Jeremy Williams in his masterful Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland refers to the ‘Lhasa-like’ tiered effect created by Robert Ashlin’s Good Shepherd Convent and other institutions located on the prominent Cork City hillside.
The architectural wonders of the old Tibetan capital are still intact.
Alas, Cork’s built heritage is gradually crumbling and disappearing in the wake of developer acquisitions and indifferent local and national authorities.
The city’s south-side equivalent in role and style, the industrial school at Greenmount, also disappeared in the 1990s without a shred of effective protection or salvage.
How long now for State-owned St Kevin’s Hospital, or the still-derelict half of Our Lady’s?
From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after — and the source of occasional squabbles.
In the run-up to offering a happy gluten-free Christmas, The Foods of Athenry has clocked up four UK Great Taste awards, three new product launches, two Blás na hÉireann medals and a sales launch in the UK.
Given the trauma of the past week and the likelihood the Heineken Cup will not feature the best clubs the European game has to offer going forward, there is a premium on winning the tournament this season.
STANDING up, as she's about to leave, Louise Phillips, author of the just-named Irish Crime Novel of the Year The Doll's House may have cried as she told me about the dark place where her novels originate.
The grandmother of a toddler with Down's syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.