30 life questions that will strengthen your closest friendships
30 life questions that will strengthen your closest friendships

Geraldine Carton

7 comforting films worth watching to take your mind off Covid
7 comforting films worth watching to take your mind off Covid

Jennifer McShane

This Dalkey home, with sea access and incredible views, is on sale for €3.95 million
This Dalkey home, with sea access and incredible views, is on sale for €3.95 million

Megan Burns

Pandemic regrets: 20 things we would have done differently if we’d known what was ahead
Pandemic regrets: 20 things we would have done differently if we’d known what was ahead

Amanda Cassidy

Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, picks 42 summer staples
Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, picks 42 summer staples

Holly O'Neill

Paris Hilton and the physical, verbal and emotional abuse she suffered while at boarding school
Paris Hilton and the physical, verbal and emotional abuse she suffered while at boarding school

Lauren Heskin

Afore After: The new womenswear brand that’s so sustainable, it uses buttons made from Irish milk
Afore After: The new womenswear brand that’s so sustainable, it uses buttons made from Irish...

Sarah Finnan

6 new Netflix picks we can’t wait to watch in August
6 new Netflix picks we can’t wait to watch in August

Jennifer McShane

Friendship fallout in a pandemic: “I realised that nobody had picked up the phone to see how was I doing”
Friendship fallout in a pandemic: “I realised that nobody had picked up the phone to...

Niamh Ennis

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: 10 questions we’re still asking about the case
Sophie Toscan du Plantier: 10 questions we’re still asking about the case

Jennifer McShane

Image / Editorial

Conor McGregor Proves He’s Got A Heart Of Gold


by IMAGE
16th Oct 2015

Conor McGregor on RTE 1.

Now and then, a celebrity goes out of their way to do some good, and it melts our heart into a little puddle. Though he spends most of his time throwing shade at his opponents and being an all round bad-ass, Conor McGregor, UFC champion, is a bit of a softie. He cares about making a difference in the world, and though he appears to be made of steel, there are a few things that greatly touch his heart. This time around, he’s donating €50,000 of his earnings to charities that deal with homelessness. The money made from his current tour of Ireland will be split evenly between the Simon Community and Focus Ireland.

Sharing the news on his Facebook, fans of the Irish superstar have reacted warmly to his goodwill.

Upcoming appearances in aid of the homeless crisis in Ireland. Tonight I will be in The Foundry in Waterford….

Posted by Conor McGregor on?Friday, October 16, 2015

“Upcoming appearances in aid of the homeless crisis in Ireland.
Tonight I will be in The Foundry in Waterford.
Saturday I will be in the Savoy in Cork.
Monday and Tuesday I have gathered my team-mates for a Q and A in the Wright Venue in Dublin.
I am donating €50,000 from these events to help boost resources of those who are fighting the homeless crisis in Ireland, as we head into the colder weather.
€25,000 will go to the hard working Simon Community Homeless charity. This €25,000 will fund the mobile health clinic for a full year so the people in need can get the treatment they need when they need it.
The other €25,000 I will donate to Focus Ireland which will go towards the Family Services Division, which helps familiess in crisis move on from homelessness.
I put time into researching both the Simon Community and Focus Ireland charities. The work of both these organizations is unparalleled with the homeless crisis in our country.
We have put together a four-day event across the country. Meet fans. Have some fun. Celebrate life, and also help build money to put towards this major crisis we have in our country.”

Conor McGregor, our hero, in more ways than one.

Also Read

EDITORIAL
The Howth train attack represents a lawlessness that makes me fear for my daughters

I fear the true fallout of Covid on our cities is just getting started, writes Amanda Cassidy As the pandemic...

By Amanda Cassidy

EDITORIAL
Chrissy Teigen’s past trolling tweets highlight the slut-shaming culture we tolerated

Chrissy Teigen is the queen of oversharing. Usually it’s in good humour, self-deprecating and irreverent. She doesn’t take herself too...

By Amanda Cassidy

house for sale in Rathmines
EDITORIAL
This beautifully finished end of terrace on Rathmines Road is on the market for just over the million mark

Built around 1860, the Victorian house for sale in Rathmines has all of the period features you would expect with...

By Lauren Heskin

EDITORIAL
I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing

When I was 12 I wrote a story about two girls who were best friends. One girl, the main character,...

By Sophie White

alternative asthma treatments
EDITORIAL
Three alternative asthma treatments to try this hayfever season

Approximately 80% of people with asthma also suffer from hayfever, which can make summer days a nightmare. These three alternative...

By Grace McGettigan

Mandy Moore pumping
EDITORIAL
Mandy Moore climbed an active volcano at dawn… while pumping

Hiking a mountain and breast pumping – now, that’s what we call multitasking at its finest. Mandy Moore enjoyed an...

By Sarah Finnan

toxic
EDITORIAL
How to let go of toxic people, and the signs to recognise

By Niamh Ennis