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WWE Brings Down Dublin With Action Packed Night

The WWE Wrestlemania revenge tour rolled into Dublin on Friday night, with some of Raw’s star performers putting on a great show in front of a packed out 02.

The opening bout saw R-Truth battle 3MB leader Heath Slater. Truth received a good pop from the Dublin crowd and had the firm backing of the fans who cheered him throughout. R-Truth would emerge victorious from this back and forth match when he hit Slater with his signature Lil Jimmy.   Continue reading

Beyond The Mat – Interview With Wrestling Promoter Lee Cahalane

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Irish News Review sat down with Celtic Championship Wrestlling promoter Lee Cahalane ahead of the upcoming  Paddy’s Day Massacre event in Cork to get the lowdown on the wrestling business.  Continue reading

Serial Fraudster Set For Bail Hearing

MUFCA serial English fraudster is to appear in court on March 1st to answer bail for 33 offences he has pleaded guilty to.

Shane Jackson (23) of Malvern, Worcester is to be charged with the offences after he conned unsuspecting Manchester United fans out of tickets to see their beloved team. Continue reading

News in Brief-A Weeks of Mishaps As Wallace And Starbucks Gain Unwanted Attention

Mick Wallace, the tax evading TD, is on the naughty step again. The Independent TD has insisted it is “very unlikely” his firm will honour its debts to the Revenue. Reassuring to many Irish families suffering through the monetary crisis. Wallace also insists he will not resign despite deliberately breaking the law by knowingly under-declaring Vat. Nine members of the technical group of TDs said Mr Wallace had “done wrong and that he should be equally accountable as any other TD or ordinary Irish citizen”. However this would imply white-haired Wallace from Wexford, in his pink shirt and dangly earring is an ordinary citizen . . .

 

In other money news Kanye West and Jay Z are giving the cash-strapped Irish public a break by reducing their fees for their regally titled show, Watch the Throne at the O2 on Saturday night. How very good of the multi-millionaire musicians. As long as us commoners do indeed, watch their thrones on our way out.

 

Starbucks have found themselves in trouble this week after they “erroneously posted” a tweet on their @StarbucksIE account saying; “Happy hour is on! Show us what makes you proud to be British for a chance to win. Don’t forget to tag #MyFrappuccino”. Irish followers didn’t take well to the mis-tweet with comedy writer Colm Tobin calling it, “the social media equivalent of Oliver Cromwell kicking Fungi in the nose” and another tweeter suggesting Starbucks re-name frappuccino’s, ‘Trappachino’s’ for the duration of the Euro 2012.

 

The Green Army are on their way to Poland as we speak for the start of Euro 2012. What a terrifyingly drunken sight they must be. Dublin airport is set to struggle through the masses of Irish fans who are being urged not to boost Poland’s sex trade whilst in the country. Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair, commented: ‘Experience has shown that any major sporting event at which large numbers of people congregate results in a temporary and spectacular increase in the demand for sexualservices’. And that’s just the footballers.

 

Junior cert. and Leaving cert. students are also kicking off, with many now having sat their English, Irish and Home Ec. papers. There was even a surprise visit from Justin Bieber, not in person which would presumably have caused mass hysteria, but in the Higher Irish Leaving cert. exam. Tá mé Justin, an bhfuil tú Belieber?

 

In another major sporting event, the Olympic flame briefly came to Ireland, who did we send forth to carry it aloft? You all know. I’m not naming them this week. Those two.