Latest Irish people Stories

2008-08-20 12:00:39

By MAUREEN COLEMAN Having already starred in various conflict movies including Michael Collins, Schindler's List and new BBC drama Five Minutes In Heaven, Ulster actor Liam Neeson is set for Sarajevo for a film on the Balkans War.

2008-08-18 18:00:30

By STEPHEN HAYWARD HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is heading to war in Sarajevo with his old movie pal Orlando Bloom.

2008-08-05 12:00:34

NEW LONDON, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new, original production "Same Body, Different Wounds," students explore the consequences and impact on their school, friends and families of bullying, secrets, honesty and HIV.

2008-08-02 00:00:19

By BILL STONE Theatre Writer MATTHEW Bourne, who along with Gary Wilmot has recently become a patron of the Theatre Royal Applause Club, could never be accused of being unadventurous in his choice of subjects for his dance works.

2008-07-27 18:00:27

TWO Father Ted stars are to be reunited in a new play about Irish writer Flann O'Brien. Ardal O'Hanlon, who starred as Father Dougal McGuire in the hit TV show, is teaming up with Mrs Doyle - actress Pauline McLynn - for the radio production.

2008-07-25 06:00:13

By Emily Pykett IT HAS long been the preserve of celebrities to bestow outlandish names upon their offspring. And parents are increasingly following their lead in seeking out original monikers for their children.

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX: ROX), an emerging international spirits company, today announced the launch of its second "Defend the Bar Band" competition sponsored by Boru Vodka. The first "Defend the Bar Band" competition was a tremendous success.

2008-07-09 21:00:20

By ED CARTY COMEDIAN Pat Shortt sticks to his image as four stamps depicting major successes of the Irish film industry went on sale yesterday. They celebrate hits like The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Garage, Kings and Cre na Cille. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror.

2008-06-23 00:00:15

TOP Scots bookie "Fearless" Freddie Williams has died of a heart attack aged 65 at his Ayrshire home. The maverick racing legend earned his nick name accepting huge cash bets the big chains wouldn't touch.

2006-06-29 13:58:04

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made last year to provide Africa with life-saving AIDS drugs, expanded trade and increased aid, said rocker-activist Bono.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.