Saturday, January 23, 2021
Davy Rispin EVEN in the most extraordinary of years, there are three things still assured in life—death, taxes and Dublin capturing the Sam Maguire. Granted at the start of 2020 not too many people would have predicted they would do...
Johnny Foley IT BECAME very clichéd to wish upon the end of 2020. The year where the world essentially stopped, and as welcome as that New Year’s rendition of Auld Lang Syne will have been, there still remains a sense...
Mairi Hughes IN 2020, nearly every single clothing retailer across the world found themselves facing unprecedented demand for one thing—loungewear. Online fashion retailer, Misguided, saw a 700 per cent increase in the sale of joggers and leggings, while clothing and...
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 suffered more than most. For the professional arts industry this...
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 1972 was one of many flashpoints, alongside internment, the Falls...
Jane McCulloch Consul General of Ireland in Scotland REFLECTING on the past 12 months, we can all be proud of how the Irish community in Scotland have come together in varied ways, assisting those who are vulnerable and nurturing community spirit...
Colm Brophy TD Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora IT IS wonderful to have an opportunity to address the Irish community in Scotland for my first Christmas as Minister for the Diaspora. Since my appointment...
Mairi Hughes WITH ongoing restrictions on our daily movements across the country and across the world, mass gatherings feel like a very distant memory. Nightclubs have closed their doors, gigs have been called off, even public worship has been restricted. However,...
Johnny Foley IRELAND fans—usually so renowned for fervent passion in their support and vocal devotion to the team—took to social media and spat venom at the new gaffer and his approach to the last few games. Not all Ireland supporters were...
Johnny Foley LAST month marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Minds were cast back to that fateful day in 2001 from those of us old enough to remember it—where we were, how we heard, what we thought. These are...
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