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Brexit draft agreement receives backing from British cabinet, DUP expected to vote against

The Democratic Unionist Party—the Northern Ireland party holding up the Conservative government of British Prime Minister, Theresa May—has joined with opposition parties in criticizing anticipated arrangements that will form part of a Brexit draft agreement between the UK and EU announced ...

yesterday 20:25 open_in_new
Liam Neeson’s voice is a little bit terrifying… even when doing a shout out for a Belfast children’s charity

The Irish actor appeared in an appeal on behalf of the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice, ahead of their annual holiday fundraising drive.

Despite being in his jolly Christmas sweater, it's difficult to hear the 67-year-old's instantly recognizable voice without flashbacks to his earlier ...

yesterday 19:13 open_in_new
Fusion Fighters innovative Irish dancing crew release new video with house music backtrack

Formed in 2013 by dancing champ Chris Naish, Fusion Fighters is a performance crew that combines Irish dance with other forms of dancing and fitness with different music and technology elements.

The troupe's videos often enjoy viral success. They have also performed at iconic venues such ...

yesterday 19:13 open_in_new
WATCH: Drunk Irish woman arrested after Air India rant

An Irish woman has been arrested at Heathrow Airport following a drunken rant on her Air India flight from Mumbai.

On Saturday, the business class passenger became irate on her flight when the crew stopped serving her alcohol. Fellow passengers captured the woman’s "shameful" ...

yesterday 16:58 open_in_new
Irish female astronaut inspires new interstellar beer

A woman who is set to become the first Irish person to travel to space has inspired Guinness to explore crafting a beer suitable for consumption in space.

Dr. Norah Patten, a native of Ballina in Co Mayo, is an aeronautical engineer who expects to travel to space to continue in her ...

yesterday 16:58 open_in_new
NYPD cop give Irish tourist $20 toward her “Hamilton” Broadway ticket

Irish tourist, Geraldine McKenna had been in line to nab tickets to the smash-hit Lin-Manuel Miranda show but it was only when she got to the box office window that she realized that she was $20 short. McKenna was traveling with her family, in March 2018, and hoped to treat her daughter for her ...

yesterday 13:34 open_in_new
Win tickets to Whiskey Live Dublin, Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting event!

Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting event is back this November with over 60 whiskey producers, masterclasses, delicious food pairings, and cocktail bars. Now in its eighth year, Whiskey Live Dublin will take place in The Printworks at Dublin Castle Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, ...

yesterday 10:25 open_in_new
Ireland's Ambassador to the US visits the Guinness US brewery

Shortly after the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Tap Room welcomed its 100,000th visitor (after opening only three months prior), the Guinness haven just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, welcomed another high-profile visitor: Irish Ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall. 

Last week, Ambassador ...

yesterday 10:25 open_in_new
Irish roots of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Johnny Depp

While there’s has been a fair amount of controversy surrounding one of the movies central stars, Irish American Johnny Depp we decided that rather than focus on the tricky news we’d take a look at the Irish roots of the American actor who plays Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore’s ...

yesterday 10:25 open_in_new
Forget thatched cottages! Irish American builds real life “hobbit” home in New York

Jim Costigan, 55, got the idea to build the home after seeing the film adaptation of Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring.

Modeled after Bilbo Baggins’ dome-shaped home Bag End, the two-bedroom house, which is situated on 1.7 acres of green forest, is covered in grass and has a circular ...

yesterday 10:25 open_in_new
Will an Irish passport be really worth this much after Brexit?

The worth of an Irish passport could increase substantially for British citizens outside of Ireland in the wake of Brexit.

As Britain is set to pull out of the EU, many of the benefits of an EU membership such as lower healthcare costs and education fees could disappear for citizens, ...

yesterday 10:25 open_in_new
Thank you, President Trump for backing an Irish visa scheme we need desperately

The 1965 US Immigration Act, though steered through the Senate by Ted Kennedy, was a disaster for Ireland. And it only got worse. Currently, Ireland gets one-tenth of one percent of green cards issued far behind almost every country in the world.

In the Green Card lottery Ireland got 52 ...

yesterday 10:25 open_in_new
Sketches by JFK’s surgeon raise possibility of two assassination shooters

Editor's note: Throughout November, IrishCentral is commemorating Kennedy month, in honor of the famed Irish American political dynasty and their legacy. In the countdown to the anniversary of JFK's assassination on November 22, 1963, we look at the events surrounding his death. including the ...

yesterday 09:13 open_in_new
Thanksgiving sweet and spicy Brussels sprouts recipe

The Brussels sprout of the Brassicaceae family is in the Cultivar groups of wild cabbage cultivated for its small leafy green buds, which resemble miniature cabbages; forerunners to modern Brussels sprouts were likely cultivated in ancient Rome.

Read more: Roasted butternut squash, ...

yesterday 09:13 open_in_new
Ireland’s greatest and brightest – the nation’s Nobel laureates

Today we look at who Ireland's Nobel laureates are.  On this day, November 14, in 1923 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to William Butler Yeats "for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation."

Nobel Prizes are ...

yesterday 09:13 open_in_new
Irish men-only club to admit women for first time in 235 years

For the first time in their 235-year history, one of New York's oldest male-only clubs, The Friendly Sons of St Patrick, will allow women to attend one of their events; although only a dinner. 

March 2019 will mark the first time that women will be allowed to join the March anniversary ...

2018-11-13 21:10 open_in_new
New Irish law makes it easier for returning emigrants to swap driver’s license

Some emigrants returning to Ireland will now enjoy an easier process of transferring over their foreign driver's licenses.

On Wednesday, Minister for the Diaspora Ciaran Cannon said that drivers returning to or entering Ireland with a full but non-exchangeable driver’s license will be ...

2018-11-13 21:10 open_in_new
AOH, Brehon Law Society slam arrests of two journalists in the North

The arrests of two journalists in Northern Ireland whose documentary “No Stone Unturned” uncovered the truth about the notorious killing at the Heights Bar in Loughinisland where six people were killed and five wounded by the UVF has been strongly criticized by the AOH, Irish America's ...

2018-11-13 20:07 open_in_new
Watch Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury’s boyfriend, speak about his loss and love

The former hairdresser from Carlow appeared in the program just days before the release of his book Mercury and Me, which he said he wrote to ease the pain of his loss.

Read More: How Freddie Mercury met his long-term Irish love, Carlow man Jim Hutton

In the interview,  Hutton, who ...

2018-11-13 20:07 open_in_new
Brexit deal on Irish border agreed upon, says RTÉ

A Brexit agreement that prevents a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been reached, according to RTÉ.

RTÉ reports that EU and UK negotiators agreed to a text regarding the Irish border around 9 pm local time on Monday night. The so-called “stable” text has been ...

2018-11-13 20:07 open_in_new
Trinity scientists find link between obesity and cancer

Scientists, at Trinity College Dublin, have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body’s immune surveillance systems – led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells – stutter and fail in the ...

2018-11-13 18:01 open_in_new