Monday, December 9, 2019
The controversial Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 looks set to be scrapped following Labour MSP James Kelly’s Member’s Bill seeking to repeal the legislation. The bill, through which Kelly criticises the act as ‘an illiberal...
IT HAS been more than two years since the first open meeting of the Irish community in Glasgow was called to discuss building a memorial to An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger). This announcement of our chosen site is...
MARTIN McGuinness is rarely out of the news. To some he is a patriot of deep faith, to others a blood-thirsty murderer. As his political career draws to a close it is time to examine the man and his...
Jimmy Fallon HEADLINES in all major Irish newspaper publications in recent weeks have focused on events ongoing at the FAI (Football Association of Ireland). It began with a Sunday Times publication that John Delaney—then CEO of the FAI—had loaned the...
WHEN I first began learning Irish just over six years ago my thoughts about an Irish Language Act were very different to today. I saw no need for legislation, I was happily attending my weekly class, no one was...
By Ian Colquhoun NEIL Lennon’s departure from Easter Road at the end of January brought to an end a largely wonderful period for fans of the Easter Road side—a period that will no doubt be looked upon fondly by most...
Angela Medford AS THE sun sets on this year’s Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival (Féile Ealaíon Idirnáisiúnta Mháire an Clochán Léith 2019) and we move into winter nights, our hearts warm when recalling the trips many immigrants and their...
Jimmy Fallon WHILE recent economic indicators in Ireland and Dublin have been vastly positive, there is little doubt that the property market is again struggling to keep pace with demand and the result is a shortage of houses for first-time...
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a landmark for a number of reasons, but for our community it confirmed a major change. In the preceding decades, it was easy for the Irish community to dismiss the notion of voting...
CARA WYNNE shines a troubling light on the current situation in the emergency departments of Irish hospitals   IN April 2018 my dad, Tom, died on a trolley in a corridor in the emergency department (ED) of University Hospital Limerick (UHL). He...
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