A big jump for NUI Galway brings a ray of light to an otherwise worrying performance by Irish colleges in the latest major world university league table.


Things go from bad to worse for Rodgers and Liverpool

Basle 1 Liverpool 0
Liverpool became the latest big-name English scalp to be claimed by Basle who capitalised on the Reds’ well-known vulnerability at set-pieces.


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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Caria Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)



There should be no impulse by State to suffocate artistic freedom

ARTS Minister Heather Humphreys is reputationally dead-on-arrival. Her demise is less about dastardly deeds than the damning belief she was led by the nose. That impression was confirmed by her near incoherence when questioned by the media and her refusal to answer questions since. There is nothing so debilitating for a minister as a fool’s pardon.

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