Legalising cannabis and opening Amsterdam-style coffee shops all over the country could be worth up to €300m for the Exchequer and would take millions away from criminal gangs such as those which murdered crime journalist Veronica Guerin, Independent TD Luke “Ming” Flanagan claimed yesterday.
Fri, 25 Oct, 2013
BOBBY Womack is thrilled to be back. “I’m playing countries I never got to play before,” says the iconic soul singer, grinning his trademark grin. “They [promoters] used to tell me, ‘oh, your band is too big’ for our venue. Now, the doors are open for me. This late in my career, I’m loving it. Seriously, man, it’s great. ”
Tue, 24 Sep, 2013
Mr Noel Magnier’s comments regarding the events surrounding Arthur’s Day cloud the real issues and is the another excellent example of how we, as a nation, refuse to really look in the collective mirror and take control of our country’s destiny.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2012
When eminent emergency consultant Stephen Cusack describes the streets of Cork as being like the “last days of Sodom and Gomorrah” (Irish Examiner, Sept 29), it scarcely leaves anything to the imagination with regard to the “success” of Diageo’s day of disaster.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012
CULTURE NIGHT: Yes, Culture Night is upon us once again, and we couldn’t begin to list the gazillion events that are taking place nationwide, other than to say that if you’ve ever complained about the price of things in this country, tonight is the night to make the most of some of the free stuff. Check out www.culturenightcork.ie or www.culturenight.ie
Fri, 21 Sep, 2012
SELF-PRAISE is no praise. Diageo has felt the need to reclaim the month of September from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by firstly constructing Arthur’s Day, and more recently by trumpeting measures showcasing the company’s support for community and other projects on the eve of FASD Awareness Day.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011