Social networking for Irish people abroad and in Ireland. is an online community with over 250,000 members worldwide. The site is for Irish expats, descendants and any person wishing to travel to Ireland.

RTÉ News - News Headlines
Latest Irish and international news supplied by
1 2

Thu, 24 May 2018 20:37:32 +0100
Trump pulls out of planned summit with Kim
US President Donald Trump has said the summit planned with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore next month will not now go ahead.

Thu, 24 May 2018 20:09:12 +0100
Man charged with murder after Cahersiveen stabbing
A 20-year-old man has appeared before Tralee District Court, Co Kerry, charged with the murder of 33-year-old Robert Elston in Cahersiveen yesterday morning.

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:24:54 +0100
Weinstein expected to surrender on sex assault charges
Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday morning, the New York Times has reported, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials.

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:41:56 +0100
EU dismisses UK 'fantasy' Irish border solutions
A senior EU official has issued a blunt warning to the UK that it cannot solve the Irish border issue by making the so-called backstop guarantee on avoiding a hard border a UK-wide solution.

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:30:36 +0100
Ballydoyle Racing guilty of breach of employment law
Ballydoyle Racing today pleaded guilty to a breach of employment law at Cashel District Court and was given the Probation Act after donating €2,000 to the court poor box.

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:26:55 +0100
British Army sergeant tampered with wife's parachute
A British Army sergeant has been found guilty of attempting to murder his wife on two occasions, by tampering with her parachute and causing a gas leak at their home.

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:35:27 +0100
Islands vote in referendum on Eighth Amendment
Residents on a number of islands off the west coast voted in the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution today.

Thu, 24 May 2018 23:00:19 +0100
Morgan Freeman apologises amid harassment reports
Eight women have accused Morgan Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behaviour in an extensive report by US broadcaster CNN.

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:18:02 +0100
Euromillions ticket holder fails to claim €1m prize
An unknown person who bought a EuroMillions lottery ticket in Cork three months ago has lost out on a €1m prize after the deadline to collect it passed at 5.30pm today.

Thu, 24 May 2018 20:01:23 +0100
Tánaiste backs BreastCheck in wake of cost worries
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has moved to quell fears for the future of the BreastCheck screening programme due to spiralling legal costs.

1 2

Those Gypsy Shoes are still kicking around.
by Linda Davis
Time Flies.  Seems that I have been saying that as a standby excuse for some time. Where do the days and hours disappear to when we are in the midst of a busy life.
I haven't logged on to this website in far too long. Every time I thought that I would, something else popped up that needed my immediate attention....

Fishing In Ireland
By Ariel O'Suilleabhain
Fishing in Ireland is a big deal, albeit fly fishing and otherwise.  In short, the say whoever they is that most Irish men love to fish. But what about Irish women? Well, I am one, and truly I would have to say that it is not as if I would not fish.  Especially granted wild brown trout are the most plentiful and so therefore the most naturally recommended fish of Ireland.

Irish passports set to introduce online renewals as early as 2017

No longer will you have to queue at the Passport Office to get your passport as the Irish Passport office is set to introduce an online renewal digitised system from 2017 onwards where you will be able to process your application online

Tell Your Story
All you have to do is login to IrishAbroad (remember it's free), go to and click the 'Add a new Post' link in the left hand menu.

Please remember that Blogs are for writing stories, features, articles, recipes or diaries. They should not be used for posting questions or discussions.

IrishAbroad Network Login





Deep-Fried Cheese with Pear-Cranberry Chutney

by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins
On my recent visit to Ireland in May, I discovered the newest outpost of the well-known Kilkenny Shop in Shanagarry, East Cork. Business was brisk throughout the shop, especially in its lovely café where Saturday shoppers relaxed over chef Fred Pillavoine’s easy-going menu. I persuaded him to share his recipe for chutney, delicious with deep-fried cheese but also with cold meats and pâte.

Rhubarb Muffins
by Irish American, Margaret Johnson

rhubarb muffins

Do you wish to contribute to the recipe section? Contact us at

The Irish Kitchen on Twitter:
Please follow us @IrishKitchen1



 © 2009