AN IRISH yearbook which has made hundreds of correct predictions has laid out its prophecies for 2018.
Old Moore’s Almanac is 254 years old is most famous for its predictions of future events – both Irish and global.
These predictions have been getting great domestic and international news coverage for their accuracy.
For example, a year before it happened, Old Moore predicted that Kanye would have mental health problems, the Barrier Reef would be at risk of dying, and that drone pizza delivery would happen.
Accurate predictions made by Old Moore's Almanac for 2017 include Hugh Hefner would be in the news (he died in 2017) Prince Harry would finally settle down, news about John F Kennedy would make the news (his diaries went up for auction), Ireland would be flooded in the south and north (Cork and Donegal were flooded during Ophelia) and an international hotel attack would make the news globally, which came true after a gunman opened fire at a country music concert in Las Vegas in October, killing 58 people and leaving 546 injured.
So what predictions does it have for 2018?
It's going to be wet
Get your wellies on, it’s going to be a very wet year in Ireland. Flooding will be a problem.
Paper money be gone
This is the year of the cryptocurrency. Physical money will be gone. Cryptocurrencies will change the world in a short span of time. The one to watch is Ethereum, or “eth” as it will become known. (Let’s not forget that Old Moore told readers to buy Bitcoin over 5 years ago).
There will be a lot of well-known people who will die suddenly/unexpectedly. 2018 will be the year of the shock-death of celebrities. An Irish celebrity will die and it's big news.
China is set to shine
China announces the creation of the largest city in human history. We will get more positive news about the country rather than stories about China being the baddies.
More on Trump
Trump’s health in the spotlight, but it’s a cover-up. The President will also become more careful with Twitter. It's good news however for his wife Melania as people grow to like her.
No more movies?
Hollywood has a problem with movie funding. It risks total collapse in 2018.
A famous gender change
A famous person will have a shock gender change. This will lead to endless debate about transgender issues.
A terrorist act in an Eastern nation will shock the Pacific Rim countries, and Canada will also experience terrorism. There will be more transport terrorism, on transport types not used before.
Brexit causes us huge problems, there will be more discussions about ridding schools of religions and Irish millennials will emigrate in their droves. The upcoming Irish Presidential election will be the 'most boring ever' and a discussion about the president's usefulness will ensue.
Many complex surgeries are performed by robots, and telesurgery is discussed where doctors will do operations over long distances using robots in-situ.
New online real estate service that will get rid of the 30 to 60 to 90 day process. House sales will now clear in 24 hours.
An end to fake news
Fake polls and fake protestor scandals make the news. Fake numbers, fake news and other fake dramas continue to be a problem. This will prompt new kinds of “verified news” sites.
In 2018 there will be more celeb splits than ever before, and the Almanac believes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may also have a trial separation or call time on their relationship.
The Royal baby
Back in 2017, Old Moore's predicted the Duchess of Cambridge's third pregnancy correctly - and now the Almanac says the couple are expecting a baby boy.
It's about to get seismic
There'll be a big quake for the USA in 2018, as well as Asia and Europe. Ireland will also experience some seismic activity.
Work from home...
Work decentralises meaning working at home eases the property crisis as people can live further away from city centres.
The All-Ireland winners
Gaelic Football All Ireland Men: Dublin
Gaelic Football All Ireland Women: Mayo
Hurling All Ireland: Tipperary