Friday, May 7, 2021
Stephen Colbert WE IRISH are a travelling people. Ireland’s first inhabitants probably arrived from the south about 12,000 years ago, followed by migrants from what is now Portugal. Historian Turtle Bunbury’s new book, The Irish Diaspora: Tales of Emigration, Exile and Imperialism,...
Johnny Foley SUFFICE to say that Monday April 19, 2021, was a dark day in the history of football. As I was writing this article, my phone proved somewhat of a distraction as Twitter and Whatsapp updates constantly kept me...
Éimhín Ó Dunaigh Oifigeach Forbartha, Conradh Na Gaeilge, Glaschú DÁ MBEINN ag rá libh go raibh seó san Fhéile Fringe i nDun Éideann cúpla bliain ó shin leis an fotheideal The Most Hated Woman in Ireland seans mhaith go smaoineodh sibh...
Paddy Callaghan IN TRADITIONAL music, one of the key mechanisms in aiding education is to involve competition. Since 1957, Comhaltas have been running Fleadhanna (Festivals) which centre around a network of competitions held regionally that feed into national and then...
Davy Rispin I RECENTLY spoke to Mark O’Reilly for the We are Meath Podcast. If you are not aware of who Mark O’Reilly is, he was Man of the Match in the 1999 All-Ireland Final between Meath and Cork. O’Reilly...
Johnny Foley I’M NOT usually one for writing music profiles. I mainly devote my attention to things that I tend to talk about more often on an everyday basis—films, the latest TV series or football-related issues. While trawling through YouTube...
John Joe McGinley IRISH American Congressman John Morrissey, once told the US House of Representatives during a heated debate: "I have been a wharf rat, chicken thief, prize fighter, gambler and member of Congress, and if any gentleman on the...
Mickey Mullan AS EASTER approaches and spring is in the air, we tend to see different drinking habits within the hospitality industry. Creamy pints of stout are replaced with ice-cold ciders and we are more interested in the weather than...
Colette Cooper EVERY once in a while, I try to steer away from the constant buzzing and pinging sounds emanating from my mobile phone and, instead, take a well-needed social media detox for a few hours or even days. There are...
Murray Leith & Jo Laing THIS month, we talk to the well-known Irish musician, who lives and works in Glasgow, Karl Byrne (above). From Ireland to Glasgow to Santa Ponsa, we get an insight into his musical journey so far. You’re...
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