Prince’s Nude tour came to Cork in July 1990 with a 90-strong entourage, which included a road crew of 60. It was breathlessly reported that the popstar was protected by a troupe of kung-fu bodyguards ahead of his concert for 55,000 fans.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
When PJ Mara resigned as Fianna Fáil director of elections for the Nice Treaty referendum in 2002 after adverse findings against him in the Flood Tribunal, it looked like he might be departing the political scene for good.
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
He has seen Páirc Uí Chaoimh through its various incarnations, and steered Cork GAA through both heady and turbulent times. Whenever Frank Murphy steps down as GAA Board secretary, it will bring to a close a truly remarkable era of administration on Leeside. But that’s only half the story.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Croke Park may be counting the cost of losing Garth Brooks’ gigs, and the massive cash injection of sellout concerts that once proved the salvation of Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh, which shuts this weekend for a massive €70m redevelopment.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
IF you thought Páirc Uí Chaoimh rocked to the ‘Boss’, Bruce Springsteen, two weeks ago, imagine what it was like 25 years ago this week (Tuesday, Jul 30), when the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson, played two gigs there.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2013
WHILE it's some consolation to the public that Ray Burke won't be admiring the north Dublin trees for a few months, the fact remains that he'll make more money than most of us during his sojourn in Arbour Hill prison for tax offences.
Fri, 28 Jan, 2005
The Planning Tribunal has been told that music promoter Oliver Barry and Gay Byrne discussed applying for a national radio licence on November 6th 1987, ten days before the Government made public its intentions to invite applications for radio licences.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2001