Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Jonathan Foley IT'S NOW 30 years since the opening World Cup match of Italia 90—jeez that makes me feel old—when out of nowhere, an unknown Cameroon side shocked everyone by beating then world champions, Argentina. Maradona and the lads, like....
Kate Kerrigan AUNTIE Sheila’s phone number came up on the mobile and my stomach took a little turn as it always does when I hear from a family member that doesn’t call often. "Mags," she said. It was her nickname for...
Stephen Colbert HISTORIC. The word is overused. But, in the case of the 2020 Irish General Election it is appropriate because longstanding rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael along with the Green Party are in government together. February’s ground-breaking General Election...
Mairi Hughes AS LIFE slowly seems to be moving back towards some sort of normality, I am taking a moment to make a mental note of all the things I have had the time to be grateful for during lockdown....
Johnny Foley IT'S perhaps fair to suggest that, over the last few months at least, the world really has lost the run of itself; the USA in particular, of course and its domino effect has been huge. George Floyd’s death while...
Mairi Hughes FOLLOWING the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, his name has been echoed by people across the world, ensuring he is not forgotten. The 46-year-old was killed by a police officer after his arrest for...
Kate Kerrigan “WILL you sit down and relax. You’re unnerving.” I was compulsively pottering from room to room, rearranging candles and matches. We live on the Atlantic coast. Not near it. On it. House, front garden, sea. Hurricane Ophelia was en-route....
Jane McCulloch WE HAVE all had to make unexpected adjustments to how we live, and for the Consulate, and those in the Irish community in Scotland, one of our first adjustments was to sadly cancel St Patrick’s Day celebrations this...
Jeanette Findlay I MET Helen—and her soon to be husband—Chris (above) in November 2013, when they volunteered to help the Fans Against Criminalisation campaign do a collection at Celtic Part for the ‘Dam Bhoys’—a group of Celtic supporters who were...
Kate Kerrigan MY SUCCESSFUL single working girl friend from Dublin was squeezing me in for a flash 36-hour weekend. I took her on a looking-at-scenery spin. Showing off my quiet scenic life to the city girl, with her sushi bars...
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