Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Paddy Callaghan IN MY column last month, I wrote about the uncertain nature of travel restrictions to Ireland which were set to be relaxed as of July 19, but at that stage, it was...
Michael McKelvie "I LONG for the days when we worked at the hay.” These are the first lines of a poem I wrote several years ago and it came back to me while I...
THE Shamrock Tenors, a new Northern Ireland-based harmony and multi-instrumental group, have joined Tourism Ireland in a new promotion for Belfast and the North of Ireland—a music video featuring a beautiful rendition of the song Belfast, originally written...
RYANAIR recently announced its Covid-19 recovery schedule from Scotland, stating its intention to operate 245 weekly flights to 78 destinations this summer, including a new route from Edinburgh to Knock. As vaccination rollouts continue...
AER LINGUS recently moved to reassure Scotland’s Irish community after its regional flights were put in jeopardy when its franchise operator Stobart Air announced early in June that it was to cease flying with immediate effect.
THE MAYO diaspora both in Scotland and throughout the world will, once again, have cause to celebrate this month as they join with the inhabitants of the Heather County in marking Mayo Day. The day of celebration takes place on...
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...
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