Grassroots musicians give us all hope

Paddy Callaghan MANY industries and sectors have been absolutely decimated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and, in general, many consider the arts to be one sector that has...

Truth, justice and moving forward

Liam Kelly IN 2019 Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service announced that one veteran, known as Soldier F, would face charges over the Bloody Sunday massacre. That infamous day in January...

Fresh dispute breaks out over Rockall

A SCOTTISH patrol boat is at the centre of the latest dispute around Rockall after Marine Scotland officials boarded an Irish trawler. The skipper of the Northern Celt, based at...

A fitting memorial to the formidable Margaret Skinnider

Stephen Coyle LAST MONTH, in the townland of Cornagilta—which lies between Tydavnet and Scotstown in County Monaghan—an impressive monument was erected to the memory of the redoubtable Irish patriot and veteran...

McGregor returns to the octagon

Mick Kane JUST over a year since he last competed, Conor McGregor (above) makes his UFC return on January 24 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Last year, McGregor steam-rolled through...

Celtic Connections embraces change

CELTIC Connections have announced the line-up for their annual celebration of traditional music, which will this year have a very different look to it. Normally a chance for fans of...