Legions of fans are expected to line the streets of Macon, Georgia, as music legend Gregg Allman is carried to his final resting place in the same cemetery where he and his band members used to hang out and write songs amid the tombstones.
Only the ‘great and the good’, like Mary Robinson and Jimmy Carter, are considered useful in their later years. Everyone else is made obsolete at an age when they may have another 20 years or more to live, writes
It’s show time again. The party machines have revved up. The soundbites have been polished off. The candidates are out on the road pressing the flesh, occasionally taking time out to gaze up admiringly at their images on their posters.
Before Hillary Clinton, 34 women have tried to become US president, including a daughter of Irish parents who ran 40 years ago, and a radical feminist in the 1870s, writes
SO, Taoiseach. You have the worst opinion-poll ratings in your history. Thousands of people will march tomorrow against the water tax. And there’s a row among your most senior ministers about the repayment of the Anglo debt.
The welcome intervention from former US president Jimmy Carter, in which he encouraged legislators to take the advice offered last year by a Dáil committee on laws around prostitution, highlights again our tardiness in introducing legislation designed to protect the exploited and vulnerable. Even if we know it is good advice and it is supported by all political parties. $90.