Guinness to remove plastic from packaging

The maker of Guinness has revealed it will remove plastic from its beer packaging. Plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be scrapped from multi-packs of Guinness and Diageo’s other beers. They will be replaced with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. The new packaging will be on the shelves in Ireland from August, while the UK, […]

Wales crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions

Wales have been crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions. They demolished Ireland 25-7 in Cardiff to claim European rugby’s major trophy. The champions are now 14 games unbeaten and gave head coach Warren Gatland a record-breaking Six Nations swansong. Gatland’s final Six Nations game – he leaves Wales after the World Cup later this year […]

WATCH: Adorable tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo

A competition has been launched to find names for two rare baby tigers born at a zoo. The Amur tiger cubs will be unveiled to visitors at Dublin Zoo in Ireland this weekend. The species is endangered with only 500 or so believed to be living in the wild. The female cubs were born in […]

Thundersnow warning as temperatures plunge across UK

Thundersnow could strike much of Britain this week as temperatures plummet below zero and forecasters issue ice warnings for large swathes of the country. Weather alerts for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office for most of UK, with freezing conditions likely to cause disruption for road and rail users on Tuesday morning. Forecasters […]

McCarthy re-appointed Republic of Ireland manager

Mick McCarthy has been reappointed as Republic of Ireland manager on a two-year contract. McCarthy, who previously left the role in the wake of the 2002 World Cup, has been tasked with securing qualification for Euro 2020 – when four games will be held in Dublin. He replaces former Celtic boss Martin O’Neill who was sacked after […]