Thursday, May 6, 2021
Paddy Callaghan FOR a number of years, the percentage of the population in Scotland which held an Irish passport was fairly modest—driven by generations of Irish emigration to Scotland—but the numbers of passport holders has risen dramatically in relation to...
Colette Cooper AS LOCKDOWN restrictions continue to ease, little by little, each day, I believe it’s beneficial to reflect and consider what we can take away from these strange months spent at home. With fewer amenities and activities to keep...
Ciarán McMullan MANY of us are, no doubt, planning to get back to the gym now that lockdown restrictions have eased somewhat. However, it’s important to have a plan in place before you go back, don’t just turn up on...
Davy Rispin I RECENTLY spoke to top intercounty referee David Gough (above) for the We Are Meath Podcast. The interview focused on the new rules and regulations being introduced into the GAA both at club and intercounty level. As the...
Liam Kelly OVER the course of the last few months, the North of Ireland has witnessed much change. Brexit and changing demographics have brought the subject of Irish unity to the forefront of discussion across the 32 counties for the...
Johnny Foley SUFFICE to say that Monday April 19, 2021, was a dark day in the history of football. As I was writing this article, my phone proved somewhat of a distraction as Twitter and Whatsapp updates constantly kept me...
Linda Ervine EAST Belfast Mission’s Irish language project, known as Turas—the Irish word for journey— began in 2011 when the Mission, a Methodist Church on the Newtownards Road, organised its first ever Irish class. Although the class wasn’t advertised, it...
Paddy Callaghan IN TRADITIONAL music, one of the key mechanisms in aiding education is to involve competition. Since 1957, Comhaltas have been running Fleadhanna (Festivals) which centre around a network of competitions held regionally that feed into national and then...
Davy Rispin I RECENTLY spoke to Mark O’Reilly for the We are Meath Podcast. If you are not aware of who Mark O’Reilly is, he was Man of the Match in the 1999 All-Ireland Final between Meath and Cork. O’Reilly...
Johnny Foley I’M NOT usually one for writing music profiles. I mainly devote my attention to things that I tend to talk about more often on an everyday basis—films, the latest TV series or football-related issues. While trawling through YouTube...
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