It is a bit late to be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day but such is the Irish presence on the world stage it seems every day is an occasion for an Irish celebration. Despite being one of the world’s smallest nations the Irish presence punches well above its weight.
Niall McEvoy is an ice hockey player who has represented Ireland for the past thirteen years. He was a key member of the squad that won the silver medal at 2017 Development Cup in Andorra.
The judge said that Margaret Buttimer ‘has disregarded the rights to health and safety of those who work in frontline retail’. A 66-year-old grandmother has been jailed for 90 days by a judge who said she had shown scant regard for the safety of others when refusing to wear a face mask in shops.
The Parting Glass is a great example of that special quality found in the best farewell songs, being able to combine joy and sorrow in a way that is both sad yet uplifting at the same time.
Dolores O’ Riordan died January 15, at the age of 46. The singer of the Cranberries, with an angry, fragile, or angelic voice has passed away in the afterlife and in London where she had come to record one last time.
MICHAEL WALSH is first and foremost an internationally recognised poet who prose has been compared to that of Leo Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, and Robert Service. His lyricism has received glowing tributes from leading figures in the theatre and literary world, commercial, and political life.
Although a veteran of many car brands I had not realised that my favourite marque was built by an innovative company inspired by a fellow Irishman. Since that momentous day, I have tried every model made including the BMW Seven Series; what a mistake that was.
An ancient tomb, described by archaeologists as ‘untouched’ and ‘highly unusual’ has been discovered on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry, Ireland. The tomb was uncovered in recent days during land improvement works being carried out by a farmer.
St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a millennium. It was a time to cut loose during the Catholic Lent season, and as such it quickly became synonymous with Irish food and drink.
A large number of people have been arrested as hundreds of protesters took part in on-going anti-lockdown protests in Dublin. The scars of the people vs. the regime (police and media) may not be easily healed.