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# the-force-awakens - Today’s News

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

2 hours ago 4,179 Views 19 Comments
  • - The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • - After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • - The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

# the-force-awakens - Yesterday’s News

'What's the plan for the future? I'll play until my legs fall off'
# Last Rodeo
From The42
# Last Rodeo

'What's the plan for the future? I'll play until my legs fall off'

3 hours ago 4,298 Views 1 Comment

Shamrock Rovers’ 35-year-old defender admits he’s on “the last rodeo” as he bids to continued European adventure tonight.

Nuno wants to solve Harry Kane situation internally to avoid ‘public argument’
# Spurs
From The42
# Spurs

Nuno wants to solve Harry Kane situation internally to avoid ‘public argument’

3 hours ago 2,575 Views 3 Comments

The striker is due back at the club later this week after missing pre-season tests, and is set to be fined

Leicester defender Fofana suffers serious-looking injury in pre-season friendly
# Nasty
From The42
# Nasty

Leicester defender Fofana suffers serious-looking injury in pre-season friendly

4 hours ago 3,556 Views 3 Comments

The Frenchman was the victim of a late tackle by Villarreal forward Nino.

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career
# Beep Test
# Beep Test

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career

4 hours ago 26,494 Views 0 Comments

The garda was told that, due to his failure to pass a physical test, his services were being dispensed with.

Captain fantastic's 99th-minute winner seals massive three points for Shelbourne
# Title Race
From The42
# Title Race

Captain fantastic's 99th-minute winner seals massive three points for Shelbourne

4 hours ago 1,956 Views 0 Comments

The Reds keep the pace atop the table after a dramatic 3-2 win over Bohemians.

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews

Updated 4 hours ago 33,000 Views 57 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

O'Brien steps down as Westmeath hurling boss after Joe McDonagh Cup success
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

O'Brien steps down as Westmeath hurling boss after Joe McDonagh Cup success

4 hours ago 4,187 Views 1 Comment

The Dublin man has been involved with the side for the past three years, two of those as manager.

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
From The42
# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

5 hours ago 34,289 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000
# Can Ewe Believe It
# Can Ewe Believe It

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000

5 hours ago 34,087 Views 30 Comments

It is the largest amount ever paid for a ram in Ireland.

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists

Jan 2nd 2018, 12:00 AM 25,607 Views 33 Comments

With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?

# the-force-awakens - Saturday 12 March, 2016

15 photos of the sensational Malin Head landscape that's set for Star Wars
# Luke Be A Jedi
# Luke Be A Jedi

15 photos of the sensational Malin Head landscape that's set for Star Wars

Mar 12th 2016, 10:30 AM 28,409 Views 27 Comments

Breathtaking.

# the-force-awakens - Thursday 10 March, 2016

15 Instagrams of the sensational Malin Head landscape that's set for Star Wars
# Luke Be A Jedi
From The Daily Edge
# Luke Be A Jedi

15 Instagrams of the sensational Malin Head landscape that's set for Star Wars

Mar 10th 2016, 11:26 AM 5,173 Views 2 Comments

Breathtaking.

# the-force-awakens - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Star Wars look set to return to Ireland for further filming
# Kerry Bound
# Kerry Bound

Star Wars look set to return to Ireland for further filming

Mar 3rd 2016, 10:10 PM 16,873 Views 55 Comments

It seems Hollywood will be back in the west later this year, but not on Skellig Michael this time around.

# the-force-awakens - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys
# The Force Awakens
From The Daily Edge
# The Force Awakens

Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys

Feb 10th 2016, 2:07 PM 4,150 Views 3 Comments

May the Force be with you, indeed.

# the-force-awakens - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Check out the incredible real-world locations where the latest Star Wars was shot
# Location Location Location
# Location Location Location

Check out the incredible real-world locations where the latest Star Wars was shot

Jan 9th 2016, 9:15 AM 44,335 Views 31 Comments

The Force Awakens was filmed in some of the most interesting-looking places on earth. And Ireland, of course, is among them.

# the-force-awakens - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Rey has been added to Star Wars Monopoly after a little girl's heartbroken letter went viral From The Daily Edge

Rey has been added to Star Wars Monopoly after a little girl's heartbroken letter went viral

Jan 6th 2016, 8:07 PM 5,236 Views 6 Comments

“Without her, THERE IS NO FORCE AWAKENS!”

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Luke Skywalker has been doing some very lonely Co Kerry reviews on Twitter
# The Force Awakens
From The Daily Edge
# The Force Awakens

Luke Skywalker has been doing some very lonely Co Kerry reviews on Twitter

Jan 5th 2016, 7:54 AM 6,630 Views 1 Comment

No man is an island.

# the-force-awakens - Monday 4 January, 2016

Is Star Wars finished with filming at the Skelligs? Here's what we know
# Return Of The Jj
# Return Of The Jj

Is Star Wars finished with filming at the Skelligs? Here's what we know

Jan 4th 2016, 4:36 PM 19,952 Views 24 Comments

We got some answers.

Tourism Ireland hopes this video will send Star Wars fans flocking to Skellig Michael
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Tourism Ireland hopes this video will send Star Wars fans flocking to Skellig Michael

Jan 4th 2016, 12:16 PM 33,078 Views 32 Comments

“We were just blown away by it, it’s an extraordinary place.”

# the-force-awakens - Friday 1 January, 2016

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers'
# LucasFilm
# LucasFilm

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers'

Jan 1st 2016, 2:05 PM 22,206 Views 53 Comments

Lucas is not a massive fan of The Force Awakens.

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers'
# LucasFilm
From The Daily Edge
# LucasFilm

Star Wars creator George Lucas has apologised for calling Disney 'white slavers'

Jan 1st 2016, 12:09 PM 3,949 Views 1 Comment

Lucas is not a massive fan of The Force Awakens.

# the-force-awakens - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just taken in $1 billion in record time
# A Force Alright
# A Force Alright

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just taken in $1 billion in record time

Dec 27th 2015, 6:12 PM 12,835 Views 62 Comments

Massive.

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Star Wars has just blasted its way through Irish box office records
# Force Is Strong
# Force Is Strong

Star Wars has just blasted its way through Irish box office records

Dec 22nd 2015, 11:34 AM 14,355 Views 53 Comments

The film could push Avatar for the biggest ever globally.

# the-force-awakens - Monday 21 December, 2015

Here's where you can buy Rey toys in Ireland, after online outcry over 'sexist' Star Wars playsets
# Where's Rey?
From The Daily Edge
# Where's Rey?

Here's where you can buy Rey toys in Ireland, after online outcry over 'sexist' Star Wars playsets

Dec 21st 2015, 12:16 PM 5,003 Views 12 Comments

Rey’s the main character in The Force Awakens, so why has she been left out?

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

German church holds Star Wars themed mass to attract more young people

Dec 21st 2015, 8:50 AM 10,163 Views 43 Comments

About 500 people heeded the call and attended the service, some carrying lightsaber props or wearing Darth Vader masks.

# the-force-awakens - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From Kobe Wan to Jabba the Robert Huth... 8 of our favourite Star Wars sportspeople
# Use The Force
From The42
# Use The Force

From Kobe Wan to Jabba the Robert Huth... 8 of our favourite Star Wars sportspeople

Dec 17th 2015, 12:01 AM 5,953 Views 7 Comments

Because we have far, far too much time on our hands.

# the-force-awakens - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

"I wanted to take Luke as a confirmation name": Here's why we love Star Wars - what about you?
# No Spoilers
# No Spoilers

"I wanted to take Luke as a confirmation name": Here's why we love Star Wars - what about you?

Dec 16th 2015, 4:53 PM 11,145 Views 25 Comments

Tell us your memories and thoughts in the comments. Did we mention no spoilers?

Dublin's Spire was lit up like a lightsaber for Star Wars last night
# Spire Wars
# Spire Wars

Dublin's Spire was lit up like a lightsaber for Star Wars last night

Dec 16th 2015, 2:32 PM 55,493 Views 58 Comments

*zhhhum* *zhhhuuum*

Dublin's Spire was lit up like a lightsaber for Star Wars, and it looked amazing
# Spire Wars
From The Daily Edge
# Spire Wars

Dublin's Spire was lit up like a lightsaber for Star Wars, and it looked amazing

Dec 16th 2015, 8:41 AM 7,235 Views 1 Comment

*zhhhum* *zhhhuuum*

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Dublin's Spire has been turned into a giant lightsaber for Star Wars
# The Rod To God
# The Rod To God

Dublin's Spire has been turned into a giant lightsaber for Star Wars

Dec 15th 2015, 1:13 PM 38,440 Views 49 Comments

A facelift for the nail in the Pale.

The first people have seen Star Wars and they said it's absolutely brilliant
# No Spoilers
# No Spoilers

The first people have seen Star Wars and they said it's absolutely brilliant

Dec 15th 2015, 11:54 AM 12,618 Views 35 Comments

We couldn’t let the Dagobah without talking about The Force Awakens.

Dublin's Spire has been turned into a giant lightsaber for Star Wars
# The Rod To God
From The Daily Edge
# The Rod To God

Dublin's Spire has been turned into a giant lightsaber for Star Wars

Dec 15th 2015, 10:51 AM 26,687 Views 5 Comments

A facelift for the nail in the Pale.

34 of the best photos from the Force Awakens premiere
# Han Yolo
From The Daily Edge
# Han Yolo

34 of the best photos from the Force Awakens premiere

Dec 15th 2015, 9:31 AM 6,756 Views 2 Comments

These are the pics you’ve been looking for.

The first people have seen Star Wars and they said it's absolutely brilliant
# No Spoilers
From The Daily Edge
# No Spoilers

The first people have seen Star Wars and they said it's absolutely brilliant

Dec 15th 2015, 7:52 AM 5,744 Views 15 Comments

We couldn’t let the Dagobah without talking about The Force Awakens.

# the-force-awakens - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert
# The Force Awakens
From The Daily Edge
# The Force Awakens

Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert

Dec 13th 2015, 4:47 PM 4,862 Views 0 Comments

We could play with them… or we could keep them in the box!

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

The people of Kerry are getting a special screening of the new Star Wars as a "thank you"
# Episode One
# Episode One

The people of Kerry are getting a special screening of the new Star Wars as a "thank you"

Dec 8th 2015, 9:25 PM 23,048 Views 26 Comments

The film shot key scenes in the county.

# the-force-awakens - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Skellig Michael's obscurity is about to end 'in a blaze of silver-screen glory'
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Skellig Michael's obscurity is about to end 'in a blaze of silver-screen glory'

Dec 2nd 2015, 1:37 PM 21,671 Views 51 Comments

The New York Times has made some predictions about the island’s future.

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Here's where you can still get tickets to the first showings of the new Star Wars
# Midnight Show
# Midnight Show

Here's where you can still get tickets to the first showings of the new Star Wars

Oct 20th 2015, 10:01 PM 17,329 Views 38 Comments

Some are already sold out.

Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars - because the lead actor is black
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars - because the lead actor is black

Oct 20th 2015, 8:44 AM 24,796 Views 56 Comments

Some said the film represented “white genocide”.

# the-force-awakens - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Skellig Michael closed to public as Star Wars filming begins
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Skellig Michael closed to public as Star Wars filming begins

Sep 15th 2015, 9:12 AM 13,603 Views 40 Comments

Cast and crew members flew into Kerry Airport yesterday on a private jet.

# the-force-awakens - Monday 13 July, 2015

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con

Jul 13th 2015, 12:38 PM 43,239 Views 34 Comments

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con
# The Force Awakens
From The Daily Edge
# The Force Awakens

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con

Jul 13th 2015, 8:39 AM 15,059 Views 6 Comments

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

# the-force-awakens - Thursday 16 April, 2015

The new Star Wars trailer is out and people are losing their minds
# Oh What A Knight
# Oh What A Knight

The new Star Wars trailer is out and people are losing their minds

Apr 16th 2015, 7:35 PM 20,148 Views 85 Comments

“Chewy, we’re home.”

# the-force-awakens - Monday 8 December, 2014

George Lucas hasn't seen and doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer
# Star Wars
From The Daily Edge
# Star Wars

George Lucas hasn't seen and doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

Dec 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,886 Views 0 Comments

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

# the-force-awakens - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Someone added googly eyes to the Star Wars trailer and it's amazing
# Googly
From The Daily Edge
# Googly

Someone added googly eyes to the Star Wars trailer and it's amazing

Nov 30th 2014, 11:55 AM 4,335 Views 0 Comments

*applause*

# the-force-awakens - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII has an official title, but the internet has better ideas
# The Force Awakens
From The Daily Edge
# The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII has an official title, but the internet has better ideas

Nov 6th 2014, 9:00 PM 3,396 Views 1 Comment

Well done, one and all.