Trump's health, celeb splits, shock deaths and the collapse of Hollywood - The top predictions for 2018

Trump's health, celeb splits, shock deaths and the collapse of Hollywood - The top predictions for 2018

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.

Old Moore has made a series of predictions for 2018. (Picture: Old Moore's Almanac)

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.

Get the wellies out, 2018 is about to get wet. (Picture: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

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).

Sudden deaths

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.

Trump's health will make the news in 2018. (Picture: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

There will be more terrorism on transport systems in 2018. (Picture: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

For Ireland... 

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.

Quick sales 

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.

KimYe may call time on their relationship. (Picture: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final - Galway won't be winning for a second time in 2018.... (Picture: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Gaelic Football All Ireland Men: Dublin

Gaelic Football All Ireland Women: Mayo

Hurling All Ireland: Tipperary