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Just how much influence do TikTok influencers have?

By Katie Boland / August 25, 2020

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social network service owned by Bytedance. It’s used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy, and talent videos. After merging with in 2018 TikTok became available worldwide. With the rise of users began the rise of a new sort of celebrity. Suddenly there were kids everywhere doing dances called […]


7 Irish actors and actresses we are loving at the moment

By Kamila Mushkina / August 20, 2020

Which Irish actor or actress have you recently seen in a popular film or a series? Let’s check if you have seen everyone on our list! Here are the 7 Irish actors and actresses we are loving at the moment: Colin Farrell Colin Farrell was born in Castleknock, Dublin. His acting journey started at the […]


The rise of social media businesses

By Katie Boland / August 20, 2020

Did you know that, according to the SFA, spending just and extra €20 in a small business each week for 12 weeks would generate €874 million for small Irish businesses? Such a little amount each week that will put the much-needed revenue back into our country. With fast fashion in trouble, social media businesses seem […]


Ghanaian fishermen have taken up Gaelic football

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / August 19, 2020

A group of Ghanaian fishermen have taken up Gaelic football at a County Down GAA club.   The men from Ghana in Africa have been living and working on fishing boats out of Ardglass harbour for the past year. Ardglass GAC The local GAA club, Ardglass Gaelic Athletic Club (GAC), has welcomed the men into […]


Ultimate Tools for Planning Your Next Travel Trip

By Emily Booth / August 19, 2020

Your guide to apps, websites, and other tools for getting you planning and excited about your next travel trip, whenever that may well be.  If you’re one of the many whose travel hopes were crushed this year, you’ve likely spent most of lockdown day-dreaming about summer 2021 (I certainly have). I think it’s fair to […]


Is fast fashion finished?

By Aoife McDowell / August 18, 2020

The idea of sustainable fashion has become increasingly popular over the last number of years. The rise of second-hand clothing sites has coincided with fast fashion brands facing increasing scrutiny on social media platforms. With the ever-increasing pressure on society to become more environmentally friendly, is fast fashion finished?  Younger people seem to be the […]


What socially distanced concerts might look like in Ireland

By Katie Boland / August 18, 2020

The first socially distanced concert happening in the UK on August 11 has a lot of people wondering, is this what the new norm will look like going forward? In Ireland, we have three counties back in lockdown and the two-metre rule is still in play, which begs the question: just when will concerts start […]


Why Irish pubs are everywhere in the world

By Kamila Mushkina / August 17, 2020

Nearly every country in the world has at least one Irish pub. What is so special about Irish pubs that they are everywhere? How is a “foreign” Irish pub different from a true one? Let’s dive into it. How did it start? Irish emigrants were the first to start Irish pubs abroad; for example, the […]


Northern drivers will need green card after Brexit

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / August 17, 2020

The Irish Department for Transport has confirmed that drivers from Northern Ireland and Great Britain will have to carry an insurance green card while driving across the border to the Republic of Ireland from January.  The new rule will apply after the end of the Brexit transition period. Insurance A spokesperson said: “A green card […]


Tourism and Travel Post-Covid in Northern Ireland

By Emily Booth / August 15, 2020

Few industries have been affected more by the impact of Covid-19 than tourism and hospitality. Cancelled holidays and travel plans, and the shutting down of businesses have led to mass redundancies and furloughing, even in areas of Ireland you wouldn’t first think of.  In Northern Ireland, tourism accounted for one in every 15 jobs, and […]

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