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Kerry football star Paul Galvin is clearly a man of many talents – and off the GAA pitch, he's also undeniably forged a reputation as a fashionisto to be reckoned with. 

Now, after months of rumour and speculation, the 35-year-old has released his menswear collaboration with Dunnes.

Delightfully, it's all very Paul: totaling 21 pieces, fans can choose from several modern-man items such as monochrome tees (think Alexander Wang) dropped crotched joggers, hi-top leather trainers and even a khaki-coloured cape. Prices start from €25 and peak at a reasonable €100.

So far so standard.

What is somewhat more surprising, however, is the inspiration behind the designs: namely the lyrics of our national anthem, Amhran na bhFiann.

In fact, the collection itself has been entitled Vanguard. Personally chosen by Paul, it is a word that "aims to capture the spirit of the vanguard warriors, the risk takers, who led military movements from the front". 

"This is not so much a clothing collection as a clothing movement," Mr Galvin states via a just-issued press release. "It represents new thoughts, new language, and hopefully a new direction for menswear in Ireland."

The Amhran na bhFiann lyrics put to good use too, with "sinne fianna fáil," and "faoi mhóid bheith saor" being singled out for inclusion: the English language versions of the lines – "warriors are we," and "sworn to be free" – have been printed on t-shirts and sweatshirts.

And while the collaboration is sure to be a big hit, one woman who is not always impressed by Paul's style is his own Kerry mammy.

Close to a year ago when he appeared opposite Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show, he wore a Public School oversized white shirt – a choice of attire he later admitted had failed to impress Mrs Galvin.

Indeed, on his website he revealed that she had even threatened to hide his purchase.

Paul is now happily planning his wedding to radio presenter Louise Duffy; he popped the question in New York in the spring and they've pencilled in a date for "early next year".

Paul Galvin's 21-piece debut menswear collection in collaboration with Dunnes Stores is available to buy online at dunnesstores.com and in selected Dunnes Stores.



There are two things that Irish people love more than anyone or anything else in the world – tea and their mum’s cooking.

But just how far would you go to get a plate of your favourite dinner?

Well, this one Kerry-man ended up in court claiming that he was actually “bribed” with the offer of his mother’s bacon and cabbage dinner.

Donal Cosgrave from Co. Kerry explained to a court that he did not breach an order preventing him from entering his mother’s home as he ate the dinner she gave him on the porch and not inside the house.

The 50-year-old man said that the only reason he went to his mother’s house in Killarney was because she offered him a bacon and cabbage dinner if he cut the grass in her garden.

Mr Cosgrave told the court that this must amount to a bribe because nobody would be able to resist his mother’s cooking.

When the judge asked “was the bacon and cabbage to be given before or after the grass cutting?” Donal replied that it was “before”.

“You have to have a full stomach for hard work… I did not enter the house, I ate the bacon and cabbage on the back porch,” he revealed.

Donal was also apparently expecting the forensic team to show up as he brought the runners he had been wearing at the time to court so he could show that the grass from his mother’s garden was stuck to his footwear.

Mr Cosgrave also revealed that as well as the dinner, his mum gave him “some mustard, and a little bit of dessert.”

The judge has adjourned the case until the 21st of July but Donal has been ordered to stay completely away from his mum’s house, even if he is offered dinner. 


On its way to Dingle via Kinsale and Balitmore, one rather spectacular yacht supposedly named Air has been spotted leaving Cork Harbour.

At 80metres in length and boasting four storeys as well as a helipad, it costs a cool €750,000 to stay on each week, according to local radio station, Red FM.

And – most excitingly of all – George Clooney is widely rumoured to be on board.

George, who's family emigrated from Co. Kilkenny after The Famine, was also spotted in the area back in 2012 when he stayed in Cobh for a short springtime break.

Earlier this year, he hinted that a trip to his ancestral home was in the offing.

He told the Irish Independent in January he was “embarrassed” that, despite his roots, he’d never had the chance to visit Ireland properly.

“I’ve been talking about going there for years,” he added. “And Bono has been trying to get me to do a bike ride around Ireland with him.

“I’m definitely going to make a visit this summer.”

Just last week, the 54-year-old took Amal, his wife of eight-months, home to his native Kentucky.

Mr and Mrs Clooney were back for a family reunion — and their presence understandably sent locals into an excited frenzy.

A month ago, it was furthermore revealed that human rights lawyer Amal would be in Belfast during June to meet some of the 14 men who claim they were tortured by the British Army in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

She was brought on to the case by Belfast-based solicitors Kevin R Winters and Co.

George and Amal married in a glitzy €10m celebration in Venice last September. They had been dating for year prior to their nuptials, and were engaged in April 2014.


A restaurant in Kerry has put up a sign banning ‘loud Americans’ from their premises.

Peter’s Place in Waterville, Co. Kerry have caused outrage with the sign which read: “No Bus/Coach or loud Americans. Thank you.” And it’s not only tourists who aren’t happy with the sign – locals are angry as they depend on the tourist season to make a lot of their money, and a sign like this will tarnish the town’s reputation.

People took to Twitter to vent. One person quipped: “It must be nice to have your money made.”

Another said: “I’m not an American but Waterville must be the weirdest and most unfriendly place I’ve ever visited in Ireland or even the world.”

Yikes. That was NOT a smart move guys!



Colin Farrell was virtually unrecognisable during the shooting of his latest movie The Lobster in Kerry yesterday.

The 37-year-old heartthrob is now sporting a bit of a belly – we assume (and hope) is fake – for the role.

Colin is just one of the big names to star in the movie– directed by Oscar- nominated Yorgos Lanthimos – which also stars Rachel Weisz, Michael Smiley, Jessica Barden and Olivia Colman.

The movie is a Sci-Fi love story in which single people are arrested and transferred to a hotel.

Once they are there, they are forced to find a matching mate in 45 days or they will be transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

It is due to shoot over the next seven weeks on location in Ireland.

Speaking about the role, the Irish actor said, “It’s one of the most challenging and different roles I’ve ever taken on.

“Working in Kerry is amazing. Every morning when I wake up and open the curtains I’m completely taken aback by the view. And the crew are just fantastic.”


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