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TradFest, the annual celebration of #traditional and folk music from home and abroad, includes an #impressive line-up this #year and promises to deliver a little musical treasure for everybody in the audience, writes Chris Wasser https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/tradfest-2018-its-a-traditional-festival-at-this-stage-rather-than-a-festival-of-traditional-music-36484284.html TradFest, the annual celebration of traditional and folk music from home and abroad, includes an impressive line-up this year and promises to deliver a little musical treasure for everybody in the read more...

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Hundreds of people have #gathered to pay their respects in Ireland to the singer who passed away on Monday aged 46. Her coffin has been carried into Saint Joseph's Church in her home town of Limerick as members of the public gathered to mourn by her side this afternoon. Father James Walton, the parish priest in the Irish singer's home town, said a funeral mass will take place at the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken, County Limerick, at 11.30am on read more...

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A grandmother with stage four cancer is set to have her dream to visit Ireland come true thanks to the generosity of an Irish #stranger. https://www.independent.ie/#irish-news/news/seriouslyill-grandmother-to-enjoy-bucket-list-trip-to-#ireland-thanks-to-kindhearted-irish-stranger-36505168.html A grandmother with stage four cancer is set to have her dream to visit Ireland come true thanks to the generosity of an Irish read more...

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Massbrook House, one of the more celebrated properties to change hands at the end of 2017, was the #home of former President Mary Robinson and her husband, Nick. https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/results/see-inside-former-president-#mary-robinsons-home-which-just-sold-for-400k-less-than-expected-36492083.html Massbrook House, one of the more celebrated properties to change hands at the end of 2017, was the home of former President Mary Robinson and her husband, read more...

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Because of the DUP?s pact with the Conservatives, Nationalists chose to believe that the DUP have the Conservative government in their pocket and write off the secretary of #state as an impartial mediator. But Sam Coates, the Times correspondent with arguably the closest #contacts with the read more...

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Buyers are now prepared to drive almost #100km to work, sparking huge house price surges in Laois, Carlow and Wexford. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/commuter-belt-widens-to-100km-with-#wexford-and-#laois-becoming-prime-spots-for-workers-in-dublin-36509834.html Buyers are now prepared to drive almost 100km to work, sparking huge house price surges in Laois, Carlow and read more...

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'Tourists love #staying in these #authentic Irish buildings' - Meet the people who've made old sheds into successful Air BnBs The view from the adjacent farm cottage of the converted old stone cow byre near Fintown, Co Donegal. Photo: Matt Hawke 'Tourists love staying in these authentic Irish buildings' - Meet the people who've made old sheds into successful Air BnBs Looking around Matt and Imelda Jones' agricultural concrete shed conversion in County Sligo, it's hard to imagine the building serving any other purpose than that of a cosy read more...

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The London coroner's office has carried out tests on Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in an effort to #determine what killed the 46 year-old "Linger" star. According to The Guardian , an inquest has found that O'Riordan was found unresponsive in a hotel room in Park Lane, London, on Monday and coroner's office officer Stephen Earl revealed at the opening of the inquest at Westminster coroner's court on Friday that a final determination could take some read more...

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Open Gate Pure Brew is currently available in Dublin and will roll out to the rest of the Ireland in March. Pic: Guinness/YouTube Diageo-owned Guinness has released a 'full-flavored, non-alcoholic' lager, Open Gate Pure Brew, created after two years of experimentation by brewers at St. James Gate in Dublin, read more...

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If Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte ever visits Ireland, it's a given that action #man Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will go for a spin on a bicycle with him, although we're still in the ha'penny place compared to the Netherlands where #cycling is the primary form of transport. But we are catching read more...

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