Tuesday, October 20, 2020
A SURVEY has revealed that more than a quarter of Scots would support quarantine being imposed on those who travel to the country across the Irish Sea. More than 1000 Scots were polled in the study, which discovered that while...
Michael McKelvie As a child and as a teenager in the 1950s and 60s I travelled with my family on the (Lairds Loch) boat from Glasgow to Derry and then on to grandmother’s place in Donegal. EACH year as far back...
THE Covid-19 crisis saw some 8000 citizens seeking consular assistance to return to Ireland, according to figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Simon Coveney (above), revealed the scale of the effort by...
WHILE the Irish community in Scotland may have been physically disconnected from those in Ireland, one boost from the lockdown and global restrictions has been revealed by Ireland Reaching Out, an emigrant-focused community charity. The organisation has reported an increase...
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...
THERE was good news for those who frequently cross the Irish Sea recently as Loganair announced the addition of a new Glasgow to Belfast route. The service, which will see flights between Glasgow Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport, will...
WITH tourist travel across the world disrupted by the presence of the coronavirus and the associated social restrictions, the Irish community in Scotland has been unable to enjoy the physical link it maintains across the Irish Sea. Though some essential...
Colette Cooper WE'RE all missing socialising with our loved ones, going out for a cup of coffee, or simply taking part in the majority of outdoor activities, but it's important to keep the faith as we continue to move forward. In...
Kenneth Goodwin ONE day when I am old and grey and full of sleep, I may tell Grace and Lucy about the trip I made to Sligo in the time of the virus, just as it was going viral. I thought...
Hugh Dougherty WE’RE not long back from a two-night stay at one of the most atmospheric Airbnb lets in Ireland, and one that allows you to track the past. My wife and I stayed at Cashelnagor Station, literally in the middle...
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