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predicted that Michael Gallagher Ireland would experience a white Christmas in 2009?
's Mooney Blue Tits laid six eggs in the gardens of Irish President Mary McAleese?
Christmas 1942, an alleged Nazi spy was captured by the Garda in , a small Castletownroche Irish village?
Irish TV programme One to One 's interviewees have included a former head of UN Monitoring and a US Supreme Court judge?
Irish television comedy was documented in the first episode of the 2008 Irish television show Nighthawks ?
Boom! Boom! The Explosion of Irish Comedy one episode of
Ireland's was criticised for featuring mainly Project Ha Ha Australian and American accents?
on 22 October 2008, 15,000 members of the "grey army" descended on
Ireland's government buildings to protest the of their previously guaranteed free health treatment?
proposed abolition following a number of
, recent banking controversies Irish ruling party Fianna Fáil was overtaken in opinion polls by the country's Labour Party for the first time in history?
early audience members of
Dublin's LGBT film festival risked being arrested as Gaze homosexuality was still illegal in Ireland?
Six band member returned to Sinéad Shepherd Irish television on in February 2009?
The All Ireland Talent Show in 1994
became the first person to be killed in the Martin Doherty Republic of Ireland by loyalist paramilitaries since 1975?
, presenter Blood of the Irish Diarmuid Gavin examined the claim that 20% of men in the north-west of Ireland are descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, an ancient High King of Ireland?
the 2008 drama
focused on the irregular number of Whistleblower caesarian hysterectomies carried out by Dr Michael Neary in an Irish hospital?
Irish quiz show series was named after a Brendan O'Carroll's Hot Milk and Pepper constipation cure?
the debate over the
, which contains the first cuts in social welfare since 1924, revealed that the word " Irish budget, 2010 fuck" is not unparliamentary language in Ireland?
the captain of
justified the sinking of the neutral U-607 Irish merchant vessel by claiming it was a Irish Oak Q-ship?
ever built outside Volkswagen Germany was assembled in Ireland?
the statues of the
Two Working Men (pictured) in Cork, Ireland were originally set to be unveiled outside the Liberty Hall in Dublin, but were deemed a traffic hazard?
the style of
Irish investigative journalist has been compared to that of fictional detective Philip Boucher-Hayes Hercule Poirot?
documentary series featured contributions from locals, historians and the Grand Marshall of the 2008 On the Street Where You Live Saint Patrick's Day parade in Kilkenny, Ireland?
claimed Sunday Independent Ireland's Taoiseach Brian Cowen (pictured) was upset following his "mugging" on ?
The Late Late Show the
Irish TV series focused on an incident which preceded Garda ar Lár Minister for Defence Paddy Donegan's "thundering disgrace" remarks and President Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh's resignation?
Irish romantic comedy followed the attempts of an Little White Lie actor to attract the attention of a television presenter by pretending he was a psychiatrist?
Irish student group has blockaded prominent politicians in protests over Free Education for Everyone tuition?
are Emerald Warriors Ireland's first primarily gay rugby team?
an episode of the
documentary series detailed Hostage Saddam Hussein's placing of two Irish civilians as "human shields" at sites of strategic importance during the Gulf War?
by ongoing strike Gaelic footballers and hurlers in County Cork, Ireland, has led to Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern asking for the players and the county board to resolve their dispute?
Irish politician John O'Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle over , including a £1 charity donation to various expense claims UNICEF?
Irish musicians Lisa Hannigan and Damien Rice dueted on " ", a Unplayed Piano Burmese protest song that charted in the UK and was praised by as "a twinkly and beautiful thing"?
Irish singer Lisa Hannigan did the needlework for the cover of her debut album, ?
Irish writer Edna O'Brien made her screen debut as an extra in an adaptation of her novel, ?
Shakin' Stevens recently launched , Christmas FM Ireland's first radio station dedicated to the festival?
Irish multi-instrumentalist musician performs with a R.S.A.G. virtual band projected onto a screen in a style which has been likened to Gorillaz?
Irish journalist secretly entered Richard Downes Zimbabwe disguised as a tourist to film an undercover report for the BBC's during the Newsnight 2008 Zimbabwean presidential election?
Ireland's former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern presented an episode of GAA television programme when the usual host was at the The Road to Croker 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing?
Ireland's annual is Europe's largest National Ploughing Championships agricultural event?
Irish ballerina , aged 14, was the first Monica Loughman Westerner to dance for the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Perm, Russia?
Irish broadcaster is set to learn a John Creedon musical instrument alongside Oscar- winning actor Jeremy Irons?
Irish rugby union commentator has worn Ryle Nugent sheepskin gloves whilst clinging to his microphone "for dear life"?
Slovakia recently sent explosives to Ireland on ?
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, presenter of John Murray Ireland's most popular radio show, once worked as a deputy press secretary for the Irish government?
's The Tubridy Show book club significantly boosted book sales in Ireland?
is The Raw Sessions Ireland's first ever rockumentary series?
a schoolbag is the only known trace of 13 year-old
Irish schoolboy , who disappeared in October 1986?
Philip Cairns a song about the
topped the popular music charts in the 1973 Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape Republic of Ireland despite being banned by the government?
was repealed in the Chancery Amendment Act 1858 United Kingdom, it is still valid in the Republic of Ireland and parts of Canada?
upset "a lot of people" and caused a politician to comment on the "ticking time bomb" of Pure Mule teenage sex, cocaine and sexual promiscuity in rural Ireland?
s reaction to The Independent' Ireland's recent included a cartoon of the country's emergency budget Taoiseach measuring a dead tiger?
took a €193,000 paycut from his previous position in the Matthew Elderfield Bermuda Monetary Authority to go work as Ireland's Financial Regulator?
's relocation of his Morris Sullivan Sullivan Bluth Studios animation company from the U.S. to Ireland, to exploit tax advantages, helped stimulate the development of Ireland's animation industry?
, rather than St. Patrick's Blue green, was long the colour most associated with the patron saint of Ireland, and is present on Ireland's Presidential Standard (pictured)?
have been called "the loudest voice in The Infomatics Irish hip hop"?
Aer Arann is the only scheduled airline that uses , which lies close to Waterford Airport Tramore Bay in the Republic of Ireland?
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