Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Hugh Dougherty WE MADE for the Pride of the County Down, after my wife had spotted a great value three-day deal at Newcastle, County Down’s, swish Slieve Donard Hotel. So, it was on with the bikes to the Stena boat...
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...
Edward Brady WELL nothing much changed in the Epsom Derby with Aidan O’Brien being the winning trainer. The only surprise was that Serpentine won very easily, leaving the trainer’s more fancied runners well behind. Emmet McNamara rode a peach of a...
Paddy Callaghan IN RECENT times, the ‘new normal’ for cultural activities has been either a complete cancellation of events, some form of collaborative virtual video, where the syncing isn’t quite right, or somewhere in between both. Covid-19 has spelled disaster 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...
Ian Colquhoun IRELAND and England’s football communities are united in mourning the passing of John ‘Jack’ Charlton (above), as sport in these islands loses a true legend to the sands of time. As a footballer, Jack was a one-club man, that...
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....
Murray Leith and Jo Laing WITH the lockdown still upon us, we at Glasgow Irish Bands And Gigs thought it would be a good time to get up close and personal and find out a bit more about some of...
Ian Colquhoun 30 YEARS ago Hibernian FC and its fans faced existential peril at the hands of an attempted hostile takeover of the club. The tale, today, has all of the ingredients of a movie blockbuster; it has an optimistic...
Éimhín Ó Dunaigh Oifigeach Forbartha, Conradh Na Gaeilge, Glaschú BHUEL, a chairde híl muid go raibh an domhan bun os cionn an mhí seo caite ach anois tá sé deacair a thuiscint cé chomh gasta agus a bhíonn an nuacht ag...
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