Remembering the Tuskar Rock tragedy of 1968

Fifty years ago today, 61 people were killed when an Aer Lingus plane crashed on a flight from Cork to London, and left many with questions on what caused the tragedy, writes Caroline O’Doherty.


Ryan: American football is the greatest game ever invented

Ireland’s Cricket World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan is playing away on the TV in the background as Rob Ryan sits in the Clanna Gael Fontenoy clubhouse in Dublin, gripping a hurley, and holding court on all things American football.


Ireland ‘not over-shopped’ as investors pile in

Ireland is no longer “over-shopped” and international investors have pumped €3bn into shopping centres to tap the upturn in consumer spending, according to a major report.


Lindsay Woods: Your mind goes to dark places under the influence of ’roids and a high temperature

A few weeks ago, I came down with the flu. Not a nasty cold. The flu. In between sweating profusely and hallucinating that the entire ensemble case of Ru Paul’s Drag Race were forming intermittent conga lines at the foot of the bed, my wretched state did in fact afford me a lot of time to think. Mainly due to the fact that I had the attention span of a goldfish due to the number of steroids I was at that time ingesting and was rendered incapable of reading more than a few lines of print or watching anything more taxing than reality TV.