In this week’s 8 February Irish World (Issue No. 1401)

Irish World February 8

Irish World February 8

Social media giant Facebook says the Australian drinking dare game that has become a craze among some young Irish people in Ireland – and which has been blamed for at least two deaths – does not break its rules.

 US country and western superstar Garth Brooks has added a fourth Croke Park concert date after 240,000 tickets sold out in just ninety minutes.

 Make up is out but fake tan stays for Irish dancing’s youngest dancers, says its governing body

 The Birmingham schoolgirl who is carrying Ireland’s winter Olympic medal hopes

 Planning a Spring or Summer wedding? Win tickets to the National Wedding Show in our five page weddings special

 DARK SKIES: It’s official – Kerry is home to one of the eight best places on the planet to see outer space

 Fat, Irish and fifty – more than a third of Irish people over 50 are obese and at greater risk of heart disease and diabetes.

 Ireland has had the third greatest increase in fast food consumption in the past fifteen years, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)

 London Irish training facility makes World Cup shortlist

 EU survey says most Irish think Ireland is corrupt

 Ireland risks losing its tech entrepreneurs and innovators to London’s Silicon Roundabout, warns former Science minister Conor Lenihan

 Damian Molony talks about his new Channel 5 TV crime drama Suspects while Nick Moran talks about bringing the Hollywood classic Twelve Angry Men to the West End stage

 Plus thirteen pages of gaelic football, hurling, rugby, soccer and racing in out sports pages

Irish World Sport February 8
Irish World February 8

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