- Rugby stars line out to get treatment for twins
It's just the backing she needed in her race against time for a Christmas miracle.
- Room with a view... soon with pylon 30m from kitchen
The first John McHale knew about EirGrid's plan to put a pylon "30m from the kitchen window" was when he opened a copy of the Western People newspaper last October.
- The racism Mandela surmounted is alive and well in modern Ireland
MYTHS are the stories that groups tell themselves: the beautiful lies that allow life go on. This is a week of great myth making. In the death and interment of Nelson Mandela we are witnessing modern myth being made in front of our eyes. But myths can be pernicious and evil — corroding life as well as enhancing it.
- Irish swap touchdown for ‘tri’
Tipperary native Brian Lonergan fulfilled a long-standing ambition when his tricolour appeared on live TV during Sunday's NFL clash between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park.
- Murphy generation game takes another twist
Sometime next year, certainly in league and possibly championship, the veteran secretary of the Sarsfields club will smile across at the first-year secretary of Erin's Own, and give a knowing nod.
- Fota Island's Believe brings Christmas to life
A snow-coveredforest, magic fairydust — and real life husky puppies. Welcome to Santa's grotto, Franc-style.
- Councillor’s dress code and 20-song rule for buskers
A councillor who wants to regulate busking in Cork by introducing a dress code, a curfew, and a minimum 20-song rule has been branded a "killjoy".
- It’s not just Bertie’s buddies who’ve survived to enjoy very lavish salaries
THE scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic is a gift to the Government. Here we have an organisation seemingly plundering charitable funds, to feather the nests of a group of Fianna Fáil insiders, all of whom can be linked easily to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
- Jobless get 6,500 letters on vacancies abroad
The Department of Social Protection has sent more than 6,500 letters since the start of the year to jobseekers here telling them about job opportunities across Europe and in Canada.
- UK ‘not committed’ to Irish energy
UK demand for Irish renewable energy is not as strong as plans to build hundreds of windfarms across Ireland would suggest.