some lesser-known authors from Azerbaijan and Greece for World Poetry Day.

Oscar Wilde’s Tomb Kissed to Death

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Oscar Wilde’s refurbished tomb has been officially unveiled in Paris. It seems the sculpture that adorns the grave had been damaged by the many visitors who planted kisses on the stone monument, leaving their lipstick behind.

Northern Ireland Celebrates Golf Win


Rory McIlroy emerges as the new golfing phenomenon, winning his first major at 22.