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Doris has had its day, as new research reveals which baby names are going 'extinct' in Ireland
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Doris has had its day, as new research reveals which baby names are going 'extinct' in Ireland

Oct 15th 2018, 3:37 PM 45,643 Views 58 Comments

A study of Irish birth records by Ancestry revealed which names have fallen from usage since 1917.

Potato stealing and pig theft: The stories of Irish convicts sent to Australia now available online
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Potato stealing and pig theft: The stories of Irish convicts sent to Australia now available online

Aug 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 26,938 Views 32 Comments

Many of the people sent from Ireland to Australia for petty crimes “generally weren’t coming home”.

After 60 years of friendship, these Hawaiian men have discovered they're brothers
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After 60 years of friendship, these Hawaiian men have discovered they're brothers

Dec 27th 2017, 5:15 PM 39,253 Views 11 Comments

The two childhood friends both researched their parentage separately.

Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship
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Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship

Aug 14th 2017, 9:51 AM 22,232 Views 51 Comments

Barnaby Joyce is the latest politician in Australia to fall victim of the obscure citizenship rule.

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community
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Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

Feb 9th 2017, 4:31 PM 66,387 Views 74 Comments

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

'Garda Pulse system' from the 1800s reveal details of Ireland's most famous Victorian crimes
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'Garda Pulse system' from the 1800s reveal details of Ireland's most famous Victorian crimes

Aug 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 19,268 Views 39 Comments

The digital archive details crimes such as murder, assaults, theft, and bestiality around the country in the 1800s.

10 million Irish parish records are now free to search online
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10 million Irish parish records are now free to search online

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:33 AM 63,625 Views 21 Comments

The documents show the impact the Great Famine had on Ireland’s population.

Tell your auntie in Chicago! There's a simple new way to trace your Irish roots
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Tell your auntie in Chicago! There's a simple new way to trace your Irish roots

Jul 9th 2015, 6:30 AM 16,057 Views 14 Comments

Over 1,086 parish records are now available online and access is free.

Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?
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Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?

Mar 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 16,304 Views 25 Comments

A new research project is aiming to find out just that…

Column: So, we have recognised Tom Cruise's Irish roots... where's the harm in that?
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Column: So, we have recognised Tom Cruise's Irish roots... where's the harm in that?

Apr 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 223 Views 88 Comments

Those who are cynical or opposed to the efforts of The Gathering should ask themselves why, says Larry Donnelly who questions what ignites such hostility to seemingly harmless endeavours like that of certificates of Irishness.

Conan O'Brien gets in on The Gathering buzz
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Conan O'Brien gets in on The Gathering buzz

Nov 23rd 2012, 3:50 PM 11,434 Views 44 Comments

He was wearing his green jumper…

Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’
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Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’

Nov 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 68 Views 95 Comments

Why do we always have to knock ordinary people who are trying to rebuild Ireland, writes Eddie Barrett.

5 things that connect Grace Kelly to Ireland
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5 things that connect Grace Kelly to Ireland

Sep 1st 2012, 12:00 PM 21,793 Views 2 Comments

Following numerous visits to Ireland, this island isn’t keen to let go of its link to the famous Hollywood actress. So much so, Mayo is even giving her a festival.

Ancestry website to create 50 jobs in Dublin
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Ancestry website to create 50 jobs in Dublin

Jul 11th 2012, 8:06 AM 4,657 Views 7 Comments

The US company has chosen Ireland as a base for its international operations, which will be expanded over the next two years.

Michelle Obama shares husband's Irish roots
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Michelle Obama shares husband's Irish roots

Jun 18th 2012, 12:03 PM 8,107 Views 40 Comments

Part of Michelle Obama’s ancestry has been traced back to Irish immigrants.

What iconic names are featured in the 1940 USA census?
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What iconic names are featured in the 1940 USA census?

Apr 21st 2012, 8:15 AM 6,477 Views 10 Comments

The 1940 USA census gives an insight into life for ordinary Americans – but also the lives of well-known celebrities from that era. We take a look at some of them.

Poll: Is the 'proof of Irishness' certificate worthwhile?
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Poll: Is the 'proof of Irishness' certificate worthwhile?

Jul 14th 2011, 10:20 AM 4,955 Views 56 Comments

The government has confirmed that a ‘Certificate of Irish Heritage’ will be available to members of the Irish diaspora from October. What do you think of the move?…

The final fortunes of Irish figures published
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The final fortunes of Irish figures published

Aug 12th 2010, 7:45 AM 331 Views 0 Comments

The details of fortunes – or lack thereof – left behind famous Irishmen like Oscar Wilde, Charles Stewart Parnell and Ernest Shackleton are now available online