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    A Canadian website has called Irish a 'forgotten language' after that RuPaul tweet and people are livid

    Sasháil away. A Canadian website has written a pretty scathing post about the Irish language and is now facing major backlash on Twitter as a result. Canadian website On The A-Side wrote the post following RuPaul's supportive tweet as Gaeilge yesterday entitled "RuPaul tweeted in an almost forgotton language - we figured out why", referring to the Irish language. RuPaul of course posted the tweet as Gaeilge to support best pal Michelle Visage, who is currently a judge on Ireland's Got Talent. On The A Side was attempting to explain why the drag superstar tweeted in an "almost forgotten" language but they've since made some people very angry with their derogatory references to the Irish tongue.


    Tom Lyons on Business

    And so it came to pass, 3,281 days after Michael Walsh resigned as non-executive chairman of Irish Nationwide, a building society whose collapse cost the state €5.4 billion,  he was fined €20,000. The 66-year-old multimillionaire has also agreed to a three-year period of disqualification from being concerned with the management of a regulated financial service provider.

  • The Irish Times

    Six of the best TV shows to watch this week

    Room to Improve Sunday, RTE One, 9.30pm Celebrity architect Dermot Bannon has had to deal with some tough customers, but he faces his biggest challenge yet when he dares to enter the home of Daniel and Majella O’Donnell. Majella wants to get the couple’s large detached home in Donegal done up; Daniel is happy enough with the way it is. Bannon will have to work hard to create a new living space while keeping both Daniel and Majella happy. Dolores Monday, RTE 2, 10.35pm With the death last month of Dolores O’Riordan, Irish music lost a true star, and the outpouring of affection in her native Limerick showed how she never lost her connection with her home town. Dolores brings together several interviews


    Jose Mourinho in 'furious bust up with two of biggest players in dressing room'

    The bust-up was reportedly heard by staff at St James' Park. Jose Mourinho was reportedly involved in a huge argument with Paul Pogba and Phil Jones after Manchester United lost to Newcastle last week. Sources at Newcastle have reportedly revealed that the Portuguese manager launched an attack on the pair following their 1-0 loss. Singling them out as responsible for the defeat. In the aftermath of the incident, Pogba missed the game with Huddersfield due to 'illness' - despite Mourinho saying he would play the day before the match - and Jones also missed the game after he said he was unfit during the week. A Newcastle insider told The Sun: “Mourinho was furious - everybody could hear him shouting

  • Limerick Leader

    Man 'pulled screwdriver from his sock' in pub in County Limerick town

    A MAN headbutted his brother-in-law before ‘brandishing a screwdriver from his sock’ at County Limerick pub, a court has heard. Martin Ward, with an address at Derry, Listowel, was at Jack Foley’s pub in Abbeyfeale on December 11, 2016. He headbutted John Ward at around 9.45pm on the evening, before pulling a screwdriver from his sock and threatening the victim. John Ward sustained cuts in the assault, Newcastle West court heard. Martin Ward has previous convictions for public order, being drunk and a danger to traffic, drunk driving, and a host of other road traffic convictions. He pleaded guilty to the headbutt but denied having brandished the screwdriver. His solicitor said that no screwdriver


    PICTURES: Hundreds flock to Portlaoise for Pippa O'Connor fashion and beauty event

    Over 300 ladies from all over Ireland flocked to Portlaoise for Pippa O'Connor's Fashion Factory at the weekend. Almost 1,000 people passed through the doors of The Midlands Park hotel over the three days as the blogger and businesswoman held talks and demonstrations with some industry leaders. Opening the show on Saturday, Pippa O'Connor said that she wanted the day to be a carefree, relaxing day out especially for any mothers in attendance. "Nothing we are discussing today is too serious I think you are going to be surprised by just how much you learn, that's why we have pen and paper in front of you, you are going to feel like you are back in school taking notes.  "I know there are lots of


    A Florida school shooting survivor called out President Trump on television for his association with the NRA

    Young people affected by the Douglas school shooting are calling for greater action to be taken. Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida saw an emotional rally bringing together politicians and Marjory Stoneman Douglas students as they both called for a ban on weapons like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida high school. The groups merged together to urge voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move or who take money from the National Rifle Association (NRA). In a passionate speech which has since gone viral on Twitter, senior cycle student Emma Gonzalez demanded national lawmakers do something to prevent mass school shootings. "We certainly do not understand why it should be harder